Task:     

O3.4.40   Conduct Initial/Renewal Certification of a 14 CFR Part 142 Training Center

Function: 

Duty:     

3.0   Certification

3.4   Air Agency Certification

Previous Task Analysis: 

 

 

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

4

4

1

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

Y

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

1240

1242

1243

1374

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 44707               Examining and Rating Air Agencies

 

Purpose :

To determine whether an applicant for certification of a training center under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 142 meets requirements for a training center certificate and during ongoing operations, continues to meet those requirements and standards.

 

Significant Interfaces :

Operational Systems Branch

National Simulator Program

Certificate Holder District Office (CHDO)

Training Center Program Manager (TCPM)

 

Procedural Guidance :   

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

14 CFR Part 121,                      Certification and Operations: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Air Carriers and Commercial Operators Of Large Aircraft

                        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 of More; and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft

14 CFR Part 135,                      Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft (Air Taxi Operators and Commercial Operators)

14 CFR Part 141,                      Pilot Schools

14 CFR Part 142,                      Training Centers

Order 1380.51,                          AFS-530 Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1,                            Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 120-40 (as amended),          Airplane Simulator Qualification

AC 120-45 (as amended),          Airplane Flight Training Device Qualification

AC 120-46 (as amended),          Use of Airplane Flight Training Devices

AC 120-53 (as amended),                      Crew Qualification and Pilot Type Rating Requirements for Transport Category Aircraft operated Under 14 CFR Part 121

AC 120-54 (as amended),          Advanced Qualification Program

AC 120-63 (as amended),          Helicopter Simulator Qualification

FAA-P-1380-1,                         Flight Standards Automation System (FSAS) Vital Information Subsystem (VIS) Procedural Manual (VPM)

 

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,      Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem Data Sheet

FAA Form 8400-8,        Training Specifications

FAA Form 8000-43,      Training Center Certificate


 

1.         Receive initial inquiry

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

                        K:         14 CFR Part 142

 

1.1        Refer applicant to correct district office

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

                       

2.         Conduct applicant orientation meeting

                          K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

            2.1        Perform preliminary discussions

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

3.         Receive Pre-application Letter of Intent

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

3.1        Open PTRS records

            K:         Order 1380.51

 

3.2        Review and Acceptance of Pre-application Letter of Intent

                        K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

4.         Assignment of Certification Team

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

5.         Assignment of Certificate Number

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

5.1        Initiate VIS File

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1               

K:         FAA-P-1380-1, AFS-900

 

6.         Conduct Pre-application Meeting

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

7.         Provide Package of Pre-certification Information.

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

8.         Brief the Applicant on Certification Process, Pertinent Regulations, & Economic Authority Requirements

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

9.         Verify Information on the Pre-Application Letter of Intent

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

10.        Explain the Requirements of the Formal Application

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

            10.1      Explain the Formal Application Letter

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

            10.2      Describe Formal Application Attachments

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

11.        Conclude Pre-application Meeting

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

            11.1      Termination of the Pre-application Phase (if applicable)

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

11.2                      Terminate the VIS File (if applicable)

K:         FAA-P-1380-1, AFS-900

                       

12.        Formal Application Phase of Certification Process

 

            12.1      Receive a Formal Application.

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1   

 

NOTE:  Part 142 does not list steps taught in the Formal Application Phase.  It states – continue with the process.   Extract the process from 121/125/135/137/141/etc.

 

13.        Conduct Initial Review of the Formal Application

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

                        K:         14 CFR § 142.9, Deviations or waivers (if applicable)

 

            13.1    Review Schedule of Events

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

                       

13.2      Review Training Curriculum

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

                        K:         14 CFR Part 61


14.        Review Management Qualifications/Resumes

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

15.        Review Documents of Purchase, Contracts, & Leases

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1   

NOTE:  Review task Evaluate 14 CFR Part 135 Aircraft Lease Agreement

 

16.        Review Compliance Statement

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

17.        Determine the Initial Formal Application & Ensure it is Acceptable

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

            17.1      Determine/Conduct Formal Application Meeting for a Review of the Formal Application & its Attachments

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

            17.2      Conclude Formal Application Meeting

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

            17.3      Termination of the Formal Application Phase (if applicable)

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

18.        Terminate the VIS File (if applicable)

                        K:  FAA-P-1380-1, AFS-900

 

Proceed to Document Compliance Phase of Certification Process

 

19.        Conduct A Detailed Review of Applicant’s Submissions

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

20.        Record Keeping Procedures

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

NOTE:  Review task Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 142 Records Keeping System

 

21.        Review Training Curriculum

                       

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 19, Sec. 1

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1                 

                        K:         AC 120-40 (as amended), Airplane Simulator Qualification

                        K:         AC 120-45 (as amended), Airplane Flight Training Device Qualification

                        K:         AC 120-46 (as amended), Use of Airplane Flight Training Devices

                        K:         AC 120-53 (as amended), Crew Qualification and Pilot Type Rating

                                    Requirements for Transport Category Aircraft operated Under 14 CFR Part 121

                        K:         AC 120-54 (as amended), Advanced Qualification Program

                        K:         AC 120-63 (as amended), Helicopter Simulator Qualification

 

NOTE:  Review task Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 142 Personnel Training Program

 

NOTE:  Review task Evaluate and Approve Core Curriculum

 

NOTE:  Review task Evaluate and Approve Specialty Curriculum

 

22.        Review Management Qualifications/Resumes

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

NOTE:  Review task Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 142 Operator's Management Qualifications.

 

23.        Review FAA-approved Airplane/Rotorcraft Flight Manual (AFM/RFM) (if applicable)

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

24.        Review Company Aircraft Operations Manual (if applicable)

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

25.        Review Minimum Equipment List (MEL) 

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

NOTE:  Review Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 142 Operator’s MEL

 

26.        Termination of the Documents Compliance Phase (if applicable)

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1  

 

27.        Terminate the VIS File (if applicable)

                        K:  FAA-P-1380-1, AFS-900

 

Note:  Review task Update VIS Subsystem

 

Proceed to Demonstration & Inspection Phase

 

28.        Continue Certification Process for the Demonstration & Inspection Phase

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

29.        Training Programs (Classroom Simulator & Aircraft)

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

NOTE:  Review task Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 142 Personnel Training Programs

 

30.        Evaluator Training and Proficiency checks

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

NOTE:  Review task Conduct a Proficiency Check for a 14 CFR Part 135 Operator Pilot

 

31.        Record Keeping Procedures

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

NOTE:  Review task Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 142 Records Keeping System.

 

32.        Minimum Equipment List (MEL)/Configuration Deviation List

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

NOTE:  Review task Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 142 Operator’s MEL

 

33.        Conclude Demonstration & Inspection Phase

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

34.        Termination of the Demonstration & Inspection Phase (if applicable)

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

35.        Terminate the VIS File (if applicable)

                        K:  FAA-P-1380-1, AFS-900

 

Proceed to the Certification Phase

 

36.        Continue Certification Phase

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

37.        Perform Preparation of the Certificate

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

38.        Update Vital Information Subsystem (VIS)

                        K:         FAA-P-1380-1, AFS-900

 

NOTE:  Review task Update VIS Subsystem

 

39.        Prepare Operations Specifications

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

NOTE:  Review task Issue Operations Specifications under 14 CFR Part 142

 

40.        Issue Certificate and Operations Specifications

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

41.        Prepare Certification Report and Operator’s Office File

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

42.        Close PTRS records

                        K:         Order 1380.51