VOLUME 2 AIR OPERATOR AND AIR AGENCY CERTIFICATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS
CHAPTER 6 TITLE 14 CFR PART
125 CERTIFICATION AND OPERATING RULES
Section 5 Evaluate Qualifications of Part
125 Maintenance Management Personnel
2-786 PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING SUBSYSTEM (PTRS) ACTIVITY CODES.
A. Maintenance: 3352.
B. Avionics: 5352.
2-787 OBJECTIVE. This section provides guidance for evaluating the
qualifications of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part
125 management personnel responsible for ensuring compliance
with the operator/applicant’s aircraft maintenance/inspection programs.
A. Number of Management Personnel. Part
operators to have sufficient management personnel to conduct
their operations in accordance with part
addition to a Director of Operations (DO), the operator must also
designate a person to schedule inspections and update the approved Weight and
Balance (W&B) system for all airplanes. Depending on the complexity of the
operations and maintenance organization, the organization may include additional
management personnel, as appropriate. The primary emphasis is on having sufficient
personnel to ensure safe operations.
B. Qualifications of Management Personnel. Management qualifications
must be based on the duties, responsibilities, and authority of the position,
as stated in the operator’s manual. Knowledge, skills, certificate requirements,
and experience needed to carry out the duties of the position must be considered.
C. Policies and Procedures Manual. The operator must list management
personnel in the policies and procedures manual. When reviewing the manual or
revision for acceptance, the aviation safety inspector (ASI) must consider the
individual’s employment history and credentials.
D. Change in Personnel. The operator must notify the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) of any change in management personnel within 10 business-days (§
E. Inspection Scheduling. The person responsible for scheduling
inspections and other maintenance required by the manual and updating the approved
W&B system should meet the following qualifications:
· Have a thorough knowledge of the operator’s aircraft maintenance/inspection program;
· Have knowledge of the operator’s airplanes; and
· Be familiar with the requirements of 14 CFR parts
2-789 COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS. This task requires coordination among Maintenance, Avionics, and Operations inspectors.
2-790 REFERENCES, FORMS, AND JOB AIDS.
A. References (current editions):
· Advisory Circular (AC)
of Large Airplanes Subject to Federal Aviation Regulation Part
B. Forms. None.
C. Job Aids: Air Transportation/General Aviation Job Task Analysis
(AT/GA JTA) 3.3.82 (AW), Evaluate Qualifications of a 14 CFR Part
125 Operator’s Management Personnel.
A. Policies and Procedures Manual Review.
1) Ensure that there are sufficient management personnel to conduct
operations in accordance with the requirements of part
2) Ensure that the duties and responsibilities
listed are adequate for the proposed operation.
B. Employment History, Credentials, and Experience Review.
1) Ensure that each person has thorough knowledge of the operator’s
aircraft maintenance inspection program.
2) Ensure that each person has knowledge of the operator’s type aircraft.
C. Verification of Appropriate Certificates and Ratings. Ensure
that each individual holds appropriate certificates and ratings required to perform the required duties.
1) Review the Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS) for the following information:
a) To validate certificates.
b) To obtain the individual’s enforcement history.
c) To determine if the person held a management position in a company whose
operating certificate was revoked. If so, to determine if the individual’s performance contributed to the revocation.
2) Analyze findings, and investigate all unclear areas and discrepancies.
D. Conduct Debriefings.
1) Before meeting with the operator, discuss initial findings
with appropriate FAA personnel to determine content of the briefing.
NOTE: Rejecting an individual is a sensitive matter. In some cases,
political, media, or other national issues may be involved. The inspector should
notify appropriate FAA supervisory personnel when these issues are identified.
2) Brief the operator/applicant on the results of the evaluation. Discuss any deficiencies.
2-792 TASK OUTCOMES.
A. Close the PTRS Record.
B. Complete the Task. Completion of this task will result in one of the following:
1) Accept the management personnel by accepting the manual/revision
listing the individual, as appropriate.
2) Reject the management personnel by rejecting the manual/revision.
Detail the reasons for rejection in a letter to the operator.
NOTE: An individual may be evaluated based on information received before
a manual/revision or operations specifications (OpSpecs) are submitted (such
as a Preapplication Statement of Intent (PASI) or a 10-business-day notification
letter). Based on this preliminary information, the inspector may be able to
determine if the person is not qualified for the position. In this case, notify
the operator/applicant of the rejection as soon as possible.
2-793 FUTURE ACTIVITIES. In the case of original certification,
review the Schedule of Events (SOE) to determine if a revision is necessary.
RESERVED. Paragraphs 2-794 through 2-810.