Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)

MLF Label: 2.1.4 (OP) Outsource Crewmember Training (Released)
DCT Type: ED DCT
Specialty: Operations
Peer Group: A - Part 121 Air Operators
DCT Revision: 5.0 on 07/13/2016 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To use outsource training to meet requirements.

Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Use outsource training to meets requirements.


Questions Answers References
2.1.4 (OP) Outsource Crewmember Training
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 the requirements of OpSpec A031 to permit another Operator certificated under 14 CFR Part 121, or a flight training center certificated under 14 CFR Part 142, to provide flight training, testing, and checking under contract or other arrangement?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A031" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00001887, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
A031; 121.402(a)
5. Do the procedures specify the Operator must require that training centers:
      #1 Hold applicable training specifications issued under 14 CFR Part 142;
      #2 Have facilities, training equipment, and courseware meeting the applicable requirements of 14 CFR Part 142;
      #3 Use the Operator's approved curriculum segments and portions of curriculum segments applicable for use in training courses required by 14 CFR Part 142; and
      #4 Have sufficient instructors and check airmen qualified under the applicable requirements of 14 CFR Part 121 Sections 411, 412, 413, and 414 to provide training, testing, and checking for the Operator's employees?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A031" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/08/2014, QID: 00001888, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
A031; 121.402(b); 121.411(f); 121.412(f); 121.413; 121.414(a)
6. Do the procedures specify that results of the required (flight instructor or check airman) training must be entered in the individual's training records maintained by the Operator?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A031" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/08/2014, QID: 00001893, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
121.411(d); 121.412(d)
7. Do the procedures specify the Operator must:
      #1 Have a program or method outlined in its training program that enables it to detect, identify, and implement timely corrective action for all deficiencies detected in the training provided by each training organization;
      #2 Ensure that each person engaged in the instruction and evaluation of its personnel who are employed by each training organization is trained, qualified, and authorized to conduct the appropriate training, testing, and checking following the Operator's operating rules and the training program approved by its Principal Operations Inspector; and
      #3 Conduct a standardization review of each training organization and provide the results of this review to the Operator's Principal Operations Inspector prior to beginning contract training or checking operations?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A031" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/08/2014, QID: 00001897, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
A031
8. Do the procedures specify the Operator must ensure that its aircraft configuration(s) and Principal Operations Inspector-approved procedures are effectively supported by the training organization's equipment, instruction, and evaluations?



NOTE: Additionally, the Operator must ensure that differences between its equipment and the training organization’s equipment are addressed by conducting appropriate differences training.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A031" ) , Rev.  2.0  05/10/2014, QID: 00001901, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
A031
9. Do the procedures specify the Operator must conduct initial and recurring audits of each training agreement and organization?



NOTE: Each audit must include an evaluation of at least the items listed in subparagraphs b through h. The first audit is due within 60 days of the commencement of training or checking operations, and subsequent audits must be conducted by the Operator at least once every 24 calendar months. The date of the most recent audit must be recorded. Each audit with evaluation must be presented to the Operator’s Principal Operations Inspector for review and acceptance not later than the last business day of the month following the due month for such audits.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A031" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00001902, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
A031
10. Do the procedures specify the Operator must permit and facilitate access to its aircraft and cockpits by employees of the training organization(s) for the purpose of maintaining their line-performance and line-observation currency as contract instructors and/or contract check pilots?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A031" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00001903, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
A031
11. Do the procedures specify the Operator is authorized to conduct training and/or checking under agreement with the training organization(s) listed in OpSpec A031?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A031" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00001904, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
A031
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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