Title:

Participate in a Special Certification Review (SCR) Team

Number:

4.1.206        Validation Date:    08/11/16     Approval Date:          12/13/16

Comments:

A SCR is an evaluation of a potentially unsafe design feature on a previously certified aircraft or product. The accountable aircraft certification directorate initiates a SCR based on service experience.

The SCR team may be comprised of FAA personnel from the ACO, the accountable directorate, AEG personnel, MIDO personnel, or other FAA personnel, as appropriate. The team may use governmental agencies, outside consultant firms, and industry representatives. The

SCR team thoroughly explores every significant aspect and ramification of the potential safety problem in question, including adequacy of the applicable regulations and policy material.

Results of a SCR include a detailed review and evaluation of the product’s applicable airworthiness and operational certification requirements, recommendations for revisions, if appropriate, and improvement in achieving uniform application of the certification rules throughout the FAA.

Job Task Sponsor:

AFS-200

Job Series:

1825 Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations)

Function:

4.0 General Technical

Duty:

4.1 Aircraft Evaluation

Rating and Ranking

 

Difficulty:

Moderate

Importance:

Critical

Time to Accomplish:

Variable

Specialty

Frequency

OPS

On-demand

 

Course Numbers

none

 

PTRS Activity Codes

SAI

EPI

none

N/A

N/A

 

Regulatory Requirements

 

 

14 CFR 13.19

 

 

 

Forms

none

 

Job Aids

none

 

Other Guidance (Current Editions)

FAA Order 8110.4             Type Certification

AC 120-53                         Guidance for Conducting and Use of Flight Standardization Board Evaluations

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.

TASK DESCRIPTION:

Participate in a Special Certification Review (SCR) team

 

SUBTASK 1:

Create AEG office project record.

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

1. Create AEG project record, and

2. Create file folders (if applicable).

Conditions:

AEG office files

Standards:

In accordance with office practices for use of AEG filing.

Knowledge:

Office practices for use of AEG filing.

 

 

SUBTASK 2:

Receive task assignment from SCR Chairperson

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Receive task assignment from SCR Chairperson

Conditions:

Normal communications channels

Standards:

Clear understanding of assignment.

Knowledge:

AEG/ACO office communication procedures.

 

 

SUBTASK 3:

Participate in SCR team pre-evaluation activities.

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Participate in initial SCR team pre-evaluation activities in order to define the certification or design problem.

Conditions:

Adequate meeting room/office, Teleconference

Standards:

Clear communications; understanding of task at hand.

Knowledge:

Self-explanatory

 

 

ELEMENT 3.1:

Prepare for SCR team activities.

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Reviewing appropriate sources including:

•  Preliminary information regarding the certificate or design problem

•  Correspondence files

•  Accident/incident reports

•  Service Difficulty reports

•  Manuals

•  NTSB recommendations

•  Type certificate data sheet.

Conditions:

AEG Office/workstation.

Standards:

Comprehensive research.

Knowledge:

Understanding of FAA guidance and records systems, i.e., AEG office records, FSIMS, etc.

 

 

ELEMENT 3.2:

Attend SCR team activities

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

•  Discuss definition of problem and verify understanding of assigned area

•  Participate in resolution of activity schedule for team

•  Advise team leader of need for training on subject aircraft (if needed)

•  Complete plan for participation in SCR evaluation

Conditions:

AEG/ACO Office or Teleconference

Standards:

Clear and comprehensive coordination

Knowledge:

FAA meeting and/or teleconference procedures (if appropriate).

 

 

SUBTASK 4:

Participate in SCR evaluation

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Participate in the SCR evaluation as assigned by the

CSR chairperson.

Conditions:

Variable – by assignment

Standards:

Established by the SCR

Knowledge:

Procedures and methods to conduct the evaluation.

 

 

ELEMENT 4.1:

Receive aircraft specific training, if required.

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Receive ground and/or aircraft specific training in accordance with the needs of the SCR as determined by the review team.

Conditions:

Appropriate training facility or material.

Standards:

Trained to the proficiency level required to accomplish the SCR.

Knowledge:

Self-explanatory

 

 

ELEMENT 4.2:

Conduct evaluation

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Conduct evaluation as assigned by the SCR Chairperson.

Conditions:

As appropriate

Standards:

Complete and comprehensive evaluation

Knowledge:

Self-explanatory

 

 

ELEMENT 4.3:

Record observations and gather supporting documentation.

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Record in accordance with data collection protocols set by review team.

Conditions:

Data collection tools for SCR

Standards:

Detailed and comprehensive.

Knowledge:

Data collection protocols and tools.

 

 

SUBTASK 5:

Prepare findings and submit to SCR Chairperson

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

As instructed by SCR Chairperson.

Conditions:

AEG Office/workstation.

Standards:

In accordance with SCR procedures.

Knowledge:

SCR Chairperson procedures

 

 

SUBTASK 6:

Coordinate, and/or implement corrective action, if appropriate.

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Coordinate, and/or implement corrective action as required by the outcome of the evaluation.

Conditions:

As appropriate.

Standards:

Effective implementation

Knowledge:

Potential corrective actions.

 

 

SUBTASK 7:

Attend SCR out-briefing, if conducted.

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Participate in out-briefing as assigned.

Conditions:

AEG or ACO Meeting Room or Telecon (as appropriate)

Standards:

Active participation

Knowledge:

Meeting protocol

 

 

SUBTASK 8:

Close AEG office record.

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

1. Close AEG project record, and

2. Close file folders (if applicable).

Conditions:

AEG office files

Standards:

In accordance with office practices for use of AEG filing

Knowledge:

Office practices for use of AEG filing.