Task:

M3.3.96  Evaluate 14 CFR Part 125 Operations Specifications

Function:

Duty:

3.0  Certification

3.3  Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.96

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.22

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Importance:

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Legal References:

49 USC § 40113            Administrative

49 USC § 44701            General Requirements

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

 

Purpose:

To evaluate and issue a 14 CFR Part 125 operator's/applicant's operations specifications

 

Significant Interfaces:

Operator/Applicant

Certificate Holding District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

 

Procedural Guidance:

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

Order 1380.51,                    Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1,                      Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

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

AC 125-1 (as amended),      Operations of Large Airplanes Subject to Federal Aviation Regulations Part 125

FAA Form 8440-7,              Operations Specifications

 

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 inquiry regarding operations specifications

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

 

            1.1        Open PTRS records

                                    K:         Order 1380.51

 

            1.2        Advise operator/applicant and provide samples of operations specifications

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

 

2.                                    Procedures for Operator-initiated operations specifications/ amendments

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

 

2.1        Receive operator’s/applicant’s initiated operations specifications

                                    K:         14 CFR Part 125

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

                                    K:         AC 125-1 (as amended)

 

            2.2        Review operator’s file; determine the need for approval of operations specifications

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

                                    K:         AC 125-1 (as amended)

 

            2.3        Review the submitted operations specifications

                                    K:         14 CFR Part 125

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

                                    K:         AC 125-1 (as amended)

 

3.         Analyze findings

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

 

4.         Debrief operator/applicant

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

 

4.1        Coordinate with appropriate FAA personnel to determine content of debriefing

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

 

5.         Approve or disapprove operations specifications, including original and all copies

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

 

6.         Procedures for FAA-initiated operations specifications

 

            6.1        Coordinate with appropriate specialists

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

                                    K:         AC 125-1 (as amended)

 

6.2               Prepare FAA Form 8400-7:  Complete front of form; on reverse side, complete only the first, second and third blocks

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

 

6.3                            Notify operator of proposed operations specifications

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

                                    K:         AC 125-1 (as amended)

 

            6.4        Review and evaluate operator’s comments

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

                                    K:         AC 125-1 (as amended)

 

            6.5        Determine if operations specifications will be adopted

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

                                    K:         AC 125-1 (as amended)

 

7.         Notify operator of the decision, in writing

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

 

8.         Send copy of operations specifications to Regional Flight Standards Division

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

 

9.                                    Task Outcomes

 

            9.1        Close PTRS record

                                    K:         Order 1380.51

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

 

9.2        Completion of the task, resulting in approval or disapproval

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

 

            9.3        File receipted copy of operations specifications according to established procedures; retain superseded copies in FSDO files

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

 

10.        Future activities

 

10.1      If operator petitions the Flight Standards Director for reconsideration, stay effective date of amendment pending decision, unless such action would compromise safety

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