Task:

M3.3.24 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 121/135 (10 or More) Operator’s/Applicant's Company Manual/Revision

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 2.3.36, 2.3.91, 3.3.23, 3.3.24, 3.3.37, 3.3.129 and 3.3.145

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.26

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

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PTRS Tracking

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Legal References:

49 USC § 40113           Administrative

49 USC § 44701           General Requirements

49 USC § 44705           Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC § 44707           Examining and Rating Air Agencies

49 USC § 44713           Inspection and Maintenance

Purpose:

To evaluate a 14 CFR Part 121/135 (10 or more) operator/applicant's company manual or revision to ensure that policies, procedures and technical criteria meet regulatory requirements

Significant Interfaces:

Operator/Applicant

Certificate Holding District Office / Certificate Management Office

Flight Standards District Office

Flight Standards Service Regional Division

Aircraft Certification Office

Aircraft Evaluation Group

Flight Standards National Field Office, AFS-900

Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS-300

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

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

14 CFR Part 91,           General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 121,         Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag and Supplemental Operation

14 CFR Part 135,         Operating Requirements: Commuter and on Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons on Board such Aircraft

49 CFR Part 173,         Shippers-General Requirements for Shipments and Packagings

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.

1.         Provide operator/applicant with general manual policies and regulatory requirements

K:       14 CFR Part 121

K:       14 CFR Part 135

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11

1.1     Open PTRS record
K:      Order 1380.51
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11

2.         Evaluate operator/applicant’s general manual for regulatory compliance

K:       14 CFR Part 121

K:       14 CFR Part 135

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11

2.1     Ensure manual contains required organizational elements
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.2     Ensure manual contains compliance procedures
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.3     Evaluate manual contents for procedures and information appropriate to applicable CFRs
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.4     Ensure manual description/procedures meet regulatory requirements
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.5     Ensure manual has revision control and distribution procedures
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.6     Ensure definitions unique to operator/applicant are defined
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.7     Ensure manual has detail requirements for supplemental air carriers and commercial operators to carry the appropriate parts of the manual on the aircraft
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.8     Ensure manual contains a list of inspection personnel
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.9     Ensure manual appropriately describes the inspection program
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.10    Ensure manual includes duties/responsibilities of ground personnel
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.11    Ensure manual has programs to be followed while performing inspection/maintenance
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.12    Ensure manual references appropriate Federal Aviation Regulations
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.13    Ensure manual has appropriate references to operations specifications
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.14    Ensure manual provides procedures for reporting and correcting mechanical irregularities including Minimum Equipment Lists and deferred maintenance
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.15    Ensure manual provides procedures to ensure proper parts and materials are used
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.16    Ensure manual provides specifics for operator/applicant’s continuing analysis and surveillance program
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.17    Ensure manual includes test flight procedures and limitations
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.18    Ensure manual includes special/ferry flight procedures and limitations
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.19    Ensure manual provides procedures for submitting all reports required by regulations
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.20    Ensure manual contains procedures for such items as deicing, towing, engine change, emergency, etc.
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
2.21    Ensure manual includes maintenance procedures for Category II/III programs, as applicable
K:       14 CFR Part 121
K:       14 CFR Part 135
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11

3.         Analyze findings of evaluation

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11

3.1     Debrief operator/applicant; discuss any discrepancies and corrective actions
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11

4.         If manual meets all requirements, accept manual

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11

5.         Document task

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11

5.1     File all supporting paperwork in the operator/applicant's office file
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11
5.2     Close PTRS record
K:      Order 1380.51
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11

6.         Future activities

6.1     Conduct normal surveillance
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 11