Title:

Develop and Process AEG Issue Papers

Number:

4.1.217        Validation Date:     08/11/16      Approval Date:           12/15/16

Comments:

AEG Operational issue papers provides a means for identifying and resolving significant technical, regulatory, and administrative issues occurring during the certification process. Issue papers are primarily intended to provide an overview of significant issues, a means of determining the status of issues, and a basis for a post-certification summary statement.

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:

High

Importance:

Critical

Time to Accomplish:

Variable, depending on number and complexity of Issue(s)

Specialty

Frequency

OPS

On demand

 

Course Numbers

none

 

PTRS Activity Codes

SAI

EPI

none

N/A

N/A

 

Regulatory Requirements

 

 

none

 

 

 

Forms

none

 

Job Aids

none

 

Other Guidance (Current Editions)

FAA Order 8110.4        Type Certification

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 or links to current guidance.

TASK DESCRIPTION:

Develop Aircraft Evaluation Group (AEG) Issue Paper(s) on Operations Matters that Impact Safety, Certification and/or Operational Suitability and advance the Issue Paper to conclusion.

 

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:

Identify issue(s) that may impact safety, operational suitability, and/or entry into service.

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Become familiar with the proposed aircraft through informational and type certification meetings with manufacturers, and review of certification plans. This is to identify Flight Standards Operational issue(s) that may impact Safety, Certification and/or operational suitability of aircraft certification project product.

Conditions:

Operating Rules, FAA Order 8110.4 - Appendices 12 & 13, and existing Issue Paper templates.

Standards:

Clear and comprehensible identification of issues In accordance with FAA Order 8110.4.

Knowledge:

Awareness and comprehension of aircraft design features that may affect

flight operations.

 

 

ELEMENT 2.1:

Research guidance and precedent for new and novel design features.

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Effectively research guidance and precedent for previous treatment of similar issue(s) and possible outcomes or consequences of incorrect resolution of the issue(s).

Conditions:

FSIMS, FAA Order 8110.4 - Appendices 12 & 13, and existing Issue Papers.

Standards:

Clear and comprehensible identification of issues In accordance with FAA Order 8110.4.

Knowledge:

Understand FAA guidance document system and records systems to locate guidance and precedent.

 

 

SUBTASK 3:

Prepare Issue Paper(s)

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Use existing Issue Paper template(s) or create a new

Issue Paper(s).

Conditions:

FAA Order 8110.4 and AEG Office correspondence procedures.

Standards:

Creation of correctly formatted draft Issue Paper(s) in accordance with FAA Order 8110.4.

Knowledge:

Understand Issue Paper format and process in accordance with FAA Order 8110.4.

 

 

ELEMENT 3.1:

Define Issue(s) to create a new Issue Paper(s).

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Clearly capture the Statement of Issue in Stage 1.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8110.4 and AEG Office correspondence procedures.

Standards:

Clearly written statement of the issue(s) in accordance with FAA Order 8110.4.

Knowledge:

Ability to write comprehensibly and follow FAA document format.

 

 

ELEMENT 3.2:

Establish FAA Position

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Establish FAA position for resolution of issue(s) based on Flight Standards guidance and issue precedent in Stage 2.

Conditions:

Operating Rules, FSIMS, FAA Order 8110.4. AEG Office correspondence procedures.

Standards:

Clearly written statement of the FAA Position.

Knowledge:

Comprehension of FAA safety objectives, understanding of how to mitigate safety concerns, ability to collaborate FAA position and record position clearly in writing.

 

 

SUB-ELEMENT 3.2.1:

Coordinate issue(s) within AEG Office

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Coordinate statement of issue(s) and FAA Position within AEG office to ensure accurate and consistent treatment of issue(s).

Conditions:

AEG Office Procedures

Standards:

Issue Paper(s) are correctly coordinated within office

Knowledge:

AEG Office procedures for coordination of documents.

 

 

SUB-ELEMENT 3.2.2:

Coordinate new issue(s) within Flight Standards affected by issue(s).

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Coordinate with all AEG Offices and Flight Standards Policy Divisions affected by the issue(s) to ensure comprehensive treatment of FAA position for new issue(s).

Conditions:

AEG Office Procedures, FAA Organizational Procedures.

Standards:

Complete coordination through proper channels.

Knowledge:

Understand FAA structure and areas of responsibility to determine affected Flight Standards stake holders in each issue.

 

 

ELEMENT 3.3:

Forward Issue Paper(s) to Project Manager

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Send Issue Paper(s) to Certification Project Manager or Project Officer In accordance with FAA Order 8110.4, for coordination with the certification project team and applicant.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8110.4 and AEG Office Procedures

Standards:

Effective processing of Issue Paper(s)

Knowledge:

Understanding of the certification process for Issue Paper(s).

 

 

SUBTASK 4:

Resolve Issue(s)

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Track and update Issue Paper(s) for accurate documentation of applicant and/or other authorities’ position in Stage 3.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8110.4 and AEG Office Procedures

Standards:

Process Issue Paper(s) resulting in documentation of applicant’s and, if applicable, other authorities’ position.

Knowledge:

Understand Issue Paper process and have ability to track the process to ensure progress of resolution.

 

 

ELEMENT 4.1:

Impasse Resolution

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

An impasse to agreement of various positions is documented and forwarded to higher FAA authority for resolution, starting with AEG managers.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8110.4 and AEG Office Procedures

Standards:

Effective processing of Issue Paper(s) to resolve an impasse.

Knowledge:

Understanding certification process for Issue Paper(s) and dispute

resolution.

 

 

SUBTASK 5:

Close Issue Paper(s)

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Document conclusion to Issue Paper(s)

Conditions:

FAA Order 8110.4 and AEG Office Procedures.

Standards:

Written documentation of conclusion of issue(s).

Knowledge:

Understand Issue Paper format and process In accordance with FAA Order 8110.4.

 

 

ELEMENT 5.1:

Coordinate closed Issue Paper(s)

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Coordination of Stage 4 conclusion to issue(s) with project manager, project team and Flight Standards.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8110.4 and AEG Office Procedures.

Standards:

Final product is completed Issue Paper(s) with documented coordination and concurrence.

Knowledge:

Understand Certification Process for Issue Paper(s), FAA structure and areas of responsibility to determine affected Flight Standards stake holders in each issue.

 

 

SUBTASK 6:

Close AEG office project 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.