Task:

M3.3.59  Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 121/125/133/135/137 Operator’s/Applicant's Maintenance Facility

Function:

Duty:

3.0  Certification

3.3  Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.59, 3.3.61, 3.3.89, 3.3.158, 3.3.162 and 3.3.169

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

5

5

2

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3338

3340

 

 

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5338

5340

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

 

Legal References:

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

 

Purpose:

To evaluate a 14 CFR Part 121/125/133/135/137 operator’s applicant’s maintenance facility for compliance with regulatory requirements

 

Significant Interfaces:

Operator/Applicant

Contract Service Provider

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Certification, Standardization, and Evaluation Team

Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Division, AFS-300

 

Procedural Guidance:

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

14 CFR Part 65,                  Certification: Airmen other than Flight Crewmembers

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 133,                Rotorcraft External-Load Operations

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

14 CFR Part 137,                Agricultural Aircraft Operations

14 CFR Part 145,                Repair Stations

SFAR 36 (as amended),       Operations Review Program Amendment No. 2A; Development of Major Repair Data

Order 1380.51,                    Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1,                      Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 65-24 (as amended),      Certification of a Repairman

AC 135-10 (as amended),    Approved Aircraft Inspection Program

 

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 request to evaluate a maintenance facility

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

            1.1        Open PTRS record

                                    K:         Order 1380.51

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

2.         Review operator/applicant’s technical documentation and equipment type necessary to perform required maintenance

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

3.         Review operator/applicant’s enforcement history for any area requiring special attention, etc.

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

4.         Inspect operator/applicant’s technical library

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

5.         Determine to what extent operator/applicant intends to use contract maintenance facilities

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

            5.1        Determine if contractor’s facilities are adequate to perform required maintenance

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

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 42, Sec. 1

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

6.         Evaluate operator/applicant’s maintenance facilities

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

7.         Evaluate operator/applicant’s maintenance record retention system for adequacy and compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

8.         Evaluate operator/applicant’s maintenance organization to ensure adequate qualified staffing

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

9.         Evaluate operator/applicant’s engineering department, as applicable

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

10.        Inspect the inspection department

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

11.        Inspect maintenance control, as applicable

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

12.        Inspect maintenance production planning control, as applicable

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

13.        Inspect operator/applicant’s maintenance training program, as applicable

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

14.        Analyze results of evaluation

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

            14.1      Debrief operator/applicant if deficiencies are noted; discuss possible corrective actions

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

            14.2      Evaluate operator/applicant’s corrective actions

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

15.        When all requirements are met

 

            15.1      Certify operator/applicant’s maintenance facility

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

            15.2      Issue/amend operations specifications

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 1

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

16.        Document task

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

            16.1      File all supporting paperwork in the operator/applicant's office file

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

            16.2      Close PTRS record

                                    K:         Order 1380.51

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41

 

17.        Future activities

 

            17.1      Conduct surveillance activities

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 41