Task:

M3.3.42 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 121/135 Operator's Continuing Analysis and Surveillance System (CASS)/Revision

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.42 and 3.3.135

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.31

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

5

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Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

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PTRS Tracking

Specialty

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3334

 

 

 

 

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Legal References:

49 U.S.C. § 40113       Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701       General Requirements

49 U.S.C. § 44702       Issuance of Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 44705       Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 44713       Inspection and Maintenance

Purpose:

To ensure an operator/applicant's Continuing Analysis and Surveillance System (CASS)/revision meets the necessary requirements for certification or revision

Significant Interfaces:

Operator/Applicant

Contract Service Provider

Certificate Holding District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Certification, Standardization, and Evaluation Team

Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Division, AFS-300

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

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 25            Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Airplanes

14 CFR Part 39            Airworthiness Directives

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

14 CFR Part 91            General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 119          Certification: Air Carriers and Commercial Operators

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

Order 1380.51              Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1                Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 120-16                   Air Carrier Maintenance Programs

AC 120-17                   Maintenance Control by Reliability Methods

AC 120-79                   Developing and Implementing an Air Carrier Continuing Analysis and Surveillance System

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

1.               Initiate evaluation of CASS/revision

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1

1.1            Open PTRS record
K:      Order 1380.51
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1

2.               Advise operator/applicant on program requirements and procedures

K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1

K:      AC 120-79 (current edition)

3.               Evaluate operator/applicant’s program/revision

3.1            Ensure program/revision has a system to identify all maintenance deficiencies and to implement corrective action
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1
K:       AC 120-79 (current edition)
3.2            Evaluate audit function to ensure program procedures include all necessary requirements
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1
K:      AC 120-79 (current edition)
3.3            Evaluate performance analysis function to ensure company procedures include all necessary requirements
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1
K:      AC 120-79 (current edition)
3.4            Review operator/applicant’s CASS/revision to ensure program audits and analyses complete maintenance and inspection function
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1
K:      AC 120-79 (current edition)
3.5            Ensure operator/applicant’s control of CASS is separate from other maintenance functions
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1
K:      AC 120-79 (current edition)
3.6            Verify operator/applicant has developed company procedures that ensure all contractors used to perform maintenance will inform operator/applicant of all deficiencies, failures, service times and any other essential information
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1
K:      AC 120-79 (current edition)
3.7            Review operator/applicant’s manual for required content/procedures
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1
K:      AC 120-79 (current edition)
3.8            Ensure manual contains organizational responsibilities and accountability for control of CASS
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1
K:      AC 120-79 (current edition)

4.               Evaluate available CASS staffing

K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1

K:      AC 120-79 (current edition)

5.               Analyze results of evaluation

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1

K:      AC 120-79 (current edition)

5.1            Discuss discrepancies with operator/applicant and advise which areas need corrective action
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1

6.               When all requirements have been met, accept CASS/revision

K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1

7.               Document task

K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1

7.1            File all supporting paperwork in the operator/applicant's office file
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1
7.2            Close PTRS record
K:      Order 1380.51
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1

8.               Future activities

8.1            Conduct routine surveillance
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 44, Sec. 1