Task:

M3.3.72 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 121/135 (10 or More) Operator

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.6, 3.3.18, 3.3.72, 3.3.118, 3.3.175 and 3.3.176

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.10

Difficulty:

5

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

5

Time:

 

Frequency:

2

Job Aid:

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3202

3207

3240

 

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5202

5207

5240

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

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. § 44704         Type Certificates, Production Certificates, and Airworthiness Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 44705         Air Carrier Operating Certificates

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

Purpose:

To evaluate an applicant for a 14 CFR Parts 121/135 (10 or more) air carrier certificate

Significant Interfaces:

Applicant

Certificate Holding District Office

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 11             General Rulemaking Procedures

14 CFR Part 21             Certification Procedures for Products and Parts

14 CFR Part 23             Airworthiness Standards: Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes

14 CFR Part 25             Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Airplanes

14 CFR Part 27             Airworthiness Standards: Normal Category Rotorcraft

14 CFR Part 29             Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Rotorcraft

14 CFR Part 33             Airworthiness Standards: Aircraft Engines

14 CFR Part 36             Noise Standards: Aircraft Type and Airworthiness Certification

14 CFR Part 39             Airworthiness Directives

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

14 CFR Part 45             Identification and Registration Marking

14 CFR Part 47             Aircraft Registration

14 CFR Part 65             Certification: Airmen other than Flight Crewmembers

14 CFR Part 91             General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 95             IFR Altitudes

14 CFR Part 108           Airplane Operator Security

14 CFR Part 109           Indirect Air Carrier Security

14 CFR Part 119           Certification: Air Carriers and Commercial Operators

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 System (FSIMS)

AC 120-16                    Air Carrier Maintenance Programs

AC 120-17                    Maintenance Control by Reliability Methods

AC 120-27                    Aircraft Weight and Balance Control

AC 120-30                    Reporting Requirements of Air Carriers, Commercial Operators, Travel Clubs, and Air Traffic

AC 120-42                    Extended Operations (ETOPS and Polar Operations)

AC 120-49                    Certification of Air Carriers

AC 120-59                    Air Carrier Internal Evaluation Programs

AC 120-60                    Ground Deicing and Anti-Icing Program

AC 120-66                    Aviation Safety Action Programs (ASAP)

AC 121-16                    Maintenance Certification Procedures

OST Publication            How to Become a Certificated Air Carrier

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 information regarding certification

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

1.1               Provide FAA Form 8400-6, Pre-application Statement of Intent (PASI), and AC 120-49 to applicant

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4
K: AC 120-49

1.2               Determine applicant’s eligibility

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

1.3               Discuss pre-application package with applicant

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

1.4               Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

1.5               Coordinate with the Certification, Standardization, and Evaluation Team

2.                   Review PASI; determine if information is complete, accurate and acceptable

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

2.1               If PASI is unacceptable, note reasons on PASI; notify applicant

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

2.2               If PASI is acceptable, complete PASI; contact AFS-620 for pre-certification number

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

3.                   Forward completed PASI to Regional Flight Standards Division

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

4.                   Establish certification team

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

5.                   Schedule and conduct pre-application meeting

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

6.                   Receive formal application

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

6.1               Review applicant’s formal application and attachments for completeness

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

6.2               Determine acceptability of formal application

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

7.                   Schedule and conduct formal application meeting; ensure key applicant management personnel will attend

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

7.1               If formal application meeting is satisfactory, notify applicant in writing; proceed with certification process

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

7.2               If formal application meeting is unsatisfactory, send letter to applicant; state reasons for rejection; return package

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

7.3               If applicant does not intend to proceed with certification, notify Regional Flight Standards Division; contact AFS-620 to release pre-certification number

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

8.                   Review Document Compliance phase submissions

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

8.1               Document and inform applicant of deficiencies

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

8.2               Evaluate corrective action

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

8.3               If proceeding with certification process is unadvisable, notify applicant in writing; terminate certification process

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

9.                   Observe demonstrations; conduct inspections

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

10.               Analyze results of observation/inspections

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

10.1            Document and inform applicant of deficiencies

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

10.2            Evaluate corrective action

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

10.3            If proceeding with certification process is unadvisable, notify applicant in writing; terminate certification process

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

11.               If applicant has met all applicable certification requirements, prepare appropriate certificate

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

11.1            Issue operations specifications

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 1

11.2            Prepare certification report

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

11.3            Distribute certification report

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

12.               Document task

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

12.1            Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

13.               Future activities

13.1            Ensure orderly transition from certification process to certificate management

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

13.2                                    Conduct post-certification surveillance

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 2, Sec. 4