Task:

M2.4.3 Inspect 14 CFR Part 141 Pilot School and Aircraft

Function:

Duty:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

2.4 Air Agency Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 2.4.3

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.1.10

Difficulty:

2

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

4

Time:

 

Frequency:

2

Job Aid:

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3650

3658

3664

3665

3667

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5650

5658

5664

5665

5667

 

 

 

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 conduct surveillance of a Part 141 certificated Pilot School and it’s aircraft, programs and systems to ensure compliance of 14 CFR 141

Significant Interfaces:

Air Agency

Contract Service Provider

Flight Standards District Office

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 39             Airworthiness Directives

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

14 CFR Part 45             Identification and Registration Marking

14 CFR Part 47             Aircraft Registration

14 CFR Part 65             Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crew Members

14 CFR Part 91             General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 141           Pilot Schools

14 CFR Part 145           Repair Stations

Order 1380.51               Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1                 Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

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

 



Steps, Sub-Steps & Knowledges

Recommended Training

1.                                    Coordination and Review Requirements
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

1.1                            Knowledge of the regulatory requirements of 14 CFR parts 39, 43, 45, 47, 65, 91, 141 and 145

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

1.2                            Familiarity with the type of equipment to be used by applicant

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

1.3                            Coordinate with aviation safety inspectors (ASI) (maintenance, avionics, and operations) for this task

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

1.4                            Review General Aviation Alerts for trends and problem areas regarding the make(s) and model(s) of aircraft the operator is using in the training program.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

2.                                    Inspect aircraft

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

2.1                            Ensure the aircraft is properly certificated.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

2.2                            Ensure the airworthiness certificate and registration is properly displayed.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

2.3                            Ensure the aircraft is in an airworthy condition for safe operation.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

2.4                            Ensure the aircraft are equipped to perform functions appropriate for the course of training.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

3.                                    Inspect the aircraft maintenance records

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

3.1                            Inspect aircraft maintenance and alteration records.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2.

3.2                            Ensure compliance with applicable Airworthiness Directives (AD) and life limited parts.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

3.3                            Ensure that the current weight and balance information is available.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

4.                                    Inspect the maintenance facilities

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2
 

4.1                            Ensure the school has access to facilities and equipment sufficient to maintain the school’s aircraft.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

5.                                    Inspect Contract Agencies

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

5.1                            If school uses contract maintenance provider, also refer to FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

6.                                    Analyze results

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

6.1                            Review the inspection findings and determine whether the operation is in compliance with regulations.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

7.                                    Task Outcomes

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

7.1                            Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

7.2                            If all aircraft are found airworthy, the records are in compliance, and the facilities are satisfactory, notify the operator or the operator’s representative of the inspection results.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

7.3                            If deficiencies are found on the aircraft and/or facilities, provide a written confirmation of the deficiencies.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

8.                                    Future activities

8.1                            During future surveillance activities, direct special attention to areas in which deficiencies were found.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2