VOLUME 2 AIR OPERATOR AND AIR AGENCY CERTIFICATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS
CHAPTER 11 CERTIFICATION OF A PART
Section 5 Safety Assurance System: Phase 5—Administrative Functions
2-1244 GENERAL. Issue the certificate and the approved operations
specifications (OpSpecs) to the applicant after correcting all unsatisfactory
items. This action completes the certification process. The Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) will not, under any circumstances, certificate an applicant
until the certification project manager (CPM) determines that the applicant
is fully capable of fulfilling his/her responsibilities as charged by Title
49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.) (formerly the Federal Aviation Act
of 1958 (FA Act)) and that the applicant will comply with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) in an appropriate manner.
2-1245 COMPLETE FAA FORM
FOR REPAIR STATION CERTIFICATE AND/OR RATING. When the applicant has met all regulatory requirements, the
principal inspector (PI) will complete blocks 6 through 10 of FAA Form
8310-3 to show:
• Remarks or discrepancies noted during inspection;
• Findings and recommendations;
• Date of inspection; and
• Office and signature of the PI.
2-1246 PREPARE AIR AGENCY CERTIFICATE. The certificate will include the following information (also see
Volume 2, Chapter 1, Section 4).
A. Certification Number. After “Number,” insert the certificate
number assigned to the facility. This will be in accordance with the current
air agency numbering system. For a satellite repair station, ensure that the
certificate number listed is appropriate for the satellite. For additional information on certificate number construction, see
Volume 2, Chapter 1, Section 3.
B. Applicant’s Name. Under “This certificate is issued to,” insert
the official name of the applicant’s business. This must be the same as shown
on the application form. The acronym doing business as (DBA) will precede any additional business names listed.
C. Applicant’s Address. Under “whose business address is,” insert
the address/location of the applicant’s business. This must be the same as shown on the application form.
D. Approved Repair Station. After “to operate an approved,” insert
the words “repair station” or “satellite repair station,” as appropriate.
E. Ratings. Under “with the following ratings,” insert the ratings
issued. List the ratings by the general category, such as airframe, powerplant, or radio.
1) Limited ratings are issued to a certificated repair station
(CRS) that maintains only a particular type of airframe, engine, propeller,
radio, instrument, accessory, or part thereof; or provides specialized maintenance
requiring equipment and skills not ordinarily performed under other repair station
ratings. Such a rating may be limited to a specific model aircraft, engine,
constituent part, or to any number of parts made by a particular manufacturer.
NOTE: Under the rating “Any other purpose for which the FAA finds the
applicant's request is appropriate,” the purpose will be identified and listed
on the Air Agency Certificate (e.g., Limited-Unit Loading Device). Clearly identify the actual article.
2) When ratings are added or amended, show the date of each issuance
in parentheses following the added or amended rating.
F. United States Repair Station. After “must continue in effect,”
for repair stations located in the United States, insert the word “indefinitely.”
G. Issuance Date. Under “Date issued,” insert the issuance date
of the certificate. This will be the date of original certification. Future
changes or amendments to the certificate will not affect this date unless a new certificate number is issued.
H. Signatures. Under “By direction of the Administrator,” insert
the signature of the Office Manager (OM) and office identifier.
2-1247 ISSUANCE OF OPSPECS AND A CERTIFICATE.
A. Regulatory Requirements Met. After determining that the applicant
has met all regulatory requirements, the applicant receives the appropriate
certificate and OpSpecs. Prepare the OpSpecs in accordance with the procedures described in
Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 10.
B. Signatures. Before issuing the OpSpecs, the applicant and
the appropriate PIs will sign it. Please see
Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 2, for
more information on digital signatures and delegation procedures. The new certificate holder will then receive the original certificate and OpSpecs.
2-1248 CERTIFICATION REPORT. When the new operator receives certification,
the CPM is responsible for assembling a certification report. The CPM must sign
the report, which includes the name and title of each team member who assisted
in the certification project. During the business life of the air agency, maintain
the report in the permanent file relating to the new operator. The report will consist of the following seven documents:
• Preapplication Statement of Intent (PASI);
• Certification Job Aid and Schedule of Events (SOE);
• FAA Form
• The compliance statement;
• A copy of the OpSpecs issued;
• A copy of the issued Air Agency Certificate;
• A copy of any Temporary Airman Certificate issued; and
• A summary of major difficulties experienced during the
certification process and/or any recommendations noted by phase and specialty that may enhance the process.
NOTE: For the Certification Job Aid and SOE, see
Volume 2, Chapter 11, Section 1, Figure 2-86,
Five Phases of Certification and Requirements of the Gate System for Part
Figure 2-87, Schedule of Events for Part
2-1249 CERTIFICATION REPORT RETENTION. The district office will retain
the original of the certification report in the agent’s file as long as the certificate holder remains active.
2-1250 TASK OUTCOMES.
A. Follow Safety Assurance System (SAS) Guidance. Follow SAS
guidance for the completion of the certification project in the automation.
It is imperative that the PI is assigned to the certificate prior to the CPM being removed.
B. Document the Task. File all supporting paperwork in the certificate-holding district office’s (CHDO) file.
2-1251 FUTURE ACTIVITIES. Follow SAS guidance in Volume 10.
NOTE: The applicant must maintain an active project. The CHDO must evaluate
an inactive period that exceeds 90 business-days. Inactivity of greater than
90 business-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 2-1252 through 2-1256.