Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 2.2.1 (OP) Airmen Duties / Flight Deck Procedures
DCT Type: ED DCT
Specialty: Operations
Peer Group: E - Part 135 (HAA)
DCT Revision: 23.0 on 02/27/19 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To maintain airmen duties and flight deck procedures that provide safe flight operations.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) To maintain airmen duties and flight deck procedures that provide safe flight operations.


The (OP) Airmen Duties / Flight Deck Procedures System includes the following Subsystem(s) and Element(s)


Questions Answers References
  2.2.1 (OP) Airmen Duties / Flight Deck Procedures
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 the PIC may not begin a flight unless they determine that the airworthiness inspections required by 91.409 or 135.419 have been made?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  12/13/2018 2:11:12 PM, 

QID:
 00002490, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.71
8   
Do the procedures specify that before each flight, the PIC shall determine (if the pilot does not already know,) the status of each irregularity entered in the maintenance log at the end of the preceding flight and if appropriate is operated under all applicable conditions and limitations contained in the MEL and the OpSpec authorizing use of the MEL?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  3  12/13/2018 2:11:12 PM, 

QID:
 00002491, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.65(b)
9   
Do the procedures specify that the PIC will not begin a flight unless the required appropriate photo identification, current airman and medical certificates are in each flight crewmembers' possession or readily accessible in the aircraft?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  1/13/2016 3:13:18 PM, 

QID:
 00002492, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
61.3(a), 61.3(c)
10   
Do the procedures specify that the PIC will not begin a flight unless he or she has appropriate aeronautical charts on board the aircraft that contain adequate information about navigation aids and instrument approach procedures?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00002493, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.83(a)
11   
Do the procedures specify that the PIC will not begin a flight carrying passengers under VFR at night without a flashlight having at least two size "D" cells or equivalent?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( FLT OPERATION CONFIGURATION = "PASSENGER" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "NIGHT" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002494, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.159(f)
12   
Do the procedures specify that the PIC will not begin a flight without becoming familiar with all available information concerning that flight to conduct it safely?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ( NOT (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY")) ,  Rev.  2  2/27/2018 2:28:47 PM, 

QID:
 00002495, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.299(c), 91.103
13   
Do the procedures specify that the PIC must prohibit the operation of PEDs during operation of the aircraft?




NOTE: This does not apply to: -Portable voice recorders; -Hearing aids; -Heart pacemakers; -Electric shavers; or -Any other portable electronic device that the 14 CFR Part 119 Operator has determined will not cause interference with the navigation or communication system of the aircraft on which it is to be used.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:37:45 PM, 

QID:
 00002501, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.144
14   
Do the procedures specify that each flight crewmember occupying a station equipped with a shoulder harness must fasten the shoulder harness during takeoff and landing except when the flight crewmember is unable to perform the required duties with the shoulder harness fastened?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") ,  Rev.  3  5/20/2016 9:35:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002503, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.171(b), 135.171(a)
15   
Do the procedures specify the certificate holder must provide a current and appropriate emergency cockpit checklist containing the following procedures, as appropriate:

      #1 Emergency operation of fuel, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical systems;
      #2 Emergency operation of instruments and controls;
      #3 Engine inoperative procedures; and
      #4 Any other emergency procedures necessary for safety?



NOTE: If applicable, AEG's FSB Reports may include recommendations for particular aircraft (e.g. MU-2B).

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( PROPULSION = "MULTIENGINE" ) AND ( A/C CONFIGURATION = "RETRACTABLE LANDING GEAR" ) ,  Rev.  3  6/25/2018 10:02:19 AM, 

QID:
 00002504, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 12, 135.83(a), 135.83(c)
16   
Does each cockpit checklist required by 135.83(a)(1) contain the following procedures:

      #1 Before starting engines;
      #2 Before takeoff;
      #3 Cruise;
      #4 Before landing;
      #5 After landing; and
      #6 Stopping engines?



NOTE: AEG's FSB Reports may include recommendations for particular aircraft (e.g. MU-2B).

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  4  6/25/2018 10:02:20 AM, 

QID:
 00002509, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.83(b)
17   
Do the certificate holder's procedures meet the intent of the passenger information requirements and smoking prohibitions?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( FLT OPERATION CONFIGURATION = "PASSENGER" ) ,  Rev.  2  6/25/2018 10:02:22 AM, 

QID:
 00002516, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.127
18   
Do the procedures specify that flight crewmembers use supplemental oxygen when required by the cabin altitude when operating an unpressurized aircraft?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( A/C CONFIGURATION = "UNPRESSURIZED AIRCRAFT" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002517, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.89(a)
19   
Do the procedures specify the Operator will not require, nor may any flight crewmember perform, any duties during a critical phase of flight except those duties required for the safe operation of the aircraft?




NOTE: Duties such as company required calls made for such nonsafety related purposes as ordering galley supplies and confirming passenger connections, announcements made to passengers promoting the air carrier or pointing out sights of interest, and filling out company payroll and related records are not required for the safe operation of the aircraft.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00002519, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.100
20   
Do procedures specify that during takeoff and landing, and while en route, each flight crewmember will:

      #1 Be at the crewmember station unless the absence is necessary to perform duties in connection with the operation of the aircraft or in connection with physiological needs; and
      #2 Keep the safety belt fastened while at the crewmember station?



NOTE: Refer to 14 CFR 135.171 for shoulder harness requirements.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/17/2014 4:31:08 PM, 

QID:
 00002520, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
91.105(a)
21   
Do the procedures specify who the PIC may allow to manipulate controls of the aircraft during flight?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00002523, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.115
22   
Do the procedures specify that the PIC may deviate from the rules of 14 CFR in an emergency involving the safety of persons or property to the extent required to meet that emergency and must send a complete report with the description of the deviation to the FSDO within 10 working days?




NOTE: This report must be sent to the FSDO charged with the overall inspection of the Operator.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00002524, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.19(b), 135.19(c)
23   
Do the procedures specify if the Operator or PIC knows of conditions, including airport and runway conditions, that are a hazard to safe operations, the Operator or PIC must restrict or suspend operations as necessary until those conditions are corrected?




NOTE: No pilot in command may allow a flight to continue toward any airport of intended landing under the conditions set forth in §135.69(a), unless, in the opinion of the pilot in command, the conditions that are a hazard to safe operations may reasonably be expected to be corrected by the estimated time of arrival or, unless there is no safer procedure. In the latter event, the continuation toward that airport is an emergency situation under §135.19.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:35:00 PM, 

QID:
 00002525, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.69(a)
24   
Do the procedures specify the PIC will enter or have entered all mechanical irregularities discovered during the flight in the maintenance log?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00002526, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.65(b)
25   
Do the procedures specify that whenever a pilot encounters a potentially hazardous meteorological condition or an irregularity in a ground facility or navigation aid in flight, which he or she considers to be essential knowledge to the safety of other flights, the pilot must notify an appropriate ground radio station as soon as practical?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00002527, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.67
26   
Do the procedures specify that a pilot may not accept or execute instrument approaches that are contrary to the IFR weather minimums and instrument approach procedures set forth in the Operator's OpSpecs?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00002528, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.78
27   
Do procedures specify when an Aviation Safety Inspector presents credential FAA Form 110A to the pilot in command, the inspector must be given free and uninterrupted access to the pilot compartment of that aircraft and a forward observer's seat while on the flight deck, or forward passenger seat with headset or speaker must be provided when conducting en route inspections?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:19:10 PM, 

QID:
 00002531, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.75
28   
Do the procedures specify which persons may be carried without complying with the passenger-carrying provisions of 14 CFR Part 135?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00002532, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.85
29   
Do the procedures specify that the Operator may not use any airport unless it is adequate for the proposed operation, considering such items as size, surface, obstructions, and lighting?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00002533, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 3 Sec 5, 135.229(a)
30   
Do the procedures specify that when carrying passengers at night the PIC may not take off from or land on, an airport unless they have determined the wind direction from an illuminated wind direction indicator or local ground communication or in the case of takeoff, from the pilot's personal observation?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( FLT OPERATION CONFIGURATION = "PASSENGER" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "NIGHT" ) ,  Rev.  2  9/12/2016 2:05:22 PM, 

QID:
 00002534, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.229(b)
31   
Do the procedures specify that the pilot of an airplane carrying passengers at night may not take off from or land on, an airport unless the limits of the area to be used for landing or takeoff are clearly shown by boundary or runway marker lights?




NOTE: 135.229(c) requires FAA approval to use flare pots or lanterns to mark these limits.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( FLT OPERATION CONFIGURATION = "PASSENGER" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "NIGHT" ) AND ( A/C CATEGORY = "AIRPLANE" ) ,  Rev.  2  6/25/2018 10:02:21 AM, 

QID:
 00002535, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.229(b)
32   
Do the procedures specify that the PIC may not take off from or land on an airport unless the limits of the area to be used for landing or takeoff are clearly shown by boundary or runway marker lights or reflective material?




NOTE: 135.229(c) requires FAA approval to use flare pots or lanterns to mark these limits.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( FLT OPERATION CONFIGURATION = "PASSENGER" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "NIGHT" ) AND ( A/C CATEGORY = "ROTORCRAFT" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002536, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.229(b)
33   
Do the procedures specify the minimum weather conditions for takeoff and operating under VFR in Class G airspace at an altitude of 1200 feet or less above the surface or within the lateral boundaries of the surface areas of Class B, Class C, Class D, or Class E airspace designated for an airport unless the visibility is at least:

      #1 Half of a mile during the day; or
      #2 One mile at night?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( A/C CATEGORY = "ROTORCRAFT" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:31:09 PM, 

QID:
 00002539, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.205(b)
34   
Do the procedures specify a person may not operate under VFR unless that person has visual surface reference or, at night, visual surface light reference sufficient to safely control the helicopter?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00002542, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.207
35   
Do the procedures specify takeoff limitations under IFR, to include conditions when an alternate airport is required for takeoff?




NOTE: The alternate airport must be within 1 hour's flying time (at normal cruising speed, in still air) of the airport of departure.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ( NOT (TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "VFR")) ,  Rev.  2  9/19/2017 1:38:08 PM, 

QID:
 00002543, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.217
36   
Do the procedures specify the minimum weather conditions under which a pilot may continue an approach past the final approach fix or, where a final approach fix is not used, begin the final approach segment of an instrument approach?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:32:05 PM, 

QID:
 00002544, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.225(d)
37   
Do the procedures specify the lower requirements and restrictions for an instrument approach (other than a CAT II or CAT III procedure) at an airport served by an operative ILS and an operative PAR, where both used by the pilot for the approach?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A057") ,  Rev.  2  3/14/2017 3:14:51 PM, 

QID:
 00002545, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
A057, 135.225(c)
38   
Do the procedures specify that unless necessary for takeoff and landing, the minimum altitude to operate over a congested area is 300 feet above the surface?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( A/C CATEGORY = "ROTORCRAFT" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "VFR" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002549, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.203(b)
39   
Do the procedures specify the requirements for the PIC to complete a load manifest according to the requirements of 135.63(c) and carry a copy of it in the aircraft to its destination?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00002550, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.63(c), 135.63(d)
40   
Do the procedures specify the PIC will notify ATC of a deviation as soon as possible if the PIC has to deviate from an ATC clearance or instruction in an emergency or when responding to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system resolution advisory?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00002552, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
91.123(c), 91.3(b)
41   
Do the procedures specify that a PIC will notify an FAA Flight Service Station or ATC facility when he or she cancels or completes a flight under an activated flight plan?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00002553, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
91.153(b), 91.169(d)
42   
Do the procedures specify that a pilot may not operate an aircraft at any airport below the authorized MDA or continue an approach below DH unless:

      #1 The aircraft is continuously in a position from which a descent to a landing on the intended runway can be made at a normal rate of descent using normal maneuvers;
      #2 That descent rate will allow touchdown to occur within the touchdown zone of the runway of intended landing; and
      #3 The flight visibility is not less than the visibility prescribed in the standard instrument approach being used?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:31:10 PM, 

QID:
 00002560, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
91.175(c)
43   
Do the procedures specify that a pilot may not operate an aircraft at any airport below the authorized MDA or continue an approach below the authorized DH unless the pilot can see and identify visual references for the intended runway?




NOTE: Visual references for the intended runway include the following: -The pilot may not descend below 100 feet above the touchdown zone elevation when using the approach lights as a reference unless the red terminating bars or the red side row bars are also distinctly visible and identifiable; -Threshold; -Threshold markings; -Runway end identifier lights; -Visual approach slope indicator; -Touchdown zone or touchdown zone markings; -Touchdown zone lights; -Runway or runway markings; or -Runway lights.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002564, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
91.175(c)
44   
For each aircraft operated under IFR in controlled airspace, do the procedures specify that the PIC must have a continuous watch maintained on the appropriate frequency and must report as soon as possible by radio:

      #1 The time and altitude of passing each designated reporting point or the reporting points specified by ATC (except that while the aircraft is under radar control, only the passing of those reporting points specifically requested by ATC need be reported);
      #2 Any un-forecast weather conditions encountered; and
      #3 Any other information relating to flight safety?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:31:11 PM, 

QID:
 00002565, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
91.183, 91.183(a), 91.183(b), 91.183(c)
45   
Do the procedures specify that the pilot must continue the flight under VFR and land as soon as practicable for two-way radio communications failure when operating under IFR in VFR conditions or who encounters VFR conditions after the failure?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002569, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
91.185(b)
46   
Do the procedures specify when a flight has two-way radio communication failure when operating under IFR (in IFR or VFR conditions) and cannot maintain VFR conditions, it must be flown:

      #1 By the route assigned in the last ATC clearance received;
      #2 If being radar vectored, by the direct route from the point of radio failure to the fix, route, or airway specified in the vector clearance;
      #3 In the absence of an assigned route, by the route that ATC has advised may be expected in a further clearance; or
      #4 In the absence of an assigned route or a route that ATC has advised may be expected in a further clearance, by the route filed in the flight plan?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:31:11 PM, 

QID:
 00002570, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
91.185(c)
47   
Do the procedures specify that if a pilot experiences radio communication failure and cannot maintain VFR conditions, they must continue the flight at the highest of the following altitudes for the route segment being flown:

      #1 Altitude or flight level assigned in the last ATC clearance;
      #2 The minimum altitude (converted, if appropriate, to minimum flight level as prescribed in 91.121(c)) for IFR operations; or
      #3 Altitude or flight level ATC has advised may be expected in a further clearance?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:31:12 PM, 

QID:
 00002575, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
91.121(c), 91.185(c)
48   
Do the procedures specify that each pilot who has two-way radio communications failure when operating under IFR (in IFR or VFR conditions) and cannot maintain VFR conditions, must continue the flight to the clearance limit when the clearance limit is a fix from which an approach begins, and then commence a descent or a descent and approach:

      #1 As close as possible to the expect-further-clearance time if one has been received; or
      #2 If one has not been received, as close as possible to the ETA as calculated from the filed or amended (with ATC) estimated time enroute?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:31:12 PM, 

QID:
 00002579, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
91.185(c)
49   
Do the procedures specify that if a pilot experiences radio communication failure and cannot maintain VFR conditions, they must observe the following limitations when leaving an ATC issued clearance:

      #1 If the pilot was issued a clearance limit that is not a fix from which an approach begins, they must leave the clearance limit at the expect-further-clearance time if one has been received; or
      #2 If an EFC time has not been received when arriving over the clearance limit, they must proceed to a fix from which an approach begins and commence a descent or a descent and approach as close as possible to the ETA as calculated from the filed or amended (with ATC) estimated time enroute?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:31:13 PM, 

QID:
 00002582, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
91.185(c)
50   
Do the procedures specify that the PIC of each aircraft operated in controlled airspace under IFR must report as soon as practical to ATC any navigational, approach, or communication equipment fails in flight?




NOTE: This report must include: -Aircraft identification; -The equipment affected; -The degree to which the capability of the pilot to operate under IFR in the ATC system is impaired; and -The nature and extent of assistance desired from ATC.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002585, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
91.187
51   
Do the procedures specify that whenever a cockpit voice recorder required by 135.151 is installed, it must be operated continuously from the use of the checklist before the flight to completion of the final checklist at the end of the flight?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C EQUIPMENT = "CVR INSTALLED") ,  Rev.  3  1/4/2018 3:41:24 PM, 

QID:
 00002586, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.151(a), 135.151(g)
52   
Do the procedures specify that whenever a flight recorder or flight data recorder must be installed as required by 135.152(a) or 135.152(b), it must be operated continuously from the instant the airplane begins the takeoff roll until it has completed the landing roll at an airport?




NOTE: Referene CFR 135.152 and applicable appendices for specific requirements and exceptions. 135.152(k) states certain aircraft need not comply with this section.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9") AND (PROPULSION = "MULTIENGINE") AND ((PROPULSION = "TURBOJET") OR (PROPULSION = "TURBOPROPELLER")) ,  Rev.  3  1/13/2016 3:13:18 PM, 

QID:
 00002587, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.152(a), 135.152(b), 135.152(c)
53   
Do the procedures specify in an emergency involving the safety of persons or property that the Operator may deviate from the rules of 135.19 relating to aircraft and equipment and weather minimums to the extent required to meet that emergency?




NOTE: Each person who exercises this deviation authority must notify within 10 business days the FSDO or CMO who oversees that operating certificate.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:35:51 PM, 

QID:
 00002589, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.19(a)
54   
Do the procedures specify that in case of degraded navigation capabilities or satellite system outages that receiver autonomous integrity monitoring predictions must be performed prior to each IFR flight to ensure that satisfactory signal coverage is available?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B030" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002590, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
B030
55   
Do the procedures specify that prior to entering oceanic airspace the pilot-in-command (PIC) must perform functional checks required by B045 to verify long range communication functionality?




NOTE: The single long-range communication system (SLRCS) must be fully functional. If the aircraft is equipped with at least two long-range communications systems (LRCS), the use of the SLRCS must be in accordance with the certificate holder’s approved minimum equipment list (MEL).

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B045" ) ,  Rev.  3  3/14/2017 3:14:44 PM, 

QID:
 00002598, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
B045
56   
Do the procedures specify that the certificate holder must:

      #1 Only use an applicable minimum derived from OpSpec C055; and
      #2 In determining alternate airport weather minimums, not use any published instrument approach procedure that specifies that alternate airport weather minimums are not authorized?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "C055") ,  Rev.  5  2/27/2019 10:14:25 AM, 

QID:
 00002613, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 18 Sec 5, C055, 135.221(a)
57   
Do the procedures specify that terminal instrument operations are conducted following the runway visual range charts and other criteria outlined in this OpSpec?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H101" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002655, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H101
58   
Do the procedures specify only instrument approach procedures authorized by OpSpec H102 are conducted?




NOTE: Flight crews must receive training on approach procedures to assure descent below the MDA will not commence until the required visual references for continuing the approach are present.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H102" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:33:45 PM, 

QID:
 00002656, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 18 Sec 7, H102
59   
Do the procedures specify the approach lighting, visibility, and altitude limitations, as defined in the OpSpec, are observed based upon the approach speed of the helicopter?




NOTE: OpSpec H103 provides further limitations and provisions for instrument approaches at foreign airports.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H103" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002657, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H103, 135.225
60   
Do the procedures specify enroute descent operations will only be conducted in those areas listed in the OpSpec H104?




NOTE: Principal Operations Inspector may choose to allow Operator to list locations in Operator's manual and note this in free text field in OpSpec.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H104" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002658, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H104
61   
Do the procedures specify enroute descent operations will only be conducted entirely over water?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H104" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002659, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H104
62   
Do the procedures specify descending below 700 feet above the surface and the following:

      #1 There must be no obstructions in the descent area; and
      #2 A radio altimeter and surface mapping radar must be installed and operative?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H104" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:31:20 PM, 

QID:
 00002660, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H104
63   
Do the procedures specify the lowest altitude for IFR flight in any enroute descent area must not be lower than 400 feet above the surface?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H104" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002663, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H104
64   
Do the procedures specify the certificate holder may not use alternate airport weather minimums lower than any applicable minimum derived from the OpSpec?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H105" ) ,  Rev.  2  2/27/2019 10:14:26 AM, 

QID:
 00002664, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H105, 135.221(b)
65   
Do the procedures specify the Operator may use aircraft and area navigation systems listed in OpSpec H112 to conduct Category I published RNAV instrument approaches?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H112" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002667, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
AC-90-80, H112
66   
Do the procedures specify the Operator will observe these special limitations when conducting instrument approaches using area navigation systems:

      #1 The PIC must successfully complete the Operator's approved training program on the equipment and special procedures to be used;
      #2 The PIC must be certified as qualified (by one of the Operator's check airmen or an FAA Inspector) for instrument approaches using area navigation;
      #3 During the initial 6 months of operation with a particular aircraft and area navigation system combination, the Operator must not use lower than 200 feet and one-half statute mile above the lowest authorized approach minimums at the particular airport using an area navigation approach?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H112" ) ,  Rev.  3  5/1/2015 12:38:06 PM, 

QID:
 00002668, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
AC-90-80, H104, H112
67   
Do the procedures specify the Operator may designate and use a destination, alternate, or diversionary airport which will involve terminal IFR operations in Class G airspace provided that at the time of any operation the Operator must determine:

      #1 The airport is served by an authorized instrument approach procedure;
      #2 The airport has an approved source of weather;
      #3 The airport has a suitable means for the PIC to acquire air traffic advisories and the status of airport services and facilities; and
      #4 The facilities and services necessary to safely conduct IFR operations are available and operational at the time of the particular operation?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H113" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:31:21 PM, 

QID:
 00002672, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H113
68   
Do the procedures specify the Operator may conduct special operations only if all provisions and limitations outlined in the OpSpec H114 are complied with?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H114" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002677, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H114
69   
Do procedures specify that when a certificate holder is authorized to use lower than standard takeoff minima, they comply with the limitations and provisions of Operation Specification C079?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "C079" ) ,  Rev.  3  3/14/2017 3:14:43 PM, 

QID:
 00002678, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
C079
70   
Do procedures specify that when a operator is authorized to use lower than standard takeoff minima, they comply with the limitations and provisions of Operation Specification H116?




NOTE: All takeoff operations, based on RVR, must use RVR reports from the locations along the runway specified in this paragraph and paragraph H106.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H116" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:29:33 PM, 

QID:
 00002679, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H116
71   
Do the procedures specify the approach lighting, visibility, and altitude limitations, as defined in the OpSpec, are observed based upon the approach speed of the helicopter?




NOTE: OpSpec H117 provides further limitations and provisions for instrument approaches at foreign airports.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H117" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002680, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H117
72   
Do the procedures specify the Operator may conduct circling maneuvers when the ceiling is less than 1000 feet or the visibility is less than 3 statute miles if the PIC has satisfactorily completed the approved training program for the circling maneuver or satisfactorily completed a flight check the circling maneuver?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H118" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002681, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H118
73   
Do the procedures specify when conducting an instrument approach procedure which requires a circling maneuver to the runway of intended landing, the Operator must use a landing minimum prescribed for the circling maneuver or a landing minimum based on the speed category appropriate to the highest speed used during the circling maneuver:

      #1 Less than 91 knots, a height above airport of 350 feet and visibility of one statute mile;
      #2 91 to 120 knots, a height above airport of 450 feet and visibility of one statute mile;
      #3 121 to 140 knots, a height above airport of 450 feet and visibility of one and a half statute miles;
      #4 141 to 165 knots, a height above airport of 550 feet and visibility of two statute miles; and
      #5 Above 165 knots, a height above airport of 1000 feet and visibility of three statute miles?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H118" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:31:21 PM, 

QID:
 00002682, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H118
74   
Do the procedures specify when conducting an instrument approach procedure outside of the United States, the Operator must not operate an aircraft below the prescribed MDA or continue an approach procedure below the DH, unless the aircraft is in a position from which a normal approach to the runway of intended landing can be made and at least one of the following visual references is clearly visible:

      #1 Runway, runway markings, or runway lights;
      #2 Approach lighting system;
      #3 Threshold, threshold markings, or threshold lights;
      #4 Touchdown zone, touchdown zone markings, or touchdown zone lights;
      #5 Visual glide path indicator (such as VASI, PAPI); or
      #6 Any other feature which clearly identifies the landing surface?



NOTE: Foreign approach lighting systems equivalent to U.S. standards are authorized for both precision and nonprecision approaches. Sequenced flashing lights are not required when determining the equivalence of a foreign lighting system to U.S. standards.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H118" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:31:22 PM, 

QID:
 00002688, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H118
75   
Do the procedures specify the Operator may conduct contact approaches if the PIC has satisfactorily completed an approved training program on contact approaches and the approach is conducted to an airport with an approved instrument approach for that airport?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H119" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002695, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H119
76   
Do the procedures specify the Operator may conduct contact approaches if all the following conditions are met:

      #1 The flight remains under IFR and is authorized by ATC to conduct a contact approach;
      #2 The reported visibility for the runway of intended landing is at or above the authorized IFR minimum for the CAT I nonprecision approach established for that runway or one statute mile (RVR 5000) whichever is higher;
      #3 The flight is operating clear of clouds and can remain clear of clouds throughout the contact approach;
      #4 The flight does not descend below the MEA/minimum safe altitude, minimum vectoring altitude, or the FAF altitude until the flight is established on the instrument approach procedure or operating below the cloud base constituting a ceiling with the airport in sight and the pilot can maintain visual contact with the airport through the maneuver; and
      #5 The flight does not descend below the highest circling MDA prescribed for the runway of intended landing until the aircraft is in a position to land in the touchdown zone at a normal rate of descent?



NOTE: The flight visibility must be sufficient for the pilot to see and avoid all obstacles and safely maneuver the aircraft to the landing runway using external visual references.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H119" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/17/2014 4:31:22 PM, 

QID:
 00002696, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H119
77   
Do the procedures specify the Operator may use the airports authorized in OpSpec H120 as regular and alternate airports when conducting scheduled passenger and cargo operations?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H120" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002702, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H120
78   
Do the procedures specify the Operator may use the authorized airport listed in OpSpec H120 when conducting scheduled passenger and cargo operations?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "H120" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002703, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H120
79   
Do the procedures specify the certificate holder may conduct special instrument approach, departure and arrival operations using the approved special procedures at the airports listed in OpSpec H122?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "H122") ,  Rev.  2  3/14/2017 3:14:49 PM, 

QID:
 00002704, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H122
80   
Do the procedures specify the certificate holder's approved training program include training in the equipment and special procedures for Special Instrument and RNAV Visual Flight Procedures for rotorcraft operations before conducting those types of operations?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "H122") ,  Rev.  2  3/14/2017 3:14:50 PM, 

QID:
 00002705, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H122
81   
Do the procedures specify the Operator may operate an aircraft, not otherwise required to have two pilots for operations under VFR, without a SIC providing:

      #1 The aircraft is equipped with an operative approved autopilot system capable of operating the aircraft controls to maintain flight and maneuver it about the three axes;
      #2 The Operator satisfies the FAA that operations using the autopilot system can be conducted safely;
      #3 Each PIC has demonstrated these skills in the basic checking module conducted under 135.297 and 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 7; and
      #4 The Operator has been issued OpSpec A015?



NOTE: When conducting commuter operations, the PIC must have at least 100 hours as PIC flight time in the make and model of aircraft to be flown.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A015" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/17/2014 4:31:23 PM, 

QID:
 00002706, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 7, A015, 135.105(a), 135.105(c)
82   
Do the procedures specify that the PIC will not begin a flight utilizing night vision goggles without preflighting the NVIS in accordance with the requirements of the RFM NVIS supplement?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ((OPSPEC = "A050") ) ,  Rev.  3  10/9/2015 12:35:14 PM, 

QID:
 00002711, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 7 Sec 4, A050
83   
Do the procedures specify that a PIC may not allow any person to manipulate the flight controls of an aircraft during flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 135, nor may any person manipulate the controls during such flight unless that person is:

      #1 A pilot employed by the Operator and qualified in the aircraft; or
      #2 An authorized safety representative of the Administrator who has the permission of the PIC, is qualified in the aircraft, and is checking flight operations?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  3  9/19/2017 1:38:07 PM, 

QID:
 00003522, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.115, 135.115(a), 135.115(b)
84   
Do the procedures specify that (except as provided by 135.179, an approved MEL) no person may operate an aircraft unless the required instruments and equipment in it have been approved and are in an operable condition?




NOTE: An aircraft may be operated under a special flight permit.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  12/13/2018 2:11:12 PM, 

QID:
 00003873, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.143(b)
85   
Do the procedures require the certificate holder to conduct helicopter air ambulance operations in Class G airspace per operations specifications A021 and 14 CFR 135.609(a)?




NOTE: Other weather minima may be specified in the certificate holder’s operations specifications.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "VFR") AND (OPSPEC = "A021") ,  Rev.  1  9/29/2015 9:48:01 AM, 

QID:
 00048805, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 18 Sec 3, AC-135-14, A021, 135.609(a)
86   
Do procedures require the certificate holder list the local flying areas per operations specifications A021 and meet the criteria of 14 CFR 135.609 to:

      #1 Not exceed 50 nautical miles in any direction from each designated location;
      #2 Take into account obstacles and terrain features that are easily identifiable by the pilot in command and from which the pilot in command may visually determine a position; and
      #3 Take into account the operating environment and capabilities of the certificate holder’s helicopters?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A021") AND (TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "VFR") ,  Rev.  1  9/29/2015 9:48:02 AM, 

QID:
 00048807, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 18 Sec 3, AC-135-14, A021, 135.609(b)
87   
If a certificate holder is authorized to conduct IFR helicopter air ambulance operations at airports with an instrument approach procedure and at which a weather report is not available from the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), a source approved by the NWS, or a source approved by the FAA, do the certificate holder’s procedures comply with requirements specified in 14 CFR Part 135.611(a)?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A021") AND (OPSPEC = "H101") ,  Rev.  1  9/29/2015 9:48:02 AM, 

QID:
 00048817, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 18 Sec 3, AC-135-14, A021, 135.611(a)
88   
Do procedures for conducting an authorized instrument approach and transitioning from IFR to VFR, include the applicable weather minimums for:

      #1 Point-in-Space (PinS) Copter Instrument approaches annotated with a “Proceed VFR” segment, if the distance from the missed approach point to the landing area is 1 NM or less; flight visibility must be at least 1 statute mile and the ceiling on the approach chart applies;
      #2 For all instrument approaches, including PinS when 135.613(a)(1) does not apply, if the distance from the missed approach point to the landing area is 3 NM or less, the applicable VFR weather minimums are; for day operations: no less than a 600-foot ceiling and 2 statute miles flight visibility; for night operations: no less than a 600-foot ceiling and 3 statute miles flight visibility; or
      #3 For all instrument approaches, including PinS, if the distance from the missed approach point to the landing area is greater than 3 NM, the VFR weather minimums required by the class of airspace.



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A021") ,  Rev.  1  10/6/2015 2:10:56 PM, 

QID:
 00049201, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.613(a)
89   
Do the certificate holder's procedures for helicopter air ambulance departure transitions from VFR to IFR include the applicable VFR weather minimums depending upon the departure procedures identified in 14 CFR 135.613?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A021") ,  Rev.  1  10/6/2015 2:10:57 PM, 

QID:
 00049205, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.613(b)
90   
Do the procedures specify that all air traffic instructions and clearances must be complied with during the conduct of flight?




NOTE: The certificate holder may also include circumstances where persons may operate contrary to, or deviate from clearances or instructions.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") ,  Rev.  2  1/4/2018 3:41:24 PM, 

QID:
 00049243, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
91.123
91   
Does the certificate holder's procedures ensure crewmembers are trained to perform obstacle identification and clearing duties into and out of unimproved sites as required by the NVIS approved data?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A050") ,  Rev.  1  10/9/2015 12:35:10 PM, 

QID:
 00049270, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 7 Sec 4, A050
92   
Do procedures ensure restrictions and limitations prevent the use of an Electronic Flight Bag, that is not NVIS compatible, from being used during NVG operations?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A050") AND (OPSPEC = "A061") ,  Rev.  2  1/4/2018 3:41:23 PM, 

QID:
 00049272, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
A050
93   
Do the certificate holder's procedures specify the provisions, limitations and requirements for the conduct of operations using EFVS?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") AND (OPSPEC = "C048") ,  Rev.  1  3/14/2017 3:14:51 PM, 

QID:
 00051146, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
C048
94   
Do the procedures specify that no person may begin a VFR flight operation unless, considering wind and forecast weather conditions, it has enough fuel to fly to the first point of intended landing, assuming normal cruising fuel consumption, and after that at least the minimum time required for the operation conducted?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") ,  Rev.  1  9/19/2017 1:38:07 PM, 

QID:
 00051728, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.209
95   
Do the procedures specify that no person may begin an IFR flight operation unless it carries enough fuel (considering weather reports or forecasts or any combination of them), to complete the flight to the first airport of intended landing; from that airport to an alternate airport (when an alternate is required); and in either case, fly after that at normal cruising speed the minimum time appropriate to that aircraft?




NOTE: An alternate airport is required if destination weather is not: 1. At least 1,500 feet above the lowest circling MDA, if a circling approach is authorized for the airport; or 2. If a circling approach is not authorized, at least 1,500 feet above the lowest published instrument approach minimum or 2,000 feet above the airport elevation, whichever is greater; and 3. The visibility at that airport will be at least 3 miles, or 2 miles more than the lowest applicable visibility minimums, whichever is greater, for the instrument approach to be used.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR") ,  Rev.  1  9/19/2017 1:38:08 PM, 

QID:
 00051729, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 25 Sec 5, 135.223
96   
Do the procedures specify that prior to ANVGO:

      #1 Each crewmember performs a preflight inspection for serviceability and function of the NVG that the crewmember will utilize during that flight in accordance with the manufacturer's procedures or operator’s manual; and
      #2 An individual qualified in accordance with the certificate holder’s procedures accomplishes a NVIS preflight of that airplane?



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A051") ,  Rev.  1  9/19/2017 1:38:08 PM, 

QID:
 00051770, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 6 Sec 6, A051
97   
Do the procedures specify that the certificate holder may not designate or include an alternate airport in an IFR flight plan unless appropriate weather reports or weather forecasts, or a combination of them, indicate that, at the estimated time of arrival at the alternate airport, the ceiling and visibility at that airport will be at or above the weather minimums appropriate to the certificate holder's authorizations?




NOTE: Alternate minimums may be found in OpSpec C055 and/or OpSpec H105.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR") ,  Rev.  1  1/4/2018 3:41:23 PM, 

QID:
 00051854, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.221
98   
Do the procedures specify the certificate holder uses the designated equipment and meets the special limitations and provisions when conducting Class I Navigation in the U.S. Class A Airspace using RNAV or LRNS?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "B035") ,  Rev.  1  1/4/2018 3:41:23 PM, 

QID:
 00051855, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
B035
99   
Do the procedures include IFR takeoff minimums authorized for the certificate holder's airplane operations?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "C057") ,  Rev.  1  1/4/2018 3:41:23 PM, 

QID:
 00051857, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
C057, 135.225
100   
Do the procedures include IFR takeoff minimums authorized for the certificate holder's helicopter operations?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "H106") ,  Rev.  1  1/4/2018 3:41:23 PM, 

QID:
 00051858, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
H106, 135.225
101   
Do the procedures include the provisions and limitations for terminal area IFR operations in Class G airspace and at airports without an operating control tower for its nonscheduled passenger and all-cargo operations?




Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "C064") ,  Rev.  1  1/4/2018 3:41:24 PM, 

QID:
 00051862, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 18 Sec 5, C064
102   
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
103   
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
104   
Do the procedures specify the certificate holder must provide, in current and appropriate form, accessible to the pilot at the pilot station, and the pilot shall use:

      #1 A cockpit checklist, and
      #2 Pertinent aeronautical charts.



Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") ,  Rev.  1  6/25/2018 10:02:19 AM, 

QID:
 00052168, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.83(a)
105   
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
106   
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
107   
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
108   
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
109   
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
110   
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