Task:     

O2.3.87   Inspect a 14 CFR Part 135 Operator's Line/Station Facilities

Function: 

Duty:     

2.0   Surveillance/Inspection

2.3   Air Operator Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes and Allen Corporation

 

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

3

3

4

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

1617

1618

1635

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal References :

49 USC 40113               Administrative

49 USC 44701               General Requirements

49 USC 44702               Issuance of Certificates

49 USC 44705               Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC 44709               Amendments, Modifications, Suspensions, and Revocations of Certificates

49 USC 44713               Inspection and Maintenance

 

Purpose :

To determine that the certificate holder operates its station facilities in compliance with applicable federal aviation regulations and approved procedures

 

Significant Interfaces :

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Reporting Inspector

Certificate Holder

 

Procedural Guidance :

14 CFR Part 61,                        Certification: Pilots and Flight Instructors

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

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

14 CFR Part 91,                        General Operating and Flight Rules

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

Order 1380.51               Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 2150.3,                Compliance and Enforcement Handbook

Order 8400.10,              Air Transportation Operations Inspector's Handbook

AC 120.27

FAA-H-8083-1

 

NOTE:  Policy Subsystem Documents using DynaComm or other suitable communication systems should be searched to determine other applicable guidance required to perform this task.

 

Forms :

FAA Form 8000-36,      PTRS Transmittal Form

 

 


1.         Determine the need for the inspection/surveillance

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 1, Sec. 1 and 2

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            1.1        Open PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

 

2.         Plan and initiate the inspection

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 1

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            2.1        Review operator's District Office file

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            2.2        Review Operations Specifications

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6

 

            2.3        Review results of previous inspections

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            2.4        Review Aviation Safety Analysis System (ASAS)

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            2.5        Review Vital Information Subsystem

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            2.6        Review Operator's Manual

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            2.7        Review operator's training program

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            2.8        Notify the operator of the station facilities inspection

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 1

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            2.9        Conduct operator in-briefing

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 1

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19


 

3.         Inspect the operator's documents

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            3.1        Inspect and evaluate the Operations Specifications

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.63

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            3.2        Inspect manuals

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.21

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.299

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 3, Chap. 15, Sec. 3

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            3.3        Inspect the Aircraft Flight Manuals

                        K:         14 CFR § 91.9

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.81

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 3, Chap. 15, Sec. 4

 

            3.4        Inspect the current list of aircraft

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.25

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.63

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 3, Chap. 1, Sec. 3

 

            3.5        Inspect the Minimum Equipment List (MEL)

                        K:         14 CFR Part 135.179

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            3.6        Inspect operational information

                        K:         14 CFR §135.81

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.83

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            3.7        Inspect the operator's training program

                        K:         14 CFR Part 135, Subpart H

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 3, Chap. 2, Sec. 1 through 11

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19


 

4.         Inspect the operator's records

 

            4.1        Inspect weight and center of gravity procedures

                        K:         AC 120.27

                        K:         FAA-H-8083-1

                        K:         14 CFR § 91.9

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.185

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 3, Chap. 15, Sec. 3

 

            4.2        Inspect crewmember qualification 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 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            4.3        Inspect flight and duty time records

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.63

                        K:         14 CFR § 135, Subpart F

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            4.4        Inspect load manifest

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.63

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            4.5        Inspect flight locating records

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.79

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 18

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            4.6        Inspect operator's Record Retention System

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 3, Chap. 11, Sec. 3


 

5.         Inspect operator's organization

 

            5.1        Inspect management personnel

                        K:         14 CFR § 119.69

                        K:         14 CFR § 119.71

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            5.2        Inspect operator's aircraft

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.73

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 2

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Fig. 6.2.2.1

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            5.3        Evaluate operator's operational control

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.77

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 3, Chap. 15, Sec. 3

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 18

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            5.4        Observe and evaluate and flight crewmember

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.73

                        K:         14 CFR § 135, Subpart G

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 17

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 19

 

            5.5        Observe and evaluate check airman and instructors

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.337 through .340

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 8

 

6.         Determine results of the inspection

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 1, Sec. 1

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 1

 

            6.1        Coordinate with the Principal Operations Inspectors if results are   

                        unsatisfactory

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 1, Sec. 1

 

7.         Debrief operator

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 1


 

8.         Document the inspection to include unsatisfactory results

                        K:         Order 1380.51

 

            8.1        Send letter to operator confirming inspection results

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

 

            8.2        Update or Close the PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

 

9.         Schedule follow-up activities, if required

 

            9.1        Schedule follow-up surveillance

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

                       

            9.2        Conduct follow-up surveillance

                        K:         Order 8400.10, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

 

            9.3        Initiate an enforcement investigation, if required

                        K:         Order 2150.3, Chap. 4

 

            9.4        Close PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51