Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)

MLF Label: 4.1.3 (AW) Maintenance / Required Inspection Item (RII) Training Program (Released)
DCT Type: ED DCT
Specialty: Airworthiness
Peer Group: C - Part 135 (9 or Less Seats)
DCT Revision: 8.0 on 10/19/2016 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To train all maintenance and inspection personnel.

Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine; (1) If the CH followed the accepted or approved process; (2) If the CH trained persons performing maintenance and inspections.


Questions Answers References
4.1.3 (AW) Maintenance / Required Inspection Item (RII) Training Program
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 training program include requirements to ensure that each person, including inspection personnel, who determines the adequacy of maintenance or preventive maintenance work done for it is:
      #1 Fully informed about procedures and techniques;
      #2 Fully informed about new equipment in use; and
      #3 Competent to perform his or her duties?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  2.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00004170, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.429; 135.433
5. Does the training program include requirements for company indoctrination and technical training?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00004174, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 1
6. Does the training program specify the following elements in both the maintenance training program and the RII training program:
      #1 The name of the person responsible for the overall administration;
      #2 The names of the people responsible for other embedded processes;
      #3 The designated maintenance and RII training instructors;
      #4 A description of how instructors are determined to be qualified;
      #5 The procedures used to authorize instructors; and
      #6 A file on the instructors consisting of qualifications, authorizations, and other documents pertaining to instructor assignments?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  2.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00004175, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 1
7. Does the training program specify the following elements in both the maintenance training program and the RII training program:
      #1 A list describing what type of training is required for new employees or RII candidates;
      #2 The procedures for evaluating, crediting, and documenting a new employee's previous training; and
      #3 The procedures for determining what additional training is required for a new employee?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  2.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00004182, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 1
8. Does the training program specify:
      #1 A schedule for recurrent training;
      #2 A description of recurrent training; and
      #3 The procedures for determining requirements for other training?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  2.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00004186, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 1; 135.433
9. Does the training program specify the recordkeeping procedures, including keeping records of the following:
      #1 Training dates;
      #2 Who performed the training;
      #3 The number of hours of training performed; and
      #4 The content of the training performed?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  2.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00004190, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 1; 135.433
10. Does the training program specify:
      #1 The criteria for determining the quality of the training program; and
      #2 The evaluation procedures to determine the need to revise training programs?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  2.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00004195, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 1; 135.433
11. Does the training program specify a training syllabus that describes the following:
      #1 Content of each training course;
      #2 Format of training (classroom, OJT);
      #3 Duration of training courses;
      #4 Standards for grading students; and
      #5 Training aids?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  2.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00004198, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 1; 135.433
12. Does the training program specify the criteria to determine the acceptability of contract training, including the:
      #1 Qualifications of instructors;
      #2 Criteria to establish appropriateness of reference material being taught;
      #3 Reporting procedures to inform the Operator or program manager of student progress;
      #4 Criteria to determine the adequacy of facilities; and
      #5 Criteria to evaluate the contractor's training syllabus?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  2.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00004204, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 1
13. Does the RII original and recurrent training include the following upon successful completion:
      #1 A statement that RII students are appropriately certificated, qualified, trained, authorized, and current as airframe and/or powerplant mechanics or appropriately certificated repairmen;
      #2 A method for notifying the RII candidate of the successful completion of the course; and
      #3 A method for receiving confirmation by the candidate of acceptance of RII authorizations and responsibilities?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  3.0  09/21/2016, QID: 00004210, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 1; 135.429
14. Does the training program include human factors training?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00004214, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 2; AC-120-72
15. Do the procedures specify the method for submitting human factors training program or revision for FAA acceptance?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  1.0  09/20/2012, QID: 00004215, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 2; AC-120-72
16. Does the initial training, excluding employee indoctrination and orientation, include:
      #1 Maintenance department policies and procedures;
      #2 Maintenance recordkeeping and documentation;
      #3 Aircraft systems or ground equipment;
      #4 Specific skills (e.g., avionics, composite repair); and
      #5 Skills upgrade?



NOTE: 'Initial' training is for new maintenance personnel or personnel who begin to work on new equipment or on a new assignment.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/18/2014, QID: 00004216, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-120-16; 135.433
17. Does initial training, excluding employee indoctrination and orientation, include:
      #1 Human factors;
      #2 Task-specific training; and
      #3 HAZMAT; or
      #4 EPA and OSHA regulation familiarization?



NOTE: 'Initial' training is for new maintenance personnel or personnel who begin to work on new equipment or on a new assignment.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  2.0  02/18/2014, QID: 00004222, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-120-16; 135.433
18. Does the initial training include the:
      #1 Evaluation of an employee's previous training and experience; and
      #2 Identification of his or her specific individual training needs?



NOTE: 'Initial' training is for new maintenance personnel or personnel who begin to work on new equipment or on a new assignment.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  2.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00004227, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 1; AC-120-16; 135.433
19. Does the training program include recurrent training which encompasses:
      #1 Continuing competency training designed to maintain regulatory and certificate currency requirements;
      #2 Refresher training on a seldom accomplished task or seldom used skill;
      #3 Update training for particular tasks or skills; and
      #4 Any other continuing education or training that may not be provided on a defined schedule?



NOTE: Update training can include training bulletins, bulletin board items, self-study tasks, and computer-based instruction.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  3.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00004230, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-120-16; 135.433
20. Does the training program include specialized training which focuses on competence in specific tasks or areas of responsibility, such as:
      #1 RII qualification and certification;
      #2 Borescope theory and operation;
      #3 NDT, qualification, and certification;
      #4 Deicing (when applicable) operations; or
      #5 Flight control rigging?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  2.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00004235, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 1; AC-120-16; 135.433
21. Does the training program for training maintenance support include:
      #1 Management skills training for new supervisors;
      #2 Computer skills; or
      #3 Other training necessary because of a change in an individual's duties and responsibilities?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) , Rev.  2.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00004241, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 24 Sec 1; AC-120-16
22. Does the NDT/NDI training program include OJT instructions on:
      #1 Basic principles;
      #2 Products;
      #3 Equipment;
      #4 Operating procedures;
      #5 Test techniques; and
      #6 Review and analysis of inspection/test data that the individual will encounter in his or her work assignment?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D072" ) AND ( OTHER CERTIFICATES OR APPROVALS = "PERFORMS NDT/NDI INSPECTIONS" ) , Rev.  3.0  06/24/2014, QID: 00004245, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
AC-65-31; 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 27
23. 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
24. Does the night vision imaging system training program include procedures to ensure that personnel who determine the adequacy of work done, including inspection personnel, are fully informed about procedures, techniques, and new equipment in use and are competent to perform their duties?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135") , Rev.  1.0  10/09/2015, QID: 00049289, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 7 Sec 4; 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 22; A050; D093; 135.433; 65.81(b)
25. 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
26. 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