Task:     

O3.3.122   Conduct a 14 CFR Part 135 Operator's Aircraft Proving Test

Function: 

Duty:     

3.0  Certification

3.3   Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes and Allen Corporation

 

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

5

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2

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 44701               General Requirements

49 USC 44702               Issuance of Certificates

49 USC 44705               Air Carrier Operating Certificates

 

Purpose :

To have a certificate holder demonstrate all line operation functions with a specific aircraft, in compliance with regulations and safe operating practices and in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations

 

Significant Interfaces :

Applicant

Operator

Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)

Certificate Holding District Office (CHDO)

 

Procedural Guidance :

14 CFR Part 91,                        General Operating and Flight Rules

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 8900.1,                            Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 20-57(as amended),             Automatic Landing Systems (ALS)

AC 20-121(as amended),           Airworthiness Approval Of LORAN-C Navigation Systems For Use In The U.S. National Airspace System (NAS)

AC 20-130 (as amended),          Airworthiness Approval of Multi-Sensor Navigation Systems for use in the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS) and Alaska\

AC 20-138 (as amended),          Airworthiness Approval of Global Positioning System (GPS) Navigation                           Equipment for Use as a VFR and IFR Supplemental Navigation System

AC 25-4 (as amended),              Inertial Navigation Systems

AC 90-45 (as amended),            Approval of Area Navigation Systems for Use in the U.S. National                                              Airspace System

AC 90-76 (as amended),            Flight Operations in Oceanic Airspace

AC 90-79 (as amended),            Recommended Practices and Procedures for the Use of Electronic Long-                                                Range Navigation Equipment

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

AC 91-49 (as amended),            General Aviation Procedures for North Atlantic Minimum Navigation                                           Performance Specifications

AC 120-17(as amended),           Maintenance Control by Reliability Methods

AC 120-28 (as amended),          Criteria for Approval of Category III Landing Weather Minimums

AC 120-29 (as amended),          Criteria for Approving Category I and Category II Landing Minima for                                         14 CFR 121 Operations

AC 120-33 (as amended),          Operational Approval of Airborne Long-Range Navigation Systems for                                        Flight Within the NAT MNPS

AC 120-37 (as amended),          Approval of Airborne OMEGA Radio Navigation Systems for Long Range Navigation Outside the United States

AC 121-13 (as amended),          Self-Contained Navigation Systems (Long Range)

 

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 to conduct proving tests

 

            1.1        Receive request from operator

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 2

 

            1.2        Open PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

 

2.         Manager (CMO/FSDO) assigns Test Team

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 2

 

3.         Schedule and conduct meeting with operator/applicant

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 2

 

4.         Receive operator's proving flight plan

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 4

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 8, Fig. 3-113 (Figure includes list of ACs)

 

            4.1        Determine if deviation of proving flight hours is applicable

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 4

 

            4.2        Receive deviation request

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 7

 

            4.3        Evaluate the deviation request

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 7

 

5.         Evaluate proving flight plan

 

            5.1        Document deficiencies and return proving flight plan to operator for correction if unsatisfactory

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 4

 

            5.2        Notify operator when proving flight plan is acceptable

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 4

 

6.         Develop the FAA team's test scenarios

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 4

 

7.         Conduct proving test

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 5

           

            7.1        Determine what additional training or corrective actions are required if proving tests are unsatisfactory

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 5

 

            7.2        Document unsatisfactory actions, notify operator of deficiencies and reschedule proving tests

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 5

 

            7.3        Debrief operator when proving tests are satisfactory

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 2

 

8.         Document the proving test results in the operators file at the certificate holding district office

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 2

 

9.         Close PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51