Aviation Apprenticeship Tracking Tool

The NATA Maintenance Committee created the NATA Aviation Apprenticeship Tracking Tool – a member-only resource assisting with developing “test ready and well-documented” technician applicants. This resource was developed to make it easy to track technician-applicants’ progress on the path to obtaining a full FAA Mechanics Certificate with privileges of Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) in just over 30 months or privileges of Airframe or Powerplant in just over 18 months. The tool, available as an Excel download, is based on FAA’s Airmen’s Certification Standards (ACS) FAA-S-ACS-1 Aviation Mechanic General, Airframe, and Powerplant document (effective August 01, 2023), which communicates the aeronautical knowledge, risk management, and skill proficiency standards required for the Mechanic Certificate. 

The NATA Aviation Apprenticeship Tracking Tool follows FAA guidance to provide a more comprehensive pathway to employee mechanic certification. Prepare applicants to return to an MRO as FAA certificated mechanic with real-world, credible training, experience, and profitable ability:

Bottom line, this member-only resource assists in developing new technicians through real-world tasks as they move toward the goal of an FAA certificated position, while producing useful and profitable work as they train, develop, and simultaneously grow business during the process.

NATA will be updating this resource from time to time as requirements change but more so as new ideas come in from industry on “best practice” ideas targeted toward growing and developing certificated technicians. If you have ideas on improving this resource, please submit those to maintenance@NATA.aero.

To download this tool, click here to log in to the member portal. If you are not redirected to the apprenticeship tool, your company may not be a current member. Contact NATA membership at membership@nata.aero for assistance, or visit NATA’s Membership Resource Center to join.


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