Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 4.3.1 (AW) Airworthiness Release/Maintenance Log Requirements
DCT Type: ED DCT
Specialty: Airworthiness
Peer Group: D - Part 135 (9 or Less Seats/Single Pilot)
DCT Revision: 11.0 on 12/17/18 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To prepare airworthiness release and logbook entries.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Perform an airworthiness release and prepare logbook entries.


The (AW) Airworthiness Release/Maintenance Log Requirements System includes the following Subsystem(s) and Element(s)


Questions Answers References
  4.3.1 (AW) Airworthiness Release/Maintenance Log Requirements
1   
Does the process design ensure the person with responsibility provides adequate resources (financial and human) for the safety and quality performance of this element?




Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:21 AM, 

QID:
 00051929, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
2   
Does the process design ensure the person with responsibility provides adequate resources (financial and human) for the safety and quality performance of this element?




Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND ( NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP")) ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:22 AM, 

QID:
 00051943, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
3   
Is the person with authority clearly identifiable, qualified, and knowledgeable to effectively plan, direct and control resources; change procedures and make key determinations including safety risk acceptance decisions for this element?




Safety Attribute: Management Authority,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:21 AM, 

QID:
 00051930, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
4   
Is the person with authority clearly identifiable, qualified, and knowledgeable to effectively plan, direct and control resources; change procedures and make key determinations including safety risk acceptance decisions for this element?




Safety Attribute: Management Authority,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND ( NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP")) ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:22 AM, 

QID:
 00051944, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
5   
Are there process measures that provide for the monitoring and measuring of safety performance related to this element?




Safety Attribute: Process Measurement,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:21 AM, 

QID:
 00051931, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
6   
Are there process measures that provide for the monitoring and measuring of safety performance related to this element?




Safety Attribute: Process Measurement,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND ( NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP")) ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:23 AM, 

QID:
 00051945, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
7   
Do the procedures ensure that copies of the aircraft maintenance log required by this section are in the aircraft and accessable by appropriate personnel.




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00005262, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.65(d)
8   
Do the procedures specify each person who maintains, performs preventative maintenance, rebuilds, or alters an aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller, appliance, or component part shall make an entry in the maintenance record that provides:

      #1 A description of the work performed or reference to this data acceptable to the Administrator;
      #2 The name of the person performing the work and the date of completion?
      #3 The signature, certificate number, and kind of certificate held by the person approving the work.



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "D101") OR (OPSPEC = "D102") OR (OPSPEC = "D104")) ,  Rev.  4  12/17/2018 1:51:50 PM, 

QID:
 00005275, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 6, 43.9(a)
9   
Do the procedures require that irregularities be repaired or deferred per the MEL prior to each flight and entered in the aircraft maintenance log?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D095" ) ,  Rev.  3  12/17/2018 1:51:50 PM, 

QID:
 00005279, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 4 Sec 3, 135.179, 135.413, 135.65(c)
10   
Do the procedures require an aircraft maintenance log to be carried on board each aircraft to record or defer mechanical irregularities?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  3  12/17/2018 1:51:50 PM, 

QID:
 00005280, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 6, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 11, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 4, 135.65(a)
11   
Do the procedures require that before each flight the PIC determine the status of each irregularity entered at the end of the preceding flight?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  3  12/17/2018 1:51:51 PM, 

QID:
 00005282, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 4 Sec 6, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 6, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 11, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 4, 135.65(b)
12   
Do the procedures specify that copies of the aircraft maintenance log are in the aircraft and readily accessible to the flight crew to use for recording and deferring mechanical irregularities and their correction?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  6/25/2018 1:07:06 PM, 

QID:
 00005283, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 6, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 11, 135.65(a)
13   
Do the procedures contain instructions for maintenance personnel when swapping positions of compatible components within the same aircraft?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") AND (OPSPEC = "D072") ,  Rev.  1  12/28/2016 12:35:06 PM, 

QID:
 00051063, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 11
14   
Do procedures exist in enough detail to meet the regulatory and guidance requirements for this element to produce the intended results?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:20 AM, 

QID:
 00051926, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
15   
Do procedures exist in enough detail to meet the regulatory and guidance requirements for this element to produce the intended results?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND ( NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP")) ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:22 AM, 

QID:
 00051940, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
16   
Do risk controls exist within this element to mitigate unacceptable levels of risk(s)?




Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:20 AM, 

QID:
 00051927, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
17   
Do risk controls exist within this element to mitigate unacceptable levels of risk(s)?




Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND ( NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP")) ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:21 AM, 

QID:
 00051941, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
18   
Does the certificate holder have a method to evaluate the impact of changes on related processes (interfaces) for this element?




Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:21 AM, 

QID:
 00051928, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
19   
Does the certificate holder have a method to evaluate the impact of changes on related processes (interfaces) for this element?




Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND ( NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP")) ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:22 AM, 

QID:
 00051942, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
20   
Do procedures require individuals be competent in their safety related duties as it relates to safety performance of this element?




Safety Attribute: Safety Ownership,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:21 AM, 

QID:
 00051932, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3
21   
Do procedures require individuals be competent in their safety related duties as it relates to safety performance of this element?




Safety Attribute: Safety Ownership,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145") AND ( NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP")) ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:23 AM, 

QID:
 00051946, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No


Response Details List  EP & ED 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/A Response Detail (Released, 1.0)
1 Operator not authorized by OpSpecs
2 Equipment not equipped/authorized
3 Not applicable due to exemption, deviation, or exception
4 Not authorized by regulation
5 Not authorized by Order
6 Not authorized by Notice
7 Not authorized/recommended by Advisory Circular
8 Not authorized by Policy Letter, Legal Interpretation, or other guidance
9 Other