Task:

M2.3.5 Inspect a 14 CFR Part 121/135/91K Operator’s Maintenance Facility

Function:

Duty:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

2.3 Air Operator Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 2.3.5, 2.3.6, 2.3.21, 2.3.47, 2.3.48, 2.3.61, 2.3.86, 2.3.87, 2.3.98 and 2.3.105

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 1.1.25, 1.1.31 and 1.3.33

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

4

5

3

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

N

PTRS Tracking

SAS

Specialty

3619

3640

3641

System

4.0

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5619

5640

5641

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

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

Purpose:

To determine that a certificate holder’s maintenance facility performs maintenance in compliance with applicable regulations and approved procedures

Significant Interfaces:

Operator

Certificate Holder

Contract Service Provider

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 43              Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance, and Alteration

14 CFR Part 91              General Operating and Flight Rules, Subpart K

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

14 CFR Part 145            Repair Stations

SFAR 36                       Operations Review Program Amendment No. 2A; Development of Major Repair Data

Order 1380.51               Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 2150.3                 Compliance and Enforcement Program

Order 8900.1                 Flight Standard Information System (FSIMS)

AC 43.13                      Inspection and Care of Electrical Systems

AC 43.13-2                   Acceptable Methods, Techniques and Practices of Aircraft alterations

AC 65-15                      Aircraft Structural Repairs

AC 91-32                      Safety In and Around Helicopters

AC 135-10                    Approved Aircraft Inspection Program

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

1          Initiate inspection of operator’s maintenance facility

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

1.1       14 CFR Part 91: Open PTRS record
K:        Order 1380.51
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26
1.2       14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Use SAS automation.
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

2          Review operator’s data

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

2.1       Review operator’s Flight Standards District Office file for pervious issues/trends
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26
2.2       Review operations specifications for maintenance authorizations/limitations
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26
2.3       Review Enforcement Information Subsystem
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26
2.4       Review Aviation Safety Analysis System (ASAS)
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26
2.5       Review approved flight manual
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26
2.6       Review operator’s maintenance training program
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26
2.7       Review operator’s contract maintenance arrangements; ensure adequacy and that maintenance is performed in accordance with operator’s approved maintenance program
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 42

3          Conduct operator in-briefing

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 1, Chap. 3, Sec. 1

4          Inspect operator’s technical data

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

4.1     Inspect manuals and procedures
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

5          Inspect operator’s aircraft maintenance record retention system

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26, Sec. 36, and Sec. 38

5.1     Examine aircraft records
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

6          Inspect the maintenance organization

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

7          Inspect operator’s maintenance facilities

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

8          Inspect the engineering department, if applicable

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

9          Inspect operator’s inspection department

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

10          Inspect the maintenance control, if applicable

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

11          Inspect the maintenance production/planning control, if applicable

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

12          Inspect aircraft

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

13          Analyze results of inspection

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

13.1     Coordinate with principal inspectors
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26
13.2     If deficiencies are found, determine corrective action
K:        Order 2150.3
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 14. Chap. 1, Sec. 2

14        Debrief operator

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 1, Chap. 3, Sec. 1

14.1     Evaluate operator’s corrective actions
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

15        Document task

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

15.1     File all supporting paperwork in operator’s office file
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26,
15.2     Complete PTRS record
K:        Order 1380.51
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26
15.3     Complete the SAS record.
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26

16        Future activities

16.1     If deficiencies were noted, schedule follow-up inspection
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 26