Proposed Standardized Curricula for Part 135 Delivered by Part 142 Training Centers, Instructor/Check Pilot Qualification Curriculum, 68529 [2021-26216]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 229 / Thursday, December 2, 2021 / Notices comment period in finalizing the Aircraft Master Schedule. Robert C. Carty, Deputy Executive Director, Flight Standards Service. [FR Doc. 2021–26217 Filed 12–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2021–0909] Proposed Standardized Curricula for Part 135 Delivered by Part 142 Training Centers, Instructor/Check Pilot Qualification Curriculum Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of the proposed standardized curricula for instructor and check pilot qualifications for certain air carriers. This curriculum may be delivered by FAA-certificated training centers. The FAA invites public comment. DATES: The FAA must receive comments on these proposed documents by December 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by docket number FAA– 2021–0909 using any of the following methods: Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. 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Background The FAA tasked the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) in March 2020, which was further designated to the Training Standardization Working Group (TSWG), with providing advice and recommendations to the ARAC on the most effective ways to achieve standardization (where appropriate) and significant administrative efficiency in check pilot qualification, flight instructor qualification, and part 135 air carrier training curricula delivered by part 142 training centers, known as the Standardized Curriculum Concept. TSWG membership includes representatives from training centers, aircraft manufacturers, operators, and aviation industry organizations. Standardized curricula will provide a common method for quality training accessible to any certificate holder that obtains approval to use the curriculum in its FAA-approved training program. The Standardized Curriculum Concept aims to provide an efficient means to approve training curricula offered by part 142 training centers while increasing the consistency of training, testing, and checking delivered to part 135 operators. The use of standardized curricula is strictly voluntary and is one means to comply with the applicable regulatory requirements of parts 135 and 142. The standardized curriculum does not modify existing regulatory requirements for pilot training or qualification. One of the tasks to the ARAC included the following: Development of Instructor and Check Pilot Qualification Curriculum for standardized curriculum. In response to that task, the TSWG developed a recommended curriculum, PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68529 the Instructor/Check Pilot Standardized Curriculum, as a means to meet the requirements in part 135 for qualifying instructors and check pilots approved for use at a part 142 training center. This recommended curriculum tracks with the regulatory requirements for qualification as a 14 CFR part 135 instructor or check pilot, and includes the curriculum and subjects necessary to complete: • Initial qualification • Recurrent training every 12 calendar months • Requalification • Bridging, which provides a path for those who are currently qualified as instructor/evaluators for parts 135 or 142 the training required to include the Standardized Training Curriculum • Variables such as transitioning to a new flight simulator/training device, operating system, and subsequent aircraft types Comments Invited The FAA invites public comments on the TSWG proposed Standardized Curricula for Part 135 Delivered by Part 142 Training Centers, Instructor/Check Pilot Qualification Curriculum. The FAA will consider the public comments submitted during this comment period in finalizing the Instructor/Check Pilot Qualification Curriculum. Robert C. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0909]


Proposed Standardized Curricula for Part 135 Delivered by Part 
142 Training Centers, Instructor/Check Pilot Qualification Curriculum

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the proposed 
standardized curricula for instructor and check pilot qualifications 
for certain air carriers. This curriculum may be delivered by FAA-
certificated training centers. The FAA invites public comment.

DATES: The FAA must receive comments on these proposed documents by 
December 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by docket number FAA-2021-
0909 using any of the following methods: Mail: U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT), Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in 
Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any 
personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as 
described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL- 14 FDMS), which can 
be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy.
    Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at 
http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions 
for accessing the docket or Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the 
West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, 
DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Tarkington, Flight Standards, 
Air Transportation Division, Training and Simulation Group (AFS-280), 
[email protected], (860) 708-3839. Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The standardized curriculum concept for 
Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 135 training 
provided by part 142 training centers is a voluntary approach to 
training. Additional information about standardized curricula is 
available in Advisory Circular (AC) 142-1, Standardized Curricula 
Delivered by Part 142 Training Centers.

Background

    The FAA tasked the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) in 
March 2020, which was further designated to the Training 
Standardization Working Group (TSWG), with providing advice and 
recommendations to the ARAC on the most effective ways to achieve 
standardization (where appropriate) and significant administrative 
efficiency in check pilot qualification, flight instructor 
qualification, and part 135 air carrier training curricula delivered by 
part 142 training centers, known as the Standardized Curriculum 
Concept. TSWG membership includes representatives from training 
centers, aircraft manufacturers, operators, and aviation industry 
organizations.
    Standardized curricula will provide a common method for quality 
training accessible to any certificate holder that obtains approval to 
use the curriculum in its FAA-approved training program. The 
Standardized Curriculum Concept aims to provide an efficient means to 
approve training curricula offered by part 142 training centers while 
increasing the consistency of training, testing, and checking delivered 
to part 135 operators. The use of standardized curricula is strictly 
voluntary and is one means to comply with the applicable regulatory 
requirements of parts 135 and 142. The standardized curriculum does not 
modify existing regulatory requirements for pilot training or 
qualification.
    One of the tasks to the ARAC included the following: Development of 
Instructor and Check Pilot Qualification Curriculum for standardized 
curriculum.
    In response to that task, the TSWG developed a recommended 
curriculum, the Instructor/Check Pilot Standardized Curriculum, as a 
means to meet the requirements in part 135 for qualifying instructors 
and check pilots approved for use at a part 142 training center. This 
recommended curriculum tracks with the regulatory requirements for 
qualification as a 14 CFR part 135 instructor or check pilot, and 
includes the curriculum and subjects necessary to complete:

 Initial qualification
 Recurrent training every 12 calendar months
 Requalification
 Bridging, which provides a path for those who are currently 
qualified as instructor/evaluators for parts 135 or 142 the training 
required to include the Standardized Training Curriculum
 Variables such as transitioning to a new flight simulator/
training device, operating system, and subsequent aircraft types

Comments Invited

    The FAA invites public comments on the TSWG proposed Standardized 
Curricula for Part 135 Delivered by Part 142 Training Centers, 
Instructor/Check Pilot Qualification Curriculum. The FAA will consider 
the public comments submitted during this comment period in finalizing 
the Instructor/Check Pilot Qualification Curriculum.

Robert C. Carty,
Deputy Executive Director, Flight Standards Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-26216 Filed 12-1-21; 8:45 am]
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