VOLUME 3 General technical administration
CHAPTER 51 PART
133 EXTERNAL LOAD OPERATIONS
Section 5 Evaluate
14 CFR Part 133 Rotorcraft Lease Agreement
PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING SUBSYSTEM (PTRS) ACTIVITY CODES.
OBJECTIVE. This chapter provides guidance for determining
if an operator’s rotorcraft lease agreements comply with the requirements of
Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations
(14 CFR) part 133, §
GENERAL. Under the provisions of §
133.19, the operator must have the exclusive use of at least one rotorcraft
for six consecutive months.
An operator who does not own a rotorcraft must have a written lease
agreement providing exclusive use of a rotorcraft for at least six consecutive
months. The lease agreement must specify the party responsible for the maintenance
of the rotorcraft.
A lease agreement is not required if an operator has sole possession,
control, and use of a rotorcraft as an owner, and provides its own maintenance.
OWNERSHIP OF ROTORCRAFT. In determining ownership of the aircraft,
the inspector should research the following:
Aircraft Registration Listings (N-number listings),
FAA Form 8710-4, Rotorcraft External-Load Operator Certificate
of Application, and
Verbal confirmation from the operator.
COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS. This task may require coordination
with Airworthiness and Operations aviation safety inspectors (ASIs).
REFERENCES, FORMS, AND JOB AIDS.
Forms. FAA Form 8710-4, Rotorcraft External-Load Operator Certificate
Job Aids. None.
Review the Operator’s Data. The operator must have exclusive use
of at least one rotorcraft per the provisions of §
133.19. Review the operator’s certificate or the attached list of aircraft
to determine which rotorcraft are used under a lease agreement.
Evaluate the Lease. Determine if the lease agreement meets the requirements
133.19. The lease must allow for the following:
Arrangements for the maintenance of the rotorcraft.
Exclusive use of the rotorcraft for at least six consecutive months.
Analyze the Results. Discuss with the operator any corrective actions
that may be required.
File PTRS Transmittal Form.
Completion of this task will result in the following:
If the lease agreement is satisfactory, no further action.
If the agreement is unsatisfactory, notification to the certification
project manager, who will inform the operator of any deficiencies.
Document Task. File all supporting paperwork in the operator’s office
FUTURE ACTIVITIES. It may be necessary to conduct one or more
follow-up visits to ensure the operator is complying with the applicable regulations.
RESERVED. Paragraphs 3-4185 through 3-4200.