Rhonda Cooper, Chairperson, Airlines for America’s Maintenance Training Network
Rhonda Cooper is a certificated Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) and Instructional System Designer (ISD). She holds a Master of Education from the University of Phoenix. Rhonda is the current Chairperson of the Airlines for America’s Maintenance Training Network and has been a member since 2008. She remains a major contributor to the ATA Spec 104: Guidelines for Aircraft Maintenance Training. In 2010, she was recognized as the FAA’s AMT of the Year (Eastern Region) for her work as an FAA Safety Team volunteer presenting interactive training sessions on Aviation Maintenance Human Factors. She continues to champion the use of ISD and Competency-Based Training in aviation maintenance and lives in Seattle, Washington.
ATA Specification 104: Guidelines for Aircraft Maintenance Training: The Next Edition
In the next release of the ATA Specification 104: Guidelines for Aircraft Maintenance Training, has focused on creating standardized objectives for various training courses that are required by most maintenance organizations: ETOPS, RVSM, EWIS, Fuel Tank Safety, and Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance. Organizations creating training to these standard objectives could then specify their course(s) meet ATA Spec. 104 and training can then be accepted by other organizations, similar to the current maintenance training outlined in this specification. The goal is to help organizations save resources by eliminating the need for re-training employees.