Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 6.0 Ground and Station Operations
DCT Type: SP DCT
Specialty: Operations
Peer Group: D - Part 135 (9 or Less Seats/Single Pilot)
DCT Revision: 19.0 on 12/19/18 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): The CH is responsible to manage the safety of the Ground and Station Operations 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 Ground and Station Operations processes, and; (2) Managed safety of the Ground and Station Operations processes by incorporating system safety principles which include safety attributes.


The Ground and Station Operations Subsystem includes the following Element(s)
  6.1 Training & Qualification
     6.1.1 (OP) Training of Station Personnel
     6.1.2 (OP) Hazardous Material Training Program
  6.2 Ground Handling
     6.2.4 (OP) Line Station Operations / Ground Personnel Duties
  6.3 Cargo Acceptance & Handling
     6.3.1 (OP) Carriage of Cargo
     6.3.2 (OP) Hazardous Materials
  6.4 Operations in Ground Icing Conditions
     6.4.2 (OP) Operations in Ground Icing


Questions Answers References
  6.1 Training & Qualification
1   
Did your observations of Training of Station Personnel procedures indicate the certificate holder met regulatory and guidance requirements?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "COMMUTER") OR (LOCATIONS = "OP LINE STATIONS") OR (OPSPEC = "A023")) ,  Rev.  8  12/19/2018 10:29:31 AM, 

QID:
 00018694, 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 27 Sec 2, AC-121-29, AC-135-15, AC-120-60, 121.629(c), 135.21(a), 135.227(b), 135.23(s), 135.321(a), 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 2 Sec 24
2   
Did your observations of Hazardous Materials Training Program procedures indicate the certificate holder met regulatory and guidance requirements?




NOTE: All part 121 and 135 regulatory references can be found in Title 14 CFR, and all part 171 through 175 regulatory references can be found in Title 49 CFR.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  6  6/29/2018 1:46:05 PM, 

QID:
 00018695, 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 2 Ch 2 Sec 6, AC-121-27, 121 Appendix O, 121.135(b), 135.503, 135.505(a), 135.507, 135.507(b), 135.507(c)
  6.2 Ground Handling
3   
Did the certificate holder effectively mitigate unacceptable levels of risk(s) for Ground and/or Station Operations process?




NOTE: This question applies to all Elements within this System.

Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  6  7/6/2018 3:47:57 PM, 

QID:
 00018703, 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
4   
Did the certificate holder's Ground and/or Stations Operations process ensure consistency of related processes between departments and employees (interfaces)?




NOTE: This question applies to all Elements within this System.

Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  5  6/29/2018 1:46:08 PM, 

QID:
 00018704, 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
5   
Did the responsible person for Ground and/or Station Operations process provide adequate resources (financial and human) to ensure the safety and performance in support of all process objectives?




NOTE: This question applies to all Elements within this System.

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

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  6  7/6/2018 3:47:57 PM, 

QID:
 00018705, 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 person with authority over the certificate holder's Ground and/or Station Operations process effectively plan, direct, control, or change procedures, and make key determinations, including safety risk acceptance decisions?




NOTE: This question applies to all Elements within this System.

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

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  6  7/6/2018 3:47:57 PM, 

QID:
 00018706, 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
7   
Did the certificate holder monitor and measure the safety performance of the Ground and/or Station Operations process to identify process deficiencies and take action to correct identified deficiencies?




NOTE: This question applies to all Elements within this System.

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

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") ,  Rev.  6  7/6/2018 3:47:57 PM, 

QID:
 00018707, 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
8   
Were individuals knowledgeable on how their safety-related duties contributed to the safety performance of Ground and/or Station Operations process?




NOTE: This question applies to all Elements within this System.

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

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  7  7/6/2018 3:47:57 PM, 

QID:
 00018702, 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
9   
Did your observations of Line Station Operations / Ground Personnel Duties procedures indicate the certificate holder met regulatory and guidance requirements?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "COMMUTER") OR (LOCATIONS = "OP LINE STATIONS")) ,  Rev.  4  4/3/2018 10:33:20 AM, 

QID:
 00050258, 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 32 Sec 4, 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 2 Sec 4, AC-120-85, 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 2 Sec 24, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 47 Sec 1
  6.3 Cargo Acceptance & Handling
10   
Did your observations of Carriage of Cargo procedures indicate the certificate holder met regulatory and guidance requirements?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") ,  Rev.  9  6/29/2018 1:46:05 PM, 

QID:
 00018708, 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 6 Ch 2 Sec 5, AC-120-85, 135.87(a), 135.87(b), 135.87(c), 135.87(d), 135.87(e)
11   
Did your observations of Hazardous Materials procedures indicate the certificate holder met regulatory and guidance requirements?




NOTE: All part 135 regulatory references can be found in Title 14 CFR, and all part 171 through 175 regulatory references can be found in Title 49 CFR.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") ,  Rev.  9  6/29/2018 1:46:06 PM, 

QID:
 00018709, 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 2 Ch 2 Sec 6, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 18 Sec 3
  6.4 Operations in Ground Icing Conditions
12   
Did your observations of Operations in Ground Icing procedures indicate the certificate holder met regulatory and guidance requirements?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") ,  Rev.  3  4/3/2018 10:33:20 AM, 

QID:
 00050268, 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-135-17, AC-120-58, AC-120-60, AC-20-117, A041, A042, A023, 121.629(c), 135.227(b), 135.343


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