Task:

M3.3.95 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 125 Operator

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.73, 3.3.81 and 3.3.95

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.10

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

4

4

2

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3202

3240

 

 

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5202

5240

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

S

 

 

Legal References:

49 U.S.C. 40113           Administrative

49 U.S.C. 44701           General Requirements

49 U.S.C. 44704           Type Certificates, Production Certificates, and Airworthiness Certificates

49 U.S.C. 44707           Examining and Rating Air Agencies

Purpose:

To evaluate an applicant for a 14 CFR Part 125 operating certificate

Significant Interfaces:

Applicant

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Certification Services Oversight Process

Flight Standards National Field Office (FSNFO) (AFS-900)

Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS-300

Aircraft Registration Branch, AFS-750

Aviation Standards National Field Office

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 11            General Rulemaking Procedures

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 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 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 145          Repair Stations

49 CFR Part 173          Shippers—General Requirements for Shipments and Packagings

49 CFR Part 175          Carriage by Aircraft

49 CFR Part 830          Notification and Reporting of Aircraft Accidents or Incidents and Overdue Aircraft, and Preservation of Aircraft Wreckage, Mail, Cargo, and Records

Order 1380.51              Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1                Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 20‑42                     Hand Fire Extinguishers for Use in Aircraft

AC 125‑1                     Operations of Large Airplanes Subject to Federal Aviation Regulations Part 125

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

1         Receive initial request for information regarding certification

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

1.1       Determine if proposed operation is applicable to 14 CFR § 125.1
K:        14 CFR § 125.1
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 6, Sec. 2
1.2       Open PTRS record
K:        Order 1380.51

2         Discuss preapplication package with applicant

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

2.1       If a deviation is requested, refer applicant to 14 CFR § 125.3
K:        14 CFR § 125.3
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 6, Sec. 2

3         Review FAA Form 8400-6, Preapplication Statement of Intent (PASI)

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

4         Select Certification Team

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

5         Schedule and conduct preapplication meeting

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

6         Review formal application

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

7         Conduct formal application meeting

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

8         Accept or reject formal application package

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

9         Review all required/appropriate documents

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

10        Obtain and review a profile of applicant and personnel from Vital Information Subsystem (VIS)

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

11        Notify applicant if deficiencies are found in documents

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

11.1     If discrepancies are resolved, continue certification process
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 6, Sec. 2

12        Conduct demonstrations, aircraft maintenance, records, personnel, and facilities inspections

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

13        Analyze results of evaluation

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

13.1     Document deficiencies, as required
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 6, Sec. 2
13.2     If applicant does not adequately demonstrate compliance or discrepancies cannot be resolved, forward a letter listing unacceptable items to applicant within 10 working days
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 6, Sec. 2

14        If all requirements are met, prepare FAA Form 8430-21, Operating Certificate

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

15        Prepare and sign operations specifications

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

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

16        Document task

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

16.1     Prepare and distribute certification report
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 6, Sec. 2
16.2     File all supporting paperwork in the operator/applicant's office file
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 6, Sec. 2
16.3     Close PTRS record
K:        Order 1380.51
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 6, Sec. 2

17        Establish an office file.

18        Future activities

18.1     Conduct normal surveillance
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 6, Sec. 2