Task:

M3.3.205 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 129 Foreign Operator Operating U.S.-Registered Aircraft

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

Difficulty:

4

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

5

Time:

 

Frequency:

2

Job Aid:

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

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3312

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3316

 

 

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5302

5312

5315

5316

 

 

 

 

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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. § 44705         Air Carrier Operating Certificates

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

Purpose:

To evaluate a maintenance program and Minimum Equipment List (MEL) for a 14 CFR Part 129 operator operating U.S. registered aircraft

Significant Interfaces:

Foreign Operator

Assigned Operations Inspector

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Aircraft Evaluation Group

Foreign Civil Aviation Authority

U.S. Embassy

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 21             Certification Procedures for Products and Parts

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 145           Repair Stations

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 have the most current information. The Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) may be used to obtain current guidance.

1.                   Receive application letter

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 2, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
K: AC 129-4 (current edition)

1.1               Evaluate application for required content

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 2, Sec. 1,           K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
K: AC 129-4 (current edition)

1.2               Open PTRS record

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

2.                   Verify operations specifications have been approved

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

3.                   Evaluate the maintenance program for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and FAA regulatory requirements

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

3.1               Ensure that all applicable items found in AC 129-4 are included in operator's maintenance program

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

4.                   If operator applies for MEL, ensure it exists for aircraft; evaluate operator's proposed MEL

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

5.                   Evaluate a U.S. operator’s aircraft maintenance program and MEL for use by a foreign operator

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

6.                   Inform operator of notification requirements

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

6.1               Instruct operator to send notification of any changes/revisions to its maintenance program to responsible Flight Standards District Office

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

7.                   Evaluate revisions to an approved maintenance program in accordance with procedures provided in maintenance program

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

8.                   Analyze results of evaluation

8.1               If deficiencies are found, inform applicant of required corrective actions

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

8.2               If deficiencies cannot be satisfied, notify region, then terminate application process

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

8.3               Coordinate with Regional Flight Standards Division before terminating application process and returning application/associated data

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

9.                   If applicant meets operating and maintenance requirements of 14 CFR Parts 43, 91 and 129, issue maintenance program approval; coordinate with Principal Operations Inspector to issue/amend operations specifications

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 1
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

10.               Document task

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

10.1            File all supporting paperwork in operator's office file

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

10.2            Close PTRS record

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

11.               Future activities

11.1            Conduct normal surveillance

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