Task:     

O3.3.1   Approve/Authorize a 14 CFR Parts 91 and 125 Operator's Special Category I/ Category II/ Category III Operation

Function: 

Duty:     

3.0   Certification

3.3   Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes and Allen Corporation

 

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

4

4

1

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

Y

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

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Legal References :

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

49 USC 40113               Administrative

49 USC 44702               Issuance of Certificates

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

 

Purpose :

To determine if an operator of a civil aircraft has developed acceptable procedures to conduct safe instrument approaches to Special Category I, Category II and Category III descent minimums under 14 CFR Parts 91 and 125

 

Significant Interfaces :

Operator/Applicant

Airworthiness Unit

Avionics Unit

Flight Standards District Office

Regional Flight Standards Operations Branch

 

Procedural Guidance :

14 CFR Part 1,                    Definitions and Abbreviations

14 CFR Part 91,                  General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 97,                  Standard Instrument Approach Procedures

14 CFR Part 125,                Certification and Operations: Airplanes Having a Seating Capacity of 20 or More Passengers or a Maximum Payload Capacity of 6,000 Pounds or More; and Rules Governing Persons on Board such Aircraft

Order 1380.51,                    Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1,                      Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)  

AC 91-16 (as amended),      Category II Operations General Aviation Airplanes

AC 120-28 (as amended),    Criteria for Approval of Category III Weather Minima for Takeoff, Landing, and Rollout

AC 120-29 (as amended),    Criteria for Approving Category I and II Landing Minima for FAR 121

                                          Operators

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 7711-1,              Certificate of Waiver or Authorization

FAA Form 7711-2,              Application for Certificate of Waiver or Authorization

FAA Form 8000-36,            PTRS Transmittal Form

 


1.        Initial inquiry

           

            1.1       Determine type of operation proposed

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

 

            1.2        Advise applicant of procedures appropriate to category requested

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

 

            1.3        Open PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

      

2.         Receipt of application

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

 

2.1        Review letter of intent

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

 

2.2        Coordinate with Airworthiness and Avionics Units

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

 

2.3        Review FAA Form 7711-2

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

 

3.         Review Category II operations manual, if required

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

 

            3.1        If satisfactory, prepare letter of approval and continue with task

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

 

            3.2        If unsatisfactory, return application, operations manual and letter of disapproval to applicant with suspense date for resubmission

                        K:         14 CFR § 91.191

                        K:         14 CFR Part 91, Appendix A

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

 

4.         Review Category II evaluation program when manual not required

                        K:         14 CFR Part 91, Appendix A

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

 

            4.1        Conduct and observe required number of approaches

                        K:         14 CFR Part 91, Appendix A

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

 

            4.2        Examine evaluation program record of each completed ILS approach to verify test results

                        K:         14 CFR Part 91, Appendix A

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

 

5.         Prepare and submit FAA Form 7711-1, Certificate of Waiver or Authorization, to district office manager for signature

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

 

            5.1        For 14 CFR Part 125 operators, issue Operations Specifications

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

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

                        Note:  Review task “Issue/Amend Operations Specifications”

 

            5.2        For Special Category I Authorizations, limit certificate as appropriate

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

 

6.         Establish district office file

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

 

            6.1        Close PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

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

 

7.         Task outcomes

 

            7.1        Approved Category II operations manual

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

 

            7.2        A Certificate of Waiver or Authorization

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

           

            7.3        Op-Specs for 14 CFR Part 125 aircraft

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

 

            7.4        Approved evaluation program

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

 

            7.5        Disapproved application

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

 

            7.6        Letter indicating approval or disapproval of Category II operations manual

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

 

8.         Future activities

 

            8.1        Renewal of aircraft authorization

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

 

            8.2        Review revisions to operator's Category II operations manual

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

 

            8.3        Possible enforcement investigation

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