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VOLUME 4  AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT AND OPERATIONAL AUTHORIZATIONS

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CHAPTER 5  AIR AMBULANCE OPERATIONS

Section 2  Safety Assurance System: Authorizations for 14 CFR Part 135 Air Ambulance Services

4-931    GENERAL. This section contains guidance to be used by principal operations inspectors (POI) when evaluating an applicant for a Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 135 certificate with helicopter air ambulance (HAA) operations authorization, and existing part 135 operator’s request to be issued Operations Specification (OpSpec) A021, Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) Operations, or OpSpec A024, Air Ambulance Operations—Airplane.

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A.    Certification of New Operators. A Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) may receive a request, from an individual who does not currently hold an air carrier certificate, to be certified as an air carrier with an air ambulance authorization. In this case, inspectors must follow the policies, direction, and guidance contained in Volume 2, Chapter 4, The Certification Process—Title 14 CFR Part 135; and Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 3, Part A Operations Specifications—General (for part 135). Inspectors should see Sections 3 and 4 of this chapter for policies, direction, and guidance for evaluating an air ambulance operator during phases two, three, and four of the certification process.

B.    Existing Operators Initiating Air Ambulance Operations. Existing operators may request that POIs issue OpSpec A021 or A024. POIs should consider a request to conduct air ambulance operations a potentially significant change in a certificate holder’s operation.

C.    Relevant Documents. The inspector conducting a certification or recertification of an air ambulance operator should become familiar with the contents of the following documents (current editions) and should bring these documents to the attention of the operator:

ˇ    Advisory Circular (AC) 120-49, Certification of Air Carriers.

ˇ    AC 135-14, Helicopter Air Ambulance Operations.

ˇ    AC 135-15, Emergency Medical Services/Airplane (EMS/A).

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ˇ    AC 120-96, Operations Control Center (OCC) for Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) Operations.

ˇ    Air Ambulance Guidelines published by both the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); and the American Medical Association (AMA), Commission on Emergency Medical Services.

ˇ    Volume 2, Chapter 2, General Information for Air Carrier Certification and Fractional Ownership Application.

ˇ    Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 8, Amendment, Surrender, and Suspension of OpSpecs.

ˇ    Volume 3, Chapter 32, Section 1, Background and Definitions.

ˇ    Volume 3, Chapter 19, Training Programs and Airman Qualifications.

ˇ    Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 3, OpSpec A021.

4-932    EXISTING OPERATORS INITIATING AIR AMBULANCE OPERATIONS. POIs must use the following direction and guidance when issuing OpSpec A021 or A024 to existing operators:

A.    Initial Phase. The POI must coordinate with the principal maintenance inspector (PMI)/principal avionics inspector (PAI). In the initial phase, the POI, PMI, and PAI meet with the operator to decide what documents the operator must create or modify and what proving or validation tests (if any) the operator must conduct.

1)    The POI must inform the operator of the requirement to prepare a new compliance statement. The operator should review each section of part 135 and indicate to the POI how they will be compliant with those rules while conducting air ambulance operations. For those rules requiring no change, the POI may accept a simple statement such as “No change.” For example, in the case of a proposed HAA operation, part 135 subpart L must be addressed in its entirety.
2)    The POI must review the applicable air carrier certification job aids (see Figures 4-53 through 4-55) to determine the actions required. The “Date item accomplished/ready for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) insp.” column of the job aid should be marked “NA” for those items that will not be required. The POI should retain a copy of the job aid, and should provide a copy to the operator. The principal inspectors (PI) should coordinate informally with the regional Flight Standards division (RFSD) at this stage to ensure that all requirements have been identified. The RFSD should coordinate with the Air Transportation Division (AFS-200) for additional guidance, as required.
3)    The POI and the operator should come to mutual agreement to identify which of the documents listed in Volume 2, Chapter 4, Section 2, paragraph 2-367 that the operator will be required to provide or modify.
4)    Specific areas that should be reviewed include the following:

ˇ    Development of the air ambulance procedures documentation including, where required by regulations, sections of the operator’s General Operations Manual (GOM);

ˇ    Development of suitable documentation including, where required, a flight manual and checklists appropriate to air ambulance operations;

ˇ    Development of suitable documentation of the operator’s training and checking program including, where required, the air ambulance section of the operator’s training and qualification program;

ˇ    Equipment installation and maintenance documentation for those items of specialized equipment identified on an application including; air ambulance interior panels and permanently installed fixtures, medical oxygen systems, mounting structures to accommodate medical equipment, cabin lighting, task lighting, and Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) compatibility, electromagnetic compatibility of medical and ancillary communications equipment; and

ˇ    Verification that all requirements for Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) Form 4507, Air Taxi Operator and Commuter Air Carrier Registration and Amendments Under Part 298 of the Regulations of the Department of Transportation, are available and are met.

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Figure 4-53.  Five Phases of Certification and Requirements of the Gate System

Figure 4-53. Five Phases of Certification and Requirements of the Gate System

Figure 4-54.  Part 135 HAA Certification Job Aid and Schedule of Events

OFFICIAL NAME OF COMPANY

LOCATION ADDRESS

MAILING ADDRESS (if different from location)

PRECERTIFICATION NO.

 

DATE(S) RECEIVED

DATE(S) RETURNED FOR CHANGES

DATE ACCEPTED

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I. PREAPPLICATION PHASE

 

A.    CONDUCT PREAPPLICATION MEETING

1.    VERIFY PREAPPLICATION STATEMENT OF INTENT (PASI) INFORMATION

2.    OVERVIEW OF CERTIFICATION PROCESS

3.    PROVIDE GUIDANCE ON WHERE TO OBTAIN CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

a.    Certification Job Aid

b.    Schedule of Events (SOE)

c.    Advisory Circular (AC) Checklist

d.    Operations Specification (OpSpec) data sheet

e.    Other applicable publications and documents

4.    EXPLAIN FORMAL APPLICATIONS SUBMISSIONS

 

 

 

 

 

B.    CERTIFICATION TEAM DESIGNATED AT LEAST ONE OPERATIONS, ONE MAINTENANCE, AND ONE AVIONICS INSPECTOR (CABIN SAFETY INSPECTOR (CSI) AND DISPATCH INSPECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED)

NAME

SPECIALTY

CPM__________________________________

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C.    INITIAL ORIENTATION:

Inspector___________________________

1.    PASI:

a.    Date Forwarded to regional office __________________

b.    Precertification number __________________________

 

 

 

 

 

REMARKS:

 

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II. FORMAL APPLICATION PHASE

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INSP. INITIALS

 

A.    REVIEW APPLICANT’S SUBMISSIONS

1.    FORMAL APPLICATION LETTER

 

 

 

 

 

a.    Full and official name (legal)

 

 

 

 

 

b.    Mailing address

 

 

 

 

 

c.    Primary operating location (principal operations base)

 

 

 

 

 

d.    Name and address of applicant’s agent for service

 

 

 

 

 

e.    Key management personnel names

 

 

 

 

 

2.    FORMAL APPLICATION ATTACHMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

a.    SOE

 

 

 

 

 

b.    Initial compliance statement

 

 

 

 

 

c.    Required documentation, company general manuals (operations and maintenance)

 

 

 

 

 

d.    New-hire training program details and curricula, to include:

ˇ     Basic indoctrination

ˇ     Crewmember emergency training

ˇ     Pilot – ground and flight training to include: initial, upgrade, requalification, and recurrent

ˇ     Transition, differences and recurrent, as applicable

ˇ     Ground training to include: initial, transition, and recurrent, as applicable*

ˇ     Hazardous material (hazmat) training

ˇ     Initial/transition check airmen training

ˇ     Initial/transition flight instructor training

ˇ     Security training

ˇ     Medical flightcrew training, as applicable

ˇ     Operations Control Specialist (OCS) training, to include: initial and recurrent, and credit for reduction in initial training hours

 

 

 

 

 

e.    Management qualification resumés

 

 

 

 

 

f.     Documents relating to purchase/contracts/leases/Letters of Intent (LOI)

 

 

 

 

 

B.    EVALUATE FAA RESOURCE CAPABILITY BASED ON SOE

 

 

 

 

REMARKS:

 

C.    FORMAL APPLICATION MEETING

1.    SCHEDULE MEETING Date: _________Time: _______

2.    DISCUSS EACH SUBMISSION

3.    RESOLVE DISCREPANCIES/OPEN ITEMS

4.    REVIEW CERTIFICATION PROCESS

5.    REVIEW IMPACT IF SCHEDULE OF EVENTS NOT MET

 

 

 

 

 

D.    ISSUE LETTER ACCEPTING/REJECTING APPLICATION

 

 

 

 

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III. DESIGN ASSESSMENT PHASE

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DATE(S) RETURNED FOR CHANGES

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INSP. INITIALS

 

A.    EVALUATE APPLICABLE TRAINING PROGRAMS

1.    TRAINING CURRICULUMS

 

 

 

 

 

a.    Basic indoctrination

 

 

 

 

 

b.    Crewmember emergency training

 

 

 

 

 

c.    Pilot initial ground and flight training

 

 

 

 

 

d.    Pilot recurrent training

 

 

 

 

 

e.    Pilot transition, upgrade, differences and re-qualification training

 

 

 

 

 

f.     Optional medical crew initial / recurrent safety training*

 

 

 

 

 

g.    Optional air medical crew recurrent safety training*

 

 

 

 

 

h.    Flight attendant (F/A) initial ground training (as applicable)*

 

 

 

 

 

i.     F/A transition/recurrent training (as applicable)*

 

 

 

 

 

j.    Security training

 

 

 

 

 

k.    Hazmat

 

 

 

 

 

l.     Check airman/flight instructor

 

 

 

 

 

m.   Maintenance personnel

 

 

 

 

 

n.    Operations Control Center (OCC) Personnel (as applicable)*

 

 

 

 

 

o.    Local flying area pilot training and examination (as applicable)

 

 

 

 

 

B.    EVALUATE MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

1.    DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (Principal Owner/Principal Ops Official)*

 

 

 

 

 

2.    CHIEF PILOT*

 

 

 

 

 

3.    DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE (DOM)*

 

 

 

 

 

4.    REQUEST FOR DEVIATION LETTER(S) (14 CFR part 119, § 119.71(f))

 

 

 

 

 

C.    EVALUATE APPLICABLE MANUALS

NOTE: See 14 CFR part 135, § 135.23 for a detailed list of requirements

 

 

 

 

 

1.    GENERAL OPERATIONS MANUAL (GOM)

 

 

 

 

 

a.    Management persons required under § 119.69(a)

 

 

 

 

 

b.    Applicable OpSpec sections

 

 

 

 

 

c.    Emergency plan/accident notification

 

 

 

 

 

d.    Pilot-in-command (PIC) knowledge of: required airworthiness inspections, reporting and recording of mechanical irregularities, minimum equipment list (MEL)/logbook knowledge and out‑station maintenance/servicing

 

 

 

 

 

e.    Procedures for the release for, or continuation of, flight with inoperable or unserviceable equipment

 

 

 

 

 

f.     Procedures for preflight visual flight rules (VFR) planning

 

 

 

 

 

g.    Procedures for preflight risk analysis

 

 

 

 

 

h.    OCCs (as applicable)

 

 

 

 

 

i.     Local flying area designation procedures

 

 

 

 

 

2.    GENERAL MAINTENANCE MANUAL (GMM)

 

 

 

 

 

3.    FAA-APPROVED AIRCRAFT FLIGHT MANUAL (AFM)

 

 

 

 

 

4.    AIRCRAFT CHECKLISTS

 

 

 

 

 

a.    Normal

 

 

 

 

 

b.    Abnormal

 

 

 

 

 

c.    Emergency

 

 

 

 

 

d.    Preflight risk analysis checklist

 

 

 

 

 

5.    F/A MANUAL (as applicable)*

 

 

 

 

 

6.    PREFLIGHT RISK ANALYSIS PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

7.    DESTINATION AIRPORT ANALYSIS (as applicable)*

 

 

 

 

 

8.    OCC MANUAL (as applicable)*

 

 

 

 

 

9.    MEL

 

 

 

 

 

10.  CONFIGURATION DEVIATION LIST (CDL) (as applicable)

 

 

 

 

 

11.  MAINTENANCE TECHNICAL MANUALS (as applicable):

 

 

 

 

 

a.    Airframe/Powerplant

 

 

 

 

 

b.    Structural repair

 

 

 

 

 

c.    Parts catalog

 

 

 

 

 

d.    Inspection procedures

 

 

 

 

 

e.    Manufacturer’s or vendor’s manual

 

 

 

 

 

f.     Wiring Manual

 

 

 

 

 

g.    Overhaul Manual

 

 

 

 

 

h.    Instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA)

 

 

 

 

 

12.  FUELING/REFUELING PROCEDURES

 

 

 

 

 

13.  FLIGHT LOCATING (as applicable)

 

 

 

 

 

14.  HELICOPTER TERRAIN AWARENESS AND WARNING SYSTEM (HTAWS)

 

 

 

 

 

15.  FLIGHT DATA MONITORING SYSTEM (FDMS)

 

 

 

 

 

16.  WEIGHT AND BALANCE (W&B) LIMITATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

17.  HAZMAT RECOGNITION AND/OR ACCEPTANCE

 

 

 

 

 

18.  SECURITY PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

19.  CONTINUOUS AIRWORTHINESS MAINT. PROG. (CAMP) (if applicable)

 

 

 

 

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D.    OTHER EVALUATIONS (as applicable)*

 

 

 

 

 

1.    AIRCRAFT LEASE*

 

 

 

 

 

2.    MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

3.    SERVICING CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

4.    EXEMPTION/DEVIATION REQUESTS/ JUSTIFICATION

 

 

 

 

 

5.    AIRCRAFT PROVING OR VALIDATION TEST PLAN (if applicable)

 

 

 

 

 

6.    ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

 

 

 

 

 

7.    FINAL COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

 

 

 

 

 

8.    INITIATE OPSPECS PREPARATION DATA SHEET

 

 

 

 

 

9.    TRAINING CONTRACTS

 

 

 

 

 

10.  DEICING/ANTI-ICING

 

 

 

 

 

11.  EXIT ROW SEATING (20 – 30 seat and on-demand or commuter 10 or more seats)*

 

 

 

 

 

12.  ANTI-DRUG AND ALCOHOL MISUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

REMARKS:

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IV. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT PHASE

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DATE(S) RETURNED FOR CHANGES

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A.    EVALUATE APPLICANT CONDUCTING TRAINING

 

 

 

 

 

1.    TRAINING FACILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

2.    TRAINING SCHEDULES

 

 

 

 

 

3.    FLIGHTCREW MEMBER TRAINING

 

 

 

 

 

a.    Basic indoctrination

 

 

 

 

 

b.    Emergency training

 

 

 

 

 

c.    Ground training

 

 

 

 

 

d.    Flight training

 

 

 

 

 

4.    MEDICAL CREW TRAINING

 

 

 

 

 

a.    Basic indoctrination

 

 

 

 

 

b.    Emergency training

 

 

 

 

 

c.    Ground training

 

 

 

 

 

d.    Flight operations training

 

 

 

 

 

5.    CHECK AIRMAN/FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

 

 

 

 

 

6.    F/A TRAINING*

 

 

 

 

 

a.    Basic indoctrination

 

 

 

 

 

b.    Emergency training

 

 

 

 

 

c.    Ground training

 

 

 

 

 

7.    HAZMAT

 

 

 

 

 

8.    SECURITY TRAINING

 

 

 

 

 

9.    MAINTENANCE TRAINING

 

 

 

 

 

a.    Mechanics/repairmen

 

 

 

 

 

b.    Inspection personnel

 

 

 

 

 

c.    Ground handling/servicing

 

 

 

 

 

10.  STATION PERSONNEL TRAINING

 

 

 

 

 

11.   OCS TRAINING

 

 

 

 

REMARKS:

 

B.    CREWMEMBER TESTING AND/OR CERTIFICATION

 

 

 

 

 

1.    PILOTS

 

 

 

 

 

2.    F/As*

 

 

 

 

 

3.    MEDICAL CREWMEMBERS*

 

 

 

 

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C.    AIRCRAFT CONFORMITY INSPECTION

 

 

 

 

 

D.    MAIN OPERATIONS BASE

 

 

 

 

 

E.    MAIN MAINTENANCE BASE

 

 

 

 

 

F.    RECORDKEEPING:

 

 

 

 

 

1.    CREWMEMBER:

 

 

 

 

 

a.    Training

 

 

 

 

 

b.    Flight and rest times

 

 

 

 

 

c.    Qualifications

 

 

 

 

 

2.    MAINTENANCE:

 

 

 

 

 

a.    Aircraft records

 

 

 

 

 

b.    Personnel training

 

 

 

 

 

c.    Personnel duty time limitations

 

 

 

 

 

G.    FLIGHT/TRIP RECORDS

 

 

 

 

 

H.    PREFLIGHT RISK ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

 

 

 

 

 

I.     EMERGENCY AND EMERGENCY EVACUATION DUTIES AND PROCEDURES*

 

 

 

 

 

J.     AIRCRAFT PROVING
TEST(S) AS APPLICABLE

 

 

 

 

 

K.    VALIDATION TEST(S) AS APPLICABLE

 

 

 

 

 

L.    PROOF OF DOT ECONOMIC AUTHORITY (AIR CARRIERS ONLY)

 

 

 

 

REMARKS:

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V. ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS PHASE

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A.    APPROVE OPSPECS

 

 

 

 

 

B.    PRESENT CERTIFICATE AND OPSPECS TO CERTIFICATE HOLDER

 

 

 

 

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C.    PREPARE CERTIFICATION REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

1.    ASSEMBLE REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

a.    PASI

 

 

 

 

 

b.    Certification job aid

 

 

 

 

 

c.    Formal application letter

 

 

 

 

 

d.    SOE

 

 

 

 

 

e.    Final compliance statement

 

 

 

 

 

f.     Proving/validation test evaluation report

 

 

 

 

 

g.    Copy of OpSpecs

 

 

 

 

 

h.    Copy of certificate

 

 

 

 

 

i.     Summary of difficulties

 

 

 

 

 

j.     Suggestions to improve certification process

 

 

 

 

 

2.    DISTRIBUTE REPORT

 

 

 

 

REMARKS:

 

 

D.   DEVELOP POSTCERTIFICATION SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

1.    WITHIN GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

 

 

 

 

 

2.    OUTSIDE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

 

 

 

 

REMARKS:

 

* – Denotes processes/steps that may not be required of SINGLE PILOT, SINGLE PIC, OR BASIC PART 135 OPERATORS

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Figure 4-55.  Part 135 HAA Certification Job Aid for Cabin Safety

CABIN SAFETY INSPECTOR:_____________________________

PRECERTIFICATION   NO.____________________

I. PREAPPLICATION PHASE:

A.   ATTEND PREAPPLICATION MEETING. APPLICANT’S REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT (F/A) AND CABIN SAFETY MATERIAL.

NAME:_____________________________________

B.   INFORM THE APPLICANT ABOUT HOW TO OBTAIN THE FOLLOWING (current editions):

1.    Advisory Circular (AC) 121-24, Passenger Safety Information Briefing and Briefing Cards (Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 135, § 135.117)

2.    Exit Seating (if applicable) (§ 135.129)

3.    FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapters 23, 32, and 33 (F/A / Cabin Safety Sections)

4.    Preparation of F/A Manual Job Aid (FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 32, Section 13, Figure 3-124)

5.    F/A Training Job Aid (FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 23, Section 2, Figure 3-107)

6.    14 CFR Part 382, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Air Travel

7.    14 CFR Part 252, Smoking Aboard Aircraft

8.    AC 135-14, Helicopter Air Ambulance Operations

II. FORMAL APPLICATION PHASE:

DATE(S)

RECEIVED

DATES

ACCEPTED

A.   FORMAL APPLICATION ATTACHMENTS, TO INCLUDE:

 

 

1.    F/A training programs, to include initial, transition and recurrent (as applicable)

 

 

2.    F/A manual(s)

 

 

3.    Medical/flightcrew training/briefing program.

 

 

4.    Applicable crewmember recordkeeping documentation

 

 

5.    Exit seat program (where applicable)

 

 

6.    Passenger briefing cards

 

 

7.    Compliance statements (cabin safety related)

 

 

8.    Schedule of Events (SOE) (cabin safety related)

 

 

 

 

 

III. DESIGN ASSESSMENT PHASE:

 

 

A.   EVALUATE APPLICABLE MANUALS

 

 

1.    F/A manual

 

 

2.    F/A training manual*

 

 

3.    Medical/flightcrew training/briefing program*

 

 

4.    Preflight risk analysis program

 

 

5.    Security program

 

 

6.    Hazardous materials (hazmat) recognition program

 

 

7.    Passenger briefing cards, as applicable

 

 

B.   OTHER EVALUATIONS (as applicable)

 

 

1.    Exit row seating (20 – 30 seat on-demand or commuter 10 or more seats), as applicable

 

 

2.    Emergency and emergency evacuation duties and procedures

 

 

3.    Training contracts (as applicable)

 

 

4.    Proving and validation tests (as applicable)

 

 

 

 

 

IV. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT PHASE:

 

 

A.   EVALUATE APPLICANT CONDUCTING TRAINING

 

 

1.    F/A training facilities

 

 

2.    F/A training schedules

 

 

3.    F/A training, to include: basic indoctrination, ground, hazmat, emergency, and security

 

 

4.    Recordkeeping, to include: training, currency/recency, and flight/rest times

 

 

5.    Proving and validation tests (as applicable)

 

 

 

 

 

V. ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS PHASE:

 

 

A.   Coordinate with other principal inspectors (PI) to issue operations specifications (OpSpecs)

 

 

 

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B.    Formal Application Phase. The operator must submit a letter requesting issuance of the appropriate OpSpec paragraphs, and present the new compliance statement and those attachments referred to in Volume 2, Chapter 4, Section 2, paragraph 2-367, which have been determined to be applicable in the previous phase.

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C.    Design Assessment Phase. Prior to conducting this phase, inspectors should review the contents of Volume 2, Chapter 4, Section 3. Inspectors should also see the direction and guidance of Sections 3 and 4 of this chapter while conducting the required evaluations.

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D.    Performance Assessment Phase. In this phase, only the applicable events of the job aid have to be accomplished. Inspectors should review Volume 2, Chapter 4, Section 4, of this handbook for guidance when accomplishing this phase. Because unique circumstances surrounding this certificate configuration change, the POI must informally coordinate with the RFSD before closing this phase. Specific criteria and procedures for inspectors to use when evaluating an operator’s demonstrated ability are located in Sections 3 and 4 of this chapter. These demonstrations include, but are not limited to, the following:

ˇ    Training in air ambulance procedures;

ˇ    Emergency evacuations;

ˇ    Air navigation under air ambulance operating procedures; and

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ˇ    Operations control procedures.

E.    Administrative Functions Phase. Inspectors should review the contents of Volume 2, Chapter 4, Section 5, before concluding the administrative functions phase.

RESERVED. Paragraphs 4-933 through 4-940.