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Meet The BIGS! Doing Business with the Government

10/23/2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm

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Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights, WA
Hosted By: The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), and Fairchild Air Force Base
Government contracting can be a great additional revenue stream for your business. The government at all levels – federal, state, and local – buys nearly every type of good and service. In fiscal year 2017, more than $335 million worth of federal contracts were performed in Spokane County alone.
One of the biggest keys to success in government contracting is meeting and networking with government contracting officers and large, prime contractors. Meet the Bigs will give you the opportunity to do just that! Representatives from our region’s largest government agencies and prime contractors will be available throughout the event to talk with you about what they buy, how they buy it, current and upcoming subcontracting opportunities, and more.

Understanding the FAA Certification Process

11/15/2018 - 11/16/2018, 8:30am - 4:30pm

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Kirkland, WA
The task of certifying an aircraft or part can be overwhelming given the lengthy process and the many steps that are required. Understanding the process can greatly enhance the outcome and reduce unnecessary delays or frustrations.
This course will provide an overview of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organizational structure, its policies, guidelines and requirements leading to Type and Supplemental Type airworthiness approvals. It will also cover the rule-making process and rules applicable to aircraft parts and products. The course will define the roles and responsibilities of the Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO), Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), and the Aircraft Evaluation Group (AEG). Type and Supplemental Type Certification (TC and STC) processes, and Change Product Rule for alterations and modifications to previously type certified aircraft will be discussed. FAA rule-making process will be examined including review of FAA Orders, Notices, Advisory Circulars and other guidance material.