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Medallion Foundation: New Part 135 Training Requirement Must Be Met By March 22, 2013


Anchorage, AK Sept.4, 2012—The Medallion Foundation announces the development of an online (e-learning) course to meet the demand for an upcoming federal aviation regulation requiring all FAR Part 135 certificate holders to show proof of crew resource management training.

To meet the demand of a new training requirement that requires initial and recurrent Crew Resource Management under the certificate holder the Medallion Foundation is offering a new online training course that meets and exceeds the federal regulations.
The new regulation states in part in Far Part 135.330 “After March 22, 2013, no certificate holder may use a person as a flight crew member or flight attendant unless that person has completed approved crew resource management initial training with that certificate holder.”

The Medallion Foundation’s online computer training course (CTC) can be submitted for evaluation to FAA Principal Operations Inspectors (POI) for 135 operators as any other module of a 135 training program. The Medallion Foundation will provide a course curriculum to each operator that can be inserted in their training program. The POI evaluates the module to ensure it meets regulatory requirements. Approval may be granted as a stand-alone course or part of the operator’s existing CRM training. Each situation is unique and is evaluated in accordance with the operational environment of the operator.
According to the users the course takes less than a half-day to complete and requires a minimum passing grade of 75%. Once completed, a course completion certificate will be printed which has the student’s name, operator’s name, and date of completion. This certificate can be included in the crewmembers records to show compliance with 135.330(b).

“This course is designed for use with typical computer platforms and web browsers,” stated course developer Debora Walker, a Program Manager for the Medallion Foundation. “Our main focus is to provide the user with tools that facilitate the learning experience creating the foundation for understanding the human factors and physiological elements that affect our daily aviation activities and interactions.”
The Medallion CRM Initial Course is similar to a tutorial with interactive navigation that covers eight (8) areas critical to understanding Crew Resource Management. The price of this course is $129 and it will be updated regularly to meet industry and regulatory demands.
Medallion designed this affordable course so those needing the CRM training can do so without travelling out of town for a several day CRM seminar. This course eliminates travel and lodging and employee down time expenses for operators complying with the March 22, 2013 completion date.
The course is also valuable for all aviation related positions such as, ground handlers, flight followers, dispatchers and any flight related operations to improve aviation safety through the use of CRM principles.
The Medallion Foundation offers training in other areas such as Safety Management Systems, System Safety, TapRooT (R), and internal audit training. They also provide aviation consulting services to Part 135 operators. The Medallion Foundation’s Alaska CFIT Star and Shield program is credited with a 53 percent reduction in fatal controlled flight into terrain accidents from 2001-2009.
Contact: crminfo@medallionfoundation.org or call Debora Walker 907-743-8050.


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