Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 4.3.4 (AW) Major Repairs & Alterations
DCT Type: ED DCT
Specialty: Airworthiness
Peer Group: E - Part 135 (HAA)
DCT Revision: 11.0 on 12/17/18 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To use approved/acceptable data to accomplish major repairs, major alterations, and generate the appropriate records/reports.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Accomplish major repairs and major alterations using approved/acceptable data; (3) Generate the appropriate major repair and major alteration records/reports.


The (AW) Major Repairs & Alterations System includes the following Subsystem(s) and Element(s)


Questions Answers References
  4.3.4 (AW) Major Repairs & Alterations
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   
Does the maintenance program include procedures that specify how the Operator will classify major repairs and alterations?




NOTE: Major repairs and alterations must be performed according to technical data approved by the FAA.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) ,  Rev.  2  1/13/2016 3:13:21 PM, 

QID:
 00005471, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 2 Sec 28, AC-120-16, 135.427(b), 43 Appendix A, 8300.16
8   
Does the maintenance program include requirements that major repairs or alterations be done according to technical data approved by the Administrator?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) ,  Rev.  2  1/13/2016 3:13:21 PM, 

QID:
 00005472, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 43 Sec 1, 135.427(b), 135.437(b), 8300.16
9   
Does the CAMP include approval procedures for the return to service of an aircraft, engine, appliance, or propeller after major repair or alteration has been performed?




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:
 00005473, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 43 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 2 Sec 28, 135.427(b), 135.437(a), 135.437(b)
10   
Does the maintenance program include procedures to ensure that major repairs and alterations performed by other people on an aircraft, aircraft engine, or appliance is performed according to the Operator's CAMP maintenance manuals?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) ,  Rev.  2  1/13/2016 3:13:21 PM, 

QID:
 00005474, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 43 Sec 1, 135.425(a), 8300.16
11   
Does the maintenance program include procedures to prevent Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineers from approving major repairs or alterations for return to service?




NOTE: A Canadian AMO, whose system of quality control for the maintenance, preventive maintenance, alteration, and inspection of aeronautical products that has been approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (or an authorized employee performing work for such an AMO), may approve (certify) a major repair or alteration performed under this section if the work was performed according to technical data approved by the FAA.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00005475, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
43.17(e)
12   
Does the maintenance program include requirements that all the current records of a major repair or alteration for each airframe, engine, appliance, and propeller, if installed, be retained and transferred with the aircraft when it is sold?




NOTE: These records may be in plain language, coded, or electronic form.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 6:31:37 PM, 

QID:
 00005476, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 5, 135.439(b), 135.441, 43 Appendix B
13   
Does the maintenance program include requirements that the Operator must submit a copy of each report of a major repair or alteration to AFS-750 and make the reports available for inspection by the Administrator or any representative of the NTSB?




NOTE: The Operator shall submit a copy of each report of a major alteration to, and must keep a copy of each report of a major repair available for inspection by, the representative of the Administrator who is assigned to it.

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:
 00005477, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14, 135.427(b), 135.439(a), 135.439(c), 43 Appendix B
14   
Do the procedures require software modifications that affect the safe operation of the aircraft to be treated as major alterations?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/25/2016 8:27:22 AM, 

QID:
 00005478, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 19
15   
Do the procedures specify that the Operator must prepare a report at the completion of each major repair or alteration of an airframe, aircraft engine, propeller, or appliance of an aircraft it operates?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/29/2014 7:14:32 AM, 

QID:
 00005479, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 5, AC-120-16, 135.439(a), 43 Appendix B
16   
Do the procedures specify that the operator must keep a copy of each record of a major repair available for inspection by the FAA-representative who is assigned to the Operator?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/17/2014 4:32:43 PM, 

QID:
 00005480, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 5, AC-120-16, 135.439(a), 43 Appendix B
17   
Do the maintenance procedures specify how the certificate holder will classify major repairs and alterations?




NOTE: Major repairs and alterations must be performed per technical data approved by the FAA.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "D101") OR (OPSPEC = "D102") OR (OPSPEC = "D104")) ,  Rev.  3  1/5/2018 7:30:30 AM, 

QID:
 00005483, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 2 Sec 28, AC-120-16, AC-43.13-2, AC-43.9-1, 43 Appendix A, 43.3, 43.5, 8300.16
18   
Do the maintenance procedures include for the return to service of an aircraft, engine, appliance, or propeller after a major repair or alteration has been performed?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "D101") OR (OPSPEC = "D102") OR (OPSPEC = "D104")) ,  Rev.  2  1/5/2018 7:30:30 AM, 

QID:
 00005484, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
AC-43.9-1, 43.3, 43.5, 43.7
19   
Do the maintenance procedures require that major repairs or alterations be done per technical data approved by the Administrator?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "D101") OR (OPSPEC = "D102") OR (OPSPEC = "D104")) ,  Rev.  3  1/5/2018 7:30:30 AM, 

QID:
 00005485, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
AC-43.9-1, 43 Appendix B, 43.11, 43.9, 8300.16
20   
Do the maintenance procedures require current records of major repairs or alterations for each airframe, engine, appliance, and propeller (if installed) be retained and transferred with the aircraft when it is sold?




NOTE: These records may be in plain language, coded, or electronic form.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "D101") OR (OPSPEC = "D102") OR (OPSPEC = "D104")) ,  Rev.  2  1/5/2018 7:30:31 AM, 

QID:
 00005486, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 6, 43 Appendix B, 91.417(c), 91.419
21   
Do the maintenance procedures require the certificate holder to submit a copy of each report of a major repair or alteration to AFS-750 and make the reports available for inspection by the Administrator or any representative of the NTSB?




NOTE: The certificate holder must keep a copy of each report of a major repair available for inspection by the representative of the Administrator who is assigned to it.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "D101") OR (OPSPEC = "D102") OR (OPSPEC = "D104")) ,  Rev.  3  1/5/2018 7:30:31 AM, 

QID:
 00005487, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.73, 43 Appendix B, 43.9(b)
22   
Do the maintenance procedures require the certificate holder to use manufacturer's data or FAA-approved data for all maintenance and alterations?




NOTE: The certificate holder may elect to use its own AAIP under 135.419.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "D101") OR (OPSPEC = "D102") OR (OPSPEC = "D104")) ,  Rev.  3  12/17/2018 2:27:33 PM, 

QID:
 00005502, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 14 Sec 3, 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 1 Sec 2, AC-120-77, 135.411(a), 135.419, 135.421, 43.13(a), 43.16, AC-91-90
23   
Are there procedures in place to ensure the completion and submission of FAA Form 337 for major repairs and major alterations performed?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "D101") OR (OPSPEC = "D102") OR (OPSPEC = "D104")) ,  Rev.  2  1/5/2018 7:30:31 AM, 

QID:
 00005503, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
43 Appendix B, 43.9(d)
24   
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
25   
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
26   
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
27   
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
28   
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
29   
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
30   
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
31   
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