Task:

M2.4.18 Inspect a 14 CFR Part 145 Repair Station/Satellite located outside the United States and its Territories

Function:

Duty:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

2.4 Air Agency Surveillance and Inspection

Previous Task Analysis:

Difficulty:

5

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

5

Time:

 

Frequency:

2

Job Aid:

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3650

3376

3657

3658

3660

3612

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5650

5376

5657

5658

5660

3612

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3605

3656

3608

3659

3654

3663

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5605

5656

5608

5659

5654

5663

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3604

3601

3618

3661

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5604

5601

5618

5661

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

Legal References:

49 U.S.C. § 40113         Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701         General Requirements

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

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

Purpose:

To inspect a repair station/satellite located outside the United States to ensure facilities and equipment meet the requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations

Significant Interfaces:

Airman

Certificate Holder

Air Agency

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards International Field Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS-300

U.S. Embassy

Civil Aviation Authority

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

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

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

14 CFR Part 125           Certification and Operations: Airplanes Having a Seating Capacity of 20 or More Passengers or a Maximum Payload Capacity of 6,000 Pounds or More; and Rules Governing Persons on Board such Aircraft

14 CFR Part 145           Repair Stations

Order 1380.51               Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1                 Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 145-9                      Guide for Developing and Evaluating Repair Station and Quality Control Manuals

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

1.                   Initiate inspection of repair station facility

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 1, Sec. 3, Sec. 4, Sec. 5, Sec. 6, Sec. 7, Sec. 8, Sec. 9, Sec. 10, Sec. 11, Sec. 12, Sec. 13, Sec. 14, Sec. 15, and Sec. 17

1.1               Review applicable regulations and guidance for repair stations

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17
K: AC 145-9 (current edition)

1.2               Review certificate holder's repair station and quality control manual

K: CFR 14 § 145
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 4, and Sec. 17
K: AC 145-9 (current edition)

1.3               Review office file or coordinate with Certificate Holding District Office for outstanding issues and areas requiring special emphasis: Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 1, Sec. 3, Sec. 4, Sec. 5, Sec. 6, Sec. 7, Sec. 8, Sec. 9, Sec. 10, Sec. 11, Sec. 12, Sec. 13, Sec. 14, Sec. 15, and Sec. 17

2.                   Coordinate inspection with certificate holder, as appropriate

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

2.1               Invite the Civil Aviation Authority of the country where the repair station is located to participate in the inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

2.2               Notify U.S. Embassy, as a courtesy

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 17

3.                   Inspect repair station's documentation

3.1               Inspect and evaluate certificate holder's documentation, certificates and ratings for appropriateness

K: 14 CFR § 145.205
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 2 and Sec. 17

3.2               Inspect and evaluate personnel roster for adequacy of staffing, qualifications, certification and authorizations for "Return to Service"

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 10 and Sec. 17
K: AC 145-9 (current edition)

3.3               Inspect and evaluate repair station training program

K., Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 11 and Sec. 17
K: AC 145-10 (current edition)

3.4               Inspect and evaluate technical and regulatory data used by station; ensure data is appropriate, current, complete and adequate for maintenance functions being performed

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 ,
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 7 and Sec. 17
K: AC 145-9 (current edition)

3.5               Ensure station records are completed and retained as required

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 3 and Sec. 17
K: AC 145-9 (current edition)

3.6               Ensure required Malfunction or Defect reports and other reports are submitted as required

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 12 and Sec. 17

4.                   Inspect certificate holder's parent and off-site facilities, as appropriate

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5 ,
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 5 and Sec. 17

5.                   Inspect repair station’s equipment

5.1               Verify repair station has adequate tools and equipment for the ratings listed on their Operations Specifications and Capability List.

K: 14 CFR § 145.109
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 6 and Sec. 17

5.2               Verify required precision measurement test equipment is properly calibrated to a standard acceptable to the FAA

K: 14 CFR § 145.109
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 6 and Sec. 17

6.                   Observe and inspect in-progress maintenance functions; ensure work is being performed in compliance with CFRs and in accordance with specific operator's manual

K: 14 CFR § 145.205
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3 and Sec. 5
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 12, Sec. 15 and Sec. 17

6.1               Ensure maintenance turnover briefings reflect the exact status of in-progress maintenance per manual procedures, including updating of work cards

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 3
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 12, Sec. 15 and Sec. 17

6.2               Ensure that maintenance functions being contracted to outside agencies is current with the listing required by 14 CFR § 145.217

K: 14 CFR § 145.217
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 14 and Sec. 17

7.                   Review certificate holder's repair station and quality control manuals; ensure systems are in operation as described in their manual

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 4
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 4, Sec. 8 and Sec. 17

7.1               Ensure that manual procedures are being followed, i.e., availability, distribution and manual currency meet regulatory requirements, and that manuals are current

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 4
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 4, Sec. 8 and Sec. 17 ,

8.                   Inspect a repair station’s parts and materials program

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 4
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 8, Sec. 9 and Sec. 17

9.                   Inspect a repair station and its authorization for work away from its fixed location

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 4
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 4, Sec. 8 and Sec. 17

10.               Analyze results of inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 1, Sec. 3, Sec. 4, Sec. 5, Sec. 6, Sec. 7, Sec. 8, Sec. 9, Sec. 10, Sec. 11, Sec. 12, Sec. 13, Sec. 14, Sec. 15, and Sec. 17

10.1            If deficiencies are found, advise certificate holder; confirm in writing

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 1, Sec. 3, Sec. 4, Sec. 5, Sec. 6, Sec. 7, Sec. 8, Sec. 9, Sec. 10, Sec. 11, Sec. 12, Sec. 13, Sec. 14, Sec. 15, and Sec. 17

10.2            Follow up on and evaluate corrective actions

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 1, Sec. 3, Sec. 4, Sec. 5, Sec. 6, Sec. 7, Sec. 8, Sec. 9, Sec. 10, Sec. 11, Sec. 12, Sec. 13, Sec. 14, Sec. 15, and Sec. 17

11.               Document task

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 1, Sec. 3, Sec. 4, Sec. 5, Sec. 6, Sec. 7, Sec. 8, Sec. 9, Sec. 10, Sec. 11, Sec. 12, Sec. 13, Sec. 14, Sec. 15, and Sec. 17

11.1            Inform Certificate Holding District Office of inspection results in writing

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 1, Sec. 3, Sec. 4, Sec. 5, Sec. 6, Sec. 7, Sec. 8, Sec. 9, Sec. 10, Sec. 11, Sec. 12, Sec. 13, Sec. 14, Sec. 15, and Sec. 17

11.2            File all supporting paperwork in the certificate holder's office file

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 1, Sec. 3, Sec. 4, Sec. 5, Sec. 6, Sec. 7, Sec. 8, Sec. 9, Sec. 10, Sec. 11, Sec. 12, Sec. 13, Sec. 14, Sec. 15, and Sec. 17

11.3            Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 1, Sec. 3, Sec. 4, Sec. 5, Sec. 6, Sec. 7, Sec. 8, Sec. 9, Sec. 10, Sec. 11, Sec. 12, Sec. 13, Sec. 14, Sec. 15, and Sec. 17

12.               Future activities

12.1            Conduct a follow-up inspection, as applicable,

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 1, Sec. 3, Sec. 4, Sec. 5, Sec. 6, Sec. 7, Sec. 8, Sec. 9, Sec. 10, Sec. 11, Sec. 12, Sec. 13, Sec. 14, Sec. 15, and Sec. 17