Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)

MLF Label: 1.3.2 (AW) Manual Management (Released)
DCT Type: ED DCT
Specialty: Airworthiness
Peer Group: B - Part 135 (10 or More Seats)
DCT Revision: 6.0 on 07/13/2016 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To provide manuals required by technical personnel to perform their duties.

Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Provide manuals required by technical personnel to perform their duties.

 
   

Questions Answers References
1.3.2 (AW) Manual Management
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. Do the procedures specify that manuals will be prepared and kept current and furnished to maintenance personnel?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00001078, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.21(a); 135.21(d)
5. Do the procedures include maintenance information and instructions acceptable to the Administrator?



NOTE: Maintenance instructions and information may be prepared in whole or in part in a printed form or other form.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/21/2014, QID: 00001079, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.21(a)
6. Do the procedures specify that copies of the manuals, with all changes and additions, will be made available to FAA representatives and flight and ground operations and maintenance personnel?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/21/2014, QID: 00001081, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.21(d)
7. Do the procedures specify that copies of manuals not provided in printed form must be provided in a form that is acceptable to the Administrator and must be retrievable in the English language?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00001082, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.21(g)
8. Do the procedures ensure that associated policies, instructions, duties, responsibilities, and information are consistent across each manual and not contrary to any FARs?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00001083, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.21(c)
9. Do the procedures specify that the Operator will maintain one complete and current copy of each manual, as required by 135.21, at its principal base of operations?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00001084, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.21(b)
10. Do the procedures ensure that the appropriate parts of the manuals are carried on airplanes when operations are being conducted away from the principal base of operations?



NOTE: If the Operator is able to perform aircraft inspections or maintenance at specified stations where it keeps the approved inspection program manual, then it does not have to carry the approved inspection program manual on board the aircraft.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/21/2014, QID: 00001085, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.21(f); 135.21(h)
11. Do the procedures specify that the manual should describe the division of contents between the volumes if it is in more than one volume?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/21/2014, QID: 00001086, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 10
12. Do the procedures specify that significant terms, acronyms, or abbreviations unique to the manual should be defined?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00001087, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 32 Sec 6
13. Do the procedures include criteria for determining which parts of the manuals are required on airplanes conducting operations away from the principal base of operations?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00001088, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.21(b); 135.21(h)
14. Do the procedures enable personnel who receive manuals to keep them up to date and accessible when performing their assigned duties?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00001089, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.21(d); 135.21(e)
15. Do the procedures require the manuals to include the date of last revision on each revised page?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00001090, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.23
16. Do the procedures specify how the manual will be:
      #1 Prepared;
      #2 Kept current; and



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00001092, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.21(a)
17. Do the procedures specify the following:
      #1 The name of each required management person who is authorized to act for the Operator;
      #2 The person's assigned area of responsibility;
      #3 The person's duties, responsibilities, and authority; and
      #4 The name and title of each person authorized to exercise operational control?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  3.0  06/23/2014, QID: 00001095, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
119.69(a); 135.23(a)
18. Do the procedures specify:
      #1 The method for ensuring compliance with aircraft weight and balance limitations and, for multiengine aircraft, for determining compliance with 135.185;
      #2 Copies of the OpSpecs or appropriate extracted information, including area of operations authorized, category and class of aircraft authorized, crew complements, and types of operations authorized; and
      #3 The procedure for complying with accident notification requirements;
      #4 The procedure for ensuring that the PIC knows that required airworthiness inspections have been made and that the aircraft has been approved for return to service in compliance with applicable maintenance requirements;
      #5 The procedure for reporting and recording mechanical irregularities that come to the attention of the PIC before, during, and after completion of a flight;
      #6 The procedure to be followed by the PIC for determining that mechanical irregularities or defects reported for previous flights have been corrected or that correction has been deferred;
      #7 The procedure to be followed by the PIC to obtain maintenance, preventive maintenance, and servicing of the aircraft at a place where previous arrangements have not been made by the Operator, when the pilot is authorized to so act for the Operator; and
      #8 The procedure for the release for, or continuation of, flight if any item of equipment required for the particular type of operation becomes inoperative or unserviceable enroute?
      #9 Procedures for refueling aircraft, eliminating fuel contamination, protecting from fire, and supervising and protecting passengers during refueling.
      #10 The approved aircraft inspection program, when applicable?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) , Rev.  3.0  06/23/2014, QID: 00001100, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.23(b); 135.23(c); 135.23(d); 135.23(e); 135.23(f); 135.23(g); 135.23(h); 135.23(i); 135.23(j); 135.23(o)
19. 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
20. 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
21. 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