Task:     

O3.3.114   Conduct Initial Certification/Renewal of a 14 CFR Part 133 Applicant/Operator

Function: 

Duty:     

3.0   Certification

3.3   Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

 

1995 Hughes and Allen Corporation

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

3

3

2

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

Y

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

1202

1334

1341

1342

 

 

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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

 

Purpose :

To determine an applicant’s ability to conduct operations under 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 133

 

Significant Interfaces :

Operator

Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)

Certificate Holding District Office (CHDO)

Aviation Data Systems Branch, AFS-620

 

Procedural Guidance :

14 CFR Part 1,                          Definitions and Abbreviations

14 CFR Part 27,                                    Airworthiness Standards:  Normal Category Rotorcraft

14 CFR Part 29,                                    Airworthiness Standards:  Transport Category Rotorcraft

14 CFR Part 61,                                    Certification:  Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors

14 CFR Part 91,                                    General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 133,                      Rotorcraft External Load Operations

Order 1380.51,                          Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1,                            Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 133-1 (as amended),            Rotorcraft External-Load Operations in Accordance with 14 CFR

                                                Part 133

VIS,                                         Vital Information Subsystem - Flight Standards Automation System

 

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


 

Forms :

 

FAA Form 1360-33,            Record of Visit, Conference or Telephone Call

FAA Form 8000-36,            PTRS Transmittal Form

FAA Form 8400-8,              Operations Specifications

FAA Form 8430–21,            Operating Certificate

FAA Form 8710-4,              Rotorcraft External-Load Operator Certificate Application


1.                                    Pre-application phase

                        K:         14 CFR Part 133

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

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

                        K:         AC 133-1 (as amended)

                       

            1.1        Receive letter of intent from applicant

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            1.2        Open PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            1.3        Review letter of intent by FSDO

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            1.4        Provide 3 copies of FAA Form 8710-4 and samples of materials for application package

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            1.5        Conduct pre-application meeting, if appropriate

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            1.6        Establish FSDO working file

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            1.7        Refer to Enforcement Information Subsystem (EIS) to determine applicant’s enforcement history

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            1.8        If certificate action indicates applicant can’t be certified while order is in effect, inform applicant in writing of ineligibility for certification until action is fulfilled

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            1.9        If certification action is in effect for chief pilot designee, inform applicant in writing of ineligibility for chief pilot until action is fulfilled.  Continue certification process only when another chief pilot designee has been indicated clear through EIS

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            1.10      If certificate action is in effect for other pilots employed by applicant, continue with certification process.  Inform applicant that pilot in question is ineligible to conduct external load operations until terms of enforcement action have been satisfied

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1


 

2.         Formal application phase

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            2.1        Review application package

                        K:         14 CFR § 133.21

                        K:         14 CFR § 133.37

                        K:         14 CFR § 133.47

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            2.2        If application package is not accurate or complete, notify applicant of changes needed in writing

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            2.3        Determine need for formal application meeting

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            2.4        Conduct formal application meeting, if appropriate

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            2.5        Coordinate review of maintenance records, inspection of installation and operation of external-load attaching means, approval of personnel lifting device for Class D operations with Airworthiness Unit

                        K:         14 CFR § 133.41

                        K:         14 CFR § 133.43

                        K:         14 CFR § 133.45

                        K:         14 CFR § 133.47

                        K:         14 CFR § 133.49

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            2.6        Accept formal application package in writing

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

3.         Document compliance phase

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            3.1        Review application form (FAA Form 8710-4)

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            3.2        Review aircraft lease

                        K:         14 CFR § 133.19

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            3.3        Evaluate rotorcraft-load combination flight manual

                        K:         14 CFR § 133.47

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1                 

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec. 3


 

            3.4        Evaluate Operator record-keeping system

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

            3.5        Verify letter of designation of chief pilot has been signed

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            3.6        Determine if chief pilot designee meets requirements:  Passed knowledge and skill test for external-load operations, previous experience in external-load operations, satisfactory safety record; otherwise, administer knowledge and skills test during inspection phase

                        K:         14 CFR Part 133, Subpart B

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            3.7        Prepare operations specifications

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

                         

            3.8        Confirm rotorcraft and equipment maintenance

                              records inspected by Airworthiness Unit

                        K:         14 CFR Part 133, Subpart C

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            3.9        Review training program (Class D only)

                        K:         14 CFR § 133.47

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

4.         Demonstration and inspection phase

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            4.1        Conduct knowledge and skill test, if necessary

                        K:         14 CFR Part 133, Subpart B

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

            4.2        Confirm Airworthiness Unit conducted rotorcraft and equipment inspection

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            4.3        Conduct operational flight checks, if necessary

                        K:         14 CFR § 133.23

                        K:         14 CFR § 133.41

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1                 

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

           


 

            4.4        Conduct base inspection

K:         14 CFR Part 133, Subpart C

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

5.         Certification phase

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            5.1        Obtain certification number from AFS-620

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

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1 

 

            5.2        Prepare and issue operating certificate (FAA Form 8430-21)

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            5.3        Prepare list of authorized rotorcraft and attach to operating certificate

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            5.4        Complete inspection report on FAA Form 8710-4

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            5.5        If certification requirements still not met: Issue letter of denial, indicate disapproval on FAA Form 8710-4, have FSDO manager sign and date application

                        K:    Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            5.6        Assemble certification file

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

            5.7        Enter appropriate information in Vital Information Subsystem (VIS)

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

 

6.         Close PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 1