Task:     

A3.3.211   Approve the Use of a Manufacturer's Avionics Rental/Exchange Program for Commuter Airlines

Function: 

Duty:     

3.0   Certification

3.3   Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

 

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

4

5

2

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

5458

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

Legal References :

49 USC § 40113            Administrative

49 USC § 44701            General Requirements

49 USC § 44704            Type Certificates, Production Certificates, and Airworthiness Certificates

49 USC § 44705            Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC § 44707            Examining and Rating Air Agencies

 

Purpose :

To approve the use of a manufacturer's avionics rental/exchange program by commuter airline operators

 

Significant Interfaces :

Operator

Manufacturer

Contract Service Provider

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Aircraft Certification Office

 

Procedural Guidance :

14 CFR Part 135           Operating Requirements: Commuter and on Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons on Board such Aircraft

Order 1380.51               Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8300.10               Airworthiness Inspector's Handbook

 

NOTE:  DynaComm (Policy Subsystem Document) should be searched to determine other applicable guidance required to perform this task.


1.         Receive request to approve the use of manufacturer's avionics rental/exchange program for commuter airlines

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 1 and 2

 

            1.1        Open PTRS record

            K:         Order 1380.51

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 1

           

2.         Review the operator's contract or agreement

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

            2.1        Ensure air carrier has control of the rental/exchange program

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

            2.2        Ensure contract contains procedures for tracking the total time till overhaul for the units

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

3.         Review operator's program

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

            3.1        Ensure procedures for the use of replacement units are appropriate

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

            3.2        Ensure operator's program includes a procedure to ensure that rental/exchange units are of the same configuration as the unit(s) being replaced

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

            3.3        Ensure that operator has determined and confirmed the compatibility of units that are of a different configuration

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

4.         Review operator's manual

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

            4.1        Ensure that any changes in terms of the equipment, expiration date, or the program itself are incorporated into the operator's manual

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

            4.2        Ensure that the name of the contractor and a general description of the contracted work are included

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

            4.3        Ensure that the location at which the equipment record are to be maintained is identified

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

5.         Analyze results of evaluation

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

            5.1        If the program is unsatisfactory, return applicable documents to operator along with identification of the deficiencies and/or reasons for the denial

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

            5.2        If program is satisfactory, amend operations specification to show approval of the operator's use of the program

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

6.         Document task

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

 

            6.1        Close PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

                        K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2

           

7.         Future activities

 

            7.1        Conduct normal surveillance of the program, to include monitoring of the contract or agreement expiration date

            K:         Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Chap. 240, Sec. 2