Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)

MLF Label: 4.6.2 (AW) Maintenance Special Emphasis Programs (Released)
DCT Type: ED DCT
Specialty: Airworthiness
Peer Group: C - Part 135 (9 or Less Seats)
DCT Revision: 8.0 on 01/24/2017 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To provide aircraft maintenance program standards for maintenance special emphasis programs.

Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Provide aircraft maintenance program standards for maintenance special emphasis programs.


Questions Answers References
4.6.2 (AW) Maintenance Special Emphasis Programs
1. Is the individual with responsibility clearly identifiable and required to have the knowledge and qualifications necessary to plan, organize, direct and control activities for this element?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121") OR (FAR PART = "135") OR (FAR PART = "145") , Rev.  5.0  07/13/2016, QID: 00010624, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
2. Is the individual with authority clearly identifiable, and required to have the knowledge and qualifications necessary to direct, control, or change procedures, and make key decisions, such as safety risk acceptance, associated with this element?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Management Authority, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121") OR (FAR PART = "135") OR (FAR PART = "145") , Rev.  5.0  07/13/2016, QID: 00010630, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
3. Are there process measurements that provide for the continuous monitoring and measuring of safety performance related to this element, to identify deficiencies or hazards?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Process Measurement, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121") OR (FAR PART = "135") OR (FAR PART = "145") , Rev.  5.0  07/13/2016, QID: 00010622, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
4. Do the procedures ensure that FAA approved data is used for repairs of principal structural elements or primary structure?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") , Rev.  4.0  07/14/2016, QID: 00007288, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-25.1529-1; 8300.16
5. Does the operator identify all principal structural elements as required by the manufactuer?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") , Rev.  3.0  07/14/2016, QID: 00007289, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-25.1529-1; 25.571(a)
6. Do the procedures ensure the operator determined if FAA engineering approval was required when structural damage occurred?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") , Rev.  4.0  07/14/2016, QID: 00007291, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-25.1529-1; 8300.16
7. Do the procedures require that any repair to a principal structural element or primary structure, including the removal of cracks and corrosion, requires some form of approval whether the repair is deemed "major" or "minor" under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 43?



NOTE: Repair to a principal structural element or primary structure requires FAA engineering approval. Such approval is usually accomplished by the FAA or designated engineering representative.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") , Rev.  4.0  07/14/2016, QID: 00007292, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-25.1529-1; 8300.16
8. Do structural repair procedures contain Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) that require:
      #1 A basic structural evaluation to show the repair will meet immediate and short-term strength;
      #2 A more extensive investigation to show long-term strength requirements;
      #3 That final repair approval is not made until a complete damage tolerance evaluation has been made to show the repair is adequate to assure continued airworthiness;
      #4 The completion of the approval process does not exceed 12 months;
      #5 The time period established for completion of the approval be based on technical, logistic, and record keeping considerations; and
      #6 The responsibility for the assessment may be restricted to staff members of the airframe manufacturer, certain DERs, and the FAA?



NOTE: Also review 14 CFR Part 26 to determine applicability.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") , Rev.  5.0  07/14/2016, QID: 00007293, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-25.1529-1; 43.16; 8300.16
9. Do the procedures specify that the Operator must demonstrate to the Administrator that the maintenance of age-sensitive parts and components of the airplane have been adequate and timely enough to ensure the highest degree of safety?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULTIENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND ( NOT (PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9")) AND ( NOT (AREA OF OPERATION = "ALASKA")) , Rev.  2.0  05/03/2016, QID: 00007340, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Observable
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14; AC-120-94; 135.422(b)
10. Do the procedures specify that the Operator must demonstrate to the Administrator that the maintenance of age-sensitive parts and components of the airplane have been adequate and timely enough to ensure the highest degree of safety?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULTIENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND ( NOT (PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9")) AND ( NOT (AREA OF OPERATION = "ALASKA")) , Rev.  3.0  05/03/2016, QID: 00007341, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Observable
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14; 135.422(b)
11. Do the procedures specify that the Operator will notify the Administrator at least 60 days before the date on which the airplane and airplane records will be made available for the aging inspection and records review?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULITENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND (NOT PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9") AND (NOT AREA OF OPERATION = "ALASKA") , Rev.  2.0  03/28/2014, QID: 00007342, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14; 135.422(d)
12. Do the procedures specify that the Operator will make available to the Administrator each airplane with records containing the following information:
      #1 Total years in service of the airplane;
      #2 Total time in service of the airframe; and
      #3 Date of the last inspection and records review required by this section?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULTIENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND ( NOT (PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9")) AND ( NOT (AREA OF OPERATION = "ALASKA")) , Rev.  4.0  05/03/2016, QID: 00007343, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Observable
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14; 135.422(d)
13. Do the procedures specify that the Operator will make available to the Administrator each airplane with records containing the following information:
      #1 Current status of LLPs of the airframe;
      #2 Time since the last overhaul of all structural components required to be overhauled on a specific time basis;
      #3 Current inspection status of the airplane, including the time since the last inspection required by the inspection program under which the airplane is maintained;
      #4 Current status of applicable ADs, including the date and methods of compliance, and if the AD involves recurring action, the time, and date when the next action is required;
      #5 A list of major structural alterations; and
      #6 A report of major structural repairs and the current inspection status for those repairs?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULTIENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND ( NOT (PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9")) AND ( NOT (AREA OF OPERATION = "ALASKA")) , Rev.  4.0  05/03/2016, QID: 00007347, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Observable
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14; 135.422(d)
14. Do the procedures specify that the Operator will perform maintenance tasks while ensuring that:
      #1 Work instructions provide sufficient detail to accomplish the scope of the required maintenance task;
      #2 Required tooling and materials are available and used; and
      #3 Work is accomplished by properly trained and qualified personnel?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULITENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND (NOT PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9") AND (NOT AREA OF OPERATION = "ALASKA") , Rev.  3.0  07/17/2014, QID: 00007354, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14
15. Do the procedures specify that the Operator must demonstrate to the Administrator that the maintenance of age-sensitive parts and components of the airplane have been adequate and timely enough to ensure the highest degree of safety?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULTIENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND ( NOT (PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9")) AND ( NOT (AREA OF OPERATION = "ALASKA")) , Rev.  2.0  05/03/2016, QID: 00007359, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Observable
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14; AC-120-94; 135.422(b)
16. Do the procedures specify that the Operator must demonstrate to the Administrator that the maintenance of age-sensitive parts and components of the airplane have been adequate and timely enough to ensure the highest degree of safety?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULITENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND (NOT PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9") AND (NOT AREA OF OPERATION = "ALASKA") , Rev.  2.0  03/28/2014, QID: 00007360, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14; 135.422(b)
17. Do the procedures specify that the Operator will notify the Administrator at least 60 days before the date on which the airplane and airplane records will be made available for the aging inspection and records review?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULITENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND (NOT PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9") AND (NOT AREA OF OPERATION = "ALASKA") , Rev.  2.0  03/28/2014, QID: 00007361, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14; 135.422(d)
18. Do the procedures specify that the Operator will make available to the Administrator each airplane with records containing the following information:
      #1 Total years in service of the airplane;
      #2 Total time in service of the airframe; and
      #3 Date of the last inspection and records review required by this section?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULTIENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND ( NOT (PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9")) AND ( NOT (AREA OF OPERATION = "ALASKA")) , Rev.  4.0  05/03/2016, QID: 00007362, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Observable
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14; 135.422(d)
19. Do the procedures specify that the Operator will make available to the Administrator each airplane with records containing the following information:
      #1 Current status of LLPs of the airframe;
      #2 Time since the last overhaul of all structural components required to be overhauled on a specific time basis;
      #3 Current inspection status of the airplane, including the time since the last inspection required by the inspection program under which the airplane is maintained;
      #4 Current status of applicable ADs, including the date and methods of compliance, and if the AD involves recurring action, the time, and date when the next action is required;
      #5 A list of major structural alterations; and
      #6 A report of major structural repairs and the current inspection status for those repairs?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULTIENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND ( NOT (PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9")) AND ( NOT (AREA OF OPERATION = "ALASKA")) , Rev.  4.0  05/03/2016, QID: 00007366, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14; 135.422(d)
20. Do the procedures specify that the Operator will perform maintenance tasks while ensuring that:
      #1 Work instructions provide sufficient detail to accomplish the scope of the required maintenance task;
      #2 Required tooling and materials are available and used; and
      #3 Work is accomplished by properly trained and qualified personnel?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULITENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND (NOT PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9") AND (NOT AREA OF OPERATION = "ALASKA") , Rev.  3.0  07/17/2014, QID: 00007373, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14
21. Do procedures exist in enough detail to meet the regulatory and guidance requirements for this element to produce the intended results?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121") OR (FAR PART = "135") OR (FAR PART = "145") , Rev.  5.0  07/13/2016, QID: 00010595, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
22. Do the procedures ensure that structural repair manual is FAA approved when used for repairs of principal structural elements or primary structure?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") , Rev.  1.0  01/24/2017, QID: 00051118, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-25.1529-1; 43.16; 8300.16
23. Does the structural repair manual identify all principal structural elements and primary structures requiring approved repair data?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") , Rev.  1.0  01/24/2017, QID: 00051119, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-25.1529-1; 43.16; 8300.16
24. Does the structural repair manual specify the criteria for determining if a repair warrants FAA engineering approval?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") , Rev.  1.0  01/24/2017, QID: 00051120, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-25.1529-1; 43.16; 8300.16
25. Do the procedures specify that the decision process begins for FAA Engineering Approval when it has been determined that structural damage has occurred?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") , Rev.  1.0  01/24/2017, QID: 00051121, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-25.1529-1; 43.16; 8300.16
26. Do the procedures specify that any repair to a principal structural element or primary structure, including the removal of cracks and corrosion, requires some form of approval whether the repair is deemed "major" or "minor" under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 43?



NOTE: Repair to a principal structural element or primary structure requires FAA engineering approval. Such approval is usually accomplished by the FAA or designated engineering representative.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") , Rev.  1.0  01/24/2017, QID: 00051122, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-25.1529-1; 43.16; 8300.16
27. Do the procedures specify new repairs require:
      #1 A basic structural evaluation to show the repair will meet immediate and short-term strength;
      #2 A more extensive investigation to show long-term strength requirements;
      #3 That final repair approval is not made until a complete damage tolerance evaluation has been made to show the repair is adequate to assure continued airworthiness;
      #4 The completion of the approval process does not exceed 12 months;
      #5 The time period established for completion of the approval be based on technical, logistic, and record keeping considerations; and
      #6 The responsibility for the assessment may be restricted to staff members of the airframe manufacturer, certain DERs, and the FAA?



NOTE: Also review 14 CFR Part 26 to determine applicability.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") , Rev.  1.0  01/24/2017, QID: 00051123, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-25.1529-1; 43.16; 8300.16
28. Do controls exist to ensure processes associated with this element achieve the intended results?



NOTE: Controls associated with this element may include, but are not limited to, hardware, software, special procedures or procedural steps, checklists, or supervisory practices.


Safety Attribute: Controls, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "145") OR (FAR PART = "121") OR (FAR PART = "135") , Rev.  4.0  07/13/2016, QID: 00010681, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
29. Does the certificate holder have a method to evaluate the impact of changes on related processes (interfaces) for this element?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Interfaces, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121") OR (FAR PART = "135") OR (FAR PART = "145") , Rev.  5.0  07/13/2016, QID: 00010623, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable


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/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
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