HELI-EXPO 2013 Professional Education Courses

Regulations 101: Law for the Aviation Professional

March 3, 2013 | | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2
Maintenance Skills Track


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This one-day course will cover the basic Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements associated with making day-to-day decisions on purchasing, designing, manufacturing, operating, maintaining, or selling civil aviation products and parts. It will address the FARs and FAA guidance material relating to 14 CFR parts 1, 13, 23, 25, 27, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 39, 43, 45, 61, 65, 67, 91, 119, 121, 125, 129, 133, 135, 137, 145, and 183.

Among the topics addressed are —

  • Government reports and audits
  • An overview of the rulemaking process and FAA organization
  • Part 39, 91, and 119 aircraft operations
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Department of Transportation HAZMAT regulations
  • Maintenance by Part 43, 65, and 145 certificate holders
  • Approved parts for maintenance personnel
  • Agency guidance materials
  • Internal auditing and self-disclosure programs
  • Responding to FAA inspections and FAA enforcement issues
  • Criminal laws applicable to the aviation industry
  • A one-by-one review of the 14 CFR parts.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees will understand the essential FAA regulatory requirements pertinent to their work and will be able to use that knowledge to make sound decisions in the workplace. Attendees will also know how to build a good relationship with their local FAA office.

Marshall Filler is a managing member of Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC, where he represents aviation industry clients in matters pending before the agencies of the federal government, Congress, and the courts. Filler performs extensive consulting work for clients in the safety regulatory area, advising air carriers, repair stations, manufacturers, distributors, and individuals on a variety of issues pertaining to certification, maintenance, and flight operations, including how to prepare for and respond to inspections conducted by the FAA’s Flight Standards and Aircraft Certification Services. Filler also serves as the managing director and general counsel of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association.

Sarah MacLeod is responsible for the management of Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC, where she represents foreign and domestic air carriers, aircraft maintenance and alteration facilities, distributors, and other individuals and companies before federal administrative bodies. MacLeod was instrumental in the formation of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association, where she serves as executive director. In addition, she is the assistant chair for air carrier and general aviation maintenance of the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee, a post she has held since 1996.

Who Should Attend
Any person involved in obtaining or working under a repair station certificate issued by the FAA, including executives, purchasing agents, inspectors, mechanics, supervisors, and personnel involved in maintenance, quality assurance, record keeping, training, and compliance.

Course Prerequisites

Professional Development Credit
Inspection Authorization Renewal (8 hrs.); FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician program