Task:     

O3.3.144   Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 135 Air Carrier's Category II Or Category III Program

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

 

N

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 44705               Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC 44713               Inspection and Maintenance

 

Purpose :

To evaluate a 14 CFR Part 135 Air Carrier's Category II and Category III Lower Weather Minimums Program

 

Significant Interfaces :

Air Carrier

Flight Standards District Office

Aircraft Certification Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Technical Programs Division

Flight Technologies and Procedures Branch, AFS-400

 

Procedural Guidance :

Order 1380.51,                          Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1,                            Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

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

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

 

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.         Receive request from the Air Carrier

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 6 and Sec. 7

 

            1.1        Determine the need for evaluating an Air Carrier's Category II or Category III program

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 6 and Sec. 7

 

            1.2        Open PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

 

2.         Evaluate Air Carrier's proposed operations and coordinate application with Regional Flight Standards Division and AFS-400, if necessary

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 6 and Sec. 7

 

3.         Evaluate the Air Carrier's Category II or Category III pilot training and proficiency program

 

3.1                            Evaluate Category II or Category III ground and flight training program for pilot-in-command and copilot

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 19, Sec. 2

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 6 and Sec. 7

                        K:         AC 120-28 (as amended)

                        K:         AC 120-29 (as amended)

 

4.         Evaluate Air Carrier's operations manual and procedures

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 6 and Sec. 7

 

5.         Confirm airworthiness of Category II or Category III airborne equipment

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 6 and Sec. 7

                        K:         AC 120-28 (as amended)

                        K:         AC 120-29 (as amended)

 

6.         Coordinate the Category II or Category III maintenance/inspection program with principal maintenance inspector and principal avionics inspection for the Air Carrier's continuous airworthiness maintenance program

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 6 and Sec. 7

                        K:         AC 120-28 (as amended)

                        K:         AC 120-29 (as amended)

 

7.            Conduct the validation test if not previously done

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 6 and Sec. 7

 

8.         Review Air Carrier's validation tests results for Category II

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 29, Sec. 1, Sec. 2, Sec. 3, Sec. 4, Sec. 5, Sec. 6, Sec. 7 and Sec. 8

 

NOTE:  Verify completion of task “Conduct a 14 CFR Part 135 Air Carrier's Validation Test” has been accomplished prior to going to next step.

                       

9.         Prepare final report with analysis and recommendations

 

            9.1        Coordinate findings with Regional Flight Standards Division and AFS-400

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 6 and Sec. 7

 

10.        Prepare and issue operations specifications authorizing Category II or Category III operations

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 2, Sec. 6 and Sec. 7

 

11.        Close PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51