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Type: General Information
Notice Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Notice Number: NOTC7727
FAAST Blast — FAA Safety Briefing Live, AMT ACS Draft Now Available, Smart Cockpit Tech, Flying with Mates, Munchkins, & Mutts
This notice expired on
Saturday, May 19, 2018

FAAST Blast — Week of April 16, 2018 – April 22, 2018
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

Watch FAA Safety Briefing Live
Mark your calendars now for FAA Safety Briefing Live, which is coming your way starting at 1900 CT on Monday, May 07, 2018. The live-streaming broadcast will introduce the May/June 2018 “Partnering with PEGASAS” issue, highlighting the FAA’s General Aviation Center of Excellence. For more details on how to access this presentation, go to To earn WINGS credit for viewing the presentation, please click the “Earn WINGS Credit” button from the link.

AMT Airman Certification Standards Draft Document Now Available
The FAA is in the process of replacing the Aviation Mechanic General, Airframe, and Powerplant Practical Test Standards (PTS) with a single, more comprehensive, Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Airman Certification Standards (ACS) document. The ACS will help provide a single set of standards for the AMT knowledge, oral, and practical tests and help applicants understand what they will need to know, consider, and do to earn an AMT certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings. A draft of the new AMT ACS is available at Please provide comments to by May 31, 2018. The final version of the AMT ACS is expected to be effective June 2020.

Smart Cockpit Technology
Smart cockpit technology in the form of automated checklists for normal and emergency operations, predictive aircraft performance, and performance monitoring, might reduce the number of system component failure GA accidents. For more on how cockpit technology can work for you, download our fact sheet at or watch a brief video here:

Flying with Mates, Munchkins, and Mutts
Are you planning any cross-country flights with family or friends this flying season? If so, then you’ll want to brush up on some tips on how to keep your passengers (both the two- and four-legged variety!) safe and happy on your next flight. For example, be sure to brief your passengers on sterile cockpit procedures to help minimize distractions.  

For more tips, check out the article “Flying with Mates, Munchkins, and Mutts” in the March/April 2018 flying companion-themed issue of FAA Safety Briefing. Download your copy or read online at You can also read a mobile-friendly version at

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