FAA Approved IA Renewal Course Descriptions

11 courses for mandatory 8 hours of IA renewal/refresher:

Airworthy

Airworthiness is a critical issue in the aviation industry. This one hour training course focuses on issues the mechanic must face as he or she deals with the issue of the airworthiness of aircraft and components. The study includes a close look at the definition of airworthy, the subject of acceptable and approved data, maintenance entries, and the problems associated with compromise in the aviation industry.

Course Length: 60 Minutes. Register For IA Renewal or Begin IA Renewal Training

Inspection Authorization

Inspector Authorization is a review of the history of the IA, their privileges, limitations and identification of trouble spots they may encounter when performing their functions.

Course Length: 30 Minutes. Register For IA Renewal or Begin IA Renewal Training

Instructions for Continued Airworthiness

ICA is a review of the history of the development of ICA, benefits of using ICA, regulatory requirements for ICA and an item by item review of the checklist. 

Course Length: 30 Minutes. Register For IA Renewal or Begin IA Renewal Training

Maintenance Minefields

Maintenance Minefields is an overview of minefields that represent danger to the Mechanic / IA within the maintenance environment. The Minefields address the issues of Regulatory Framework, Meaning of Words, Areas of Responsibility, Data, Signatures, Performance Standards, Approved Parts and Professionalism.

Course Length: 60 Minutes. Register For IA Renewal or Begin IA Renewal Training

Major Repair & Alterations

Major Repairs & Major Alterations is an in-depth review of regulatory requirements for major repairs and alterations. This review includes data requirements, airworthiness and performance standards, the STC Process and the FAA Field Approval Process.

The STC and Field Approval Process is reviewed step by step.

Course Length: 60 Minutes. Register For IA Renewal or Begin IA Renewal Training

Part 43

PART 43, MAINTENANCE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, REBUILDING AND ALTERATIONS TRAINING is an in-depth review of PART 43 of the Federal Aviation Regulation. The course contains eight modules or subject areas. We begin with the overview of the regulations. The Meaning of the Term Airworthy; Applicability; Who can work on an aircraft; Who can sign a log book; Performance Rules; Record Keeping and a Summary.

Course Length: 60 Minutes. Register For IA Renewal or Begin IA Renewal Training

Human Factors Introduction

Designed to meet the FAA’s requirement for Human Factors Training, the training focuses on the foundations of the Shell Model, the Reason Model and Contributing Links in the Chain of Events. Using the Dryden Disaster as a case study the student will gain an understanding in how human factors impacts maintenance and service personnel.

Course Length: 60 Minutes. Register For IA Renewal or Begin IA Renewal Training

The Dirty Dozen of Human Factors

12 factors that lead to maintenance errors have been identified, they are entitled The Dirty Dozen. The introduction examines the basic principle associated with each factor and then presents strategies for reducing and eliminating error. 

Course Length: 30 Minutes. Register For IA Renewal or Begin IA Renewal Training

The Curse of Complacency

Identified as one of the Dirty Dozen of Human Factors, complacency is a key problem in the aviation maintenance industry. Blue Tuna interviewed Repair Station Managers, technicians, quality managers and FAA Inspectors and across the board Complacency ranks as one of the dirtiest dozen.

This 30 minute presentation will introduce you to a general review of complacency in everyday life and then tighten up the focus of the lesson to examine how complacency finds a footing in aviation maintenance.

The lesson also contains graphic footage of a retelling of Aloha Flight 243 to drive home the problem with complacency in aviation maintenance.

Cures for the Curse of Complacency offers practical advice on guarding against this deadly human factor.

Course Length: 30 Minutes. Register For IA Renewal or Begin IA Renewal Training

Driven to Distraction

Distractions has been identified as one of the Dirty Dozen of Human Factors. Utilizing three case studies the cause and outcomes of distraction are clearly identified. Multitasking is closely examined as a culprit in the maintenance environment. Case studies include two recent aircraft maintenance occurrences and the MetroLink train disaster. Valuable research concerning multitasking performed by the FAA is included in this course. This course is fast paced, the case studies and overview of problems associated with distractions makes this a must course for any company involved in production or maintenance in the aviation environment.

Course Length: 30 Minutes. Register For IA Renewal or Begin IA Renewal Training

Situational Awareness

Identified as one of the Dirty Dozen of Human Factors, Situational Awareness (SA) is at the core of making good decisions in the workplace. Blue Tuna has created this Situational Awareness training for managers, supervisors, engineers, and quality control personnel who may be involved in designing processes and / or training in the maintenance environment. Situational Awareness reviews cognitive theory associated with SA and the complexities of mental models and the impact of memory processes and other dynamics at work in the environment.

Course Length: 30 Minutes. Register For IA Renewal or Begin IA Renewal Training

 

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