Task:

M4.1.7 Conduct a Maintenance Review Board (MRB) (AEG task)

Function:

Duty:

4.0 General Technical

4.1 Aircraft Evaluation

Previous Task Analysis:

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

5

5

3

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

Legal References:

49 USC 44701                       General Requirements

49 USC 44702                       Issuance of Certificates

49 USC 44705                       Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC 44713                       Inspection and Maintenance

Purpose:

To brief MRB members/FAA Working Group advisors on what the MRB document should contain and on procedures for resolving conflicts

Significant Interfaces:

Industry Steering Committee Chairperson

Working Group Chairpersons

FAA Working Group Advisors

Maintenance Review Board Members

FAA Headquarters

Aircraft Evaluation Group

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

Order 8900.1                Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 121‑22                   Maintenance Review Boards, Maintenance Type Boards, and OEM/TCH Recommended Maintenance Procedures

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

1          Following meeting with Industrial Steering Committee (ISC) Chairperson to confirm working groups and meeting schedules upon notification of a Working Group conflict

K:      AC 121‑22

1.1       Open Record in accordance with office procedures.

2          Reach an understanding with MRB members/FAA Working Group advisors concerning the information wanted from them and when required

K:      AC 121‑22

2.1        Brief Members to:
- Watch for items appearing as Maintenance Significant Items (MSIs), which are candidate Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs)
- Notify FAA Engineering if Working Group did not develop a MRB task to satisfy or eliminate the candidate CMR
- Determine if the proposed MSIs and Significant Structural Items (SSIs) cover the entire aircraft:
-- For derivative aircraft, brief members to compare the MSIs and SSIs to the previous aircraft and identify any discrepancies
-- For new aircraft, brief members to use their personal experience, knowledge, and training
- Watch for misapplication of the analysis process
- Ask for reexamination of any items on which the analysis process was misapplied
- Be alert for ISC changes to Working Group decisions
- Ask for justification on any ISC changes to Working Group decisions
- Examine the preamble to the body of the MRB document and Airline Transport Association (ATA) chapters for conformance with FAA policy
2.2        Determine how often MRB members/FAA Working Group advisors should report information relating items in 2.1, and inform them

3          Brief MRB members/FAA Working Group advisors on the procedures for resolving conflict

K:      AC 121‑22

3.1        Brief MRB members/FAA Working Group advisors to:
- View all problems in light of current FAA policy
- Research precedents for resolution to problems
3.2        Brief MRB members/FAA Working Group advisors that conflicts will be resolved as follows (in order):
- MRB members/FAA Working Group advisors will attempt to resolve conflict between themselves and Working Group members
- If conflict cannot be resolved, MRB members/FAA Working Group advisors will bring it to the attention of the MRB Chairperson
- If conflict cannot be resolved, MRB Chairperson will discuss conflict with ISC Chairperson
- If conflict cannot be resolved, MRB Chairperson will escalate problem to Maintenance Review Board Policy Board (MRBPB) Chairperson

4          Establish contact with MRBPB Chairperson to discuss procedures for resolving policy or technical problems

K:      AC 121‑22

4.1        Contact MRBPB Chairperson:
- For policy questions, recommend that coordination be handled in writing
- For technical problems, recommend that coordination be handled over the telephone

5          Resolve conflicts, if required

K:      AC 121‑22

5.1        Determine whether MRB members/FAA Working Group advisors have attempted to resolve the conflict between themselves and Working Group members:
- If they have not, inform them to attempt to resolve it
5.2        Meet with Working Group Chairperson to resolve conflict if MRB members/FAA Working Group advisors could not resolve it, and document results of meeting:
- If conflict resolved, end of task
5.3        Meet with ISC Chairperson to resolve conflict if conflict could not be resolved with Working Group Chairperson, and document results:
- If conflict resolved, end of task
5.4        Notify MRBPB Chairperson to establish FAA position if conflict could not be resolved with ISC Chairperson
5.5        Notify ISC Chairperson of FAA position
5.6        Negotiate a settlement with ISC Chairperson, if authorized to do so:
- Enforce FAA position if a settlement cannot be reached

6          Close AEG Record in accordance with office procedure.