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Safety Seminar : Inspection Authorization Renewal
NTSB Training Center
3/11/2017 8:00 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board presented an opportunity for aircraft mechanics to renew their Inspection Authorization (IA) at an NTSB Safety Seminar. The seminar was held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the NTSB’s Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia. The Seminar included eight hours of material designed to increase the participant’s knowledge in all facets of the inspection process, as well as lessons learned from the outcome of NTSB investigations.

Presenters will include NTSB investigators and staff, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors, and other industry experts. Attendees will have the opportunity to not only renew their IA certificate, but also be exposed to presentation material that will encourage attendees to analyze and evaluate the information in an effort to become more informed mechanics and inspectors. Accident case studies involving maintenance issues will be presented by active NTSB investigators and staff, as an opportunity to learn from these often tragic events. Presentations will also include current technology and best practices and procedures for mechanics and inspectors.

Attendees will also have the rare opportunity to receive a tutorial briefing on the TWA 800 accident investigation, and view the reconstruction. During this tutorial, attendees will learn how the NTSB conducts accident investigations and the resultant safety recommendation process. This tutorial is an optional part of the seminar, held at the end of the day, and will not count towards the IA renewal.

The NTSB has partnered with the FAA for this useful and educational seminar. FAA inspectors and staff will be available to process IA paperwork.

This is the tenth in a series of NTSB safety seminars focused on general aviation accidents.
The cost for the seminar will be $50, and will include lunch.

Because space is limited, early registration is highly recommended. The doors will open at 7:30 a.m., and the seminar will run from 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. (with an optional TWA 800 briefing from 5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.).  Attendees must have a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to enter the building.



Maintenance-Related Airplane Accidents - Kristi Dunks, NTSB, Transportation Safety Analyst

Fabric Covering Processes and Inspection - Jon Goldenbaum

A Pilot’s Guide to ADSB - Bob Ross, Clear Sky Aviation

Helicopter Accidents as a Result of Mechanical Issues - Chich Shin, NTSB, Aerospace Engineer

Form 337 Review - Bob Nolan, FAA

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