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Tuesday, May 12

Maintenance break sponsored by

8:00 am - 10:45 am
Room 17 (CC)

RAA Maintenance Meeting (RAA airline members only)
11:00 am - Noon
Room 23
Maintenance Session #1:  Q&A With Cleveland OSHA Office
Speaker:  Julie Weis, US Dept. of Labor-- OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist
Room 21

Maintenance Lunch (Open to Mx Track participants only)
sponsored by

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Room 14
Maintenance Bonus Session:  Selecting the Best MRO Solutions
Speaker:  Tammie Irwin, Cape Air-- Director Reliability Programs

One of the common challenges in selecting an MRO system is identifying a solution that best fulfills an organization’s unique business model, both for today and into the future. In this case study presentation, Cape Air will discuss their recent MRO system replacement initiative, spotlighting the critical factors that went into their ultimate selection and providing best practice insights specific to regional operators looking to remain competitive in this evolving marketplace.

Wednesday, May 13

Room 21
Maintenance Session #2:  FAA Regulatory Update
Speaker:  Steven Douglas, FAA-- Manager Aircraft Maintenance Division AFS-300
The FAA’s Steven Douglas will provide and discuss updates on the regulations, policies and procedures governing the maintenance industry.
1:00- 2:00pm
Room 21 

Maintenance Session #3: Policy Solutions for a Stronger Technical Workforce
Speakers:  Brett Levanto, ARSA-- Operations Director (representing ATEC)
Amy Kienast, MIAT -- Director of Career Services (representing ATEC)
In the face of expanding global markets and increased demand for a highly skilled,
government-certificated labor force, business must overcome the looming retirements
of more experienced employees, skill gaps, regulatory limitations on training programs and – most importantly – data sources that are inadequately designed for defining the problem.

Room 21

Maintenance Session #4:  The New Operator's Manual:  Human Factors in Aviation
Speaker:  Dr. Katrina Avers, FAA-- Acting Branch Manager, Human Factors Research, AAM-510
This presentation covers the NEW maintenance human factors operator’s manual.
It recognizes that readers already know the importance of human factors — a science
that pays attention to physical, psychological, and other human attributes to ensure
that we complete work safely and efficiently with minimal risk to personnel and equipment.
Topics were selected for inclusion based on relevancy, safety impact, and on industry or FAA request. This presentation will highlight seven critical human factors topics and how to capitalize on the utility of the manual.

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