Task:

M2.3.113 Inspect a 14 CFR Part 135 (9 or Less) Air Carrier

Function:

Duty:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

2.3 Air Operator Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

Difficulty:

4

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

5

Time:

 

Frequency:

3

Job Aid:

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3637

 

 

 

 

 

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O

M

E

F

A

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T

5637

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Legal References:

49 U.S.C. § 40113         Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701         General Requirements

49 U.S.C. § 44709         Amendments, Modifications, Suspensions, and Revocations of Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 44713         Inspection and Maintenance

49 U.S.C. § 46101         Complaints and Investigation

49 U.S.C. § 46301         Civil Penalties

Purpose:

To inspect the aircraft, maintenance records, maintenance programs, and facilities of a 14 CFR § 135.411(a)(1) operator

Significant Interfaces:

Operator

Flight Standards District Office

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 43             Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration

14 CFR Part 65             Certification: Airmen other than Flight Crewmembers

14 CFR Part 91             General Operating and Flight Rules

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 8900.1                 Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 120-49                    Certification of Air Carriers

AC 135-10                    Approved Aircraft Inspection Program

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

1.                   Initiate inspection of a 14 CFR Part 135 (9 or Less) air carrier

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

1.1               Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

2.                   Review the Certificate-Holding District Office’s operator files for trends and issues of special emphasis

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

2.1               Review the operations specifications

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

3.                   Review operator’s maintenance manual procedures, when applicable, for conducting inspections, return to service after inspections, and compliance with regulatory recordkeeping requirements

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

4.                   Perform an on-site inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

4.1               Inspect the aircraft maintenance records for compliance with requirements of 14 CFR 91.417

K: 14 CFR § 91.417
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

4.2               Inspect the aircraft; ensure aircraft meets type design, is properly registered and certificated and is in a condition for safe operation

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

4.3               Inspect the facilities; ensure aircraft are being maintained in compliance with operator’s approved maintenance program

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

4.4               Review the maintenance program for currency and availability to maintenance personnel

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

4.5               Review the records for a 14 CFR Part 135, on demand operator exemption, if applicable, for compliance with approved weight and balance procedures

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

5.                   Analyze results of inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

5.1               Advise operator of any discrepancies; discuss, evaluate and follow up on corrective actions

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

6.                   Document task

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32

6.1               Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 32