Task:

M3.3.185 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 137 Operator

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.177, 3.3.178, 3.3.180, 3.3.183 and 3.3.185

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.12

Difficulty:

4

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

4

Time:

 

Frequency:

1

Job Aid:

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3202

3240

 

 

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5202

5240

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

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:

To evaluate an applicant for the issuance of a 14 CFR Part 137 operating certificate

Significant Interfaces:

Operator/Applicant

Flight Standards District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Certification, Standardization, and Evaluation Team

Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Division, AFS-300

Aviation Data Systems Branch, AFS-620

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 1               Definitions and Abbreviations

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

14 CFR Part 61             Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors

14 CFR Part 91             General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 137           Agricultural Aircraft Operations

Order 1380.51               Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1                 Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 137-1                      Agricultural Aircraft Operations

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 request for 14 CFR Part 137 certification

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

1.1               Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

2.                   Provide applicant with necessary information and forms

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

2.1               Conduct preapplication meeting, as appropriate

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

2.2               Obtain precertification number, if required

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

3.                   Review FAA Form 8710-3, Application for Agricultural Aircraft Operator Certificate, for completeness and accuracy

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

4.                   Conduct formal meeting, as appropriate

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

5.                   Review required documents to ensure information is complete and accurate

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

6.                   Conduct required demonstration and inspections of airman, aircraft and facilities, as appropriate

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

7.                   Analyze results of evaluation

7.1               Notify applicant, in writing, if deficiencies are found

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

7.2               Conduct meeting with applicant to resolve deficiencies

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

7.3               If all requirements have not been met, notify applicant of certificate denial

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

8.                   If all requirements have been met, prepare FAA Form 8430-21, Operating Certificate

K: 14 CFR 137.19
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

9.                   Document task

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

9.1               Distribute certification report; retain copy in operator/applicant's office file

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

9.2               Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3

10.               Future activities

10.1            Observe operator during first 90 days; schedule additional inspections as necessary to determine operating practices are at adequate level of safety

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 3