Title:

Inspect a 14 CFR Part 145 Repair Station/Satellite located within the United States and its Territories

Number:

JTA 2.4.9

Validation Date:03/06/16

Approval Date:

Comments:

This task encompasses a complete inspection of a domestic repair station. Separate JTAs are available for Foreign Repair Stations, evaluation of changes, and certification requirements.

Job Task Sponsor:

AFS-340

Job Series:

1825 Aviation Safety Inspector

Function:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

Duty:

2.4 Air Agency Surveillance and Inspection

Rating and Ranking

Difficulty:

High

Importance:

High

Time to Accomplish:

Variable

Specialty

Frequency

PMI

On Demand

PAI

On Demand

 

 

Course Numbers

FAA21058

 

 

 

 

SAS SP ED/EP

1.0

1.1.5

1.4.1

1.4.2

1.4.3

1.4.4

1.4.4

 

4.0

4.1.4

4.2.6

4.2.7

4.3.6

4.4.6

4.3.7

4.5.4

4.5.5

4.5.6

4.7.3

4.7.4

 

 

 

 

Regulatory Requirements

 

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

 

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 121        Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations

14 CFR Part 121        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 133        Rotorcraft External Load 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

Forms

None

 

Job Aids

Nondestructive Inspection Online Job-Aid    FSIMS---Publications---JobAid

Composite Repair Online Job-Aid                 FSIMS---Publications---JobAid

 

Other Guidance

Order 8900.1                  Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

See SAS Guidance         FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 10

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

AC 145-10                      Repair Station Training Program

 

TASK DESCRIPTION

To inspect a part 145 repair station to ensure facilities and equipment meet the requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

SUBTASK 1:

Initiate inspection of a part 145 repair station

1.   Review applicable regulations, guidance, and definitions applicable to repair stations

2.   Review certificate holder’s repair station and quality control manual

3.   Review office file or coordinate with CHDO for outstanding issues and areas requiring special emphasis.

4.   Coordinate inspection with certificate holder, as appropriate

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Review the guidance and policy contained in FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 1, Chapter 3, Section 1 , 2 , 3 , 4

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9; Section 4 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 ,13 , 14 , 15 , 16 , 17 , 18 , 21 , 22 , 23 , AC 145-9

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

 

 

SUBTASK 2:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Certificate Requirements

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Review the Air Agency Certificate, operations specifications (OpSpecs), organizational charts, and capability lists to ensure they are to be kept current and available for inspection and verification.

 

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chapter 9; Section 4

 

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chapter 9; Section 4

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Order

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

SUBTASK 3:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Record System

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Repair station records include documenting maintenance and alteration of an aircraft or its parts. An agency must have its maintenance records inspected periodically to verify those records meet the requirements of the Repair Station Manual (RSM)/Quality Control Manual (QCM) procedures.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chapter 9; Section 6

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chapter 9; Section 6

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Order

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

 

SUBTASK 4:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Manual System (RSM/QCM)

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

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

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 7 , and Vol 6, Chapter 11, Section 27 (as applicable)

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 7 , and Vol 6, Chapter 11, Section 27 (as applicable), AC 145‑9, AC 145‑10

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.


SUBTASK 5:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Housing and Facilities

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Ensure the facilities accommodate equipment, materials, and personnel needed to properly perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, alterations of articles, or the specialized services for the rating it receives.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 8 , Vol 6, Chapter 11, Section 17, 27, and 28 (as applicable)

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 8 , Vol 6, Chapter 11, Section 17, 27, and 28 (as applicable)

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

·     When inspecting the repair station, the aviation safety inspector (ASI) should determine which items apply, based on the complexity of the facility and the level of ratings.

 

SUBTASK 6:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Tools and Equipment

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

The repair station must provide, control, and maintain the tools and equipment necessary to perform the maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alteration under its certificate and operations specifications (OpSpecs).

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 9 , and Vol 6, Chapter 11, Section 17 and 27 (as applicable)

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 9 , and Vol 6, Chapter 11, Section 17 and 27, AC 145‑9, AC 43‑207 (as applicable)

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

·     Understand calibration standards and traceability documentation


SUBTASK 7:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Technical Data

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

The repair station must have appropriate technical data during maintenance. The review will confirm the repair station has available current data that is appropriate for the work performed.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 10 .

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 10 .

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Order

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

 

SUBTASK 8:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Quality Control System

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Ensure the repair station’s quality control (QC) system is in compliance with the procedures in the Repair Station Manual (RSM) and Quality Control Manual (QCM).

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 11 .

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 11 , AC 145‑9

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Order

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

·     Ensure the Inspector can gauge the airworthiness of articles on which the repair station or repair station contractors perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations.

SUBTASK 9:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Parts and Materials Program

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Ensure the repair station follows procedures for receiving, protecting, segregating, and identifying all parts and materials required to support the ratings held.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 12 .

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 12 and AC 120‑154

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Order

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

 

SUBTASK 10:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Personnel

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Ensure the repair station has the appropriate Management, Supervisors, Inspection, and Return to Service personnel necessary to match the scope and complexity of its organization.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 13 .

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 13 .

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Order

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.


SUBTASK 11:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Training Program

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Ensure the repair station uses the FAA approved training program. The repair stations must base their training program on individual operation and needs, considering the station’s size, location, ratings, employee experience, and skill levels.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 14

(as applicable)

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 14

and AC 145‑10 (as applicable)

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

·     Ability to interpret the differences between an FAA accepted manual and an FAA approved manual

 

SUBTASK 12:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Maintenance Process

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

A detailed process or task inspection is a surveillance activity examining specific tasks associated with the maintenance and alteration of an airframe, aircraft engine, propeller, appliances, or component parts.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 15

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 15

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.


SUBTASK 13:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Authorization for Work Away From its Fixed Location

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Ensure proper authorization and procedures are followed by a repair station performing aircraft maintenance away from its fixed location.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 16

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 16

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

 

SUBTASK 14:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station Performing Maintenance for the U.S. Military Only

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

A part 145 repair station performing maintenance for the U.S. military doesn’t have to meet 14 CFR part 43 . This means the part 145 repair station is not using part of the privilege of its certificate. When conducting maintenance on civil aircraft or components, this section would not be applicable.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 17

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 17

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

·     Ensure the Inspector knows authority and proper PTRS documentation for this type of activity.


SUBTASK 15:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Section 145.205 Maintenance/Alterations Requirements

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Ensure the Repair Station has appropriate procedures and conducts maintenance per the air carrier’s Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP).

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 18

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 18

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

·     Understands contractual agreements and CAMP

·     Coordinates the inspection with the appropriate air carrier CHDO

 

SUBTASK 16:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s That Are Essential Maintenance Providers Before, During, and After Labor Strike, or Bankruptcy

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Ensure continued regulatory compliance before, during, and after a labor dispute, strike, or bankruptcy. A repair station in distress experiencing labor issues may be unable to meet financial obligations and could adversely impacting safety.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 21

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 21

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

·     Understanding the importance of staying informed of the changing situations at any certified repair station

SUBTASK 17:

Inspect Work Performed by a Canadian‑Approved Maintenance Organization

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Ensure knowledge and guidance for Canadian Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) certificated under Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR) Standard 573. (as applicable)

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 22

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 22

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

·     Understanding of Bilateral Agreements (BASA) and ability to locate the applicable BASA

·     Understanding of a Maintenance Implementation Agreements (MIP) and ability to locate the applicable MIP

·     The MIP is at the following website:
Aviation Safety, Bilateral Agreement Listing

 

SUBTASK 18:

Inspect a Part 145 Repair Station’s Contract Maintenance Program

Objective/Skill:

Performance:

Ensure the repair station uses the FAA approved maintenance function list and follows their procedures in the RSM/QCM.

Conditions:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 23

Standards:

FAA Order 8900.1, Vol 6, Chapter 9, Section 23

Knowledge:

·     Understand the Guidance and Policy contained in the above‑mentioned FAA Orders

·     Understands part 145 regulations and assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

·     Understanding of what constitutes a “maintenance function”, and the ability to give examples of maintenance functions.

·     Ability to determine when FAA approval is required. Knowledge that a maintenance function only requires FAA approval under part 145 when the originating repair station is exercising the privileges of its certificate by assuming responsibility for the work performed by the contracted person or entity.