Task:

M2.4.14 Inspect a 14 CFR Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School

Function:

Duty:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

2.4 Air Agency Surveillance and Inspection

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 2.4.14, 2.4.15, 2.4.16 and 2.4.17

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.1.22

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

4

5

2

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3385

3650

3659

3661

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5385

5650

5659

5661

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

Legal References:

49 U.S.C. 40113       Administrative

49 U.S.C. 44707       Examining and Rating Air Agencies

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

Purpose:

To monitor an Aviation Maintenance Technician School (AMTS) for continued compliance with 14 CFR part 147

Significant Interfaces:

Air Agency

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS‑300

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR part 39            Airworthiness Directives

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

14 CFR part 65            Certification: Airmen other than Flight Crewmembers

14 CFR part 147          Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools

Order 1380.51              Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1                Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 147‑3                     Certification and Operation of Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools (AMTS)

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 an AMTS

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

1.1     Open PTRS record
K:      Order 1380.51

2.         Review office files relating to school; check inspection history, if applicable

2.1     Review Operations Specifications, mandatory/optional paragraphs
2.2     Verify AMTS operations
2.3     Verify AMTS maintains current set of OpSpecs
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 11
K:       14 CFR part 147, 147.5

3.         Conduct inspection in-briefing with school

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

4.         Conduct Distance Learning (DL) program inspection; applicable only to AMTS that is approved to conduct DL delivery method

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 1

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 2

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 3

5.         Inspect school records

5.1     Review enrollment records to determine number of students does not exceed approved number
K:       14 CFR part 147, 147.15
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
5.2     Review student records to determine that records are available for all students
K:       14 CFR part 147, 147.33
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
5.3     Verify approved attendance system requirements are met
K:       14 CFR part 147, 147.33
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
5.4     Ensure all grade reports and required records meet recordkeeping requirements
K:       14 CFR part 147, 147.33
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
5.5     Evaluate the system for determining final course grades
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
5.6     AMTS with Distance Learning (DL) approval: verify compliance with DL policy and procedures

6.         Ensure maintenance instructor requirements are met

6.1     Ensure instructor/student ratio does not exceed maximum allowable ratio of 1:25 in each shop class
K:       14 CFR part 147, 147.36
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
6.2     Evaluate specialized instructors and non-certified instructors to determine instruction only in mathematics, physics, drawing, basic electricity, basic hydraulics, and similar subjects.
K:       14 CFR part 147, 147.36
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
6.3     Determine school is within its approved curriculum
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
6.4     Observe classes and conduct interviews to determine individual instructor effectiveness
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

7.         Evaluate school space usage; ensure it allows for appropriate separation of classes in session

K:       14 CFR part 147, 147.15

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 3

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

8.         Evaluate AMTS's passing norm versus national norm; identify any discrepancies

K:       14 CFR part 147, 147.38

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

8.1     Obtain names and graduation dates for all graduates from school records for a 24-month period
K:       14 CFR part 147, 147.38
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
8.2     Evaluate AMTS: Operating in accordance with mandatory and optional operations specification issued paragraphs
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 11

9.         Analyze results of inspection

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

9.1     Conduct exit briefing; follow-up with notification in writing of any deficiencies
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
9.2     Ensure discrepancies are corrected; evaluate corrective action
K:       14 CFR part 147, 147.43
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
9.3     If the AMTS does not take corrective action or its response is unsatisfactory, initiate enforcement action.
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

10.       Document inspection

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

10.1    Close PTRS record
K:      Order 1380.51
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

11.       Future activities

11.1    Ensure deficiencies are corrected
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
11.2    Increase surveillance if necessary
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1