Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 4.2.6 Technical Data DCT Type: ED DCT Specialty: Airworthiness Peer Group: H - Part 145 Outside the U.S. with Aviation Safety Agreement DCT Revision: 9.0 on 03/08/19 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To provide current technical data.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Have current technical data available.

The Technical Data Element includes the following System(s) and Subsystem(s)

Questions Answers Comments
  4.2.6 Technical Data
1   
Does the process design ensure the individual with responsibility provides both financial and human resources for the safety and quality performance of this element?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051929, Response Details: Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
2   
Does the process design ensure the individual with responsibility provides both financial and human resources for the safety and quality performance of this element?


Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051943, Response Details: Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
3   
Is the person with authority clearly identifiable, qualified and knowledgeable to effectively plan, direct and control resources, change procedures and make key determinations including safety risk acceptance decisions for this element?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Management Authority,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051930, Response Details: Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
4   
Is the person with authority clearly identifiable, qualified and knowledgeable to effectively plan, direct and control resources, change procedures and make key determinations including safety risk acceptance decisions for this element?


Safety Attribute: Management Authority,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051944, Response Details: Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
5   
Do process measurement(s) exist to evaluate the performance of this element and implement corrective action if necessary?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Process Measurement,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051931, Response Details: Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
6   
Do process measurement(s) exist to evaluate the performance of this element and implement corrective action if necessary?


Safety Attribute: Process Measurement,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051945, Response Details: Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
7   
Does the Repair Station Manual have a system to revise technical data?


REFERENCES: AC-145-9, 145.109(d)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00005085, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8   
Do the procedures require technical data to be current and accessible when the relevant work is being done, including the following data:

      #1 ADs;
      #2 ICA;
      #3 Maintenance manuals;
      #4 Overhaul manuals;
      #5 Standard practice manuals;
      #6 Service bulletins; and
      #7 Other applicable data acceptable to or approved by the FAA?

REFERENCES: AC-145-9, 145.109(d), 43.13(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/4/2014 2:19:21 PM, 

QID:
 00005086, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
9   
Do the quality control procedures require current technical data to be available for the scope of maintenance the Repair Station is performing?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 9 Sec 10, AC-145-9, 145.211(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) ,  Rev.  4  3/17/2015 4:06:43 PM, 

QID:
 00005094, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
10   
Does the procedures specify how technical data will be distributed throughout the company?


REFERENCES: AC-145-9

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00005095, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
11   
Does the manual specify the title of the person(s) responsible for technical documents including who is responsible for:

      #1 Revision;
      #2 Control;
      #3 Maintaining; and
      #4 Distribution?

REFERENCES: AC-145-9

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/4/2014 2:19:21 PM, 

QID:
 00005096, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
12   
Do the procedures require technical data to be utilized during the performance of maintenance and alterations?


REFERENCES: AC-145-9, 145.109(d), 43.13

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00005101, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
13   
Do the procedures require the use of the air carriers program and applicable sections of its maintenance manual when performing maintenance for that air carrier that has a CAMP?


REFERENCES: AC-145-9, 145.205(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) AND ( OTHER CERTIFICATES OR APPROVALS = "PERFORMS AIR CARRIER MAINTENANCE" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00005102, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
14   
Do the procedures require all records be retained in English?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 9 Sec 10, AC-145-9, 145.219(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) ,  Rev.  4  3/17/2015 4:06:43 PM, 

QID:
 00005103, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
15   
Do the procedures specify how software used for component testing is:

      #1 Revised and updated;
      #2 Distributed; and
      #3 Secured to prevent inadvertent changes?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 17, 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 9 Sec 10, AC-145-9, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 15 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) AND ( TECHNICAL DATA = "COMPONENT TESTING SOFTWARE" ) ,  Rev.  4  5/7/2015 9:35:56 AM, 

QID:
 00005104, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
16   
Do the procedures require electronic technical data to:

      #1 Be stored and retrievable under conditions of normal operation and use;
      #2 Be protected from unauthorized modification;
      #3 Be accessible by appropriate personnel and FAA or NTSB authorized representatives to retrieve, view, and print the information;
      #4 Be revised (e.g., incremental, temporary, or scheduled revisions) to maintain currency;
      #5 Provide users with information and training on the system's use and operation;
      #6 Be clearly identifiable and viewable by the user; and
      #7 Control printed technical data as the most current and archive earlier versions to provide for future needs to duplicate, regenerate, or reconstruct maintenance instructions?

REFERENCES: AC-120-78

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/4/2014 2:19:22 PM, 

QID:
 00005108, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
17   
Do the procedures include instructions for the document control system, including:

      #1 Distribution;
      #2 Accountability; and
      #3 Availability?

REFERENCES: AC-145-9

NOTE: Applies to repair stations where technical data is issued in the form of controlled documents.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) AND ( TECHNICAL DATA = "ISSUED IN THE FORM OF CONTROLLED DOCUMENTS" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/29/2014 7:40:43 AM, 

QID:
 00005116, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
18   
Do the document control procedures require:

      #1 Documents to be approved before distribution;
      #2 Changes to be identified;
      #3 Relevant versions of applicable documents to be available at points of use;
      #4 Documents of external origin to be identified and controlled; and
      #5 Obsolete documents to not be used?

REFERENCES: AC-145-9

NOTE: Applies to repair stations where technical data is issued in the form of controlled documents.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) AND ( TECHNICAL DATA = "ISSUED IN THE FORM OF CONTROLLED DOCUMENTS" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/29/2014 7:31:18 AM, 

QID:
 00005120, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
19   
Do the procedures require accurate and timely distribution of master library materials to individuals or shop libraries?


REFERENCES: AC-145-9

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) AND ( TECHNICAL DATA = "MASTER LIBRARY" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00005126, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
20   
Do the procedures specify the master and shop library information and instructions includes:

      #1 Who revises the documents;
      #2 How the documents are revised; and
      #3 How the information is distributed?

REFERENCES: AC-145-9

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) AND ( TECHNICAL DATA = "MASTER LIBRARY" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/4/2014 2:19:22 PM, 

QID:
 00005127, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
21   
Do the procedures require the Repair Station to obtain authorization from air carriers to deviate from the carrier's program when using technical data for repairs or alterations?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 9 Sec 10, 145.205

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) AND ( OTHER CERTIFICATES OR APPROVALS = "PERFORMS AIR CARRIER MAINTENANCE" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/17/2015 4:06:40 PM, 

QID:
 00005131, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
22   
Do the procedures require the Repair Station to use either the inspection program selected by the Owner or Operator, as identified in the aircraft maintenance records, or the most recent manufacturer's inspection program?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 9 Sec 10

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/17/2015 4:06:40 PM, 

QID:
 00005132, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
23   
Do the procedures require the Repair Station to have an approved alternative method of compliance, if applicable, when providing maintenance using an AD?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 9 Sec 10

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/17/2015 4:06:40 PM, 

QID:
 00005133, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
24   
Do the procedures require the Repair Station to obtain authorization to use its approved process specifications from the air carrier when performing maintenance on the air carriers product?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 9 Sec 10

NOTE: This applies to Repair Stations with a specialized services rating.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "145" ) AND ( REPAIR STATION RATINGS = "SPECIALIZED SERVICE" ) AND ( OTHER CERTIFICATES OR APPROVALS = "PERFORMS AIR CARRIER MAINTENANCE" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/17/2015 4:06:41 PM, 

QID:
 00005134, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
25   
Do procedures exist in enough detail to meet the regulatory and guidance requirements for this element to produce the intended results?


Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051926, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
26   
Do procedures exist in enough detail to meet the regulatory and guidance requirements for this element to produce the intended results?


Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:47 PM, 

QID:
 00051940, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
27   
Do controls exist within this element that ensure risks are reduced to an acceptable level?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051927, Response Details: Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
28   
Do controls exist within this element that ensure risks are reduced to an acceptable level?


Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:47 PM, 

QID:
 00051941, Response Details: Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
29   
Does the certificate holder have a method to evaluate the impact of changes on related processes (interfaces) for this element?


Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051928, Response Details: Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
30   
Does the certificate holder have a method to evaluate the impact of changes on related processes (interfaces) for this element?


Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:47 PM, 

QID:
 00051942, Response Details: Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
31   
Does the process design require that individuals understand their safety role and how it contributes to the safety performance of this element?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Safety Ownership,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051932, Response Details: Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
32   
Does the process design require that individuals understand their safety role and how it contributes to the safety performance of this element?


Safety Attribute: Safety Ownership,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051946, Response Details: Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No


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, 2.0)
1 Not applicable or authorized for the certificate holder or applicant
2 Other
Response Details List  Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Failure to identify hazards or ineffective risk controls
2 Failure to develop and maintain risk controls
3 Failure to effectively mitigate risk before applying risk controls
4 Risk controls ineffective
5 Unclear risk controls
6 Failure to assess risk for a new system
7 Failure to assess risk when revising an existing system
8 Failure to assess risk when developing operational procedures
9 Failure to maintain records of outputs of risk control assessments
10 Other
Response Details List  Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Internal communication failure(s)
2 External communication failure(s)
3 Lack of interfaces
4 Inconsistent interfaces
5 Poor coordination between departments and employees
6 Failure of interfaces between processes or procedures
7 Other
Response Details List  Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Failed to provide financial resources
2 Failed to provide sufficient human resources
3 Individual not clearly identified
4 Failure to ensure safety of process
5 Failure to oversee operations conducted under the certificate
6 Failed to ensure quality performance of process
7 Process oversight failure
8 Communication failure(s)
9 Other
Response Details List  Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Process oversight failure
2 Unacceptable safety risk acceptance
3 Ineffective planning of resources
4 Ineffective use of resources
5 Ineffective control of resources
6 Failure to implement safety risk processes
7 Process owner not clearly identified
8 Unqualified
9 Other
Response Details List  Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Inadequate monitoring of operations processes
2 Ineffective evaluations of processes or systems
3 Undocumented or insufficient investigations
4 Failure to conduct audits
5 Ineffective audits
6 Failure to detect changes in the operational environment
7 Personnel failed to perform/follow process (procedures, guidance, etc.)
8 Process failed to meet desired outcome
9 Process oversight failure
10 Other
Response Details List  Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 3.0)
1 Unaware of or ineffective safety policies or processes
2 Unaware of or ineffective safety related reporting tools
3 Unclear safety policy
4 Ineffective safety related training
5 Lack of safety culture
6 Unclear safety objectives
7 Other