Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)

MLF Label: 2.1.3 (OP) Simulators / Training Devices (Released)
DCT Type: ED DCT
Specialty: Operations
Peer Group: B - Part 135 (10 or More Seats)
DCT Revision: 9.0 on 09/12/2016 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To use simulators, training devices, and training aids that meet the requirements of the training programs.

Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Use simulators, training devices, and training aids that met the requirements of the training programs.


Questions Answers References
2.1.3 (OP) Simulators / Training Devices
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. Do the procedures specify that the certificate holder must prepare and keep current a written training program that includes a list of all the training devices, mockups, systems trainers, procedures trainers, or other training aids that the certificate holder will use?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TRAINING EQUIPMENT = "FLIGHT TRAINING DEVICES" OR "FLIGHT SIMULATORS" ) , Rev.  2.0  09/07/2016, QID: 00001877, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.327(b)
5. Do the procedures specify that each aircraft simulator and other training devices used in a training course or in checks must be specifically approved for:
      #1 The certificate holder; and
      #2 The particular maneuver, procedure, or crewmember function involved?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TRAINING EQUIPMENT = "FLIGHT TRAINING DEVICES" OR "FLIGHT SIMULATORS" ) , Rev.  5.0  09/07/2016, QID: 00001879, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 6; 135.335(b)
6. Do the procedures require that the simulator or other training devices used in training or checking events under 14 CFR Part 135 must maintain the performance, functional, and other characteristics that are required for approval?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TRAINING EQUIPMENT = "FLIGHT TRAINING DEVICES" OR "FLIGHT SIMULATORS" ) , Rev.  4.0  09/07/2016, QID: 00001882, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.335(b)
7. Do the procedures for aircraft simulators require that the simulator be:
      #1 Approved for the type of aircraft and, if applicable, the particular variation within the type for which the training or check is being conducted; and
      #2 Modified to conform to any modification of the aircraft being simulated that changes the performance, functional, or other characteristics required for approval?



NOTE: 


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TRAINING EQUIPMENT = "FLIGHT SIMULATORS" ) , Rev.  2.0  06/23/2014, QID: 00001883, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
135.335(b)
8. Do the procedures specify that before any level 4 or level 5 flight training device can be used it must be evaluated by the Principal Operations Inspector to determine that it meets the prescribed requirements for the appropriate level of flight training device?



NOTE: Level 1 through 3 FTDs may not be used in Part 121 or Part 135 training programs.


Safety Attribute: Procedures, Question Type: Output Validation, Scoping Attribute:  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( TRAINING EQUIPMENT = "FLIGHT TRAINING DEVICES" ) , Rev.  2.0  04/21/2016, QID: 00001886, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW), Status: Released
   Yes
   No
   Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 6
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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