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Volume 3  GENERAL TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 18  OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS

Section 11  Parts A and B Operations Specifications for Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools

3-1061    DISCUSSION. This section discusses each standard template available for issuance by the Web-based Operations Safety System (WebOPSS) for Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools (AMTS). These templates are more commonly referred to as paragraphs.

NOTE:  All 300-series (300399) operations specifications (OpSpec)/management specifications (MSpec)/training specifications (TSpec)/letters of authorization (LOA) (Parts A, B, C, D, E, and H) require approval by the appropriate headquarters (HQ) policy division. Part 147 AMTSs and all airworthiness nonstandard requests must be approved by the Aircraft Maintenance Division (AFS‑300). Any additional provisions and/or authority added to an OpSpec/MSpec/TSpec paragraph or LOA through the use of nonstandard text entered in the nonstandard text block (sometimes referred to as “Text 99”) must also be approved by the appropriate HQ policy division. For detailed guidance on the process for obtaining HQ approval for nonstandard authorizations, principal inspectors (PI) must read the guidance contained in Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 2.

OPSPEC A001—ISSUANCE AND APPLICABILITY (MANDATORY). A001 is a mandatory paragraph issued to 14 CFR part 147 AMTSs. A001 lists:

    Name of the certificate holder;

    Air Agency Certificate number;

    Fixed location;

    Mailing address (if different from the fixed location); and

    Primary points of contact (name, telephone number, facsimile number, and email address).

OPSPEC A002—DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS (MANDATORY). A002 is a mandatory paragraph issued to 14 CFR part 147 AMTSs. It includes definitions of words or phrases used in other paragraphs of the OpSpecs. These definitions are designed to enhance understanding between the FAA and the aviation industry in regards to part 147 AMTSs. Washington Headquarters (HQ) will add definitions as they are needed. Washington HQ developed definitions must not be changed by regional or district offices.

OPSPEC A003—RATINGS (MANDATORY). A003 is a mandatory paragraph issued to 14 CFR part 147 AMTS and lists the authorized rating(s) held by the certificate holder:

A.    Airframe. (Requires OpSpec B002 and B003 issuance.)

B.    Powerplant. (Requires OpSpec B002 and B004 issuance.)

C.    Airframe and Powerplant. (Requires OpSpec B002, B003, and B004 issuance.)

OPSPEC A004—SUMMARY OF SPECIAL AUTHORIZATIONS AND LIMITATIONS (MANDATORY). A004 identifies all optional/nonrequired OpSpecs and whether or not they are authorized to the AMTS.

OPSPEC A005—EXEMPTIONS (OPTIONAL). This is an optional OpSpec paragraph issued to 14 CFR part 147 AMTSs if they conduct operations under the provisions of any exemption. In order for an AMTS to conduct these operations, the exemption must be listed in A005. The current exemption number and expiration date must be selected for insertion into A005. List the exemption numbers in numerical order. Enter a brief description of the exemption or, if appropriate, the exempted regulations in the space labeled “Remarks and/or References” (adjacent to each exemption). If certain conditions or limitations related to the exemption are specified in another paragraph of the OpSpecs, the reference number of the other paragraph must also be entered in this space. For example, if the AMTS is granted an exemption to allow students to test for the General knowledge test upon completion of the General curriculum, insert the limitations, if any, in the “Remarks and/or References” section.

OPSPEC A006—MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL (MANDATORY). This is a mandatory OpSpec paragraph to be issued to 14 CFR part 147 AMTSs for the purpose of identifying AMTS management personnel. Persons will be listed by position title, name, telephone number, facsimile number, and email address.

OPSPEC A007—DESIGNATED PERSONS (MANDATORY). A007 is a mandatory paragraph issued to 14 CFR part 147 AMTSs. It lists the authorized person(s) by name, title, and the paragraph of the OpSpec that he or she is authorized to apply for and receive.

NOTE:  Individuals’ titles listed in A007 should match the title in the enhanced Vital Information Database (eVID).

Indicates new/changed information.

OPSPEC A012. DECOMMISSIONED.

OPSPEC A013—INSTRUCTORS (MANDATORY). A013 identifies the certificated instructors and/or specialized instructors to meet the requirements of 14 CFR part 147, 147.5, 147.23, and 147.36.

OPSPEC A025—RECORDKEEPING SYSTEM (MANDATORY). A025 is a mandatory OpSpec paragraph issued to 14 CFR part 147 AMTS to identify the type and location of the recordkeeping system. Paragraph (a) identifies the AMTSs recordkeeping system either by a reference to their manual or by a description of the system that is used. Paragraph (b) Table 1 identifies the location of records by physical address, mailing address (if different from physical address), point of contact (POC) name, telephone and facsimile number, and email address of the contact person with access to the records. If the AMTS is authorized to use an electronic/digital record keeping system, paragraph (c) is used to reference the record system in the school’s manual or to provide a description of the record system used. If the AMTS is authorized to use electronic signatures, paragraph (d) is used to provide a reference to that system in the school’s manual or a description of the system that is used.

OPSPEC A026—AUTHORIZATIONS/LIMITATIONS (OPTIONAL).

A.    This is an optional OpSpec paragraph issued to a 14 CFR part 147 AMTS if the AMTS is authorized to offer Distance Learning as a teaching delivery method. If this OpSpec is issued to an AMTS, Table 1 would indicate the subject/topics and applicable teaching levels that the AMTS is authorized to provide.

B.    The certificate holder is not authorized to conduct Distance Learning curriculum delivery in any area that is not specified in this OpSpec. Any use of Distance Learning must be approved by the Administrator. Additionally, the certificate holder must specify all uses of Distance Learning in their operating or procedures document.

OPSPEC B002—REQUIRED MINIMUM CURRICULUM FOR GENERAL (PART 147 APPENDIX B) (MANDATORY). This is a mandatory OpSpec paragraph to be issued to all 14 CFR part 147 AMTSs.

OPSPEC B003—REQUIRED MINIMUM CURRICULUM FOR AIRFRAME (PART 147 APPENDIX C) (MANDATORY). This is a mandatory OpSpec paragraph issued to a 14 CFR part 147 AMTS only if they hold an airframe, or combined Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating. This paragraph would not be issued to an AMTS if they held only a powerplant rating.

OPSPEC B004—REQUIRED MINIMUM CURRICULUM FOR POWERPLANT (PART 147 APPENDIX D) (MANDATORY). This is a mandatory OpSpec paragraph issued to a 14 CFR part 147 AMTS only if they hold a powerplant, or combined Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating. This paragraph would not be issued to an AMTS if they held only an airframe rating.

RESERVED. Paragraphs 3-1062 through 3-1070.