Task:

M3.3.72  Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 121/135 (10 or More) Operator

Function:

Duty:

3.0  Certification

3.3  Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.6, 3.3.18, 3.3.72, 3.3.118, 3.3.175 and 3.3.176

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.10

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

5

5

2

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3202

3207

3240

 

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5202

5207

5240

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

 

Legal References:

49 USC § 40113            Administrative

49 USC § 44701            General Requirements

49 USC § 44702            Issuance of Certificates

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

49 USC § 44705            Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC § 44713            Inspection and Maintenance

 

Purpose:

To evaluate an applicant for a 14 CFR Parts 121/135 (10 or more) air carrier certificate

 

Significant Interfaces:

Applicant

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Certification, Standardization, and Evaluation Team

Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Division, AFS-300

Aviation Data Systems Branch, AFS-620

 

Procedural Guidance:

14 CFR Part 1,                       Definitions and Abbreviations

14 CFR Part 11,                     General Rulemaking Procedures

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 27,                     Airworthiness Standards: Normal Category Rotorcraft

14 CFR Part 29,                     Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Rotorcraft

14 CFR Part 33,                     Airworthiness Standards: Aircraft Engines

14 CFR Part 36,                     Noise Standards: Aircraft Type and Airworthiness Certification

14 CFR Part 39,                     Airworthiness Directives

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

14 CFR Part 45,                     Identification and Registration Marking

14 CFR Part 47,                     Aircraft Registration

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

14 CFR Part 91,                     General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 95,                     IFR Altitudes

14 CFR Part 108,                   Airplane Operator Security

14 CFR Part 109,                   Indirect Air Carrier Security

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 System (FSIMS)

AC 120-16 (as amended),       Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Programs

AC 120-17 (as amended),       Maintenance Control by Reliability Methods

AC 120-27 (as amended),       Aircraft Weight and Balance Control

AC 120-30 (as amended),       Reporting Requirements of Air Carriers, Commercial Operators, Travel Clubs, and Air Traffic

AC 120-42 (as amended),       Extended Range Operation with Two-Engine Airplanes (ETOPS)

AC 120-49 (as amended),       Certification of Air Carriers

AC 120-59 (as amended),       Air Carrier Internal Evaluation Programs

AC 120-60 (as amended),       Ground Deicing and Anti-Icing Program

AC 120-66 (as amended),       Aviation Safety Action Programs

AC 121-16 (as amended),       Maintenance Certification Procedures

OST Publication                     How to Become a Certificated Air Carrier

 

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 for information regarding certification

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

1.1        Provide FAA Form 8400-6, Pre-application Statement of Intent (PASI), and AC 120-49 (as amended) to applicant

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

                                    K:         AC 120-49 (as amended)

 

            1.2        Determine applicant’s eligibility

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

            1.3        Discuss pre-application package with applicant

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

            1.4        Open PTRS record

                                    K:         Order 1380.51

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

1.5        Coordinate with the Certification, Standardization, and Evaluation Team

 

2.         Review PASI; determine if information is complete, accurate and acceptable

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

2.1        If PASI is unacceptable, note reasons on PASI; notify applicant

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

2.2        If PASI is acceptable, complete PASI; contact AFS-620 for pre-certification number

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

3.         Forward completed PASI to Regional Flight Standards Division

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

4.         Establish certification team

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

5.         Schedule and conduct pre-application meeting

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

6.         Receive formal application

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

6.1        Review applicant’s formal application and attachments for completeness

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

            6.2        Determine acceptability of formal application

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

7.         Schedule and conduct formal application meeting; ensure key applicant management personnel will attend

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

7.1        If formal application meeting is satisfactory, notify applicant in writing; proceed with certification process

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

7.2        If formal application meeting is unsatisfactory, send letter to applicant; state reasons for rejection; return package

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

7.3        If applicant does not intend to proceed with certification, notify Regional Flight Standards Division; contact AFS-620 to release pre-certification number

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

8.         Review Document Compliance phase submissions

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

            8.1        Document and inform applicant of deficiencies

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

            8.2        Evaluate corrective action

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

8.3        If proceeding with certification process is unadvisable, notify applicant in writing; terminate certification process

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

9.         Observe demonstrations; conduct inspections

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

10.        Analyze results of observation/inspections

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

            10.1      Document and inform applicant of deficiencies

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

            10.2      Evaluate corrective action

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

10.3      If proceeding with certification process is unadvisable, notify applicant in writing; terminate certification process

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

11.        If applicant has met all applicable certification requirements, prepare appropriate certificate

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

            11.1      Issue operations specifications

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

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

 

            11.2      Prepare certification report

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

            11.3      Distribute certification report

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

12.        Document task

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

            12.1      Close PTRS record

                                    K:         Order 1380.51

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

13.        Future activities

 

13.1      Ensure orderly transition from certification process to certificate management

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

 

13.2      Conduct post-certification surveillance

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4