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: E - Part 135 (HAA)
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 that only United States certificated airmen employed by the certificate holder may operate its aircraft?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  3  9/19/2017 1:38:06 PM, 

QID:
 00001989, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.25(d), 61.3(a)
5   
Do the procedures specify that no Operator may use a person, nor may any person serve as PIC, unless that person holds an airline transport pilot certificate with appropriate category and class ratings and an appropriate type rating for that airplane, if required?




NOTE: Turbojet operations not having a passenger seat configuration do not require the PIC to hold an ATP. Any on-demand aircraft operation of an airplane with 10 passenger seats or more requires the PIC hold an ATP.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND (FLT OPERATION CONFIGURATION = "PASSENGER" ) AND (( PROPULSION = "TURBOJET") OR (A/C CATEGORY = "AIRPLANE" )) AND (( PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9") OR (PROPULSION = "MULTIENGINE" )) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "COMMUTER") ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:55:47 PM, 

QID:
 00001990, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.115, 135.243(a), 135.95
6   
Do the procedures specify that no Operator may use a person, nor may any person serve as PIC, unless that person holds an airline transport pilot certificate, appropriate type ratings, and an instrument rating?




NOTE: Note: Applies to a helicopter in scheduled interstate air transportation operation by an air carrier within the 48 contiguous states.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( FLT OPERATION CONFIGURATION = "PASSENGER" ) AND ( A/C CATEGORY = "ROTORCRAFT" ) AND ( AREA OF OPERATION = "SCHEDULED INTERSTATE WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:56:25 PM, 

QID:
 00001991, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.243(a)
7   
Do the procedures specify the requirements for serving as PIC under VFR?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "VFR" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:56:48 PM, 

QID:
 00001992, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 7, 135.243(b)
8   
Do the procedures specify the requirements for serving as PIC under IFR?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:58:53 PM, 

QID:
 00001993, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 7, 135.243(c)
9   
Do the procedures specify that the Operator must designate a:

      # PIC for each flight; and
      # SIC for each flight requiring two pilots?



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:31:00 PM, 

QID:
 00001994, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.109(a)
10   
Do the procedures require that the PIC, as designated by the Operator, must remain the PIC at all times during that flight?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:57:05 PM, 

QID:
 00001997, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.109(b)
11   
Do the procedures specify the following crewmember testing requirements:

      # Initial and recurrent pilot testing requirements for crewmembers; and
      # Line check requirements for PIC?



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:31:01 PM, 

QID:
 00001998, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 7, 135.293, 135.299
12   
Do the procedures specify initial and recurrent crewmember qualification check requirements?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "IFR" ) ,  Rev.  2  4/14/2016 10:47:28 AM, 

QID:
 00002001, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 7, 135.293(b), 135.297(a), 135.299(a)
13   
Do the procedures specify the minimum qualifications for a person to serve as a check airman (aircraft)?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TRAINING PERSONNEL = "CHECK AIRMEN AIRCRAFT" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 7:35:42 PM, 

QID:
 00002002, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 2, 135.337(b)
14   
Do the procedures specify the minimum qualifications for a person to serve as flight instructor (aircraft)?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TRAINING PERSONNEL = "FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR AIRCRAFT" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:57:52 PM, 

QID:
 00002003, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 2, 135.338(b)
15   
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?




NOTE: The Operator must maintain these records for at least 12 months. PRIA requires retention of these records for at least 5 years.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:49:12 PM, 

QID:
 00002006, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
AC-120-68, 135.63(a), 135.63(b), 8000.88
16   
Do the procedures specify that an Operator will maintain the records specified by 135.63(a)(4) 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 = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:52:55 PM, 

QID:
 00002007, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 3, 135.63(a)
17   
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
18   
When conducting helicopter air ambulance operations in Class G airspace, does the certificate holder require pilots to demonstrate a level of familiarity with the local flying area by passing an examination given by the certificate holder within the 12 calendar months prior to using the local flying area?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A021") ,  Rev.  1  9/28/2015 2:05:22 PM, 

QID:
 00048815, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 18 Sec 3, A021, 135.609(c), AC-135-14
19   
Do the procedures specify the minimum qualifications for a person to serve as a check airman (simulator)?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (TRAINING PERSONNEL = "CHECK AIRMEN SIMULATOR") ,  Rev.  1  10/20/2015 1:19:24 PM, 

QID:
 00049290, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 2, 135.337(c)
20   
Do the procedures specify the minimum qualifications for a person to serve as flight instructor (simulator)?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (TRAINING PERSONNEL = "FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR SIMULATOR") ,  Rev.  1  10/20/2015 1:19:24 PM, 

QID:
 00049292, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 2, 135.338(c)
21   
Do the procedures specify the requirements for serving as PIC for helicopter air ambulance operations?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A021") ,  Rev.  1  1/13/2016 3:13:16 PM, 

QID:
 00049316, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.603
22   
Does the RFM contain the appropriate procedures for:

      # The use of the HTAWS; and
      # Proper flight crew response to HTAWS audio and visual warnings?



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A021") ,  Rev.  1  1/13/2016 3:13:17 PM, 

QID:
 00049318, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
135.605(b)
23   
Do the certificate holder's developed processes, procedures, and recordkeeping ensure that all training, checking, and recency requirements are satisfied prior to crewmembers engaging in ANVGO?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A051") ,  Rev.  1  9/19/2017 1:38:08 PM, 

QID:
 00051768, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
A051
24   
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
25   
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