Task:

M3.3.1 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 91/121/125/129/135 Operator’s Category II/III Landing Minimum Maintenance/Inspection Program/Revision

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.1, 3.3.33, 3.3.93, 3.3.97 and 3.3.144

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.30

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Legal References:

49 U.S.C. § 40113         Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701         General Requirements

49 U.S.C. § 44702         Issuance of Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 44704         Type Certificates, Production Certificates, and Airworthiness Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 44705         Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 44713         Inspection and Maintenance

Purpose:

To evaluate a 14 CFR Part 91/121/125/129/135 Operator's Category II or Category III Lower Landing Weather Minimums Application/Program/revision to ensure that maintenance policies and procedures comply with the Federal Aviation Regulations

Significant Interfaces:

Operator/Applicant

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Aircraft Certification Office

Aircraft Evaluation Group

International Field Office

Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS‑300

Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, AFS‑400

FAA Engineering

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

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 61            Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors

14 CFR Part 91            General Operating and Flight Rules

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

14 CFR Part 129          Operations: Foreign Air Carriers and Foreign Operators of U.S.‑Registered Aircraft Engaged in Common Carriage

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 8900.1                Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 120‑28                   Criteria for Approval of Category III Weather Minima for Takeoff, Landing, and Rollout

AC 120‑29                   Criteria for Approval of Category I and Category II Minima for Approach

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 operator's application for Category II or Category III Program/revision approval

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

K:        AC 120‑28

K:        AC 120‑29

1.1       Open PTRS record
K:        Order 1380.51
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10
1.2       SAS Element 4.6.1 (AW), Avionics Special Emphasis Programs.

2          Coordinate application with Principal Operations Inspector, Regional Flight Standards Division, AFS-360 and AFS‑280

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

3          Verify operator’s submitted data for completeness

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

K:        AC 120‑28

K:        AC 120‑29

3.1       Validate basis for application to conduct lower minimums
K:              14 CFR Part 91
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10
K:        AC 120‑28
K:        AC 120‑29

4          Contact type certificating region

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

4.1       Determine aircraft/equipment approvals for lower minimums operation
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

5          Resolve deviation requests before proceeding

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

6          Coordinate evaluation with FAA Engineering, as required

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

7          Ensure submitted lower minimums programs meet all requirements of AC 120‑28/AC 120‑29, as applicable

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

K:        AC 120‑28

K:        AC 120‑29

7.1       Evaluate operator’s maintenance manual/procedures
K:        14 CFR Part 91
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10
K:        AC 120‑28
K:        AC 120‑29
7.2       Evaluate lower landing minimums maintenance training programs
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10
K:        AC 120‑28
K:        AC 120‑29
7.3       Evaluate test equipment and standards
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10
7.4       Evaluate functional flight checks policy/procedures
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10
7.5       Evaluate Minimum Equipment List procedures
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

8          Evaluate existing maintenance inspection program and recordkeeping for completeness and adequacy for lower minimums program

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

K:        AC 120‑28

K:        AC 120‑29

8.1       Ensure existing reliability program is adequate for lower minimums operations, as applicable
K:        14 CFR Part 91
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10
K:        AC 120‑28
K:        AC 120‑29

9          Evaluate operator’s validation tests

9.1       Confirm airworthiness of Category II or Category III airborne equipment
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10
K:        AC 120‑28
K:        AC 120‑29

10          Analyze results of evaluations

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

10.1       Advise operator/applicant of any deficiencies
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10
10.2       Evaluate corrective actions
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

11          Prepare final report with analysis and recommendations

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

11.1     Coordinate findings with Principal Operations Inspector for sending all documentation to Regional Flight Standards Division, AFS-360 and AFS‑280.
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10
11.2     If all requirements have been satisfied, approve airworthiness portion of lower landing minimum maintenance/inspection program/revision
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

12          Document task

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10

12.1     Close PTRS record
K:        Order 1380.51
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 10
12.2     Follow SAS Guidance for Modules 4 and 5.