Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 2.1.5 (OP) Appropriate Airmen / Crewmembers Checks and Qualifications
DCT Type: ED DCT
Specialty: Operations
Peer Group: A - Part 121 Air Operators
DCT Revision: 11.0 on 09/19/17 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To use qualified and competent airmen and crewmembers for the operations.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Use qualified and competent airmen and crewmembers for the operations.




Questions Answers References
  2.1.5 (OP) Appropriate Airmen / Crewmembers Checks and Qualifications
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 "135" OR "145") ,  Rev.  5  6/22/2017 11:00:49 AM, 

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 "135" OR "145") ,  Rev.  5  6/22/2017 11:00:49 AM, 

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 "135" OR "145") ,  Rev.  5  6/22/2017 11:00:49 AM, 

QID:
 00010622, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
4   
Do the procedures specify for serving in 14 CFR Part 121 operations, the airmen operating the aircraft must be U.S. certificated and employed by the certificate holder?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( AIRCRAFT OWNERSHIP = "CIVIL AIRCRAFT WHICH IS LEASED OR CHARTERED" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:23:53 PM, 

QID:
 00001940, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.153(c)
5   
Do the procedures specify for serving in 14 CFR Part 121 operations the airman:

      # Holds an appropriate current airman certificate issued by the FAA;
      # Has any required appropriate current airman and medical certificates in his possession while engaged in operations under 14 CFR Part 121; and
      # Is otherwise qualified for the operation for which he is to be used?



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:33:54 PM, 

QID:
 00001941, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.383(a)
6   
Do the procedures specify that an airman is prohibited from serving as a crewmember after his or her 65th birthday?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:33:54 PM, 

QID:
 00001945, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.383(d), 121.383(e)
7   
Do the procedures specify the minimum number and command authority of flight crewmembers in each of the required positions?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:33:54 PM, 

QID:
 00001947, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.385(a), 121.385(c)
8   
Do the procedures specify that a flight crewmember may be assigned only one function on a flight crew?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:33:54 PM, 

QID:
 00001948, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.385(b)
9   
Do the procedures specify that at least one other flight crewmember must be qualified to provide emergency performance of the flight engineer's functions?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( CREWMEMBERS = "FLIGHT ENGINEERS" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:33:55 PM, 

QID:
 00001949, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.385(d)
10   
Do the procedures specify that a flight crewmember must hold a current navigator certificate?




NOTE: This requirement is applicable when the aircraft's position cannot be reliably fixed for a period of more than 1 hour.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( AREA OF OPERATION = "SPECIALIZED MEANS OF NAVIGATION OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA" ) AND ( CREWMEMBERS = "FLIGHT NAVIGATORS" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:33:55 PM, 

QID:
 00001950, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.389(a)
11   
Do the procedures specify that each pilot must be qualified on the navigational capabilities of the airplane for flights without a flight navigator?




NOTE: This requirement is applicable when the aircraft's position cannot be reliably fixed for a period of more than 1 hour.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( AREA OF OPERATION = "SPECIALIZED MEANS OF NAVIGATION OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:34:01 PM, 

QID:
 00001951, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.389(a)
12   
Do the procedures specify the checks and training required by the Operator or by 14 CFR Part 121?




NOTE: Except for pilot line checks and flight engineer flight checks, the person being trained or checked may not be used as a required crewmember.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:33:55 PM, 

QID:
 00001952, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.432(b)
13   
Do the procedures specify the recurrent crewmember qualification check requirements?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:34:18 PM, 

QID:
 00001953, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.433(c), 121.433(d)
14   
Do the procedures prohibit the substitution of a proficiency check for low altitude windshear training?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:34:18 PM, 

QID:
 00001954, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.433(e)
15   
Do the procedures specify that the pilot in command must hold an airline transport pilot certificate not subject to the limitations in 14 CFR 61.167(b) with an appropriate type rating for the aircraft being flown?




NOTE: This requirement also applies to the second in command of an aircraft requiring three or more pilots while conducting flag or supplemental operations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  4  1/8/2016 12:15:03 PM, 

QID:
 00001955, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.436(a)
16   
Do the procedures specify that no person may serve as PIC unless they have completed the required line checks within the preceding 12 calendar months which:

      # Is given by a pilot check airman who is currently qualified on both the route and the airplane; and
      # Consists of at least one flight over a typical part of the certificate holder's route, or over a foreign or Federal airway, or over a direct route?



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "DOMESTIC" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:26:45 AM, 

QID:
 00001956, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.440(a), 121.440(b)
17   
Do the procedures specify that no person may be assigned to or serve as a required pilot crewmember unless they have completed the required proficiency checks or approved simulator course of training?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:33:55 PM, 

QID:
 00001959, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.441
18   
Do the procedures specify that the Operator's system must provide the PIC with the following route and airport information:

      # Weather characteristics appropriate to the season;
      # Navigation facilities;
      # Communication procedures, including airport visual aids;
      # Kinds of terrain and obstructions;
      # Minimum safe flight levels;
      # Enroute and terminal area arrival and departure procedures, holding procedures and authorized instrument approach procedures for the airports involved;
      # Congested areas and physical layout of each airport in the terminal area in which the pilot will operate; and
      # NOTAM?



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:24:24 AM, 

QID:
 00001960, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.443(a), 121.443(b)
19   
Do the procedures specify the requirements of 121.445 for the PIC to use special types of navigational systems or special airports?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:34:01 PM, 

QID:
 00001969, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.445(b), 121.445(c), 121.445(d)
20   
Do the procedures specify the currency requirements for flight engineers?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( CREWMEMBERS = "FLIGHT ENGINEERS" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:33:55 PM, 

QID:
 00001970, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.453(a)
21   
Do the procedures specify that the Operator will:

      # Record each action taken to release any flight crewmember from employment due to physical or professional disqualification; and
      # Maintain these records for at least six months?



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:33:55 PM, 

QID:
 00001980, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
AC-120-68, 121.683(a), 8000.88
22   
Do the procedures specify that an Operator will maintain the records specified by 121.683(a) at its principal base of operations or at another location used by the Operator and approved by the Administrator?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:33:55 PM, 

QID:
 00001983, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.683(b)
23   
Do the procedures specify that the holder of an international crewmember certificate issued under 121.723 will surrender the certificate for cancellation to the nearest FSDO at the termination of the holder's employment with the Operator?




NOTE: The Operator that employed the crewmember must turn in this certificate if it is in the Operator's possession.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (AREA OF OPERATION = "OPERATIONS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES") ,  Rev.  3  9/19/2017 1:38:06 PM, 

QID:
 00001984, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.723
24   
Do the procedures specify that the additional ground and flight training for crewmembers and other operations personnel used for parabolic flight operations must have completed the Operator's approved training program for parabolic flight operations?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A362" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/4/2014 6:33:55 PM, 

QID:
 00001985, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
A362
25   
Do the procedures specify that no person may serve as PIC unless they have completed the required line checks within the preceding 12 calendar months which;

      # Is given by a pilot check airman who is currently qualified on the airplane; and
      # Consists of at least one flight over a part of a Federal airway, foreign airway, or advisory route over which the pilot may be assigned?



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:24:34 AM, 

QID:
 00001986, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.440(a), 121.440(c)
26   
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 "135" OR "145") ,  Rev.  5  6/22/2017 11:00:49 AM, 

QID:
 00010595, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
27   
Do the procedures specify that the pilot acting as second in command must hold an airline transport pilot certificate with an appropriate type rating for the aircraft?




NOTE: A second in command type rating obtained under 14 CFR 61.55 does not satisfy this requirement.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  1  1/8/2016 12:15:03 PM, 

QID:
 00049305, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
121.436(b)
28   
Do the procedures specify that the certificate holder will maintain current records that indicate whether each crewmember complies with the applicable sections of 14 CFR Part 121, including, but not limited to:

      # Proficiency checks;
      # Route checks;
      # Airplane qualifications;
      # Route qualifications;
      # Training;
      # Any required physical examinations;
      # Flight time;
      # Duty time; and
      # Rest time?



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  1  9/13/2016 9:54:02 AM, 

QID:
 00050384, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
AC-120-68, 121.683(a), 8000.88
29   
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 = "121" OR "135" OR "145") ,  Rev.  4  6/22/2017 11:00:49 AM, 

QID:
 00010681, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
30   
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 "135" OR "145") ,  Rev.  5  6/22/2017 11:00:49 AM, 

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