Task:

M2.3.112 Inspect a 14 CFR Part 121/135 Contractual Reliability Program

Function:

Duty:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

2.3 Air Operator Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 2.3.22

Difficulty:

5

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

5

Time:

 

Frequency:

2

Job Aid:

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3636

 

 

 

 

 

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O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5636

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Legal References:

49 U.S.C. ß 40113†††††††† Administrative

49 U.S.C. ß 44701†††††††† General Requirements

49 U.S.C. ß 44713†††††††† Inspection and Maintenance

Purpose:

To inspect/review a contractual reliability program

Significant Interfaces:

Operator

Flight Standards District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 121†††††††††† Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag and Supplemental Operations

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 120-17††††††††††††††††††† Maintenance Control by Reliability Methods

Operations Specifications

Contractual Agreement

Air Carrier Reliability Document and Reports

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


1.                                    Initiate inspection of contractual reliability program

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

1.1                            Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

2.                                    Review operatorís data

2.1                            Ensure a copy of contractual agreement is on file in the Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

2.2                            Review agreement; ensure contract is current

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

2.3                            Ensure contract provides for including operatorís data into contractorís fleet data for the purpose of reliability control

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

3.                                    Review air carrierís operations specifications reliability paragraph(s)

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

3.1                            Ensure data reflects all aircraft, engines, systems and components, etc., controlled by the reliability program

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

3.2                            Ensure additional information includes reliability document title and approval date/revision data

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

3.3                            Ensure all information shown in operations specifications is consistent with contractual agreement on file in district office

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

4.                                    Review reliability document

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

4.1                            Ensure a copy of document is on file in the FSDO

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

4.2                            Ensure document name, date and revision number agree with the operations specifications and contractual agreement

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

4.3                            Ensure reliability program complies with FAA policies and procedures and Advisory Circular 120-17

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33
K: AC 120-17 (current edition)

4.4                            Ensure reliability program describes and identifies the organizations responsible for essential functions of data collection and analysis, corrective action, performance standards, data display and reports, maintenance intervals and process/task changes and program revision

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33
K: AC 120-17 (current edition)

5.                                    Review operatorís manual; ensure manual includes:

- Procedures for collecting and submitting required data

- Name of person(s)/department(s) responsible for collecting and submitting required data

- Procedures for reviewing analyzed data received from the contractor

- Procedures for implementing required changes to the maintenance program based on reliability program data analysis

- Name(s) of person(s) responsible for implementing required changes to the maintenance program based on reliability program data analysis

- Procedures for ensuring the contractor is notified following changes to the maintenance program

- Procedures for ensuring operatorís Certificate Holding District Office is notified of changes to the maintenance program

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

6.                                    Review district office files to determine reliability program history

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

6.1                            Review reliability reports; determine if required reports have been submitted to the FAA and reflect all aircraft, engines, systems, and components controlled by the program

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

6.2                            Determine if reports specified items exceeding established performance standards and corrective action taken

6.3                            Review reports for previous six months for negative trends for follow up during on-site inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

7.                                    Review air carrierís Mechanical Reliability Reports (MRR), Mechanical Interruption Summaries (MIS), and Engine Utilization Reports, if applicable

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

8.                                    Assess reliability program

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

8.1                            Combine and assess all findings noted during program review; form overall picture of programís effectiveness in controlling the maintenance program

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

8.2                            Determine if there has been an increase in aircraft delays, premature component removal rates, engine shutdown rates, inspection scheduling adjustment, deferred maintenance, pilot reports, and aircraft inspection findings

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

8.3                            If deficiencies are found, determine root cause (if organizational structure, lines of authority, staffing, personnel qualifications, and/or programs methods and/or procedures are responsible)

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

8.4                            Compile all findings that are contrary to the approved reliability program

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

8.5                            Compile all findings that are in compliance with the approved program, but are not producing satisfactory results

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

8.6                            8.6, After compiling all findings and BEFORE debriefing air carrier, advise FAA supervision; determine if findings require enforcement action

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

9.                                    Debrief air carrier to discuss discrepancies found during the inspection and possible corrective actions

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

10.                            Send formal letter to the operator confirming inspection results

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

11.                            Perform enforcement action, if applicable

K: Order 2150.3
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

12.                            Document task

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

12.1                      File record of inspections and all supporting paperwork in operatorís file

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33

12.2                      Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 33