Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 4.3.1 (AW) Airworthiness Release/Maintenance Log Requirements
DCT Type: ED DCT
Specialty: Airworthiness
Peer Group: E - Part 135 (HAA)
DCT Revision: 12.0 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 specify that each person who takes action in the case of a reported or observed failure or malfunction of an airframe, powerplant, propeller, rotor, or appliance must make an airworthiness release or have made a record of that action in the airplane's maintenance log?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) ,  Rev.  2  6/25/2018 1:06:48 PM, 

QID:
 00005248, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 5, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 11, AC-120-16, 135.443, 135.65(c)
8   
Do the procedures specify that an airworthiness release or a maintenance logbook entry must contain the following regulatory certifications:

      #1 The work is performed following the requirements of the manual;
      #2 All items required to be inspected are inspected by an authorized person who determines that the work is satisfactorily completed;
      #3 No known condition exists that would make the airplane unairworthy; and
      #4 As far as the work performed is concerned, the aircraft is in condition for safe operation?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:32:34 PM, 

QID:
 00005249, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 5, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 11, AC-120-16, 135.443
9   
Do the procedures specify that after maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations performed by a Repair Station located outside the United States, the airworthiness release or log entry may be signed by a person authorized by that Repair Station?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00005254, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 5, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 11, AC-120-16, 135.443
10   
Do the procedures include a statement that, instead of the conditions of the certification required by 135.443(b), the Operator may state in its manual that the signature of an authorized certificated mechanic or repairman constitutes that certification?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00005255, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 5, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 11, AC-120-16, 135.443
11   
Do the procedures ensure that when preparing an airworthiness release and aircraft maintenance logbook entry:

      #1 The airworthiness release or aircraft log entry is signed by an authorized and certificated mechanic; or
      #2 A certificated repairman may sign the release or entry only for the work for which he or she is employed and certificated?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:32:35 PM, 

QID:
 00005259, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 5, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 11, AC-120-16, 135.443(b)
12   
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)
13   
Do the procedures specify a suitable system (which may include a coded system) that provides for the preservation and retrieval of information in a manner acceptable to the Administrator and 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 if the work is performed by a person outside the Operator's organization; and
      #3 The name or other positive identification of the individual approving the work?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:32:36 PM, 

QID:
 00005263, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
AC-120-16, 135.427(c)
14   
Do the procedures specify that each person who takes action or defers action concerning a reported or observed failure or malfunction of an airframe, engine, propeller, rotor, or appliance must:

      #1 Make or have made a record of that action in the aircraft maintenance log;
      #2 All items required to be inspected are inspected by an authorized person who determines that the work is satisfactorily completed;
      #3 No known condition exists that would make the airplane unairworthy; and
      #4 As far as the work performed is concerned, the aircraft is in condition for safe operation?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "D101") OR (OPSPEC = "D102") OR (OPSPEC = "D104")) ,  Rev.  5  12/17/2018 1:51:49 PM, 

QID:
 00005267, 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 4, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 43 Sec 1, AC-43-9, 135.23(f), 135.23(g), 135.413(b), 135.65(c), 135.65(d)
15   
Do the procedures specify how to prepare an airworthiness release and/or maintenance log entry?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) ,  Rev.  4  6/25/2018 1:07:06 PM, 

QID:
 00005272, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 4, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 43 Sec 1, D072, 135.23(f), 135.439(a), 135.443, 135.65(d)
16   
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)
17   
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)
18   
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)
19   
Do the procedures require the PIC to enter or have entered in the aircraft maintenance log each mechanical irregularity that comes to the pilot's attention during flight time?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00005281, 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, 135.23(f), 135.65(b)
20   
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)
21   
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)
22   
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
23   
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
24   
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
25   
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
26   
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
27   
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
28   
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
29   
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