Task:

M2.4.18  Inspect a 14 CFR Part 145 Foreign Repair Station

Function:

Duty:

2.0  Surveillance/Inspection

2.4  Air Agency Surveillance and Inspection

Previous Task Analysis:

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

5

5

2

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3650

 

 

 

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5650

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

 

Legal References:

49 USC § 40113            Administrative

49 USC § 44701            General Requirements

49 USC § 44707            Examining and Rating Air Agencies

49 USC § 44709            Amendments, Modifications, Suspensions, and Revocations of Certificates

 

Purpose:

To inspect a foreign repair station to ensure facilities and equipment meet the requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations

 

Significant Interfaces:

Airman

Certificate Holder

Air Agency

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Division, AFS-300

U.S. Embassy

Civil Aviation Authority

 

Procedural Guidance:

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

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

14 CFR Part 125,                Certification and Operations: Airplanes Having a Seating Capacity of 20 or More Passengers or a Maximum Payload Capacity of 6,000 Pounds or More; and Rules Governing Persons on Board such Aircraft

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)

AC 145-9 (as amended),      Guide for Developing and Evaluating Repair Station and Quality Control Manuals

 

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


 

Steps, Sub-Steps & Knowledges

Recommended Training

 

1.         Initiate inspection of repair station facilities and equipment

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 1, Sec. 3, Sec. 4, Sec. 5, Sec. 6, Sec. 7, Sec. 8, Sec. 9, Sec. 10, Sec. 11, Sec. 12, Sec. 13, Sec. 14, Sec. 15, and Sec. 17

 

1.1        Review applicable regulations and guidance for repair stations

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

                        K:         AC 145-9 (as amended)

 

1.2        Review certificate holder's inspection procedures manual

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 4, and Sec. 17

                        K:         AC 145-9 (as amended)

 

1.3        Review office file or coordinate with Certificate Holding District Office for outstanding issues and areas requiring special emphasis

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 1, Sec. 3, Sec. 4, Sec. 5, Sec. 6, Sec. 7, Sec. 8, Sec. 9, Sec. 10, Sec. 11, Sec. 12, Sec. 13, Sec. 14, Sec. 15, and Sec. 17

 

1.4        Open PTRS record

            K:         Order 1380.51

 

2.         Coordinate inspection with certificate holder, as appropriate

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

            2.1        Invite the Civil Aviation Authority of the country where the repair station is located to participate in the inspection

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

            2.2        Notify U.S. Embassy, as a courtesy

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

3.         Evaluate repair station's documentation

 

            3.1        Inspect and evaluate certificate holder's documentation, certificates and ratings for appropriateness

                                    K:         14 CFR § 145.2

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 2 and Sec. 17

 

            3.2        Inspect and evaluate personnel roster for adequacy of staffing, qualifications, certification and authorizations for “Return to Service”

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 10 and Sec. 17

                                    K:         AC 145-9 (as amended)

 

            3.3        Inspect and evaluate technical and regulatory data used by station; ensure data is appropriate, current, complete and adequate for maintenance functions being performed

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 7 and Sec. 17

                                    K:         AC 145-9 (as amended)

 

            3.4        Ensure station records are completed and retained as required

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 3 and Sec. 17

                                    K:         AC 145-9 (as amended)

 

            3.5        Ensure required Malfunction or Defect reports and other reports are submitted as required

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 12 and Sec. 17

 

4.         Inspect certificate holder's parent and off-site facilities, as appropriate

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 5 and Sec. 17

 

4.1        Verify repair station has suitable housing for its equipment and materials

            K:         14 CFR § 145.35

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

4.2        Verify repair station has suitable space for work it performs

            K:         14 CFR § 145.35

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

4.3        Verify repair station has suitable facilities for storing, segregating and protecting materials, parts and supplies

            K:         14 CFR § 145.35

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

4.4        Verify repair station has suitable facilities for protecting parts during maintenance and for protecting workers

            K:         14 CFR § 145.35

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

4.5        Verify repair station has suitable assembly space in an enclosed structure for largest item to be maintained

            K:         14 CFR Part 145.35

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

4.6        Verify repair station has suitable storage facilities to ensure protection of parts and units subject to damage and/or deterioration from dampness or moisture

            K:         14 CFR § 145.35

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

4.7        Verify repair station shops and storage facilities are adequately ventilated to ensure workers are not physically impaired

            K:         14 CFR § 145.35

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

4.8        Verify repair station is adequately lighted to ensure quality of maintenance is not impaired

            K:         14 CFR § 145.35

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

4.9        Verify repair station adequately controls environment to ensure airworthiness of articles being maintained and general housekeeping practices

            K:         14 CFR § 145.35

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

4.10      Verify availability of aircraft facilities for airframe rated repair station

            K:         14 CFR § 145.37

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

5.         Inspect repair station’s equipment

 

5.1        Verify repair station has adequate trays, racks or stands for segregating and covering engine or accessory components and parts

            K:         14 CFR § 145.37

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

5.2        Verify propeller rated repair station has suitable stands, racks, or other fixtures for proper storage of propellers being maintained

            K:         14 CFR § 145.37

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

5.3        Verify instrument rated repair station is reasonably dust free and precautions are taken to prevent contamination of instruments

            K:         14 CFR § 145.37

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

5.4        Verify class rated repair station has all equipment and materials required to perform functions listed in 14 CFR Part 145, Appendix A

            K:         14 CFR § 145.37

            K;        14 CFR Part 145, Appendix A

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

5.5        Verify limited rated repair station has all equipment and materials for specific functions of rating

            K:         14 CFR § 145.49

            K:         14 CFR Part 145, Appendix A

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

5.6        Verify limited specialized service repair station has all equipment and materials for rating held

            K:         14 CFR § 145.49

            K:         14 CFR § 145.55

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

5.7        Verify required precision measurement test equipment is properly calibrated and traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

            K:         14 CFR § 145.47

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

6.         Observe and inspect in-progress maintenance functions; ensure work is being performed in compliance with CFRs and in accordance with specific operator's manual

K:         14 CFR § 145.2

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

            6.1        Ensure maintenance turnover briefings reflect the exact status of in-progress maintenance per manual procedures, including updating of work cards

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

6.2        Ensure that maintenance functions being contracted to outside agencies is current with the listing required by 14 CFR § 145.11

            K:         14 CFR § 145.11

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

7.         Review certificate holder's inspection procedures manual; ensure system is in operation as described in manual

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

            7.1        Ensure manual procedures, availability and distribution meets regulatory requirements

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16 and Sec. 17

 

8.         Analyze results of inspection

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

 

            8.1        If deficiencies are found, advise certificate holder; confirm in writing

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

            8.2        Follow up on and evaluate corrective actions

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

9.         Document task

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

9.1        Inform Certificate Holding District Office of inspection results in writing

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

9.2        File all supporting paperwork in the certificate holder's office file

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

9.3        Close PTRS record

            K:         Order 1380.51

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

 

10.        Future activities

 

            10.1      Conduct a follow-up inspection, as applicable

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17