Task:

O2.3.91 Inspect a 14 CFR Part 135 Operator's Manual

Function:

Duty:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

2.3 Air Operator Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes and Allen Corporation

Difficulty:

3

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

4

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Frequency:

4

Job Aid:

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Legal References:

49 U.S.C. 40104, Promotion of Civil Aeronautics and Safety of Air Commerce

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

Purpose:

To inspect a 14 CFR Part 135 Operator's manual to confirm it contains the subject matter required by 14 CFR Part 135

Significant Interfaces:

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Certificate Holder

Reporting Inspector

Procedural Guidance:

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

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 135-7 (as amended), 14 CFR 135: Additional Maintenance Requirements for Aircraft Type Certificated for Nine or Less Passenger Seats

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 & Sec. 3
1.1             Open PTRS record
K: Order 1380.51

2.               Prepare for inspection

2.1             Review Operator's district office file
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
2.2             Review the operating certificate
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
2.3             Review the operations specifications
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
2.4             Review the results of previous inspections
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
2.5             Review the Vital Information Subsystem (VIS)
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
2.6             Review the Integrated Safety Information System (ISIS)
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
2.7             Review the Operations Manual
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
2.8             Notify the Operator of the inspection
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

3.               Inspect the Operator's manual

K: 14 CFR 135.21
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
K: AC 135-7(as amended)
3.1             Determine the currency of the manual
K: 14 CFR 135.21
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 4
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
3.2             Evaluate the manual revision system
K: 14 CFR 135.23
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
3.3             Evaluate the manual distribution system
K: 14 CFR 135.21
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
3.4             Determine the availability of the manual
K: 14 CFR Part 135.21
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

4.               Inspect manual content and information

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 3, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 4
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

5.               Identify management point of contact for duties, responsibilities, and operational control

K: 14 CFR 135.23
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 4

6.               Identify procedures for ensuring compliance with aircraft weight and balance limitations

K: 14 CFR 135.23
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 4

7                 Inspect copies of the certificate holder's operation specifications

K: 14 CFR 135.23
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

8.               Identify accident notification procedures

K: 14 CFR  135.23

9.               Identify procedures for ensuring that the pilot in command knows that required airworthiness inspections have been made and that the aircraft has been approved for return to service status

K: 14 CFR 135.23

10.             Identify procedures for reporting and recording mechanical irregularities

K: 14 CFR 135.23

11.             Identify procedures to be followed by the pilot-in-command for determining that mechanical irregularities or defects have been corrected or deferred

K: 14 CFR 135.23

12.             Identify procedures to obtain maintenance, preventive maintenance and servicing

K: 14 CFR 135.23

13.             Identify procedures for the release or continuation of flight if any item of equipment becomes inoperative or unserviceable while en route

K: 14 CFR 135.23

14.             Identify procedures for refueling aircraft

K: 14 CFR 135.23

15.             Identify procedures to be followed by the pilot when briefing passengers

K: 14 CFR 135.23
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 4

16.             Identify flight-locating procedures

K: 14 CFR 135.23

17.             Identify procedures to ensure compliance with emergency procedures

K: 14 CFR 135.23

18.             Identify en-route qualification procedures for pilots

K: 14 CFR 135.23

19.             Identify approved aircraft inspection program

K: 14 CFR 135.23

20.             Identify procedures and instructions to enable personnel to recognize hazardous materials

K: 14 CFR 135.23

21.             Identify procedures for evacuation of persons who may need assistance

K: 14 CFR 135.23

22.             Identify other procedures and policy instructions

K: 14 CFR 135.23

23.             Evaluate results of inspection

23.1         Coordinate with principle inspectors
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 1
23.2         Document unsatisfactory areas
K: Order 2150.3, Chap. 4
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 2
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

24.             Debrief Operator

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

25.             Document inspection

25.1         Send letter to Operator confirming inspection results
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 2
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
25.2         File inspection results in office file
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 1
25.3         Validate Vital Information Subsystem (VIS)
K: Order 1380.51

26.             Close PTRS record and trigger another, if follow-up activities are required

K: Order 1380.51

27.             Schedule follow-up activities

27.1         Schedule follow-up surveillance
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23
27.2         Conduct follow-up surveillance
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 14
27.3         Initiate an enforcement investigation, if required
K: Order 2150.3, Chap. 4
27.4         Close triggered PTRS record
K: Order 1380.51