Task:

M3.3.43 Approve a 14 CFR Part 121/135 Operator/Applicant’s Reliability Program/Revision

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.43, 3.3.46, 3.3.136 and 3.3.149

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.24

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

5

5

1

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

Y

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3331

3332

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O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5331

5332

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P

Legal References:

49 USC 40113       Administrative

49 USC 44701       General Requirements

49 USC 44702       Issuance of Certificates

49 USC 44704       Type Certificates, Production Certificates, and Airworthiness Certificates

49 USC 44705       Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC 44713       Inspection and Maintenance

Purpose:

Approving 14 CFR Parts 91K and 135 reliability programs and providing technical assistance to the certificate holder.

Significant Interfaces:

Operator/Applicant

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Technical Aircraft Maintenance Branch, AFS-370

Certification and Evaluation Program Office (CEPO), AFS-910

Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS-300

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

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

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

Order 1380.51             Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1               Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 120‑17                  Maintenance Control by Reliability Methods

PLN DOC MSG‑3     Manufacturer Maintenance Program Planning Document

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 to evaluate a reliability program/revision

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

1.1      Open PTRS record
K:        Order 1380.51
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

2         Meet with operator/applicant

2.1      Inform operator/applicant of reliability program requirements
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1
K:        AC 120‑17

3         Evaluate program application procedures

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

K:       AC 120‑17

3.1      Ensure program defines components and systems by Air Transportation Association chapter controlled by the reliability program
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1
K:        AC 120‑17
3.2      Ensure program defines portion of maintenance program controlled by the reliability program
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1
K:        AC 120‑17

4         Evaluate organizational structure and relationships among elements responsible for administering the program

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

K:       AC 120‑17

5         Evaluate organizational activities and responsibilities

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

K:       AC 120‑17

6         Evaluate data collection system; ensure all required elements are included

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

K:       AC 120‑17

7         Evaluate methods of data analysis and application to maintenance controls

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

K:       AC 120‑17

8         Evaluate procedures for establishing and revising performance standards

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

K:       AC 120‑17

9         Evaluate program definitions; verify program defines all significant terms

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

K:       AC 120‑17

10       Evaluate program displays and status of corrective action programs and reporting

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

K:       AC 120‑17

11       Evaluate interval adjustments and process and/or task changes system

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

K:       AC 120‑17

12       Evaluate procedures for program revision

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

K:       AC 120‑17

13       Evaluate procedures for maintenance control changes

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

K:       AC 120‑17

14       Analyze results of evaluation

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

K:       AC 120‑17

14.1      If deficiencies are found, determine corrective actions; advise operator in writing
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

15       If all requirements have been met, approve reliability program

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

K:       AC 120‑17

15.1      Issue/amend operations specifications
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 1
K:        AC 120‑17

16       Document task

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

16.1      File all supporting paperwork in operator/applicant’s office file
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1
16.2      Close PTRS Record
K:       Order 1380.51
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

17       Future activities

17.1      Conduct normal surveillance
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1