Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 3.2 Flight Operations Engineering
DCT Type: SP DCT
Specialty: Operations
Peer Group: E - Part 135 (HAA)
DCT Revision: 15.0 on 12/19/18 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): The CH is responsible to manage the safety of the Flight Operations Engineering processes within its operation.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): The FAA objective is to determine if the CH; (1) Met regulatory requirements, guidance, and safety performance objectives of its Flight Operations Engineering processes, and; (2) Managed safety of the Flight Operations Engineering processes by incorporating system safety principles which include safety attributes.


The Flight Operations Engineering Subsystem includes the following Element(s)
  3.2 Flight Operations Engineering
     3.2.1 (OP) Aircraft Performance Operating Limitations
     3.2.2 (OP) Use of Approved Areas, Routes, and Airports
     3.2.3 (OP) Special Navigation Areas of Operation
     3.2.4 (OP) RVSM Authorization


Questions Answers References
  3.2.4 (OP) RVSM Authorization
22   
Did your observations of the RVSM Authorization procedures indicate the certificate holder met regulatory and guidance requirements?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "B046") ,  Rev.  2  4/4/2018 7:30:24 AM, 

QID:
 00050298, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Met regulatory and guidance requirements
  Isolated instance(s) when guidance requirements were not met
  Several instances when guidance requirements were not met
  Regulatory noncompliance
  Not Observable
AC-91-85, B046, 91 Appendix G, 91.180
23   
Did the certificate holder effectively mitigate unacceptable levels of risk(s) for the RVSM Authorization process?




Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "B046") ) ,  Rev.  2  4/4/2018 7:30:24 AM, 

QID:
 00050297, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Controls were effective
  Isolated instance(s) when controls were not effective
  Several instances when controls were not effective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
24   
Did the certificate holder's RVSM Authorization process ensure consistency of related processes between departments and employees (interfaces)?




Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "B046") ,  Rev.  2  4/4/2018 7:30:24 AM, 

QID:
 00050299, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Interfaces were effective
  Isolated instance(s) when interfaces were ineffective
  Several instances when interfaces were ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
25   
Did the responsible person for the RVSM Authorization process provide adequate resources (financial and human) to ensure the safety and performance in support of all process objectives?




Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "B046") ,  Rev.  2  4/4/2018 7:30:24 AM, 

QID:
 00050300, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Management of the process was effective
  Isolated instance(s) where management of the process was ineffective
  Several instances where management of the process was ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
26   
Did the person with authority over the certificate holder's RVSM Authorization process effectively plan, direct, control, or change procedures, and make key determinations, including safety risk acceptance decisions?




Safety Attribute: Management Authority,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "B046") ,  Rev.  2  4/4/2018 7:30:24 AM, 

QID:
 00050301, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Management of the process was effective
  Isolated instance(s) where management of the process was ineffective
  Several instances where management of the process was ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
27   
Did the certificate holder monitor and measure the safety performance of the RVSM Authorization process to identify process deficiencies and take action to correct identified deficiencies?




Safety Attribute: Process Measurement,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "B046") ,  Rev.  2  4/4/2018 7:30:25 AM, 

QID:
 00050302, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Process measurements were effective
  Isolated instance(s) when process measurements were not used or ineffective
  Several instances when process measurements were not used or ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
28   
Were individuals knowledgeable on how their safety-related duties contributed to the safety performance of the RVSM Authorization process?




Safety Attribute: Safety Ownership,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "B046") ,  Rev.  1  4/4/2018 7:30:51 AM, 

QID:
 00052149, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Individuals were knowledgeable
  Isolated instances where knowledge was lacking
  Several instances where knowledge was lacking
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
  3.2.1 (OP) Aircraft Performance Operating Limitations
1   
Did your observations of Aircraft Performance Operating Limitations procedures indicate the certificate holder met regulatory and guidance requirements?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  7  9/29/2018 1:18:20 PM, 

QID:
 00013514, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Met regulatory and guidance requirements
  Isolated instance(s) when guidance requirements were not met
  Several instances when guidance requirements were not met
  Regulatory noncompliance
  Not Observable
8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 3 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 3 Sec 2, 8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 7 Sec 2, A021, H100, H106
2   
Did the certificate holder effectively mitigate unacceptable levels of risk(s) for the Aircraft Performance Operating Limitations process?




Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  4  4/4/2018 7:30:44 AM, 

QID:
 00013515, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Controls were effective
  Isolated instance(s) when controls were not effective
  Several instances when controls were not effective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
3   
Did the certificate holder's Aircraft Performance Operating Limitations process ensure consistency of related processes between departments and employees (interfaces)?




Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  4  4/4/2018 7:30:25 AM, 

QID:
 00013516, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Interfaces were effective
  Isolated instance(s) when interfaces were ineffective
  Several instances when interfaces were ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
4   
Did the responsible person for the Aircraft Performance Operating Limitations process provide adequate resources (financial and human) to ensure the safety and performance in support of all process objectives?




Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  4  4/4/2018 7:30:25 AM, 

QID:
 00013517, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Management of the process was effective
  Isolated instance(s) where management of the process was ineffective
  Several instances where management of the process was ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
5   
Did the person with authority over the certificate holder's Aircraft Performance Operating Limitations process effectively plan, direct, control, or change procedures, and make key determinations, including safety risk acceptance decisions?




Safety Attribute: Management Authority,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  5  4/4/2018 7:30:44 AM, 

QID:
 00013518, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Management of the process was effective
  Isolated instance(s) where management of the process was ineffective
  Several instances where management of the process was ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
6   
Did the certificate holder monitor and measure the safety performance of the Aircraft Performance Operating Limitations process to identify process deficiencies and take action to correct identified deficiencies?




Safety Attribute: Process Measurement,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  4  4/4/2018 7:30:25 AM, 

QID:
 00013519, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Process measurements were effective
  Isolated instance(s) when process measurements were not used or ineffective
  Several instances when process measurements were not used or ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
7   
Were individuals knowledgeable on how their safety-related duties contributed to the safety performance of the Aircraft Performance Operating Limitations process?




Safety Attribute: Safety Ownership,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") ,  Rev.  3  4/4/2018 7:29:49 AM, 

QID:
 00013520, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Individuals were knowledgeable
  Isolated instances where knowledge was lacking
  Several instances where knowledge was lacking
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
  3.2.2 (OP) Use of Approved Areas, Routes, and Airports
8   
Did your observations of the Use of Approved Areas, Routes, and Airports procedures indicate the certificate holder met regulatory and guidance requirements?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  7  12/19/2018 12:21:57 PM, 

QID:
 00013521, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Met regulatory and guidance requirements
  Isolated instance(s) when guidance requirements were not met
  Several instances when guidance requirements were not met
  Regulatory noncompliance
  Not Observable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 18 Sec 3, A014, A021, A353, B032, B050, B450, C070, B048, B049, B057, 119.49(a), 135.229(a), 135.3(a), 91.703, H123
9   
Did the certificate holder effectively mitigate unacceptable levels of risk(s) for the Use of Approved Areas, Routes, and Airports process?




Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  4  4/4/2018 7:30:42 AM, 

QID:
 00013522, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Controls were effective
  Isolated instance(s) when controls were not effective
  Several instances when controls were not effective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
10   
Did the certificate holder's Use of Approved Areas, Routes, and Airports process ensure consistency of related processes between departments and employees (interfaces)?




Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  4  4/4/2018 7:30:25 AM, 

QID:
 00013523, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Interfaces were effective
  Isolated instance(s) when interfaces were ineffective
  Several instances when interfaces were ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
11   
Did the responsible person for the Use of Approved Areas, Routes, and Airports process provide adequate resources (financial and human) to ensure the safety and performance in support of all process objectives?




Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  4  4/4/2018 7:30:26 AM, 

QID:
 00013524, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Management of the process was effective
  Isolated instance(s) where management of the process was ineffective
  Several instances where management of the process was ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
12   
Did the person with authority over the certificate holder's Use of Approved Areas, Routes, and Airports process effectively plan, direct, control, or change procedures, and make key determinations, including safety risk acceptance decisions?




Safety Attribute: Management Authority,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  4  4/4/2018 7:30:26 AM, 

QID:
 00013525, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Management of the process was effective
  Isolated instance(s) where management of the process was ineffective
  Several instances where management of the process was ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
13   
Did the certificate holder monitor and measure the safety performance of the Use of Approved Areas, Routes, and Airports process to identify process deficiencies and take action to correct identified deficiencies?




Safety Attribute: Process Measurement,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  4  4/4/2018 7:30:27 AM, 

QID:
 00013526, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Process measurements were effective
  Isolated instance(s) when process measurements were not used or ineffective
  Several instances when process measurements were not used or ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
14   
Were individuals knowledgeable on how their safety-related duties contributed to the safety performance of the Use of Approved Areas, Routes, and Airports process?




Safety Attribute: Safety Ownership,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") ,  Rev.  3  4/4/2018 7:29:49 AM, 

QID:
 00013527, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Individuals were knowledgeable
  Isolated instances where knowledge was lacking
  Several instances where knowledge was lacking
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
  3.2.3 (OP) Special Navigation Areas of Operation
15   
Did your observations of the Special Navigation Areas of Operation procedures indicate the certificate holder met regulatory and guidance requirements?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "B036") OR (OPSPEC = "B037") OR (OPSPEC = "B038") OR (OPSPEC = "B039") OR (OPSPEC = "B040") OR (OPSPEC = "B059") OR (OPSPEC = "B055") OR (AREA OF OPERATION = "POLAR AREA - SOUTH")) ,  Rev.  7  12/19/2018 12:21:51 PM, 

QID:
 00013528, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Met regulatory and guidance requirements
  Isolated instance(s) when guidance requirements were not met
  Several instances when guidance requirements were not met
  Regulatory noncompliance
  Not Observable
8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 1 Sec 5, B036, B037, B038, B039, B040, B050, B054, 135.23, 135.99, 91.703, 91.705
16   
Did the certificate holder effectively mitigate unacceptable levels of risk(s) for the Special Navigation Areas of Operation process?




Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "B036") OR (OPSPEC = "B037") OR (OPSPEC = "B038") OR (OPSPEC = "B039") OR (OPSPEC = "B040") OR (OPSPEC = "B059") OR (OPSPEC = "B055") OR (AREA OF OPERATION = "POLAR AREA - SOUTH")) ,  Rev.  6  4/4/2018 7:30:47 AM, 

QID:
 00013529, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Controls were effective
  Isolated instance(s) when controls were not effective
  Several instances when controls were not effective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
17   
Did the certificate holder's Special Navigation Areas of Operation process ensure consistency of related processes between departments and employees (interfaces)?




Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "B036") OR (OPSPEC = "B037") OR (OPSPEC = "B038") OR (OPSPEC = "B039") OR (OPSPEC = "B040") OR (OPSPEC = "B059") OR (OPSPEC = "B055") OR (AREA OF OPERATION = "POLAR AREA - SOUTH")) ,  Rev.  6  4/4/2018 7:30:47 AM, 

QID:
 00013530, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Interfaces were effective
  Isolated instance(s) when controls were not effective
  Several instances when controls were not effective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
18   
Did the responsible person for the Special Navigation Areas of Operation process provide adequate resources (financial and human) to ensure the safety and performance in support of all process objectives?




Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "B036") OR (OPSPEC = "B037") OR (OPSPEC = "B038") OR (OPSPEC = "B039") OR (OPSPEC = "B040") OR (OPSPEC = "B055") OR (OPSPEC = "B059") OR (AREA OF OPERATION = "POLAR AREA - SOUTH")) ,  Rev.  6  4/4/2018 7:30:47 AM, 

QID:
 00013531, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Management of the process was effective
  Isolated instance(s) where management of the process was ineffective
  Several instances where management of the process was ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
19   
Did the person with authority over the certificate holder's Special Navigation Areas of Operation process effectively plan, direct, control, or change procedures, and make key determinations, including safety risk acceptance decisions?




Safety Attribute: Management Authority,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "B036") OR (OPSPEC = "B037") OR (OPSPEC = "B038") OR (OPSPEC = "B039") OR (OPSPEC = "B040") OR (OPSPEC = "B059") OR (OPSPEC = "B055") OR (AREA OF OPERATION = "POLAR AREA - SOUTH")) ,  Rev.  6  4/4/2018 7:30:47 AM, 

QID:
 00013532, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Management of the process was effective
  Isolated instance(s) where management of the process was ineffective
  Several instances where management of the process was ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
20   
Did the certificate holder monitor and measure the safety performance of the Special Navigation Areas of Operation process to identify process deficiencies and take action to correct identified deficiencies?




Safety Attribute: Process Measurement,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "B036") OR (OPSPEC = "B037") OR (OPSPEC = "B038") OR (OPSPEC = "B039") OR (OPSPEC = "B040") OR (OPSPEC = "B055") OR (OPSPEC = "B059") OR (AREA OF OPERATION = "POLAR AREA - SOUTH")) ,  Rev.  7  4/4/2018 7:30:47 AM, 

QID:
 00013533, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Process measurements were effective
  Isolated instance(s) when process measurements were not used or ineffective
  Several instances when process measurements were not used or ineffective
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
21   
Were individuals knowledgeable on how their safety-related duties contributed to the safety performance of the Special Navigation Areas of Operation process?




Safety Attribute: Safety Ownership,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "B036") OR (OPSPEC = "B037") OR (OPSPEC = "B038") OR (OPSPEC = "B039") OR (OPSPEC = "B040") OR (OPSPEC = "B055") OR (OPSPEC = "B059") OR (AREA OF OPERATION = "POLAR AREA - SOUTH")) ,  Rev.  3  4/4/2018 7:29:49 AM, 

QID:
 00013534, Response Details: SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Individuals were knowledgeable
  Isolated instances where knowledge was lacking
  Several instances where knowledge was lacking
  Systemic or significant issues
  Not Observable
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3


Response Details List  SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Unclear procedure(s)
2 Conflicting procedure(s)
3 Used workaround(s)
4 Skipped process step(s)
5 Personnel failed to follow process (procedures, guidance, etc)
6 Procedures/guidance not available
7 Procedures/guidance not current
8 Inconsistent procedure(s)
9 Undocumented procedure(s)
10 Minor typographical error(s) (i.e. record entries)
11 Information missing
12 Communication failure(s)
13 Personnel failed to perform task
14 Process failed to meet desired outcome
15 Process oversight failure
16 Equipment/tools not available
17 Equipment/tools not adequate
18 Equipment/tools not calibrated
19 Facilities not adequate
20 Other
Response Details List  N/O Response Detail (Released, 1.0)
1 Personnel (i.e. key certificate holder personnel not present/available)
2 Equipment (i.e. equipment not present/available/in serviceable condition)
3 Event did not occur (i.e. the drunk passenger did not show up for the flight...)
4 Time Constraints (i.e. resources/workload)
5 Weather (i.e. weather needed for observation not present or weather made observation impossible)
6 Other