Title:

Approve A 14 CFR Part 121 Certificate Holder’s Enhanced Weather Information System

Number:

3.3.29

Validation Date: 7/14/05

Approval Date: 7/25/05

Comments:

EWINS is not a mandatory program.  It is a program that enhances the requirements of the operator’s Adverse Weather Phenomena Report and Forecast program required by 121.101(d).  If the EWINS is approved, the SRRs are applicable.

Job Task Sponsor:

AFS-200

Job Series:

1825 Aviation Safety Inspector (Air Carrier Operations)

Function: 

3.0 Certification

Duty:  

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Rating and Ranking

Difficulty:

Moderate

Importance:

Critical

Time to Accomplish:

40   Hours

Specialty

Frequency

OPS

On Demand

CSI

Not Applicable

DSI

On Demand

Course Numbers

21607

21632

21429

 

 

PTRS Activity Codes

SAI

EPI

1302

1303

1306

1309

 

 

 

 

1330

1333

1334

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Regulatory Requirements

119.43

121.99

121.101

121.415

121.533

121.599

121.601

121.613

Ops Specs A010

 

Forms

FAA Form 8000-36     PTRS Transmittal Form

 

Job Aids

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 4

Ops Specs A010

 

Other Guidance

FAA Order 8900.1      Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TASK DESCRIPTION:

 

Ensure the Certificate Holder’s Enhanced Weather Information System (EWINS) meets all applicable requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations and FAA policies including System Safety Attributes when applicable.  Identify and ensure any deficiencies in the Certificate Holder’s EWINS Program are corrected.  Properly document and approve the submitted program.

 

SUBTASK 1:

 

Evaluate the Certificate Holder’s submission, including manual excerpts, system diagrams, information flow diagrams, EWINS policy and procedures manual, training program, quality assurance procedures, work facilities, and equipment. 

ELEMENT 1.1:

 

Identify program deficiencies.

Objective / Skill:

Performance: 

Review the Certificate Holder’s submission to identify deficiencies, if any.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 4.

Standards:

IAW FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 4.

Knowledge:

§        Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in FAA Order 8900.1;

 

-            Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 1

-            Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 2

-            Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 3

-            Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 4

-            Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 5

 

·        Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in Ops Specs A010.

 

 

ELEMENT 1.2:

 

Ensure that identified deficiencies are corrected in the Certificate Holder’s EWINS manual.

Objective / Skill:

Performance: 

Notify Certificate Holder of deficiencies requiring correction.  Follow-up corrections for compliance.

Conditions:

The list of deficiencies.

Standards:

IAW FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 4.

Knowledge:

·              Know how to document deficiencies IAW guidance contained in FAA Order 8900.1;

 

-            Vol. 2, Chap. 3, Sec. 1

-            Vol. 2, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

·        Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in FAA Order 8900.1;

 

-            Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 1

-            Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 2

-            Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 3

-            Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 4

-            Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 5

 

 


SUBTASK 2:

 

Evaluate the Certificate Holder’s EWINS program.

Objective / Skill:

Performance: 

Inspect the facilities, equipment, and verify qualifications and training of meteorologists and dispatchers.

Conditions:

Certificate Holder’s facilities.

Standards:

IAW the Certificate Holder’s EWINS manual.

Knowledge:

·              Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 26, Sec. 4.

·              Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in Ops Specs A010.

·              Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the Certificate Holder’s EWINS Manual.

 

 

SUBTASK 3:

 

Approve and authorize the Certificate Holder’s EWINS program.

Objective / Skill:

Performance: 

Approve the EWINS manual and issue Ops Specs A010. 

Conditions:

Completed documentation.

Standards:

Complied with regulatory and policy guidance for approval of an EWINS program.

Knowledge:

·              Understand the final approval guidance for EWINS program, IAW FAA Order 8900.1;

 

-            Vol. 2, Chap. 3, Sec. 1

-            Vol. 2, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

 

·              Understand the Guidance and Policy for issuance of Ops Specs, IAW FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 2.