Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)

MLF Label: 1.3.1 (AW) Part 119 Required Personnel (Released)
DCT Type: ED DCT
Specialty: Airworthiness
Peer Group: A - Part 121 Air Operators
DCT Revision: 5.0 on 07/13/2016 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To provide sufficient qualified management and technical personnel.

Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Provide sufficient qualified management and technical personnel.


Questions Answers References
1.3.1 (AW) Part 119 Required Personnel
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  07/12/2016, 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  07/12/2016, 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  07/12/2016, QID: 00010622, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
4. Does the manual include a chart or a description of the maintenance organization identifying responsibility and authority for the overall maintenance program and all the elements and functions?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00000985, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
119.65; 121.133; 121.365; 121.369(a)
5. Do the procedures specify the requirements to ensure that management and technical personnel:
      #1 Are trained;
      #2 Are appropriately certificated;
      #3 Have been qualified through training, experience, and expertise; and
      #4 Have a full understanding of their duties and responsibilities?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/08/2014, QID: 00000986, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
119.65(d); 121.375; 121.378
6. Do the procedures ensure that the Operator maintains responsibility:
      #1 For the airworthiness of their aircraft, including airframes, engines, propellers, appliances, and associated parts;
      #2 For the maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration of its aircraft, including airframes, engines, propellers, appliances, emergency equipment, and associated parts, performed per the manual and regulations; and
      #3 Regardless of who does the work?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/08/2014, QID: 00000991, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
121.363(a); 121.363(b)
7. Do the procedures include general policy provisions identifying the duties, responsibilities, and authority of:
      #1 Management personnel; and
      #2 Technical personnel?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/08/2014, QID: 00000995, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 11; 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 8; 119.65(a); 119.65(e)
8. Do the procedures specify the requirements to have qualified full-time personnel in the following or equivalent positions:
      #1 Director of Maintenance; and
      #2 Chief Inspector?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/08/2014, QID: 00000998, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
119.65(a)
9. Do the procedures identify the following for personnel serving full time in the Director of Maintenance and Chief Inspector positions:
      #1 Qualifications;
      #2 Duties;
      #3 Responsibilities; and
      #4 Authority?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/09/2014, QID: 00001001, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
119.65(a); 119.65(e)
10. Do the procedures specify the requirements that individuals who serve in the Director of Maintenance and Chief Inspector positions (or equivalent) be qualified through:
      #1 Training;
      #2 Experience; and
      #3 Expertise?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/09/2014, QID: 00001006, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
119.65(d)
11. Do the procedures specify that the Director of Maintenance must:
      #1 Hold a mechanic certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings;
      #2 Have 1 year of experience in a position responsible for returning airplanes to service;
      #3 Have at least 1 year of experience in a supervisory capacity under either 119.67(c)(4)(i) or 119.67(c)(4)(ii) maintaining the same category and class of airplane as the Operator uses; and
      #4 Have 3 years of experience within the past 6 years in 119.67(c)(4)(i), 119.67(c)(4)(ii), or a combination of both?



NOTE: The Administrator may grant a deviation to the experience requirements of 119.67(c).


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/09/2014, QID: 00001010, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
119.67(c); 119.67(e)
12. Do the procedures specify that the Chief Inspector must:
      #1 Hold a mechanic certificate with both airframe and powerplant ratings and have held these ratings for at least 3 years;
      #2 Have at least 3 years of maintenance experience on different types of large airplanes with 10 or more passenger seats with an air carrier or certificated repair station, 1 year of which must have been as a maintenance inspector; and
      #3 Have at least 1 year of experience in a supervisory capacity maintaining the same category and class of aircraft as the Operator uses?



NOTE: The Administrator may grant a deviation to the experience requirements of 119.67(d).


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/09/2014, QID: 00001015, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
119.67(d); 119.67(e)
13. Do the procedures list the names and business addresses of the individuals assigned to the Director of Maintenance and Chief Inspector positions?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A006" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/09/2014, QID: 00001019, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
A006; 119.65(e)
14. Do the procedures specify that the Operator's management personnel will notify the CHDO within 10 days of any change to or vacancy in the Director of Maintenance or Chief Inspector positions?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/09/2014, QID: 00001020, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
119.65(e)
15. 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  07/12/2016, QID: 00010595, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
16. 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  07/12/2016, QID: 00010681, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
17. 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  07/12/2016, 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/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