Title:

Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 121/135 (10 or More) Operator’s Weight and Balance Control Program/Revision

Number:

3.3.38

Validation Date: 07/18/2016

Approval Date:

Comments:

To evaluate an operator/applicant’s weight and balance control program/procedures.

Job Task Sponsor:

AFS-340

Job Series:

1825 Aviation Safety Inspector

Function:

3.0 Certification

Duty:

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Rating and Ranking

Difficulty:

4

Importance:

5

Time to Accomplish:

Variable

Specialty

Frequency

PMI

On Demand

PAI

On Demand

 

 

Course Numbers

27100059

 

 

 

 

SAS SP ED/EP

ED 6.3.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regulatory Requirements

 

49 USC 40113           Administrative

49 USC 44701           General Requirements

49 USC 44705           Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC 44707           Examining and Rating Air Agencies

49 USC 44713           Inspection and Maintenance

 

 

14 CFR Part 21            Certification Procedures for Products and Parts

14 CFR Part 23            Airworthiness Standards: Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes

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

14 CFR Part 91            General Operating and Flight Rules

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

14 CFR Part 135          Operating Requirements: Commuter and on Demand Operations and
Rules Governing Persons on Board such Aircraft

 

 

Forms

None

 

Job Aids

None

 

Other Guidance

Order 8900.1                Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

See SAS Guidance        FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 10

AC 120-27                   Aircraft Weight and Balance Control

AC 120-49                   Certification of Air Carriers

FAA-H-8083-1             Weight and Balance Handbook

 

TASK DESCRIPTION:

To evaluate an operator/applicant’s weight and balance control program/procedures

 

SUBTASK 1:

Receive request to evaluate a weight and balance control program

1.     Review applicable regulations, guidance, and definitions applicable to operators weight and balance control program.

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Review the guidance and policy contained in
FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1,
AC 120-27

Knowledge:

    Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

    Understand CFR Part 121 and 135 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

    SAS certification processes.

 

SUBTASK 2:

Coordinate weight and balance control program evaluation with operator/applicant

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Coordinate weight and balance control program evaluation with operator/applicant

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1

Knowledge:

    Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

    Understand CFR Part 121 and 135 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

    SAS certification processes.

 

SUBTASK 3:

Review operator/applicants manual/program documents

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Review the PASI for contents, coordinate a pre‑application meeting, and provide the applicant information on the 145 certification expectations.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1

Knowledge:

    Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

    Understand CFR Part 121 and 135 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

    SAS certification processes.

 

SUBTASK 4:

Review operator/applicant’s Operations Specifications

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Review operator/applicant’s Operations Specifications.

Conditions:

Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 18, Section 6

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 18, Section 6,

AC 120-27

Knowledge:

    Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

    Understand CFR Part 121 and 135 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

    SAS certification processes.

 

SUBTASK 5:

Analyze results of evaluation

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Analyze results of evaluation

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1

Knowledge:

    Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

    Understand CFR Part 121 and 135 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

    SAS certification processes.

 

SUBTASK 6:

Discuss any discrepancies and required corrective actions with operator/applicant

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Discuss any discrepancies and required corrective actions with operator/applicant

Conditions:

Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1

Standards:

Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1

Knowledge:

    Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

    Understand CFR Part 121 and 135 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

    SAS certification processes.

 

SUBTASK 7:

Document task

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Complete SAS ED 6.3.3 DCT.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1,
Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 18, Section 6 and AC 120-27

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1
Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 18, Section 6 and AC 120-27

Knowledge:

    Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

    Understand CFR Part 121 and 135 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

    SAS certification processes.

 

SUBTASK 8:

Conduct normal surveillance

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Discuss any discrepancies and required corrective actions with operator/applicant

Conditions:

Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1

Standards:

Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chapter 47, Section 1

Knowledge:

    Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

    Understand CFR Part 121 and 135 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

    SAS certification processes.