Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)

MLF Label: 2.1.6 (OP) Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) (Released)
DCT Type: ED DCT
Specialty: Operations
Peer Group: C - Part 135 (9 or Less Seats)
DCT Revision: 7.0 on 07/13/2016 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To train personnel using AQP.

Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Train personnel using AQP.


Questions Answers References
2.1.6 (OP) Advanced Qualification Program (AQP)
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 AQP specify that, when seeking initial and final approval of a training program or a revision to an approved program, an outline of the proposed training program and curriculum must be submitted to the FAA Principal Operations Inspector who is responsible for the 14 CFR Part 135 Operator?



NOTE: The submitted outline must include sufficient information for a preliminary evaluation of the proposed training as well as other relevant information that may be requested.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002126, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 4; AC-120-54; 121.903(d); 121.909(a); 135.325(a); 121.909(d); 121.909(e)
5. Does the AQP specify that the Operator will only use the training devices listed in the approved training program?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002127, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 4; AC-120-54; 121.921; 135.335(a); 135.335(b)
6. Does the AQP curriculum specify that each simulator and other training devices must be approved specifically for the Operator and include:
      #1 The type airplane and, if applicable, the variation within type; and
      #2 The particular maneuver, procedure, or crewmember function involved?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002128, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 4; AC-120-54; 135.335(a); 135.335(b)
7. Does the AQP curriculum specify that each approved simulator or training device must maintain its performance, function, and other characteristics?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002131, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.335(b)
8. Does the AQP require that each simulator be modified to conform with airplane modifications that result in changes to performance, functions, or other characteristics?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002132, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.335(b)
9. Does the AQP require that each simulator be approved for the type of aircraft and particular variation within type for which training or checking is conducted?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002133, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.335(b)
10. Does the AQP require a daily discrepancy log for each simulator?



NOTE: Discrepancies are entered by the appropriate instructor or check airman at the end of each training or check flight.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002134, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
60.19(c)
11. Does each AQP curriculum specify the following:
      #1 The make, model, series, or variant of aircraft; and
      #2 The flight crewmember, flight instructor, and evaluator positions and any other positions covered by that curriculum?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002135, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-120-54; 121.903(a); 60.15(b); 60.15(g)
12. Does the AQP specify that the Operator and each person trained under an AQP must comply with the requirements of the approved AQP?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002138, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-120-54; 121.903(b)
13. Does the AQP specify that a person may not be used or serve as a crewmember, instructor, or evaluator unless that person has satisfactorily completed the required training and proficiency evaluation for the type of aircraft and duty position?



NOTE: Required AQP training must be approved under this 14 CFR Part 135 Subpart H.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002139, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-120-54; 121.903(c); 135.325(b); 135.325(c)
14. Does the AQP specify that required training or evaluation completed in the calendar month before or after the month in which it is due is considered to be completed in the month it was due?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002140, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-120-54; 121.903(e); 135.323(b)
15. Do the AQPs include separate curricula for indoctrination, qualification, and continuing qualification (including upgrade, transition, and requalification)?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002141, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 4; AC-120-54; 121.909(b)
16. Does the AQP curriculum for qualification and continuing qualification integrate training and evaluation of crew resource management as well as technical skills and knowledge?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002142, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 4; AC-120-54; 121.909(b); 121.913; 121.915; 121.917(a); 135.330
17. Does the AQP include a(n):
      #1 Initial application for the AQP;
      #2 Initial job task listing;
      #3 Instructional systems development methodology;
      #4 Qualification standards document;
      #5 Curriculum outline; and
      #6 Implementation and operations plan?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  3.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00002143, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.909(b)
18. Does the qualification standards document specify the applicable requirements in 14 CFR Part 61, 63, 135 that would be replaced by an AQP curriculum?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002150, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.909(b)
19. Do the procedures specify that if a practical test requirement in 14 CFR Part 61, 63, or 135 is replaced by an AQP curriculum, then there should be an initial justification and a continuing process to show how the curriculum provides an equivalent level of safety for each requirement that is replaced?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002151, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.909(b); 121.919(a)
20. Does the AQP indoctrination curriculum for newly hired persons include company policies, operating practices, and general operational knowledge?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002152, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.911(a)
21. Does the AQP indoctrination curriculum for new crewmembers include general aeronautical knowledge appropriate to the duty position?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002153, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.911(b)
22. Does the AQP indoctrination curriculum for instructors include:
      #1 Fundamental principles of the teaching and learning processes;
      #2 Methods and theories of instruction; and
      #3 Knowledge necessary to use aircraft flight training devices, flight simulators, and other training equipment?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002154, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.911(c)
23. Does the AQP indoctrination curriculum for evaluators include:
      #1 General evaluation requirements of the AQP;
      #2 Methods of evaluating crewmembers and other operations personnel; and
      #3 Policies and practices used to conduct evaluations particular to an AQP (e.g., line-operational evaluation)?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002158, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.911(d)
24. Does the AQP qualification curriculum include planned hours for training, evaluation, and supervised OE?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002162, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.913(a)
25. Does the AQP qualification curriculum for crewmembers and other operations personnel include training, evaluation, and certification activities to qualify a person for a duty position or for duties relating to the operation of a specific make, model, series, or variant aircraft?



NOTE: Training, evaluation, and certification activities must be aircraft and equipment-specific.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002163, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.913(b)
26. Does the AQP qualification curriculum for crewmembers and other operations personnel list and describe the knowledge requirements, subject materials, job skills, and qualification standards for each proficiency objective?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002164, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.913(b)
27. Does the AQP qualification curriculum for crewmembers, aircraft dispatchers, and other operations personnel include requirements that add to or replace those in 14 CFR Part 61, 63, or 135 (including applicable practical test requirements)?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002165, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.913(b)
28. Does the AQP qualification curriculum for crewmembers and other operations personnel list and describe:
      #1 Operating Experience;
      #2 Evaluation and remediation strategies;
      #3 Provisions for special tracking; and
      #4 Method for accomplishing recency of experience requirements?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002166, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.913(b)
29. Do the AQP qualification curriculum for flight crewmembers list and describe initial Operating Experience and line check requirements?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002171, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.913(c)
30. Does the AQP instructor or evaluator qualification curriculum include activities that prepare a person to instruct others on how to safely operate and ensure safe operation of a particular make, model, and series aircraft (or variant)?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002172, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.913(d)
31. Does the AQP instructor qualification curriculum list and describe the knowledge requirements, subject materials, job skills, and qualification standards for procedures and proficiency objectives?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002173, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.913(d)
32. Does the AQP instructor or evaluator qualification curriculum list and describe evaluation or remediation strategies, standardization policies, and recency requirements?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002174, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.913(d); 121.913(e)
33. Does the AQP evaluator qualification curriculum include activities that qualify a person to assess the performance of those who operate or ensure the safe operation of a particular make, model, and series aircraft (or variant)?



NOTE: The activities must be aircraft and equipment-specific.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002175, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.913(e)
34. Does the AQP evaluator qualification curriculum list and describe the knowledge requirements, subject materials, job skills, and qualification standards for procedures and proficiency objectives?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00002176, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-120-54; 121.913(e)
35. Does the AQP continuing qualification curriculum ensure that persons qualified under an AQP will receive the appropriate mix of training and evaluation during each cycle?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002177, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(a)
36. Does the AQP include a continuing qualification evaluation period with a continuing qualification cycle that does not exceed 24 months and has two or more evaluation periods of equal duration?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002178, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(d)
37. Does the AQP include a continuing qualification evaluation period after the initial cycle with an extension of the continuing qualification cycle to a maximum of 36 months?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002179, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(d)
38. Does the AQP continuing qualification evaluation period:
      #1 Require that each person receive ground and flight training, as appropriate, and a proficiency evaluation at a training facility; and
      #2 Include FAA approval of the number and frequency of training sessions?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002180, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(a)
39. Does the AQP for PICs, SICs, and flight engineers (if applicable) include a continuing qualification evaluation period that has the First Look per approved program documentation?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002183, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(a)
40. Does the AQP for PICs, SICs, flight engineers, flight attendants, instructors, and evaluators include a continuing qualification evaluation period that consists of:
      #1 Ground training with a general review of knowledge and skills covered in qualification training; and
      #2 Updated information on newly developed procedures and safety information?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002184, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(a)
41. Does the AQP for crewmembers, instructors, evaluators, and other operational personnel who have inflight duties include a continuing qualification evaluation period with proficiency training on normal, abnormal, and emergency flight procedures and maneuvers in:
      #1 An aircraft;
      #2 A flight training device;
      #3 A flight simulator; or
      #4 Other equipment?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002187, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(a)
42. Does the AQP for operational personnel who do not have inflight duties include a continuing qualification evaluation period consisting of:
      #1 Ground training with a general review of knowledge and skills covered in qualification training; and
      #2 Updated information on newly developed procedures, safety related information, and, if applicable, a line observation program?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002192, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(a)
43. Does the AQP for instructors and evaluators include a continuing qualification evaluation period that consists of proficiency training on training equipment and operation in the type of flight training device or flight simulator the instructor or evaluator instructs or evaluates in?



NOTE: The training is on operational flight procedures and maneuvers (normal, abnormal, and emergency) for instructors and evaluators who only perform their duties in flight simulators or flight training devices.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002195, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(a)
44. Does the AQP include a continuing qualification curriculum to evaluate performance by using a sample of approved events and subjects that can diagnose a person's competence?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002196, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(b)
45. Does the AQP include a continuing qualification curriculum for PICs, SICs, and flight engineers (if applicable), that consists of a proficiency evaluation in an aircraft, flight simulator, or flight training device during each evaluation period?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002197, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(b)
46. Does the AQP include a continuing qualification curriculum for any other people covered by an AQP that consists of a proficiency evaluation for how they perform their duties and assign tasks in an operational setting?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002198, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(b)
47. Does the AQP include a continuing qualification curriculum for PICs that consists of line checks in an aircraft during 14 CFR Part 135 flight operations or during operationally oriented flights (e.g., ferry flights or proving flights)?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002199, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(b)
48. Does the AQP include a continuing qualification curriculum that requires a PIC, SIC, or flight engineer (if applicable) undergoing a line check to be individually evaluated to determine that the person:
      #1 Remains adequately trained and currently proficient on the particular aircraft, crew position, and type of operation; and
      #2 Has sufficient knowledge and skills to operate effectively as part of a crew?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002200, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(b)
49. Does the AQP include a continuing qualification curriculum to identify line checks requiring that the evaluator be a check airman, aircrew program designee, or FAA inspector and to hold the certificates and ratings required of the PIC?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002203, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(b)
50. Does the AQP continuing qualification curriculum include recency of experience requirements appropriate to the position for PICs, SICs, flight engineers, instructors, evaluators, and flight attendants?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002204, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(c)
51. Does the AQP continuing qualification curriculum include requirements for re-qualifying a crewmember and other operations personnel, instructors, or evaluators?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002205, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.915(e)
52. Does the AQP curriculum include an integrated crew and medical resource management ground and flight training (if appropriate) for each position?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A021" OR "A024" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00002206, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-00-64; AC-120-54
53. Does the AQP curriculum evaluate a person's resource management and technical skills (piloting or other) in an actual or simulated operations scenario?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002207, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-120-54; 121.917(b)
54. Does the AQP curriculum evaluate the skills and proficiency of flight crewmembers in an approved flight training device, or flight simulator?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002208, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.921(a)
55. Does the AQP curriculum include processes to collect and analyze performance data on crewmembers, instructors, evaluators, and other operations personnel to determine if training or evaluation activities are attaining curriculum objectives?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002209, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.917(c)
56. Does the AQP state that a person is eligible to receive a certificate or rating as a commercial or airline transport pilot, or flight engineer, certificate based on a successful evaluation of:
      #1 The required knowledge and skills for that certification/rating as defined in 14 CFR Part 61 and 63;
      #2 Satisfactory completion of the appropriate qualification curriculum;
      #3 Demonstrated competence in required technical (e.g., piloting) and crew resource management knowledge and skills through scenarios that test both; and
      #4 Proficiency in the approved AQP qualification standards as witnessed by an instructor, check airman, or aircrew program designee and passing an line-operational-evaluation administered by an aircrew program designee or the FAA?



NOTE: The applicant must otherwise be eligible under the applicable requirements of 14 CFR Part 61 or 63.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  3.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00002210, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.919(a); 121.919(b); 121.919(c); 121.919(d); 121.919(e)
57. Does the AQP require that each flight training device or aircraft simulator be evaluated by the FAA for assignment of a qualification level when used for:
      #1 The required evaluation of individual or crew proficiency;
      #2 Training to proficiency or training to determine if an individual or crew is ready for an evaluation of proficiency;
      #3 Activities used to meet recency of experience requirements; and
      #4 Line Operational Simulations?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002215, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.921(a)
58. Does the AQP require that each approved training device be part of a continuing program to maintain its serviceability and fitness to perform its intended function?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002220, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.921(b)
59. Does the AQP permit training, qualification, evaluation, or certification functions to be performed by another person (a "training provider") only if:
      #1 The training provider is certificated under 14 CFR Part 119 or 142;
      #2 The training provider's AQP training and qualification curriculum, curriculum segments, or portions of curriculum segments are provisionally-approved by the FAA; and
      #3 The specific use of provisionally-approved curriculum segments of an AQP is approved in OpSpec A034?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A031" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002221, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.909(a); 121.923(a)
60. Does the AQP require the following if an Operator wants approval to use a training provider's provisionally-approved curriculum, segment, or portion of a curriculum:
      #1 That the training provider's instructors or evaluators meet all qualification and continuing qualification requirements that apply to the Operator's employees, including knowledge of its operations; and
      #2 That each provisionally-approved curriculum, segment, or portion of a curriculum segment be approved by the FAA?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A031" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/20/2014, QID: 00002225, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 1; AC-120-54; 121.923(c)
61. Does the AQP require that the Operator establish and maintain detailed records to demonstrate compliance with all requirements of the AQP?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00002228, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-120-54; 121.925
62. 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
63. Do the procedures require the Operator to retain records for flight crewmembers for a period of 5 years according to the PRIA, 49 USC 44703(h) through (j)?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "121") OR (FAR PART = "135") , Rev.  1.0  01/28/2015, QID: 00048649, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-120-68; 44703(h); 44703(i); 44703(j); 8000.88
64. 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
65. 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