Task:

M2.3.99 Inspect a 14 CFR Part 121/135 (10 or More) Operator’s Aircraft Maintenance Records

Function:

Duty:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

2.3 Air Operator Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 2.3.99 and 2.3.107

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

4

5

3

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking/SAS Entry

Specialty

3634

3649

 

4.2.4 (AW)

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5634

5649

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

Legal References:

49 U.S.C.  40113          Administrative

49 U.S.C.  44701          General Requirements

49 U.S.C.  44704          Type Certificates, Production Certificates, and Airworthiness Certificates

49 U.S.C.  44705          Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 U.S.C.  44713          Inspection and Maintenance

Purpose:

To ensure a 14 CFR Part 121/135 (10 or more) operator/applicant’s aircraft maintenance records and record‑keeping system complies with the requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations

Significant Interfaces:

Operator

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS‑300

Aviation Data Systems Branch, AFS‑620

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 11               General Rulemaking Procedures

14 CFR Part 39               Airworthiness Directives

14 CFR Part 43               Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration

14 CFR Part 65               Certification: Airmen other than Flight Crewmembers

14 CFR Part 91               General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 121             Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations

14 CFR Part 135             Operating Requirements: Commuter and on Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons on Board such Aircraft

14 CFR Part 145             Repair Stations

Order 1380.51                Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1                  Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

NOTE:  Ensure you are using the most current information. The Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) may be used to obtain current guidance.

1           Initiate inspection of maintenance records/record‑keeping system

K:          14 CFR Part 43

K:          14 CFR Part 91

K:          14 CFR Part 121/135

K:          Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36

1.1        Open PTRS record/SAS Element
K:        Order 1380.51
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36

2           Inspect operator’s maintenance records; ensure required maintenance/inspection records are retained for each aircraft including engines, propellers and appliances

K:        14 CFR Part 43

K:        14 CFR Part 91

K:        14 CFR Part 121/135

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36

2.1        Ensure records contain required descriptions of work performed, person performing the work (if not employed by operator) and positive identification of person approving the work
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36

3           Inspect operator’s maintenance record keeping system ensure that approved manual procedures are being followed

K:        14 CFR Part 43

K:        14 CFR Part 91

K:        14 CFR Part 121/135

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36

3.1        Inspect flight/maintenance logs; determine the effectiveness of the airworthiness procedures and that each record contains the information required by regulations
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36
3.2        Inspect scheduled maintenance inspection work packages for required sign‑offs and that approved data is being used as required
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36
3.3        Inspect total time in service records; compare manual procedures for maintaining total time‑in‑service records with actual accomplishment of the total time/cycle‑in‑service records
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36
3.4        Inspect life‑limited parts records; compare the manual procedures with actual recording of the current status of life‑limited parts
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36
3.5        Inspect overhaul records; compare the manual procedures for maintaining the overhaul record with the actual overhaul record content
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36
3.6        Inspect inspection status records; compare the manual procedures for maintaining the current inspection status with available records to ensure that the recorded daily flight hours/cycles are used to obtain the current inspection status
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36
3.7        Inspect one‑time recurring Airworthiness Directive (AD) status; ensure records contain all applicable ADs, and ADs were accomplished within specified times
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36
3.8        Inspect major alteration/major repair records; compare the manual procedures for maintaining a list of major alterations and major repairs with the actual work records
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36

4           Analyze results of evaluation

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36

4.1        Debrief operator; discuss discrepancies that require corrective action
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36
4.2        Evaluate corrective actions
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36
4.3        Submit findings to Certificate Holding District Office, if applicable
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36
4.4        Initiate enforcement action, as applicable
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36

5           Document task

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36

5.1        Close PTRS record/ SAS Element
K:        Order 1380.51
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36

6           Future activities

6.1        Conduct normal surveillance
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 36