FAA approves MFN Training Courses!
For those developing training material, the credibility of the training is crucial. Therefore MFN investigated different means to get endorsements and approvals from independent organizations. However, for MFN to be recognized by the FAA is certainly a milestone achievement.
In July 2004, MFN received official FAA approval for its training courses.
These approvals have to be renewed regularly. Presently MFN has approvals for the following courses:
MFN Basic Shot Peening Course (8hrs)
MFN Intermediate Shot Peening Course (8hrs)
MFN Advanced Shot Peening Course (8hrs)
MFN Flap Peening for Aerospace (8hrs)
MFN Mass Finishing Course (8hrs)
This training course can be offered during workshops and as on-site training. Documentation for each person attending this training will consist of a certificate of training or similar document showing the name of the training, date of attendance, length of training, FAA course number and the instructor's name and affiliation. Flight Standards Airworthiness Inspectors are admitted to any session being presented. MFN is expected to comply with the guidance contained in the Airworthiness Inspectors Handbook (FAA Order 8300.10) and FAA Order 8470.1D. Many aviation industry repair shops have to be FAA certified. Therefore it only makes sense to offer training courses that are recognized by the same authority, especially since shot peening is regarded as a critical process. Students will also have the possibility to receive an optional "Certificate of Achievement". They will have to pass a test in order to obtain this certificate.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for the safety of civil aviation in the USA.
The FAA's major roles include:
regulating civil aviation to promote safety
encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology
developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft
researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics
developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation
regulating U.S. commercial space transportation
More information about FAA at http://www.faa.gov