Task:

M3.3.101  Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 129 Operator's Maintenance Contractual Agreement

Function:

Duty:

3.0  Certification

3.3  Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.101

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

3

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Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

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PTRS Tracking

Specialty

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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 evaluate a 14 CFR Part 129 operator's maintenance contract(s) or agreement(s) to ensure they meet regulatory requirements

 

Significant Interfaces:

Operator

Contract Facility

Regional Flight Standards Division

International Field Office

Regional Legal Counsel

Foreign Civil Airworthiness Authority

State Department

U.S. Embassy

 

Procedural Guidance:

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

Contract Maintenance Facilities

Safety Performance Analysis System

 

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 contract/agreement documents submitted by operator

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

                        K:         AC 129-4 (as amended)

                        K:         ICAO Annex 6

 

1.1        Open PTRS record

                                    K:         Order 1380.51

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

 

2.         Evaluate operator’s maintenance program/contractual agreement documents

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

 

            2.1        Ensure all applicable items found in AC 129-4 are included in operator’s maintenance program agreements

                                    K:         14 CFR § 129.14

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

                                    K:         AC 129-4 (as amended)

                                    K:         ICAO Annex 6

 

3.         Evaluate the portions of operator’s manual that require specific FAA approval

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

                        K:         AC 129-4 (as amended)

 

4.         Verify contract maintenance is performed by an FAA approved facility

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

                        K:         AC 129-4 (as amended)

                        K:         ICAO Annex 6

 

5.         Analyze results of evaluation

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

 

            5.1        If deficiencies are found, inform operator; evaluate corrective actions

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

 

            5.2        If all regulatory requirements have been satisfied, approve operator’s contractual maintenance agreement

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

                                    K:         AC 129-4 (as amended)

 

6.         Return documents that fail to meet requirements and provide operator guidance

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

                        K:         AC 129-4 (as amended)

 

            6.1        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

 

7.         Document task

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

 

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

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

 

            7.2        Close PTRS record

                                    K:         Order 1380.51

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

 

8.         Future activities

 

            8.1        Conduct normal surveillance

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