Task:

M3.4.34 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School/Applicant’s Facility, Equipment, Materials, Tools and Records

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.4 Air Agency Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.4.34 and 3.4.35

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.14

Difficulty:

5

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

5

Time:

 

Frequency:

1

Job Aid:

N

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Legal References:

49 U.S.C. § 40101       Policy

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. § 44707       Examining and Rating Air Agencies

Purpose:

To ensure an Aviation Maintenance Technician School/applicant’s facilities, equipment, materials, tools and records meet initial or ongoing certification requirements

Significant Interfaces:

Air Agency/Applicant

Flight Standards District Office

Aviation Data Systems Branch, AFS-620

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR part 147          Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools

Order 1380.51             Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1               Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 147-3                     Certification and Operation of Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools

NOTE: Ensure you are using the most current information. The Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) may be used to obtain current guidance.


1.                                  Initial certification:

1.1                          Verify school/applicant’s current curriculum has been approved

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

1.2                          Verify Aviation Maintenance Technician School (AMTS) operations specifications (OpSpecs) are issued and current with mandatory and optional paragraphs

K:  Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 11

1.3                          Open PTRS record

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

2.                                  Review school/applicant’s file

2.1                          Review previous correspondence

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

2.2                          Check for previous violation history

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

3.                                  Receive a written description of facilities showing facility layout plan relating to size and location of shops/laboratories/classrooms

K: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 147, § 147.5
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 3

4.                                  Inspect facility

4.1                          Compare curriculum and physical layout with facility layout plan

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

4.2                          Ensure facility is properly heated, lighted and ventilated for the maximum number of students to be taught at any time

K: 14 CFR § 147.15
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 3
K: AC 147-3 (current edition)

4.3                          Verify classrooms are enclosed and suitable for teaching specified curriculum

K: 14 CFR § 147.15
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 3
K: AC 147-3 (current edition)

4.4                          Verify training areas are arranged to ensure proper separation from working space for parts, tools, materials and similar articles

K: 14 CFR § 147.15

4.5                          Verify facility has a suitable area for application of finishing materials, including paint spraying

K: 14 CFR § 147.15

4.6                          Verify there are suitable areas equipped with wash tank and degreasing equipment with air pressure or other adequate cleaning equipment

K: 14 CFR § 147.15

4.7                          Verify suitable facilities exist for running engines

K: 14 CFR § 147.15

4.8                          Verify facility has a suitable area with adequate equipment, tables, benches and test equipment, to disassemble, service and inspect ignitions, electrical equipment, appliances, carburetors, fuel systems, hydraulic and vacuum systems for aircraft, aircraft engines and appliances

K: 14 CFR § 147.15

4.9                          Verify facility has suitable space with adequate equipment, including tables, benches, horses, stands and jacks, for disassembling, inspecting and rigging aircraft

K: 14 CFR § 147.15

4.10                  Verify facility has suitable space with adequate equipment for disassembling, troubleshooting and timing engines

K: 14 CFR § 147.15

4.11                  Verify applicant has various airframe and power plant systems and components, including propellers, to complete practical projects required by its approved curriculum

K: 14 CFR § 147.17
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 3
K: AC 147-3 (current edition), Chap. 2

4.12                  Verify school has at least one aircraft, which was certificated by FAA with power plant, propeller, instruments, navigation and communications equipment, and accessories on which a maintenance technician might be required to perform maintenance

K: 14 CFR § 147.17
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 3

4.13                  Verify airframes, power plants, propellers, appliances and components to be used for instruction and practical projects are diversified to show different methods of construction and operation when installed

K: 14 CFR § 147.19

4.14                  Ensure there are enough units so that no more than eight students will work on any one unit at a time

K: 14 CFR § 147.17
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 3

4.15                  Verify school provides training aids or operational mock-ups if aircraft used for instruction does not have a retractable landing gear and wing flap system

K: 14 CFR § 147.17

4.16                  Verify school has adequate materials, special tools and shop equipment as are appropriate to approved curriculum of school, Distance Learning (DL) related equipment and materials if AMTS is approved for DL.

K:  Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 1
K:  Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 2
K:  Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 3
K:  Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
K:  AC 147-3 (current edition)
K: 14 CFR § 147.19

4.17                  Verify all regulatory record keeping requirements have been met

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

5.                                  Initial certification or added rating:

5.1                          If facility is “approved”, complete FAA Form 8310-6, Aviation Maintenance Technician School Certificate and Ratings Application, as applicable

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 1
K:  AC 147-3 (current edition)

5.2                          Complete, distribute and file required forms, Air Agency Certificate, Operations Specifications.

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 1
K:  AC 147-3 (current edition)

5.3                          If all requirements are not met, notify school/applicant of discrepancies, mark FAA Form 8310-6 “Disapproved” and return to applicant with a letter stating reasons

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 3
K:  AC 147-3 (current edition)

5.4                          Evaluate corrective actions

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

6.                                  Document task

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

6.1                          Close PTRS record

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

7.                                  Future activities

7.1                          Conduct routine surveillance

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 3
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1
K: AC 147-3 (current edition)