Task:

M3.4.36 Certificate a 14 CFR Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.4 Air Agency Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.4.31 and 3.4.36

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.14

Difficulty:

5

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

5

Time:

 

Frequency:

1

Job Aid:

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3230

3382

3383

3387

3388

3392

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5230

5382

5383

5387

5388

5392

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

3399

3316

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5399

5316

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 evaluate Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School (AMTS) applicant for compliance with certification requirements for an Air Agency Certificate/added rating

Significant Interfaces:

Air Agency/Applicant

Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)

Regional Flight Standards Division (RFSD)

Certification, Standardization, and Evaluation Team

Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS-300

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.

 



Steps, Sub-Steps & Knowledge

Recommended Training

1.                                    Receive initial inquiry from applicant

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

1.1                            Advise applicant of regulatory requirements; determine necessity for preapplication meeting; provide Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Form 8400-6, Preapplication Statement of Intent (PASI)

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

1.2                            Open Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem (PTRS) record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 1

2.                                    Receive PASI

2.1                            Evaluate PASI for completeness and accuracy

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

2.2                            Forward two copies of PASI to regional Flight Standards Division (RFSD) for processing

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

2.3                            Obtain precertification number from AFS-620

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

3.                                    Conduct precertification inspections

3.1                            Inspect school; make necessary recommendations

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

3.2                            AMTS requesting Distance Learning (DL) authorization; thoroughly evaluate functionality of DL program to include policies, procedures, software and hardware

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.3, Chap. 12, Sec. 3
K: AC 147-3 (current edition)

4.                                    Establish Certification Team

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

5.                                    Conduct preapplication meeting

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

5.1                            Ensure applicant is aware of regulatory requirements and FAA policies

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

5.2                            Inform applicant of required of formal application attachments

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

5.3                            Determine types of ratings sought; e.g., airframe, powerplant or combination

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

5.4                            Instruct applicant to complete FAA Form 8310-6, Aviation Maintenance Technical School Certificate and Ratings Application

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

6.                                    Receive formal application file and attachments

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

6.1                            Evaluate for completeness and accuracy

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

6.2                            Advise applicant of acceptance or rejection of formal application

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

7.                                    Receive manuals and other documents

7.1                            Evaluate in-depth for compliance with regulations and safe practices

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

7.2                            Document and advise applicant of deficiencies

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

7.3                            If necessary, terminate the certification process

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

8.                                    Observe demonstrations and inspections

8.1                            Make on-site inspections to determine effectiveness of applicant’s proposed programs and procedures

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

9.                                    Analyze results of evaluation

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

9.1                            Document and advise applicant of deficiencies

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

9.2                            If necessary, terminate the certification process

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

10.                            When all regulatory requirements have been met

10.1                      Issue FAA Form 8000-4, Air Agency Certificate and Operations Specifications (mandatory and optional paragraphs)

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 1
K:  Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 11
K: AC 147-3 (current edition)

10.2                      Prepare certification file

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

10.3                      Distribute copies of application form to RFSD and AFS-300

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

11.                            Document task

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

11.1                      File all supporting paperwork in the certificate holder/applicant's office file

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

11.2                      Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 1

12.                            Future activities

12.1                      Observe school during first 90 days of operation

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

12.2                      Schedule additional surveillance as required

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