Task:

M3.3.101 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 129 Operator's Maintenance Contractual Agreement

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.101

Difficulty:

3

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

5

Time:

 

Frequency:

1

Job Aid:

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3351

 

 

 

 

 

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M

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F

A

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5351

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 evaluate a 14 CFR Part 129 operator's maintenance contract(s) or agreement(s) to ensure they meet regulatory requirements

Significant Interfaces:

Operator

Contract Facility

Regional Flight Standards Division

International Field Office

Regional Legal Counsel

Foreign Civil Airworthiness Authority

State Department

U.S. Embassy

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR 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

Contract Maintenance Facilities

Safety Performance Analysis System

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 contract/agreement documents submitted by operator

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

1.1               Open PTRS record

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

2.                   Evaluate operator’s maintenance program/contractual agreement documents

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

2.1               Ensure all applicable items found in AC 129-4 are included in operator’s maintenance program agreements

K: 14 CFR § 129.14
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
K: AC 129-4 (current edition)
K: ICAO Annex 6

3.                   Evaluate the portions of operator’s manual that require specific FAA approval

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

4.                   Verify contract maintenance is performed by an FAA approved facility

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

5.                   Analyze results of evaluation

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

5.1               If deficiencies are found, inform operator; evaluate corrective actions

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

5.2               If all regulatory requirements have been satisfied, approve operator’s contractual maintenance agreement

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

6.                   Return documents that fail to meet requirements and provide operator guidance

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

6.1               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

7.                   Document task

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

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

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

7.2               Close PTRS record

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

8.                   Future activities

8.1               Conduct normal surveillance

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