Task:

M2.3.118 Inspect Aircraft Modified or Equipped with Night Vision Imaging System

Function:

Duty:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

2.3 Air Operator Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

5

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1

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

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PTRS Tracking

Specialty

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4651

6634

6651

 

 

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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. § 44707        Examining and Rating Air Agencies

Purpose:

To inspect 14 CFR Parts 91, 133, 135, 137, 141 and 145 aircraft modified or equipped with night vision imaging system (NVIS) and Night Vision Goggles (NVG).

Significant Interfaces:

Operator

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS-300

Manufacturer/Supplemental Type Certificate/Designated Engineer Representative

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 1             Definitions and Abbreviations

14 CFR Part 21           Certification Procedures for Products and Parts

14 CFR Part 27           Airworthiness Standards: Normal Category Rotorcraft

14 CFR Part 29           Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Rotorcraft

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

49 CFR Part 173         Shippers--General Requirements for Shipments and Packagings

Order 1380.51             Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1               Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 91-42                    Hazards of Rotating Propeller and Helicopter Rotor Blades

AC 135-14                  Helicopter Air Ambulance Operations

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

Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol. 13.02 Emergency Medical Services Equipment

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 aircraft NVIS lighting installation

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22

1.1       Open PTRS record or use Safety Assurance System (SAS)
K:      Order 1380.51
K:      SAS and associated Data Collection Tools (DCT)
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22

2          Prepare for inspection

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22

2.1       Coordinate with the controlling Certificate Holding District Office; obtain knowledge of the operator's maintenance procedures and other items of concern
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22
2.2       Become familiar with the type of aircraft and aircraft records before performing the inspection; determine if any recent supplemental type certificates (STC), Engineering Change Orders (ECO), Service Bulletins (SB) or Field Approval changes affecting light emitting or reflecting systems
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22

3          Contact the Operator and inform them of the inspection

K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22

NOTE:  Air medical aircraft may appear clean and sanitary; however, the inspector should be aware that there may be contaminants on board. Exercise good judgment and use caution to prevent the possibility of contracting an infectious disease.

3.1       Inspect aircraft interior and exterior NVIS lighting
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22
3.2       Inspect aircraft instrument panel for instrument readability
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22
3.3       Inspect installed equipment with light emitting or reflecting sources.
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22

4          Analyze findings to determine the area of responsibility (e.g., Operator, modifier or Aircraft Certification Office (ACO)/STC holder). Include any documents and photographs obtained during the inspection.

K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22

4.1       Notify the Director of Maintenance (DM), Director of Operations (DO), Chief Pilot or his/her representative of any discrepancies found and follow up in writing.
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22
4.2       Ensure operator has recorded all discrepancies noted during inspection; monitor corrective actions
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22

5          Task Completion

K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22

5.1       Written notification to the operator/program manager of the necessary changes to the manual when analysis of the findings discloses missing or inadequate maintenance/inspection procedures
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22
5.2       Close PTRS record or use SAS system
K:      Order 1380.51
K:      SAS and associated DCT
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22

6          Future activities

6.1       Conduct follow‑up inspections, as required
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 22