Task:     

O3.3.185   Conduct Certification of a Federal Aviation Regulations 14 CFR Part 137 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

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

Purpose :

To issue an operator certificate to a 14 CFR Part 137 operator who has completed all phases of initial certification

 

Significant Interfaces :

Operator

Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)

 

Procedural Guidance :

14 CFR Part 43,                        Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration

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

14 CFR Part 91,                        General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 137,                      Agricultural Aircraft Operations

Order 1380.51,                          Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1,                            Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)        

AC 137-1 (as amended),            Agricultural Aircraft Operations

 

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 8000-36,            PTRS Transmittal Form

FAA Form 8430-21,            Operating Certificate

FAA Form 8710-3,              Application for Agricultural Aircraft Operator Certification

 

 


1.         Determine the need to issue operating certificate

 

            1.1        Initial inquiry

                        K:         14 CFR Part 137

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 52, Sec. 1

 

            1.2        Applicant resources

                        K:         14 CFR Part 43

                        K:         14 CFR Part 61

                        K:         14 CFR Part 91

                        K:         14 CFR Part 137

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

                        K:         AC 137-1 (as amended)

 

            1.2.1     Other regulations

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

 

            1.3        Letter of intent

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

 

2.         Open PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

 

3.         Review letter of intent

                        K:         14 CFR 137.19

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

                        K:         AC 137-1 (as amended)

 

            3.1        Review Enforcement Information System (EIS)

                        K:         FSAS Datasystem

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

 

4.         Review application and process

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

                        K:         AC 137-1 (as amended)

 

5.         Schedule pre-application meeting, if necessary

                        K:         14 CFR 137.19

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

 

6.         Establish working file

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

 

7.         Formal application phase


 

            7.1        Application review

                        K:         14 CFR 137.15

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

 

            7.2        Determine need for formal application meeting

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

 

                        7.2.1     Conduct formal application meeting

                                    K:         14 CFR 137.19

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

                                    K:         AC 137-1 (as amended)

 

8.         Document compliance review

                        K:         14 CFR 137.19

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1                 

                        K:         AC 137-1 (as amended)

 

9.         Demonstration and inspection phase

 

            9.1        Conduct skill and knowledge test

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 11, Sec. 1

 

            9.2        Inspect record-keeping requirements if necessary

                        K:         14 CFR 137.71

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

 

            9.3        Conduct base inspection

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

 

10.        Certification phase procedures

 

            10.1      Prepare operating certificate

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

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

 

            10.2      If certification requirement not met

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1                 

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 11, Sec. 1

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

 

                        10.2.1   Issue letter of denial

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

 

            10.3      Assemble certification report

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

            10.4      Issue letter of authorization for MEL, if applicable

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

 

            10.5      Create district office file

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

 

            10.6      Issue certificate

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 8, Sec. 1

 

11.        Close PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51