Title:

Follow-up on Aircraft Incidents

Number:

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

Comments:

This task entails gathering, investigating, analyzing, and distributing information on aircraft incidents. Of particular interest to AEG Operations Inspectors are possible inadequacies of Operating Rules; MEL Relief; Crewmember Training, Checking or Currency, Operating Procedures and Checklists, as well as questions of Continued Aircraft Airworthiness and Design Deficiencies.

The ultimate objective of this task is to assure that appropriate corrective actions are implemented to prevent recurrence of similar incidents.

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 to High

Importance:

Critical

Time to Accomplish:

Variable

Specialty

Frequency

OPS

On-demand

 

Course Numbers

FAA #00035                Aircraft Accident Investigation

FAA #00003                Aircraft Accident Investigation - New Technologies & Recurrent Training

FAA #00008                Human Factors in Accident Investigation

FAA #00007                Rotorcraft Safety & Accident Investigation

FAA #00027                Turbine Engine Aircraft Accident Investigation

 

PTRS Activity Codes

SAI

EPI

none

N/A

N/A

 

Regulatory Requirements

 

 

Title 49 USC:

1131—NTSB General Authority

1132—NTSB Civil Aircraft Accident Investigation

Title 49 CFR Part 830—Notification and Reporting of Aircraft Accidents and Incidents;

14 CFR part 39—Airworthiness Directives

14 CFR § 21.3—Manufacturer Reporting Requirements;

14 CFR §§ 121.703, 125.409, & 135.417—Service Difficulty Reports;

14 CFR §§ 121.705 & 135.417—Mechanical Interruption Summary Reports

 

Forms

Various Forms associated with compliance with FAA Order 8020.11, Aircraft Accident and Incident Notification, Investigation & Reporting:

FAA Form 8020-9        Aircraft Accident/Incident Preliminary Notice

FAA Form 8020-11      Incident Report

FAA Form 8020-23      FAA Accident/Incident Report

 

Job Aids

none

 

Other Guidance (Current Editions)

FAA Order 8000.87      Safety Alerts For Operators (SAFO);   Safety Alerts For Operators (SAFO);

FAA Order 8000.91      Information for Operators (INFO):

FAA Order 8020.11       Aircraft Accident and Incident Notification, Investigation & Reporting;

FAA Order 8100.5        Aircraft Certification Service Mission, Responsibilities, Relationships and Programs;

FAA Order 8110.4        Type Certification

FAA Order 8110.52      Type Validation and Post-type Validation Procedures;

FAA Order 8110.100    Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB);

FAA Order 8430.21      Flight Standards Division, Aircraft Certification Division, and Aircraft Evaluation Group Responsibilities, Par. 9-f.;

FAA Order 8900.1        Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS),

Vol. 7, Ch.1, Sec.2, Incident Investigations and Occurrences; and

Vol. 8, Ch. 2, Sec.2, Aircraft Evaluation Groups, Par. 8-42 Accident or Incident Investigation Support;

AC 00-46                     Aviation Safety Reporting Program;

AC 20-109                   Service Difficulty Program (General Aviation)

AC 21-9                       Manufacturer Reporting of Failures, Malfunctions, or Defects;

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

FAA-IR-M-8040.1       Airworthiness Directive Manual.

Websites:

SDR Database              http://av-info.faa.gov/sdrx/

SAFO Database           http://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo/

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:

Provide expert consultation in support of Incident Investigations; analysis, gathering, investigating, analyzing, and distributing information on aircraft incidents as well as development and implementation of corrective action related to assigned aircraft.

 

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 wwith office practices for use of AEG filing.

Knowledge:

Office practices for use of AEG filing.

 

 

SUBTASK 2:

Determine AEG operational concerns and responsibilities.

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Determine whether the facts, conditions and circumstance of the reported incident indicate that it may be necessary to make additions or amendments to the MMEL, FSB specifications for crewmember training, checking and currency, procedures and/or checklists.

Conditions:

AEG Office/workstation

Standards:

In accordance wwith AEG Office practices, Order 8020.11, Order 8900.1, Order 8430.21, Order 8100.5, Order 8110.4, Order 8110.52, and AC 120-53.

Knowledge:

Understanding of FSB/FOEB responsibilities.

 

 

ELEMENT 2.1

Determine need for change to MMEL

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Determine whether aircraft involved in incident was operating In accordance wwith MMEL relief. Determine need for changes to MMEL, including modifying or deleting affected provisos, as necessary.

Conditions:

AEG Office/workstation

Standards:

In accordance wwith AEG Office practices, Order 8020.11, Order 8900.1, Order 8430.21, Order 8100.5, Order 8110.4, Order 8110.52, and AC 120-53.

Knowledge:

Understanding of FOEB responsibilities.

 

 

ELEMENT 2.2:

Determine need for change to FSB requirements

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Determine whether aircraft involved in incident requires modifications to crewmember training, checking and/or currency. Amend FSB Report, as necessary.

Conditions:

AEG Office/workstation

Standards:

In accordance wwith AEG Office practices, Order 8020.11, Order 8900.1 and AC 120-53.

Knowledge:

Understanding of FSB responsibilities.

 

 

ELEMENT 2.3:

Determine need for change to operating procedures and/or Aircraft Flight Manual.

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Determine whether aircraft involved in incident requires modifications to Aircraft Flight Manual, checklists, and/or operating procedures. This activity may involve coordination with Aircraft Certification in AD action to amend AFM Limitations.

Conditions:

AEG Office/workstation. It may also be necessary to undertake FSB observation, or evaluations of crew performance in simulators, or aircraft.

Standards:

In accordance wwith AEG Office practices, Order 8020.11, Order 8900.1, Order 8430.21, Order 8100.5, Order 8110.4, Order 8110.52, and AC 120-53.

Knowledge:

Understanding of AEG responsibilities for operational suitability.

 

 

SUBTASK 3:

Coordination with Aircraft Certification

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

1. Make initial assessment of whether incident may have involved faulty product design, component failure, malfunction, defect, or adverse operational characteristics.

2. Communicate this information to aircraft certification.

3. Collaborate with aircraft certification, as necessary in appropriate corrective action such as an SCR or AD.

Conditions:

AEG Office/workstation

Standards:

In accordance wwith AEG Office practices, Order 8020.11, Order 8900.1, Order 8430.21, Order 8100.5, Order 8110.4, Order 8110.52, and AC 120-53.

Knowledge:

AEG procedures for communicating with aircraft certification.

 

 

SUBTASK 4:

Recommendations for appropriate FAA action.

 

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Determine whether the facts, conditions and circumstances of the incident warrant the need for possible FAA actions. Recommended actions may include:

     Safety Recommendation to AAI-100,

     Coordination with AFS-200 in the development and issuance of a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO),

     Information for Operators (INFO);

     Coordination with Aircraft Certification in the development and issuance of a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB).

Conditions:

AEG Office/workstation

Standards:

In accordance wwith AEG Office practices, Order 8020.11, Order 8900.1, Order 8430.21, Order 8100.5, Order 8110.4, Order 8110.52, and AC 120-53.

Knowledge:

Understanding responsibilities, procedures, and protocol for development and submission of recommended corrective action.

 

 

SUBTASK 5:

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 wwith office practices for use of AEG filing.

Knowledge:

Office practices for use of AEG filing.