Task:

M3.2.4 Perform Field Approval of Major Repairs and Major Alterations

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.2 Aircraft Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.2.4

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.19

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

5

5

3

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3414

3416

3446

3454

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5414

5416

5446

5454

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

Legal References:

49 USC § 40113           Administrative

49 USC § 44701           General Requirements

49 USC § 44713           Inspection and Maintenance

49 USC § 46306           Registration Violations Involving Aircraft Not Providing Air Transportation

Purpose:

To determine that data meets regulatory requirements for field approval prior the major alteration or major repair of an aircraft

Significant Interfaces:

Applicant

Operator

Certificate Holder

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Aircraft Evaluation Group

Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Division, AFS-300

Aircraft Registration Branch, AFS-750

Original Equipment Manufacturer

Designated Engineering Representative

Organization Designation Authorization

Parts Manufacturing Approval Holder

Procedural Guidance (current edition):

14 CFR Part 1,             Definitions and Abbreviations

14 CFR Part 11,           General Rulemaking Procedures

14 CFR Part 21,           Certification Procedures for Products and Parts

14 CFR Part 23,           Airworthiness Standards: Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes

14 CFR Part 25,           Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Airplanes

14 CFR Part 27,           Airworthiness Standards: Normal Category Rotorcraft

14 CFR Part 29,           Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Rotorcraft

14 CFR Part 31,           Airworthiness Standards: Manned Free Balloons

14 CFR Part 33,           Airworthiness Standards: Aircraft Engines

14 CFR Part 35,           Airworthiness Standards: Propellers

14 CFR Part 36,           Noise Standards: Aircraft Type and Airworthiness Certification

14 CFR Part 39,           Airworthiness Directives

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

14 CFR Part 91,           General Operating and Flight Rules

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

CAR Part 3,                 Airworthiness Standards: Small Airplanes

CAR Part 4a,               Airworthiness Standards: Older Model Airplanes

CAR Part 4b,               Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Airplanes

CAR Part 6,                 Airworthiness Standards: Normal Category Rotorcraft

CAR Part 7,                 Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Rotorcraft

CAR Part 8,                 Restricted Category

Order 1380.51,             Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8130.2,               Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft and Related Approvals

Order 8900.1,               Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

Order 8310.6,               Airworthiness Compliance Check Sheets Handbook

Order 8300.16,             Major Repair and Alteration Data Approval

AC 43-9,                      Maintenance Records

AC 43.13-1,                 Acceptable Methods, Techniques and Practices – Aircraft Inspection and Repair

AC 43.13-2,                 Acceptable Methods, Techniques and Practices – Aircraft Alterations

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

1.       Receive formal application (Form 337, etc.) for field approval

K:           Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

1.1     Open PTRS record
K:      Order 1380.51
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

2.        Review operator’s submitted data for compliance with airworthiness requirements and completeness enough to proceed with evaluation/approval process

K:            Order 8300.16, Chapter 3, Sec 3-3

2.1     Review data to determine if proposed application is accurately classified as major alteration or major repair
K:      14 CFR Part 43, Appendix A
K:      Order 8300.16, Chapter 3, Sec 3-2

3.       Determine if data is beyond scope of field approval; coordinate with FAA Engineering, as required

K:            Order 8300.16, Chapter 3, Sec 3-4

3.1     Evaluate proposal; review aircraft records for previous alterations/repairs
K:      Order 8300.16, Chapter 3, Sec 3-3

4.       Analyze results of evaluation

4.1     If data is incomplete or does not meet regulatory/airworthiness requirements, return data to applicant for corrective action
K:      Order 8300.16, Chapter 3, Sec 3-5
4.2     If data is approved/accepted, advise applicant
K:      Order 8300.16, Chapter 3, Sec 3-5

5.       Evaluate alteration or repair after data approval/acceptance, during and after accomplishment of alteration/repair, as appropriate

K:            Order 8300.16, Chapter 3, Sec 3-5

5.1     Schedule appropriate conformity inspection when appropriate to verify workmanship and compliance with approved or accepted data
K:      Order 8300.16, Chapter 3, Sec 3-5

6.        Process FAA Form 337

K:            Order 8300.16, Chapter 3, Sec 3-5

6.1     If the repair or alteration data substantiates that the repaired or altered product will comply with the applicable airworthiness regulations, record data approval by entering the appropriate statement and signing block 3 of FAA Form 337; then, return both copies to the applicant.
K:      Order 8300.16, Chapter 3, Sec 3-5

7.       Document task

K:           Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

7.1     Close PTRS record
K:      Order 1380.51
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

NOTE: The person completing FAA Form 337 must do so in duplicate, giving one copy to the owner or operator and sending one copy to the Aircraft Registration Branch, AFS-750, P.O. Box 25504, Oklahoma City, OK, 73125, within 48 hours.

NOTE: For extended-range fuel tank installation in the passenger or cargo compartments, the person completing FAA Form 337 must, within 48 hours, complete the form in triplicate, giving one copy to the owner or operator, placing one copy onboard the aircraft, and sending one copy to the Aircraft Registration Branch, AFS-751, P.O. Box 25724, Oklahoma City, OK 73125.