Task:

O4.3.35 Inspect a 14 CFR Part 125 Operator's Flight Following/Flight Locating Procedures

Function:

Duty:

4.0 General Technical

4.3 Evaluation of Flight Procedures

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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

49 USC 44709 Amendments, Modifications, Suspensions, and Revocations of Certificates

 

Purpose :

To determine that the certificate holder operates its flight following/flight location procedures in compliance with applicable regulations and approved procedures

 

Significant Interfaces :

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Reporting Inspector

Certificate Holder

 

Procedural Guidance :

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

Order 1380.51 Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 2150.3A, Compliance and Enforcement Handbook

Order 2150.4, Targeted Enforcement Program

Order 8900.1, Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

 

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 for this inspection from Safety Program Analysis Subsystem (SPAS) or National Work Program Guidelines

K: 14 CFR 125.45

K: Order 1380.51

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 1 and Sec. 22

 

2. Plan and initiate the inspection

K: 14 CFR 125.45

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3 and Sec. 22

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 22, Fig. 6-32 Job Aid

 

2.1 Review operator's district office file

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec.23

 

2.2 Review previous inspections

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec.23

 

2.3 Review Operator's Manual

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 22

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 32, Sec. 4

 

2.4 Notify the operator of the Flight Following/Flight Locating Inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3 and Sec. 22

 

2.5 Conduct operator in-briefing

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec.3

3. Inspect the operator's documents

 

3.1 Inspect manuals

K: 14 CFR 125.53

K: 14 CFR 125.73

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 22

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 22, Fig. 6-32 Job Aid

 

4. Inspect the operator's records

 

4.1 Inspect Flight Locating/Flight Following records

K: 14 CFR 125.53

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 22

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 22, Fig. 6-32 Job Aid


 

5. Evaluate operator's organization

 

5.1 Evaluate management personnel

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 22

 

5.2 Evaluate operator's Flight Following/ Flight Locating procedures

K: 14 CFR 125.53

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 22

 

6. Evaluate the results of the inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 1 and Sec. 3

 

6.1 Coordinate with the Principal Inspectors

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 24

 

6.2 Document unsatisfactory areas

K: Order 2150.4, Para. 4

 

7. Debrief the operator

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3 and Sec. 23

 

8. Document the inspection

K: Order 1380.51

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec.23

 

8.1 Send letter to operator confirming inspection results

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec.23

 

8.2 Close PTRS record

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

 

9. Schedule follow-up activities

 

9.1 Schedule the follow-up surveillance

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec.23

 

9.2 Conduct an investigation to determine compliance

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 51, Sec.6

 

9.3 Initiate the enforcement investigation

K: Order 2150.3, Chap. 4