Task:     

O2.3.91   Inspect a 14 CFR Part 135 Operator's Manual

Function: 

Duty:     

2.0   Surveillance/Inspection

2.3   Air Operator Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes and Allen Corporation

 

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

3

4

4

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

1621

1676

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal References :

49 USC 40104               Promotion of Civil Aeronautics and Safety of Air Commerce

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

 

Purpose :

To inspect a 14 CFR Part 135 Operator's manual to confirm it contains the subject matter required by 14 CFR Part 135

 

Significant Interfaces :

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Certificate Holder

Reporting Inspector

 

Procedural Guidance :

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 2150.3,                Compliance and Enforcement Program

Order 8900.1,                Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 135-7 (as amended),14 CFR 135:  Additional Maintenance Requirements for Aircraft Type Certificated for Nine or Less Passenger Seats

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, Sec. 1 & Sec. 3

           

1.1                            Open PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

 

2.         Prepare for inspection

 

            2.1        Review Operator's district office file

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

 

            2.2        Review the operating certificate

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

 

            2.3        Review the operations specifications

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

 

            2.4        Review the results of previous inspections

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

 

            2.5        Review the Vital Information Subsystem (VIS)

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

 

            2.6        Review the Integrated Safety Information System (ISIS)

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

 

            2.7        Review the Operations Manual

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

 

            2.8        Notify the Operator of the inspection

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

 

3.         Inspect the Operator's manual

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.21

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 1

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

                        K:         AC 135-7(as amended)

 

            3.1        Determine the currency of the manual

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.21

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

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

           

            3.2        Evaluate the manual revision system

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 1

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

 

            3.3        Evaluate the manual distribution system

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.21

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 1

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

 

            3.4        Determine the availability of the manual

                        K:         14 CFR Part 135.21

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 1

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

 

4.         Inspect manual content and information

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

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

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 1

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

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

 

5.         Identify management point of contact for duties, responsibilities,  and operational control

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

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

 

6.         Identify procedures for ensuring compliance with aircraft weight and balance limitations

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

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

 

7          Inspect copies of the certificate holder's operation specifications

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

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

 

8.         Identify accident notification procedures

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

9.         Identify procedures for ensuring that the pilot in command knows that required airworthiness inspections have been made and that the aircraft has been approved for return to service status

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

10.        Identify procedures for reporting and recording mechanical irregularities

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

11.        Identify procedures to be followed by the pilot-in-command for determining that mechanical irregularities or defects have been corrected or deferred

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

12.        Identify procedures to obtain maintenance, preventive maintenance and servicing

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

13.                            Identify procedures for the release or continuation of flight if any item of equipment becomes inoperative or unserviceable while en-route

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

14.        Identify procedures for refueling aircraft

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

15.        Identify procedures to be followed by the pilot when briefing passengers

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

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

 

16.        Identify flight-locating procedures

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

17.        Identify procedures to ensure compliance with emergency procedures

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

18.        Identify en-route qualification procedures for pilots

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

19.        Identify approved aircraft inspection program

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

20.        Identify procedures and instructions to enable personnel to recognize hazardous materials

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

21.        Identify procedures for evacuation of persons who may need assistance

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

22.        Identify other procedures and policy instructions

                        K:         14 CFR § 135.23

 

23.        Evaluate results of inspection

 

            23.1      Coordinate with principle inspectors

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

 

            23.2      Document unsatisfactory areas

                        K:         Order 2150.3, Chap. 4

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 2

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

 

24.        Debrief Operator

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

 

25.        Document inspection

 

            25.1      Send letter to Operator confirming inspection results

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 2

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

 

            25.2      File inspection results in office file

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 1

 

            25.3      Validate Vital Information Subsystem (VIS)

                        K:         Order 1380.51

 

26.        Close PTRS record and trigger another, if follow-up activities are required

                        K:         Order 1380.51

 

27.        Schedule follow-up activities

 

            27.1      Schedule follow-up surveillance

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

 

            27.2      Conduct follow-up surveillance

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

 

            27.3      Initiate an enforcement investigation, if required

                        K:         Order 2150.3, Chap. 4

 

            7.4        Close triggered PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51