Task:

M2.3.1 Conduct a Spot Inspection of a 14 CFR Part 91/91K/121/125/133/135/137/141 Operatorís Aircraft

10/20/21

Function:      2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

Duty:             2.3 Air Operator Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 2.3.1, 2.3.59 and 2.3.67

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.1.10

Difficulty:           2

Importance:       5

Frequency:         4

Criticality:    Y

Time:

Job Aid:        N

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Legal References:

49 U.S.C. § 40113      Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701      General Requirements

49 U.S.C. § 44704      Type Certificates, Production Certificates, and Airworthiness Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 44705      Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 44709      Amendments, Modifications, Suspensions, and Revocation of Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 44713      Inspection and Maintenance

Purpose:

To observe and analyze in progress maintenance operations for compliance with regulations and the program manager/operatorís inspection and maintenance programs.

Significant Interfaces:

Operator

Certificate Holder

Flight Standards District Office

Aircraft Maintenance Division, Commercial Aviation Group (AFS-330)

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 39           Airworthiness Directives

14 CFR Part 43           Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration

14 CFR Part 91           General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 121         Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations

14 CFR Part 125         Certification and Operations: Airplanes Having a Seating Capacity of 20 or More Passengers or a Maximum Payload Capacity of 6,000 Pounds or More; and Rules Governing Persons on Board Such Aircraft

14 CFR Part 133         Rotorcraft External-Load Operations

14 CFR Part 135         Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons on Board Such Aircraft

14 CFR Part 137         Agricultural Aircraft Operations

14 CFR Part 141         Pilot Schools

Order 1380.51             Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1               Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

Other                           Program Manager/Operatorís Inspection/Maintenance Procedures Manual

NOTE: Ensure you have the most current information. The Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) may be used to obtain current guidance.

NOTE: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6 is the best source for 14 CFR part 133, 137, 141 spot inspections.

Job Task Performance Steps and Knowledge:

1           Initiate spot inspection of aircraft.

1.1.       Select appropriate aircraft for inspection.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6
1.2.       Ensure familiarity with type of aircraft to be inspected before performing inspection.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6
1.3.       Open PTRS record for 14 CFR part 91, 91K, 133, 137, 141 operatorís aircraft.
K:         Order 1380.51
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6
1.4.       Develop Safety Assurance System (SAS) Custom Data Collection Tool (DCT) record for 14 CFR part 121 and part 135 operatorís aircraft.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 10, Chap. 5, Sec. 1
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6

2           Perform spot inspection derived from work program or unplanned opportunity.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6

2.1.       Select a maintenance task, as applicable.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6
2.2.       Coordinate with maintenance supervisor, as applicable; state purpose of inspection.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6
2.3.       Place special surveillance emphasis on Required Inspection Items (RII), as applicable.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6
2.4.       Ensure maintenance is performed according to procedures in operatorís maintenance manual, as applicable.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6

3           If discrepancies are noted, notify maintenance management; follow up on corrective action.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6

4           For structural spot inspections, place special emphasis on areas of possible fatigue or corrosion areas that are not usually open to inspection.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6

5           Analyze results of inspection.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6

5.1.       Notify owner/operator of any discrepancies; follow up on and evaluate corrective action.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6

6           Document task.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6

6.1.       File all supporting paperwork in operator/applicantís office file.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6
6.2.       Close PTRS record.
K:         Order 1380.51
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6
6.3.       Complete SAS DCT record.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 10, Chap. 5, Sec. 1
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6

7           Future activities.

7.1.       Conduct follow up surveillance, as required.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6