Task:

M3.3.100  Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 129 Operator's Maintenance Technical Manual/Data for a U.S. Registered Aircraft

Function:

Duty:

3.0  Certification

3.3  Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.100

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

4

5

1

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

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N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3302

3312

 

 

 

 

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F

A

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5302

5312

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Legal References:

49 USC § 40105            International Negotiations, Agreements, and Obligations

49 USC § 40113            Administrative

49 USC § 44701            General Requirements

49 USC § 44704            Type Certificates, Production Certificates, and Airworthiness Certificates

49 USC § 44707            Examining and Rating Air Agencies

49 USC § 44713            Inspection and Maintenance

 

Purpose:

To ensure a 14 CFR Part 129 operator’s maintenance technical manuals meet the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations

 

Significant Interfaces:

Operator

Contract Maintenance Facility

Regional Flight Standards Division

Certification, Standardization, and Evaluation Team

International Field Office

Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Division, AFS-300

Aircraft Registration Branch, AFS-750

Foreign Civil Airworthiness Authority

State Department

 

Procedural Guidance:

14 CFR Part 25,                  Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Airplanes, Appendix H, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness

14 CFR Part 33,                  Airworthiness Standards: Aircraft Engines, Appendix A, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness

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

14 CFR Part 129,                Operations: Foreign Air Carriers and Foreign Operators of U.S.-Registered Aircraft Engaged in Common Carriage

Order 1380.51,                    Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1,                      Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 129-4 (as amended),      Maintenance Programs for U.S. Registered Aircraft under FAR Part 129

Annexes to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Annex 6 – Operation of Aircraft

 

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.         Receive written request for evaluation of maintenance technical manuals

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

 

            1.1        Open PTRS record

                                    K:         Order 1380.51

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

 

2.         Verify operations specifications have been approved before proceeding with manual evaluation

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

                        K:         AC 129-4 (as amended)

 

            2.1        Evaluate manual/data for compliance with applicable 14 CFR Part 129 requirements and applicable ICAO Annex 6 standards

                                    K:         14 CFR Part 129

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

                                    K:         AC 129-4 (as amended)

                                    K:         ICAO Annex 6

 

            2.2        Evaluate/verify that expository manual meets regulatory requirements and is written in the English language, as applicable

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

                                    K:         AC 129-4 (as amended)

 

            2.3        Review adequacy of manuals for each make and type of aircraft used

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

                                    K:         AC 129-4 (as amended)

 

3.         Evaluate manual revision system

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

                        K:         AC 129-4 (as amended)

 

4.         Analyze results of evaluation

 

            4.1        If deficiencies are found, advise operator; evaluate corrective actions

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

 

            4.2        If deficiencies cannot be satisfactorily resolved, notify Regional Flight Standards Division before returning or rejecting an application of a foreign carrier

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

 

5.         If applicant meets operating and maintenance requirements, approve/accept technical manual/data, coordinate with Principal Operations Inspector, as applicable

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

 

6.         Document task

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

 

            6.1        File all supporting paperwork in the operator's office file

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

 

            6.2        Close PTRS record

                                    K:         Order 1380.51

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

 

7.         Future activities

 

            7.1        Conduct normal surveillance

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2