Task:

M3.3.114 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 133 Operator

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.107, 3.3.108, 3.3.112, 3.3.114 and 3.3.115

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.11

Difficulty:

2

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

4

Time:

 

Frequency:

1

Job Aid:

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

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Legal References:

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

Purpose:

Evaluate an applicant for a 14 CFR Part 133 Rotorcraft External-Load Operator Certificate

Significant Interfaces:

Operator/Applicant

Certificate‑Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Procedural Guidance:

14 CFR Part 27             Airworthiness Standards: Normal Category Rotorcraft

14 CFR Part 29             Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Rotorcraft

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

14 CFR Part 91             General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 133           Rotorcraft External-Load Operations

Order 1380.51               Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1                 Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

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

NOTE: The first set of steps, 1 through 5.3, is for certification. The second sets of steps, 1 through 7.1, are for re-certification.

NOTE: In evaluating an applicant for 14 CFR Part 133 operations, Aviation Safety Inspectors (Airworthiness) will focus primarily on the demonstration and inspection phase of the load attaching and quick release devices. An Airworthiness ASI designated as the Certification Project Manager will be concerned with all phases and closely coordinate all activities with appropriate specialties.

Certification

1.                   Receive request for 14 CFR Part 133 certification

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4
K: AC 133-1 (current edition)

1.1               Provide applicant with guidance and regulatory requirements

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4
K: AC 133-1 (current edition)

1.2               Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4

2.                   Receive applicant's Preapplication Statement of Intent (PASI)

2.1               Review PASI for completeness and accuracy

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 1, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4

2.2               Forward two copies of PASI to Regional Flight Standards Division

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 1, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4

2.3               Provide applicant with FAA Form 8710.4, Helicopter External Load Application

K: AC 133-1 (current edition)

3.                   Conduct preapplication meeting

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 1, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4

3.1               Ensure applicant is aware of regulatory requirements and FAA policies

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 1, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4

4.                   Determine if PASI meets requirements

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 1, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4

4.1               Return unacceptable PASI to applicant for corrective action

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 1, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4

5.                   Schedule and conduct formal application meeting

5.1               Review all required documents

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 1, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4
K: AC 133-1 (current edition)

5.2               Review applicant’s Rotorcraft-Load Combination Flight Manual

K: 14 CFR § 133.47
K: AC 133-1 (current edition)

5.3               Notify applicant of any deficiencies

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4

Re-certification

1.                   Receive request for external load operation

1.1               Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51

2.                   Determine if the external-load attaching means have been approved

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4          
K: AC 133-1 (current edition)

3.                   Observe a demonstration

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4
K: AC 133-1 (current edition)
K: 14 CFR § 133.41
K: 14 CFR § 133.43

4.                   Ensure markings and placards are appropriately displayed

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4
K: AC 133-1 (current edition)

5.                   Debrief Certification Project Manager

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4

5.1               If no discrepancies have been found, indicate that airworthiness requirements have been met

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4

6.                   Task outcomes

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4

6.1               Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4

7.                   Future activities

7.1               Observe on-site activities; ensure operator is complying with applicable regulations

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 4