Going the Distance: AMT Distance Learning Test Takes Flight

The FAA has begun beta testing the integration of distance learning, or e-Learning, with initial AMT training programs; it selected four U.S. maintenance schools to participate in the test, which began in July 2012.

Bailey acknowledges that there are still many challenges to overcome before the program can be fully deployed, including how to effectively verify and validate active participation and how to ensure Part 147’s time requirements are properly satisfied. Despite these obstacles, Bailey and the DL Review Team remain optimistic that their hard work in developing the program’s initial standards, together with a carefully conducted beta test, will lay the groundwork for a successful DL program for AMTs in the near future.


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