CHANGE

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

8900.1 CHG 330

 

 

National Policy

Effective Date: 2/10/14

 

 

 

Summary of Change.

Volume 6, Chapter 9, Section 15, Inspect a Part 145 Repair Stationís Maintenance Process;

Volume 6, Chapter 9, Section 16, Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station and its Authorization for Work Away From its Fixed Location;

Volume 6, Chapter 9, Section 17, Inspector a Part 145 Repair Station Peforming Maintenance for the U.S. Military Only;

Volume 6, Chapter 9, Section 18, Inspect a Part 145 Repair Stations, Section 145.205 Maintenance/Alterations Requirements;

Volume 6, Chapter 9, Section 19, Inspect Part 145 Repair Stations Within the United States;

Volume 6, Chapter 9, Section 20, Inspect a 14 CFR Part 145 Repair Stations Located Outside the United States; and

Volume 6, Chapter 9, Section 21, Monitoring Part 145 Repair Stations That are Essential Maintenace Providers Before, During, and After Labor Dispute, Strike, or Bankruptcy.

 

Explanation of Policy Changes. Approximately 28 sections from FAA Order 8900.1 have been revised to re-enforce the use of the current risk management tools for repair station oversight. They place certain mandatory reporting requirements on information that was previously only recommended. Based on the OIG recommendations, formal coordination will not affect the outcome of these changes. AFS has provided a response to the OIG, and have incorporated changes in the subject documents to address the OIG recommendations. Aviation safety inspectors (ASI) will be required to initiate a risk management process (RMP) whenever a Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem (PTRS) assessment is determined to be at a level lower than 3.