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VOLUME 6  SURVEILLANCE

CHAPTER 3  PART 125 INSPECTIONS

Section 4  Conduct Part 125 Base Inspection

6-1246    PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING SUBSYSTEM (PTRS) ACTIVITY CODES.

A.    Operations:

    Initial Certification: 1353.

    Surveillance: 1616.

B.    Airworthiness:

    Initial Certification: 3338.

    Surveillance: 3632.

C.    Avionics:

    Initial Certification: 5338.

    Surveillance: 5632.

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NOTE:  Aviation safety inspectors (ASI) must use Google Chrome to download the PTRS Work Activity Guide from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Enhanced Flight Standards Automation System (eFSAS) at https://employees.faa.gov/org/linebusiness/avs/it/portal/efsas/media/ELECTRONIC-WORK-ACTIVITY-GUIDE-TABLES.pdf.

6-1247    GENERAL. This section contains direction and guidance for Operations, Maintenance, and Avionics inspectors to use for performing base of operations inspections and to ensure that the operator conforms to the regulatory requirements listed in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 125. Base facilities inspections are necessary to verify that the operator is accomplishing those support activities required to originate, turn around, or terminate a flight.

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6-1248    OVERVIEW. Part 125, § 125.45 requires that each operator shall allow the Administrator, at any time or place, to make any inspections or tests to determine its compliance with Title 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.) (formerly the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (FA Act)), 14 CFR, its Operating Certificate and operations specifications (OpSpecs)/Letter of Authorization (LOA), its Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA), or its eligibility to continue to hold its certificate or LODA.

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A.    Definition of a Part 125 Operator. A part 125 operator may be a part 125 certificate holder or an A125 LODA holder. The A125 LODA provides relief from the requirements to hold a certificate and OpSpecs for noncommercial operators only. The A125 LODA assures the safety intent of the part 125 operating rule while granting certification relief to corporate and private operators. A125 LODA holders are issued LOAs instead of OpSpecs. (See Volume 2, Chapter 6, Section 3 for additional information on part 125 LODAs.)

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B.    Base Inspection. A base inspection is a scheduled activity that consists of a thorough review of the operatorís operations, maintenance records, procedures, and aircraft. Flight Standards work program policy, complaints, compliance actions, enforcement history, and risk identified by Flight Standards offices dictate the scheduled surveillance. Occasionally, FAA headquarters (HQ) will identify special emphasis items.

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C.    Conduct of Base Inspections (Operations). The responsible Flight Standards office conducts base inspections of all part 125 operators.

D.    Conduct of Base Inspections (Airworthiness and Avionics). Base facilities inspections are necessary to verify that the operator is maintaining the aircraft in an airworthy condition and accomplishing the necessary maintenance support activities required to originate, turn around, or terminate a flight.

6-1249    SPECIFIC INSPECTION PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES. Inspectors should use the Part 125 Operations Base Inspection Job Aid (Figure 6-59) during the inspection. This job aid provides inspectors with “reminder” items to check when they evaluate and verify specific policies and procedures. The job aid may not include inspected areas. An inspector should record an inspected area as an “other” item in the respective subject area. Also, there may be items on the job aid that the inspector did not observe and should be left blank. The job aid is designed solely as a reminder and as a means of standardization to ensure that the inspectors conduct station facilities inspections in the same general manner. Inspectors should conduct station facilities inspections by using the procedures that follow.

A.    Responsibilities.

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1)    The responsible Flight Standards office has responsibility for planning and programming the surveillance and inspections of an operator within its geographical area of responsibility.
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2)    The responsible Flight Standards office may ask another Flight Standards office to assist with the surveillance of a part 125 operator who is not based within, but operates to or from the airports located within, the other Flight Standards office area.
a)    The assigned ASI will conduct inspection and surveillance with the procedures outlined in this section.
b)    Requests for assistance from one Flight Standards office to another will be made directly from office to office unless directed otherwise by Safety Standards.
3)    Generally, the National Work Program Guidelines (NPG) determine the frequency of inspections; however, the number and frequency of inspections (surveillance) will vary depending on the need for emphasis and where and when more surveillance might be necessary.

6-1250    BASE INSPECTION JOB AID. The job aid in Figure 6-59 is for use in conducting the base inspection at the principal base of operations.

A.    Inspector Responsibilities. The items in the job aid are those that ASIs generally perform during routine surveillance.

1)    The far left column, “14 CFR §,” gives the regulation where objective standards are found.
2)    For each item, the inspector marks one of the three columns on the right: “SAT” for satisfactory, “UNSAT” for unsatisfactory, or “N/A” for not applicable.

B.    Job Aid Explanation. For those items that are not self-explanatory, use the following for objective standards:

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1)    Section 125.31—Contents of Certificate and Operations Specifications. Refer to Advisory Circular (AC) 125-1, Operations of Large Airplanes Subject to 14 CFR Part 125.
2)    Section 125.43—Use of Operations Specifications. Ensure that the manual contains the applicable OpSpec parts.
3)    Section 125.73—Contents. This area refers to the availability, currency, and content of the written guidance required by Federal regulations. The operatorís manuals must be available to each employee or contract maintenance provider for use in the performance of their assigned duties and contracted work.
4)    Section 125.75—Airplane Flight Manual. The operator may combine this manual with the § 125.71 manual and revise it, if approved by the Administrator.
5)    Part 125 Subpart D—Airplane Requirements. The certificate holder must comply with §§ 125.91 and 125.93 prior to any aircraft operations.
6)    Section 125.207—Emergency Equipment Requirements. If the first aid kit is sealed, visual inspection of contents is not required.
7)    Part 125 Subpart K—Flight Release Rules. Review the flight release and load manifest forms for accuracy and each required item for completion. Cross-check the load manifest fuel with fuel required by the release form.

6-1251    STATION FACILITIES INSPECTION REPORT. Inspectors should use the Part 125 Operations Base Inspection Job Aid when recording the inspection in the PTRS and for updating the enhanced Vital Information Database (eVID) subsystem environmental file. Discrepancies observed during the inspection should be documented in the comment section, along with any on-the-spot corrective action taken by the operator. Any recommended corrective actions should also be noted on the report so that the oversight principal inspectors (PI) will have the inspectorís views concerning the most effective means of resolving the discrepancies. When applicable, the inspector should indicate an outstanding or above-average base facility on the report to provide an accurate picture of the operatorís facility.

6-1252    PREREQUISITES AND COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS.

A.    Prerequisites. This surveillance requires knowledge of regulatory requirements in part 125, FAA policies, and qualification as an ASI (Operations, Maintenance, and Avionics).

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B.    Coordination. This surveillance requires coordination with all the oversight inspection personnel within the responsible Flight Standards office.

6-1253    REFERENCES, FORMS, AND JOB AIDS.

A.    References (current editions):

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    AC 125-1, Operations of Large Airplanes Subject to 14 CFR Part 125.

    Volume 14, Chapter 1, Section 2, Flight Standards Service Compliance Action Decision Procedure.

B.    Forms:

    FAA Form 1360-33, Record of Visit, Conference, or Telephone Call.

    FAA Form 8000-36, Program Tracking and Reporting System Data Sheet.

C.    Job Aids:

    Sample letters.

    Part 125 Operations Base Inspection Job Aid (Figure 6-59).

    Inspection Evaluation Report (Figure 6-61).

6-1254    INSPECTION PROCEDURES.

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A.    Planning for the Inspection. The inspector should carefully plan a base facilities inspection before conducting it. The inspector should review previous inspection reports, identify any areas of weakness previously reported, and review the operatorís corrective actions. The inspector conducting the inspection should contact the appropriate PIs to determine if there are any specific areas that may currently need a review or indepth inspection. The inspector should coordinate with the base manager ahead of time to establish a date and time for conducting the inspection (see Figure 6-60, Sample Letter Notifying Operator of Base Inspection).

B.    Briefing for the Inspection. Before beginning the inspection, the inspector should request that the base manager (or person in charge) provide an opening briefing on the facility operation, including its assigned personnel and operational procedures. In turn, the inspector should brief the base manager and the staff (if any) on the purpose and scope of the inspection. This discussion should include the following points:

    Purpose of the base facility inspection,

    Introduction of inspectors,

    The specific areas to be inspected, and

    The proposed time and place of the exit briefing.

1)    The Operating Certificate and OpSpecs/LOAs. Determine if they are still relevant to the operatorís scope of operation.
2)    Procedures and Policies. Determine that any changes continue to show compliance with § 125.73 manual content.
3)    Letters of Deviation or Special Authorizations. Determine if they are still appropriate to the operations being conducted.
4)    Surveillance Records and Previous Base Inspection Records. Identify the areas of concern and the need for special emphasis.
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5)    Responsible Flight Standards Office File Material. Any other material in the office file.

C.    Job Aid. Use the Part 125 Operations Base Inspection Job Aid to brief the operator and conduct the base inspection.

D.    Base Inspection Findings. Use the Part 125 Operations Base Inspection Job Aid to determine the areas of noncompliance.

E.    Debrief the Operator.

1)    Advise the operator of any areas of noncompliance found during the inspection, indicating those areas that they need to correct before they can conduct any further operations.
2)    Provide a copy of the discrepancies to the operator using Figure 6-61, Inspection Evaluation Report.
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F.    Formal Notification. Prepare a letter listing the discrepancies (see Figure 6-62, Sample Letter Indicating Discrepancies Discovered During Base Inspection) for the PIís signature. Send the original to the operator and place a copy in the responsible Flight Standards office file.

G.    File the Records. File the task completion records at the responsible Flight Standards office. The surveillance completion records include the following:

    Part 125 Operations Base Inspection Job Aid,

    Inspection Evaluation Report,

    Copy of letter of discrepancies, and

    Documentation of discrepancies.

H.    Make Appropriate PTRS Entries. Complete FAA Form 8000-36.

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6-1255    TASK OUTCOMES. Follow the process contained in Volume 14, Chapter 1, Section 2 to identify the root cause(s) that led to any deviations from rules, standards, or procedures. Resolve findings immediately with the operator, if possible, and communicate with the appropriate PI about any followup action required to validate that the operator has returned the facility to full compliance. Completion of this surveillance results in one of the following:

    A letter listing any discrepancies,

    A completed Part 125 Operations Base Inspection Job Aid, or

    A completed Inspection Evaluation Report.

6-1256    FUTURE ACTIVITIES.

    Followup inspection to verify correction of discrepancies.

    Programmed, routine surveillance and inspection.

Figure 6-59.  Part 125 Operations Base Inspection Job Aid

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14 CFR §

INSPECT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

SAT

UNSAT

N/A

125.3

Deviation Authority

 

 

 

125.5

Operating Certificate and OpSpecs or LOAs

 

 

 

125.7

True copy of certificate in each airplane

 

 

 

True copy of Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) in each airplane, if issued

 

 

 

125.11

Does not hold out to the public

 

 

 

125.25

Management Personnel

1. Description of the duties, responsibilities, and authority of each of its management personnel in the general policy section of its manual.

2. List in the manual the names and addresses of each of its management personnel.

Director of Operations

Name:                                                                                     

Address:                                                                                 

                                                                                                

 

 

 

Designated Person (DP), responsible for the scheduling of inspections required by the manual and for the updating of the approved Weight and Balance (W&B) system on all airplanes.

Name:                                                                                     

Address:                                                                                 

                                                                                                

3. A description of the maintenance organization must be in the operatorís manual when the operator has such an organization.

Other Management Personnel (list)

                                                                                                

                                                                                                

                                                                                                

 

 

 

125.31

Certificate contains—

Holderís name:                                                                   

 

 

 

Date of Issue:                                                                     

 

 

 

OpSpecs/LOAs contain—

Kinds of operations authorized

 

 

 

Type and registration number of airplane authorized for use

 

 

 

Any additional items considered necessary when issued

 

 

 

125.37

Duty time limitations

 

 

 

125.43

Complete and separate set of OpSpecs/LOAs

 

 

 

14 CFR §

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

SAT

UNSAT

N/A

125.71

Manual—

 

 

 

Copy at principal base of operations

 

 

 

Not contrary to 14 CFR or OpSpecs/LOAs

 

 

 

Appropriate portions available to ground and maintenance personnel

 

 

 

Copies provided to flightcrew

 

 

 

125.73

Manual contents—

Date of last revision and number on each page

 

 

 

Management personnel names; assigned area of responsibility; and duties, responsibilities, and authority

 

 

 

Procedures for ensuring compliance with airplane W&B limitations

 

 

 

Copy of OpSpecs/LOAs or appropriate extracted material

 

 

 

Procedures for accident notification

 

 

 

Procedures for ensuring Required Inspection Items (RII) have been performed

 

 

 

Procedure for reporting and recording mechanical irregularities (Service Difficulty Report (SDR))

 

 

 

Procedures to be followed to determine that irregularities have been corrected or deferred

 

 

 

Procedures for release or continuation of flight for required equipment breakdown

 

 

 

Procedures for refueling

 

 

 

Procedures for pilot in command (PIC) in passenger briefing

 

 

 

Flight locating procedures when no flight plan is filed

 

 

 

Procedures for ensuring compliance with emergency procedures

 

 

 

List of functions assigned to required crewmembers during emergencies and emergency evacuation

 

 

 

Approved airplane inspection program (Airworthiness)

 

 

 

Hazardous materials (hazmat) procedures—

Instructions to recognize hazmats

 

 

 

If hazmats are handled, carried, or stored, procedures for:

Accepting for shipment: proper documents, compatibility of articles, proper packing, marking, labeling, and instructions for loading and storage

 

 

 

Notification and reporting of incidents

 

 

 

Notification of PIC when hazmats are onboard

 

 

 

Procedures for the evacuation of persons who may need assistance from another person during an emergency

 

 

 

Identity of each person who will give tests and the tests authorized

 

 

 

Other procedures and policy instructions concerning the operation

 

 

 

125.75

Airplane Flight Manual (AFM)—

Current approved manual or equivalent for each type airplane

 

 

 

Carried onboard each airplane

 

 

 

14 CFR §

SUBPART D—AIRPLANE REQUIREMENTS

SAT

UNSAT

N/A

125.91

Current airworthiness certificate

 

 

 

In an airworthy condition (airworthiness)

 

 

 

Empty weight and center of gravity (CG) calculated from actual weighing within preceding 36 months

 

 

 

125.93

Airplane limitations

 

 

 

SUBPART E—SPECIAL AIRWORTHINESS REQUIREMENTS (AIRWORTHINESS)

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SUBPART F—INSTRUMENT AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

SAT

UNSAT

N/A

125.201

Instruments and equipment specifically or otherwise required by type certificate (TC) and essential for safe operation are in operating condition

 

 

 

Instruments and equipment required by Airworthiness Directive (AD) are operable unless AD provides otherwise

 

 

 

Minimum equipment list (MEL) for airplane

 

 

 

MEL LOA from Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) (Supplemental Type Certificate (STC))

 

 

 

Airplane records available to PIC include entries describing inoperable instruments and equipment

 

 

 

Airplane operated under conditions of the MEL and current LOA, if applicable

 

 

 

125.203

Radio and navigational equipment

 

 

 

Radio navigational equipment able to receive radio signals from ground facilities for visual flight rules (VFR) over-the-top

 

 

 

Under instrument flight rules (IFR) or extended overwater, meets the requirements of § 125.203(c)

 

 

 

125.205

Equipment for airplanes operated under IFR meet requirements of § 125.205(a) through (k)

 

 

 

125.206

Pitot heat indication system complies with 14 CFR part 25, § 25.1326

 

 

 

Operator possesses extension of § 125.206 deadline

 

 

 

125.207

Emergency equipment

 

 

 

Airplanes with seating capacity of 20 or more have—

 

 

 

One approved first aid kit

 

 

 

Dust proof and moisture proof

 

 

 

Contains only materials approved by the Administrator or meeting Federal Specifications GGK-391a

 

 

 

Accessible to flight attendants (F/A)

 

 

 

At takeoff, contains the contents and quantity described in § 125.207(a)

 

 

 

Crash axe accessible to crew but not accessible to passengers

 

 

 

No smoking and safety belt signs that can be turned on and off by crewmember

 

 

 

Additional emergency equipment in part 125 appendix A

 

 

 

Emergency equipment requirements per the current rule

 

 

 

125.209

Emergency equipment for extended overwater operations

 

 

 

An approved life preserver with a locator light for each passenger or

 

 

 

Other than a life preserver, a flotation device which is removable

 

 

 

Life rafts to carry all occupants

 

 

 

Equipment onboard life rafts meets requirements of § 125.209(a)(2)(i) through (xix)

 

 

 

One life raft has a survival emergency locator transmitter (ELT) as per § 125.209(b)

 

 

 

125.211

Seat and safety belts—

An approved seat or berth for each person at least 2 years old

 

 

 

Approved safety belt for separate use by each person at least 2 years old (Note exceptions in § 125.211(a)(2))

 

 

 

Complies with § 125.211(b)

 

 

 

Complies with § 125.211(d), sideward facing seats comply with § 25.785(c)

 

 

 

Complies with § 125.211(e)

 

 

 

125.213

Miscellaneous equipment—

Adequate number of spare fuses (number found in manual)

 

 

 

Windshield wiper or equivalent at each pilot station

 

 

 

Appropriate power supply and distribution system

 

 

 

Flight instrument power indicator

 

 

 

Two independent static pressure systems

 

 

 

Doors leading to emergency exits placarded open during takeoff and landing

 

 

 

Means for crew to unlock doors leading to passenger compartments

 

 

 

125.215

Operating information required—

Cockpit checklists

 

 

 

Before engine start

 

 

 

Before takeoff

 

 

 

Cruise

 

 

 

Before landing

 

 

 

After landing

 

 

 

Stopping engines

 

 

 

Emergency cockpit checklists—

Fuel, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical systems

 

 

 

Emergency operation of instruments and controls

 

 

 

Engine out procedures

 

 

 

Other emergency procedures

 

 

 

Pertinent aeronautical charts

 

 

 

For IFR flight—

En route charts

 

 

 

Terminal area charts

 

 

 

Approach and letdown charts

 

 

 

One-engine-inoperative (OEI) climb performance data, as per § 125.215(a)(5)

 

 

 

125.217

Passenger information—

Passenger information signs meet requirements of § 25.791

 

 

 

125.219

Passenger medical oxygen use—

Complies with § 125.219(a) through (e)

 

 

 

125.221

Icing conditions: operating limitations—

Complies with § 125.221(a) through (d)

 

 

 

125.223

Weather radar equipment requirements—

 

 

 

Weather radar installed

 

 

 

Weather radar operating satisfactorily

 

 

 

Manual procedures for inoperative radar

 

 

 

125.226

A record of digital flight data recorder (DFDR) information does not need to be retained longer than 60 days (§ 125.226(h))

 

 

 

125.227(f)

In the event of an accident or occurrence requiring immediate notification of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) under Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) part 830, which results in the termination of the flight, the operator shall keep the recorded information for at least 60 days or, if requested by the Administrator or the Board, for a longer period.

 

 

 

SUBPART G—MAINTENANCE (AIRWORTHINESS)

14 CFR §

SUBPART H—AIRMAN AND CREWMEMBER REQUIRMENTS

SAT

UNSAT

N/A

125.261

Airman services limitations—

All airman meet requirements of § 125.261(a)

 

 

 

125.263

Airplanes operated with minimum flightcrew required by AFM

 

 

 

Airplanes requiring Flight Engineers (FE)—

One flightcrew member qualified to act as FE in emergency

 

 

 

125.265

FE requirements—

FE crewmembers hold current FE certificate

 

 

 

FE crewmembers meet the 50 hours in 6 months requirement

 

 

 

125.267

Flight navigator and long-range navigation equipment—

Operations outside 48 contiguous states and District of Columbia—

Has a flightcrew member with current flight navigator certificate or

 

 

 

Two independent approved means of long-range navigation

 

 

 

Operations requiring flight navigator or long-range navigation equipment indicated in OpSpecs/LOAs

 

 

 

125.269

F/As—

Airplanes having more than 19 but less than 51 passengers have one F/A

 

 

 

Airplanes having more than 50 but less than 101 passengers have two F/As

 

 

 

Airplanes with more than 100 passengers have two F/As plus one additional F/A for every additional 50 passengers

 

 

 

Number of F/As specified in OpSpecs/LOAs

 

 

 

Complies with § 125.269(c)

 

 

 

125.271

Emergency/emergency evacuation duties

 

 

 

Crewmembers assigned necessary functions

 

 

 

Functions described in manual

 

 

 

14 CFR §

SUBPART I—FLIGHTCREW MEMBER REQUIREMENTS

SAT

UNSAT

N/A

125.281

Crewmembers used as PIC hold—

At least a commercial certificate

 

 

 

Appropriate category, class, type rating

 

 

 

An instrument rating

 

 

 

PIC flight experience—

1,200 hours as pilot

 

 

 

500 hours of cross-country time

 

 

 

100 hours of nighttime

 

 

 

At least 10 night takeoffs and landings

 

 

 

75 hours actual or simulated instrument time, 50 hours of which were actual

 

 

 

125.283

Crewmembers used as second in command (SIC) hold—

At least a commercial certificate

 

 

 

Appropriate category and class ratings

 

 

 

An instrument rating

 

 

 

For IFR flight, meets recent instrument experience requirements for 14 CFR part 61

 

 

 

125.285

Recent experience—

Required pilot flightcrew members have at least three takeoffs and landings in type within the preceding 90 days

 

 

 

Crewmembers not meeting § 125.285(a) checked by a check pilot

 

 

 

Check airman certified crewmember proficiency and qualifications

 

 

 

125.287

Pilot testing experience—

Pilots passed 12-month written or oral test

 

 

 

Pilots passed 12-month competency check

 

 

 

Instrument proficiency check (IPC) substituted

 

 

 

Check airman/inspector has certified the competency of each pilot

 

 

 

125.289

F/A testing requirements

 

 

 

F/As have completed 12-month test on subjects indicated in § 125.289(a) through (i)

 

 

 

125.291

PIC IPC—

Pilots passed 6-month proficiency check

 

 

 

Letters of competency for each type of precision approach

 

 

 

Letters of competency for each type of nonprecision approach or

 

 

 

Any other two different types of nonprecision approach

 

 

 

Instrument approach procedures (IAP) include—

At least one straight-in approach

 

 

 

At least one circling approach

 

 

 

At least one missed approach

 

 

 

Each approach conducted to published minimums

 

 

 

IPC consisted of—

Oral or written equipment test

 

 

 

Flight check under actual or simulated conditions

 

 

 

PIC checked in all types of airplane in rotation with not more than one flight check in a 6-month period

 

 

 

Check airman issued letters of competency—

Lists types of instrument approaches

 

 

 

Lists facilities authorized

 

 

 

125.295

Check pilot authorization—

Check pilot still employed

 

 

 

Test results certified by a check pilot

 

 

 

125.297

Approval of airplane simulators and training devices

 

 

 

Each simulator or training device—

Specifically approved for—

The operator

 

 

 

The type of airplane and variation

 

 

 

The maneuvers, procedures, or crewmember functions involved

 

 

 

Maintains performance, functional, and other characteristics required for approval

 

 

 

Modified to conform to any modification to the airplane

 

 

 

14 CFR §

SUBPART K—FLIGHT RELEASE RULES

SAT

UNSAT

N/A

125.351

Flight release authority—

Flights started by person authorized to exercise operational control

 

 

 

Flight releases signed by PIC and person with operational control

 

 

 

Airplanes on ground more than 6 hours get new flight release

 

 

 

125.353

Facilities and services for additional available information

 

 

 

125.355

Airplanes airworthy when released

 

 

 

125.357

Communication and navigation facilities on route or route segment equal to those required by § 125.363(a) through (d)

 

 

 

125.365

Alternate airport for departure—

Flight releases specify alternate airport distances from departure—

Airplanes with two engines, not more than 1 hour at normal cruise with OEI

 

 

 

Airplanes with three or more engines, not more than 2 hours at normal cruise with OEI

 

 

 

Alternate airports meet requirements of OpSpecs/LOAs

 

 

 

Alternate airports listed on flight release

 

 

 

125.367

Alternate airport for destination (IFR or over-the-top)

 

 

 

At least one alternate listed for each destination airport in flight release

 

 

 

Flights released with alternates listed

 

 

 

125.375

Fuel supply for non-turbine and turboprop airplanes—

Complies with § 125.375(a) through (c)

 

 

 

125.377

Fuel supply for turbine-powered airplanes—

Complies with § 125.377(a) through (d)

 

 

 

125.379

Landing minimums for IFR—

Minimum descent altitude (MDA) or decision height (DH) and visibility in OpSpecs/LOAs increased by 100 feet and Ĺ mile for pilots with 100 hours as PIC in type

 

 

 

Substitutions for 100 hours PIC

 

 

 

125.381

Takeoff and landing minimums for IFR—

Complies with § 125.381(a) through (c)

 

 

 

125.383

Load manifests—

Load manifests prepared before each takeoff and include—

Number of passengers

 

 

 

Total weight of loaded airplane

 

 

 

Maximum allowable takeoff and landing weight

 

 

 

CG limits

 

 

 

CG or loaded according to loading schedule

 

 

 

Registration number of airplane

 

 

 

Origin and destination

 

 

 

Names of passengers

 

 

 

Load manifest carried by PIC in airplane

 

 

 

Copies of load manifests kept for 30 days

 

 

 

14 CFR §

SUBPART L—RECORDS AND REPORTS

SAT

UNSAT

N/A

125.401

Crewmember records—

 

 

 

Current records for each crewmember that show compliance with requirements of part 125

 

 

 

Record of release from employment (kept for 6 months)

 

 

 

Record of physical or professional disqualification (kept for 6 months)

 

 

 

Records kept at principal base of operations or where authorized by Administrator

 

 

 

Computer record system (if used)

 

 

 

125.403

Flight release contains at least—

Company or organization name

 

 

 

Make, model, and registration number of airplane used

 

 

 

Date of flight

 

 

 

Name and duty assignment of each crewmember

 

 

 

Departure airport, destination airports, alternate airports, and route

 

 

 

Minimum fuel supply (lbs. or gal.)

 

 

 

Statement of type of operation (IFR or VFR)

 

 

 

Weather reports, forecasts, or combination attached to each release

 

 

 

125.405

Disposition of load manifest, flight release, and flight plans—

Complies with § 125.405(a) through (e) (kept for 30 days)

 

 

 

125.411

Airworthiness release or maintenance record entry.

A. Verify that each PIC reports all mechanical irregularities occurring during flight, and that they are entered in the maintenance log of the airplane at the next place of landing.

B. Verify, before each flight, that the PIC ascertains the status of each irregularity entered in the log at the end of the preceding flight.

C. Verify that each person who takes corrective action or defers action concerning a reported or observed failure or malfunction of an airframe, aircraft engine, propeller, or appliance shall record the action taken in the airplane maintenance log in accordance with 14 CFR part 43.

D. Verify that the procedures for keeping copies of the airplane maintenance logs in the airplane are working.

E. When an Airworthiness Release Form is prepared, the operator must give a copy to the PIC and keep a record of it for at least 60 days.

 

 

 

NOTE

This inspection must be entered into the PTRS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMARKS:

INSPECTORíS SIGNATURE:

DATE:

INSPECTORíS ORGANIZATION:

LOCATION OF INSPECTION:

Indicates new/changed information.

Figure 6-60.  Sample Letter Notifying Operator of Base Inspection

FAA letterhead

[Operatorís name and address]

Dear [operatorís name]:

This is to inform you that inspectors from this office will be conducting an inspection of your 14 CFR part 125 principal base of operations on [date] at [time].

Enclosed is a job aid our inspectors will likely be using to conduct the inspection. If you have any questions, please contact this office at [telephone number].

Indicates new/changed information.

[Principal Inspectorís (PI) signature]

Figure 6-61.  Inspection Evaluation Report

1. NAME OF ORGANIZATION

2. CERTIFICATE NO.

3. LOCATION

4. AREA OR FUNCTION EVALUATED

5. 14 CFR SECTION AND/OR OTHER CONTROLLING DATA

6. REQUIREMENT OF 14 CFR (EXPLAIN)

7. FINDING (EXPLAIN NONCOMPLIANCE—WHAT, HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE)

8. DOCUMENTATION SUBSTANTIATING NONCOMPLIANCE (ATTACH COPY)

1.                                                                                                                                       

2.                                                                                                                                       

3.                                                                                                                                       

4.                                                                                                                                       

9. INSPECTORíS SIGNATURE AND TITLE

                                                                                                                                                     

DATE:                                  

Indicates new/changed information.

Figure 6-62.  Sample Letter Indicating Discrepancies Discovered During Base Inspection

[Operatorís name and address]

Dear [operatorís name]:

This letter is formal notification of the results of a Base Inspection conducted by personnel of this office on [inspection date] and discussed with you on that date.

The following discrepancies were found and must be corrected:

1.The manual does not contain procedures for ensuring compliance with airplane Weight and Balance (W&B) limitations, as required by 14 CFR part 125, § 125.73(b).

2. Crewmember flight time records required by 14 CFR part 125, § 125.401(a) were not completed for [personnel names].

The above discrepancies must be corrected not later than 10 days from receipt of this letter. If the discrepancies are corrected prior to the 10 days, please notify this office.

Sincerely,

Indicates new/changed information.

[Principal Inspectorís (PI) signature]

RESERVED. Paragraphs 6-1257 through 6-1270.