VOLUME 2 AIR OPERATOR AND AIR AGENCY CERTIFICATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS
CHAPTER 11 CERTIFICATION OF A PART
145 REPAIR STATION
Section 4 Safety Assurance System: Phase 4Performance Assessment (SAS Business Process Modules 2, 3, and 4)
2-1230 GENERAL. In the Performance Assessment (PA) phase, the certification
team determines the applicant’s proposed procedures and programs for training
and directing personnel in the performance of their duties are effective. In
this phase, the emphasis is on compliance with regulations and safe performance practices.
2-1231 PLAN FOR REVIEW (Module 2). The
plan for review should ensure that each of the required events listed below,
to be performed by the applicant, will be evaluated utilizing Element Performance
Data Collection Tools (EP DCT) or Custom Data Collection Tools (C DCT). Ensure
that the Comprehensive Assessment Plan (CAP) has been developed to complete
all elements. Principal inspector (PI) instructions for each PA will include in the “National/Local/Regional Field” block,
2-1232 OBSERVATIONS AND MONITORING OF EVENTS. Throughout the PA phase,
members of the certificating team observe and monitor many types of applicant
activities. The manner in which the applicant is to be evaluated while conducting
different segments of this phase is outlined in various sections of this order.
The following list of activities or events is representative of events that
occur in the PA phase. This list is not all‑inclusive, and certain items may not be applicable to a particular type of operation:
· Repair station facilities (housing, equipment, tooling, and
· Recordkeeping procedures (documentation of training and duty
· Maintenance functions;
· Maintenance activities (facilities, personnel, technical
information, and spare parts); and
· Personnel records.
2-1233 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (Module 3). The certification
project manager (CPM) will provide input to the Front Line Managers (FLM) to
help them identify team resources to complete each Element Performance Data
Collection Tool (EP DCT) or Custom Data Collection Tool (C DCT) if applicable.
The FLMs will determine resource availability and assign team members to support the plan. The FLM will concur with the CAP plan.
2-1234 DATA COLLECTION (Module 4A). The Certification
Project Team (CPT) will verify the performance of the events using the applicable
EP DCTs and C DCTs. The CPT will collect and analyze the data by conducting a meeting analyzing the data.
2-1235 DATA REPORTING (Module 4B). Each
team member will then enter their responses into the Safety Assurance System
(SAS). Enter “Initial Cert.” in the “Local/Regional/National” field on the “Common
Data” screen. Save data by clicking “Submit.”
NOTE: If an inspector observes any finding(s) not related to their assigned element
or he or she cannot capture it in their assigned element, document the finding(s)
in a Dynamic Observation Report (DOR) and notify the inspector(s) working that
element. If the inspector’s review reveals deficiencies in the applicant’s submissions,
the CPM should negotiate resolution of the deficiencies. The certification team
should remember that it is the applicant’s responsibility to develop manuals
and procedures that ensure safe operating practices and compliance with the rules.
2-1236 DATA REVIEW (Module 4C). The
data reviewer will ensure that data meets the data quality guidelines (DQG) and submits to SAS.
2-1237 ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT (Module 5A). Along with the identified members of the CPT, the CPM conducts an Element Design
Assessment (EDA) meeting to analyze the data collected while completing the
Element Design Data Collection Tool (ED DCT). The CPM will make a bottom-line assessment and document it in the Analysis, Assessment, and Action (AAA).
2-1238 ACTION (Module 5B). Follow the Module 5 business process to determine the appropriate course of action
for each element.
NOTE: The applicant must maintain an active project. The certificate-holding
district office (CHDO) must evaluate an inactive period that exceeds 90 days.
Inactivity of greater than 90 days may be cause to terminate the certification
process, or you may terminate the process when it is clear that continuing the
process will not result in approval or acceptance (i.e., multiple failures of the applicant’s submissions).
RESERVED. Paragraphs 2-1239 through 2-1243.