8130Training.com Announces New e-Learning Course Covering the FAA Form 8130-3 and Air Transport Association (ATA) Spec 2000 Chapter 16 Electronic Product & Part Regulatory Documentation
8130Training.com (a partnership between OP Management and DB Aerospace) has released an in-depth training course for the global aerospace/aviation market specifically addressing the recent ground-breaking FAA Order 8130.21F, (and the resulting FAA Form 8130-3 Authorized Release Certificate), along with the newly-released associated specification from the Air Transport Association, Spec 2000 Chapter 16, Electronic Product and Part Regulatory Documentation. These documents provide for a means of issuing electronic data to replace paper-based 8130-3 forms, marking the first time that the FAA has allowed regulatory documents to be electronically-generated with electronically-controlled release signatures.
This course was developed by two prominent industry experts and is intended to ‘de-mystify’ the updated FAA Order policy, with heavy emphasis on discussing the main changes in Order 8130.21F: how to replace paper-based 8130-3 forms with an electronic version (eForm) of the form. The use of eForms is intended to create new capabilities for the aviation industry, by providing a means to have greater trust in who originated a form (and prevents altering form contents, as well as dramatically reducing the possibility of forged forms).
“The use of electronic forms to replace paper 8130-3 forms will have a far-reaching effect upon the entire aviation industry. The more companies adopt this approach, the better it will be for anyone who depends upon the pedigree of an aircraft part and it’s associated regulatory documents”, states Dave Broughton, a recently retired FAA Aviation Safety Inspector and principal author of FAA Order 8130.21F – and co-author of the FAA Form 8130-3 Training course. The intent of the latest version of the FAA Order 8130.21F is to move the industry toward exchanging secured electronic data.
John Pawlicki, the fellow co-author of the course, participated in the industry committee which developed the Spec 2000 Chapter 16 specification, adds, “The use of eForms will move the air transport industry toward a more transparent method of doing business, by providing greater trust in data, and removing many of the manually-intensive tasks associated with processing paper forms, thus potentially reducing costs/issues related to handling paper-based documents”. The training course will discuss how an entity can migrate from paper forms to eForms.
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