Task:

M3.3.100 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 129 Operator's Maintenance Technical Manual/Data for a U.S. Registered Aircraft

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.100

Difficulty:

4

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

5

Time:

 

Frequency:

1

Job Aid:

N

PTRS Tracking

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5312

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Legal References:

49 U.S.C. § 40105         International Negotiations, Agreements, and Obligations

49 U.S.C. § 40113         Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701         General Requirements

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

49 U.S.C. § 44707         Examining and Rating Air Agencies

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

Purpose:

To ensure a 14 CFR Part 129 operator’s maintenance technical manuals meet the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations

Significant Interfaces:

Operator

Contract Maintenance Facility

Regional Flight Standards Division

Certification, Standardization, and Evaluation Team

International Field Office

Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Division, AFS-300

Aircraft Registration Branch, AFS-750

Foreign Civil Airworthiness Authority

State Department

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 25             Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Airplanes, Appendix H, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness

14 CFR Part 33             Airworthiness Standards: Aircraft Engines, Appendix A, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness

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

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

Order 1380.51               Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1                 Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 129-4                      Maintenance Programs for U.S. Registered Aircraft under FAR Part 129

Annexes to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Annex 6 – Operation of Aircraft

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 written request for evaluation of maintenance technical manuals

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

1.1               Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

2.                    Verify operations specifications have been approved before proceeding with manual evaluation

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
K: AC 129-4 (current edition)

2.1               Evaluate manual/data for compliance with applicable 14 CFR Part 129 requirements and applicable ICAO Annex 6 standards

K: 14 CFR Part 129
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
K: AC 129-4 (current edition)
K: ICAO Annex 6

2.2               Evaluate/verify that expository manual meets regulatory requirements and is written in the English language, as applicable

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
K: AC 129-4(current edition)

2.3               Review adequacy of manuals for each make and type of aircraft used

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
K: AC 129-4 (current edition)

3.                    Evaluate manual revision system

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
K: AC 129-4 (current edition)

4.                    Analyze results of evaluation

4.1               If deficiencies are found, advise operator; evaluate corrective actions

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

4.2               If deficiencies cannot be satisfactorily resolved, notify Regional Flight Standards Division before returning or rejecting an application of a foreign carrier

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

5.                    If applicant meets operating and maintenance requirements, approve/accept technical manual/data, coordinate with Principal Operations Inspector, as applicable

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

6.                    Document task

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

6.1               File all supporting paperwork in the operator's office file

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

6.2               Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

7.                    Future activities

7.1               Conduct normal surveillance

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2