Task:

O2.3.86 Inspect a 14 CFR Part 135 Operator's Main Base

Function:

Duty:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

2.3 Air Operator Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes and Allen Corporation

Difficulty:

5

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

5

Time:

 

Frequency:

4

Job Aid:

N

PTRS Tracking

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Legal References:

49 U.S.C. 40113, Administrative

49 U.S.C. 44701, General Requirements

49 U.S.C. 44702, Issuance of Certificates

49 U.S.C. 44705, Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 U.S.C. 44709, Amendments, Modifications, Suspensions, and Revocations of Certificates

49 U.S.C. 44713, Inspection and Maintenance

Purpose:

To determine that the certificate holder operates its main base of operation in compliance with applicable regulations and approved procedures

Significant Interfaces:

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Principal Operations Inspector

Certificate Holder

Procedural Guidance:

14 CFR Part 61, Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors

14 CFR Part 63, Certification: Flight Crew Members Other Than Pilots

14 CFR Part 65, Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crew Members

14 CFR Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 119, Certification: Air Carriers and Commercial Operators

14 CFR Part 135, Operating Requirements: Commuter and On-Demand Operations and the Rule Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft

FAA-H-8083-1, Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook

Order  1380.51, Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order  2150.3, Compliance and Enforcement Program

Order 8900.1 Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

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

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

Forms:

FAA Form 8000-36, PTRS Data Sheet

1.          Determine the need for the inspection/surveillance

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
1.1        Open PTRS record
K: 1380.51

2.          Plan and initiate the inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
2.1        Review operator's District Office file
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
2.2        Review Operating Certificate
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
2.3        Review Operations Specifications
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
2.4        Review previous inspections
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
2.5        Review Vital Information Subsystem
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
2.6        Review Aviation Safety Analysis System (ASAS)
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
2.7        Review Operator's Manual(s)
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 11
2.8        Review operator's Training Program
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
2.9        Notify the operator of the Main Base Inspection
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 14
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
2.10         Conduct operator in-briefing
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23

3.          Inspect the operator's documents

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
3.1        Inspect the Operating Certificate
K: 14 CFR 135.63
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
3.2        Inspect and evaluate the Operations Specifications
K: 14 CFR 135.63
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
3.3        Inspect manuals
K: 14 CFR 135.21
K: 14 CFR 135.23
K: 14 CFR 135.299
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 11
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24
3.4        Inspect the Aircraft Flight Manuals
K: 14 CFR 91.9
K: 14 CFR 135.81
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
3.5        Inspect the current list of aircraft
K: 14 CFR 135.25
K: 14 CFR 135.63
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 3
3.6        Inspect the Minimum Equipment List (MEL)
K: 14 CFR 135.179
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
3.7        Inspect the operational information
K: 14 CFR 135.81
K: 14 CFR 135.83
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
3.8        Inspect the operator's training programs
K: 14 CFR Part 135, Subpart  H
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 19, Sec. 1 through 11
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

4.          Inspect the operator's records

4.1        Inspect weight and center of gravity procedures
K: AC 120-27(as amended)
K: FAA-H-8083-1
K: 14 CFR 91.9
K: 14 CFR 135.185
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 4
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
4.2        Inspect crewmember qualifications and records
K: 14 CFR 61.3
K: 14 CFR 61.23
K: 14 CFR 63.3
K: 14 CFR 65.51
K: 14 CFR 135.63
K: 14 CFR 135.95
K: 14 CFR Part 135 Subpart  E
K: 14 CFR Part 135 Subpart  H
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 14
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
4.3        Inspect flight and duty time records
K: 14 CFR 135.63
K: 14 CFR Part 135 Subpart  F
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
4.4        Inspect load manifests
K: 14 CFR 135.63
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 11, Sec. 3
4.5        Inspect flight locating records
K: 14 CFR 135.79
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 22
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
4.6        Inspect operator's Record Retention System
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 31, Sec. 3

5.          Inspect operator's organization

5.1        Inspect management personnel
K: 14 CFR 119.69
K: 14 CFR 119.71
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
5.2        Inspect operator's aircraft
K: 14 CFR 135.73
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Figure 6-17
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
5.3        Inspect operator's operational control procedures
K: 14 CFR 135.77
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 4
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 22
5.4        Observe and evaluate flight crewmember
K: 14 CFR 135.73
K: 14 CFR Part 135 Subpart  G
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 21
5.5        Observe and evaluate check airman and instructors
K: 14 CFR  135.337 through 135.340
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 13

6.          Determine results of the inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
6.1        If results are unsatisfactory, coordinate with the Principal Operations Inspectors
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 1

7.          Debrief operator

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

8.          Document the inspection to include unsatisfactory results

K: Order  1380.51
8.1        Send letter to operator confirming inspection results
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
8.2        Update or close the PTRS record
K: Order  1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 15

9.          Schedule follow-up activities, if required

9.1        Schedule follow-up surveillance
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
9.2        Conduct follow-up surveillance
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 14
9.3        Initiate an enforcement investigation, if required
K: Order  2150.3, Chap. 4
9.4        Close PTRS record
K: Order  1380.51