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:

5

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

5

Time:

 

Frequency:

1

Job Aid:

Y

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

4634

4651

 

 

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 44707               Examining and Rating Air Agencies

Purpose:

To inspect 14 CFR Part 91 and 14 CFR Part 135 aircraft modified or equipped with night vision imaging system (NVIS).

Significant Interfaces:

Operator

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

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                                     Emergency Medical Services/Helicopter (EMS/H)

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.



Steps, Sub-Steps & Knowledges

Recommended Training

1.                                    Initiate inspection of aircraft NVIS lighting installation

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

1.1                            Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
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 affect the aircraft lighting 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 sources (ie medical devices, hoists, etc).

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 immediately

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

K: Order 1380.51
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