Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 4.4.2 (AW) Mechanical Interruption Summary (MIS) / Service Difficulty Reports (SDR)
DCT Type: ED DCT
Specialty: Airworthiness
Peer Group: E - Part 135 (HAA)
DCT Revision: 8.0 on 12/17/18 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To detect failures, malfunctions, defects, and prepare mechanical interruptions summary (MIS) and service difficulty reports (SDR).
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Detect failures, malfunctions, defects, and prepare mechanical interruption summary (MIS) and service difficulty reports (SDR).


The (AW) Mechanical Interruption Summary (MIS) / Service Difficulty Reports (SDR) System includes the following Subsystem(s) and Element(s)


Questions Answers References
  4.4.2 (AW) Mechanical Interruption Summary (MIS) / Service Difficulty Reports (SDR)
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 operator's procedures specify that the certificate holder shall submit to the Administrator, before the end of the 10th day of the following month, a mechanical interruption summary (MIS) of:

      #1 Each interruption to a flight caused by known or suspected mechanical difficulties or malfunctions that are not required to be reported under 135.415, SDRs;
      #2 Each unscheduled change of aircraft enroute or unscheduled stop or diversion from a route caused by known or suspected mechanical difficulties or malfunctions that are not required to be reported under 135.415; and
      #3 If installed, the number of propeller featherings inflight listed by type of propeller, engine, and aircraft on which it was installed?



NOTE: Propeller featherings for the purpose of training, demonstration, or flight check purposes need not be reported.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (PROPULSION = "MULTIENGINE") ,  Rev.  3  7/17/2014 4:32:51 PM, 

QID:
 00005798, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.417(a), 135.417(b)
8   
Do the procedures include requirements to report the occurrence or detection of each failure, malfunction, or defect concerning:

      #1 Fires during flight and whether the related fire-warning system functioned properly;
      #2 Fires during flight not protected by a related fire-warning system;
      #3 False fire warning during flight;
      #4 An engine exhaust system that causes damage during flight to the engine, adjacent structure, equipment, or components;
      #5 An aircraft component that causes accumulation or circulation of smoke, vapor, or toxic or noxious fumes in the crew compartment or passenger cabin during flight;
      #6 Engine shutdown during flight because of flameout;
      #7 Engine shutdown during flight when external damage to the engine or airplane structure occurs; and
      #8 Engine shutdown during flight due to foreign object ingestion or icing?



NOTE: For the purpose of this question, during flight means the period from the moment the aircraft leaves the surface of the earth on takeoff until it touches down on landing.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  4  12/17/2018 2:27:32 PM, 

QID:
 00005802, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.415(a)
9   
Do the procedures include requirements to report the occurrence or detection of each failure, malfunction, or defect concerning:

      #1 Engine shutdown during flight of more than one-engine;
      #2 A propeller feathering system or ability of the system to control overspeed during flight;
      #3 A fuel or fuel-dumping system that affects fuel flow or causes hazardous leakage during flight;
      #4 An unwanted landing gear extension or retraction, or an opening or closing of landing gear doors during flight.
      #5 Brake system components that result in loss of brake actuating force when the airplane is in motion on the ground;
      #6 Aircraft structure that requires major repair;
      #7 Cracks, permanent deformation, or corrosion of aircraft structures, if more than the maximum acceptable to the manufacturer or the FAA; and
      #8 Aircraft components or systems that result in taking emergency actions during flight (except action to shut down an engine)?



NOTE: For the purpose of this question, during flight means the period from the moment the aircraft leaves the surface of the earth on takeoff until it touches down on landing.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  4  12/17/2018 2:27:33 PM, 

QID:
 00005811, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.415(a)
10   
Do the procedures specify that the Operator report any other failure, malfunction, or defect in the aircraft that occurred, or was detected at any time if, in its opinion, it endangered the safe operation of an aircraft?




NOTE: These reports are in addition to the reporting of those items identified in 135.415(a).

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/29/2014 7:18:10 AM, 

QID:
 00005820, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.415(c)
11   
Do the procedures specify that each SDR will cover a 24-hour period beginning at 0900 local time of each day and be submitted to the FAA offices in Oklahoma City, OK within the next 96-hours?




NOTE: A report due on Saturday or Sunday may be submitted on the following Monday, and a report due on a holiday may be submitted on the next work day.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/29/2014 7:18:25 AM, 

QID:
 00005821, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.415(d)
12   
Do the procedures specify that SDR's be submitted on a form or a format acceptable to the Administrator and include:

      #1 Type and identification number of the aircraft and the name of the Operator;
      #2 The date;
      #3 The nature of the failure, malfunction, or defect;
      #4 Identification of the part and system involved, including available information pertaining to type designation of the major component and time since overhaul, if known;
      #5 Apparent cause of the failure, malfunction, or defect (e.g., wear, crack, design deficiency, or personnel error); and
      #6 Other pertinent information necessary for more complete identification, determination of seriousness, or corrective action?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/17/2014 4:32:52 PM, 

QID:
 00005822, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.415(e)
13   
Do the procedures specify that an SDR report is not required when the defect has been reported under 21.3 or under the accident reporting provisions of 49 CFR Part 830?




NOTE: An Operator that is also the holder of a TC, a STC, a PMA, or a TSO Authorization, or that is the licensee of a TC holder, need not report a failure, malfunction, or defect if the failure, malfunction, or defect has been reported under 21.3 or under the accident reporting provisions of 49 CFR Part 830.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/29/2014 7:18:53 AM, 

QID:
 00005829, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.415(f)
14   
Do the procedures require the timely submission of a SDR and shall include as much of the information that is available?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 6:30:21 PM, 

QID:
 00005830, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.415(d), 135.415(e), 135.415(g)
15   
Do the procedures require prompt submission of any supplemental information concerning a previously reported failure, malfunction, or defect?




NOTE: Supplemental reporting must reference the date and place of submission of the first report.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/29/2014 7:17:26 AM, 

QID:
 00005831, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.415(h)
16   
Does the CASS require audits of the MIS/SDR reports to verify it is being performed following the manual?




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:
 00005832, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
AC-120-79, 135.431
17   
Does the CASS identify required MIS/SDR data and data collection to verify this program is effective?




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:
 00005833, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
AC-120-79, 135.431
18   
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
19   
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
20   
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
21   
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
22   
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
23   
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
24   
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
25   
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