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Safety Management Systems (SMS)...

is now available in two flavors: one for management and those responsible for oversight of Organizational Factors and SMS implementation, and one for everybody else. The Management version takes about four hours and includes seven topic quizzes. The shopfloor version is a video, takes about an hour, and includes a 25-question quiz. Though FAA Advisory Circular 120-92B is not presently mandatory for most aviation concerns, the day is likely to come soon, as rule-making is already underway. Details under the "Human Factors" menu button in the left panel.

NEW: Aircraft Electrical Bonding (Certification to BAC5117*) is now available. Details under the "On-Line Courses" menu button in the left panel.

The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for establishing new duty-time regulations covering maintenance workers involved in on-demand, fractional and all repair station operations, along with those involved with scheduled carriers. The recommendation is one of three new recommendations issued in late January, 2013, following the safety board's investigation of the Dec. 7, 2011 crash of a Eurocopter AS350-B2 helicopter operated by Sundance Helicopters on a sightseeing trip outside Las Vegas. The pilot and four passengers were killed. The safety board cites inadequate maintenance as the probable cause of the accident, and finds that mechanic and inspector fatigue played a contributing role.

he IAQG (International Aerospace Quality Group), continues to tweak the rules for transitioning from revision B to revision C of AS 91XX, and the old "checklist," ISO 9101, is now out as revision D. In late January of 2012, the IAQG updated the Supplemental Rules Document (SR001) regarding transition requirements and consequences for companies not meeting the July 1, 2012 transition target date. See the drift of that update by clicking here

Also of particular interest is our new on-line "Transitions" course that specifically details the changes to AS 9100 Rev C and pours over the new AS 9101D "Checklist" document. This offering includes editable Word documents that satisfy the Forms requirements, including the seven "appendix" forms, NCR, OER, PEAR, QMS Matrix and the audit report forms. The course includes insight you won't find anywhere else and answers to frequently asked questions.

Se habla inglés? We are curious to know if any of our customers see a specific need for some of our on-line course offerings to be made available in Spanish or other languages. If you see such a need, please let us know by email.

If you have six or more who need any of these training courses anywhere in the world, contact Crucial Knowledge and we'll try to arrange them at a time and place of your choosing. You may also contact Crucial Knowledge to request a course outline in MSWord format for any of the courses listed, or to request development of a specific course tailored to your needs.

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With regard to Boeing, BSS7600 contains general requirements for employee certifications, while detailed requirements for specific methods are contained in other BSS7600 series standards.

Those who are unfamiliar with Boeing’s general requirements for employee certification should know that this series of standards allows for training sources external to the Boeing Company.

Here’s the scope statement of BSS7600 (1.C.1 through 1.C.3)

C. Suppliers to The Boeing Company shall meet the requirements of BSS7600 and of the applicable BSS7600 series standard(s).

(1) Suppliers shall develop their own training materials and training courses that meet the requirements of BSS7600 and the applicable BSS7600 series standards(s).

(2) Suppliers may use other procedures to implement these employee certification requirements.

(3) Suppliers may substitute their organizational names for functions described within the BSS7600 series standards.

Also, you will see that most of the Boeing Specification Support Standards, including BSS7617 (Employee Certification for Electrical Bonding and Grounding) and BSS7604 (Employee Certification for Sealing Operations), assert in section 5.4 (Certifying Agency), that ..."suppliers to The Boeing Company may designate another organization as their certifying agency."