Task:

O2.3.87 Inspect a 14 CFR Part 135 Operator's Line/Station Facilities

Function:

Duty:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

2.3 Air Operator Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes and Allen Corporation

 

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

3

3

4

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

1617

1618

1635

 

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal References :

49 USC 40113 Administrative

49 USC 44701 General Requirements

49 USC 44702 Issuance of Certificates

49 USC 44705 Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC 44709 Amendments, Modifications, Suspensions, and Revocations of Certificates

49 USC 44713 Inspection and Maintenance

 

Purpose :

To determine that the certificate holder operates its station facilities in compliance with applicable federal aviation regulations and approved procedures

 

Significant Interfaces :

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Reporting Inspector

Certificate Holder

 

Procedural Guidance :

14 CFR Part 61, Certification: Pilots and Flight Instructors

14 CFR Part 63, Certification: Flight Crew Members Other Than Pilots

14 CFR Part 65, Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crew Member

14 CFR Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 135, Operating Requirements: Commuter and On-Demand Operations and the Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft

Order 1380.51 Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 2150.3, Compliance and Enforcement Handbook

Order 8900.1 Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 120-27 (as amended) Aircraft Wright and Balance Control

FAA-H-8083-1 Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook

 

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

 

Forms :

FAA Form 8000-36, PTRS Transmittal Form

 

 


1. Determine the need for the inspection/surveillance

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sections 1 and 3

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

1.1 Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51

 

2. Plan and initiate the inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

2.1 Review operator's District Office file

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

2.2 Review Operations Specifications

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

 

2.3 Review results of previous inspections

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

2.4 Review Aviation Safety Analysis System (ASAS)

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

2.5 Review Vital Information Subsystem

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

2.6 Review Operator's Manual

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

2.7 Review operator's training program

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

2.8 Notify the operator of the station facilities inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 14

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

2.9 Conduct operator in-briefing

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24


 

3. Inspect the operator's documents

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

3.1 Inspect and evaluate the Operations Specifications

K: 14 CFR 135.63

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

3.2 Inspect manuals

K: 14 CFR 135.21

K: 14 CFR 135.23

K: 14 CFR 135.299

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 4

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

3.3 Inspect the Aircraft Flight Manuals

K: 14 CFR 91.9

K: 14 CFR 135.81

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 5

 

3.4 Inspect the current list of aircraft

K: 14 CFR 135.25

K: 14 CFR 135.63

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

 

3.5 Inspect the Minimum Equipment List (MEL)

K: 14 CFR Part 135.179

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

3.6 Inspect operational information

K: 14 CFR 135.81

K: 14 CFR 135.83

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

3.7 Inspect the operator's training program

K: 14 CFR Part 135, Subpart H

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 19, Sec. 1 through 11

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24


 

4. Inspect the operator's records

 

4.1 Inspect weight and center of gravity procedures

K: AC 120.27 (as amended)

K: FAA-H-8083-1

K: 14 CFR 91.9

K: 14 CFR 135.185

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 4

 

4.2 Inspect crewmember qualification and records

K: 14 CFR 61.3

K: 14 CFR 61.23

K: 14 CFR 63.3

K: 14 CFR 65.51

K: 14 CFR 135.63

K: 14 CFR 135.95

K: 14 CFR Part 135, Subpart E

K: 14 CFR Part 135, Subpart H

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 14

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

4.3 Inspect flight and duty time records

K: 14 CFR 135.63

K: 14 CFR 135, Subpart F

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

4.4 Inspect load manifest

K: 14 CFR 135.63

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

4.5 Inspect flight locating records

K: 14 CFR 135.79

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 22

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

4.6 Inspect operator's Record Retention System

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 31, Sec. 3


 

5. Inspect operator's organization

 

5.1 Inspect management personnel

K: 14 CFR 119.69

K: 14 CFR 119.71

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

5.2 Inspect operator's aircraft

K: 14 CFR 135.73

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Figure 6-17

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

5.3 Evaluate operator's operational control

K: 14 CFR 135.77

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 4

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 22

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

5.4 Observe and evaluate and flight crewmember

K: 14 CFR 135.73

K: 14 CFR 135, Subpart G

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 21

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

5.5 Observe and evaluate check airman and instructors

K: 14 CFR 135.337 through 135.340

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 13

 

6. Determine results of the inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec.1

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

 

6.1 Coordinate with the Principal Operations Inspectors if results are unsatisfactory

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 1

 

7. Debrief operator

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3


 

8. Document the inspection to include unsatisfactory results

K: Order 1380.51

 

8.1 Send letter to operator confirming inspection results

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23

 

8.2 Update or Close the PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 15

 

9. Schedule follow-up activities, if required

 

9.1 Schedule follow-up surveillance

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 23

9.2 Conduct follow-up surveillance

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 14

 

9.3 Initiate an enforcement investigation, if required

K: Order 2150.3, Chap. 4

 

9.4 Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51