Task:

M2.3.26 Monitor a Certificate Holder During Merger/Acquisition

10/20/21

Function:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

 

Duty:

2.3 Air Operator Surveillance

 

Sponsor:

Aircraft Maintenance Division

 

Job Series:

1825-Aviation Safety Inspector

 

Rating and Ranking:

Difficulty:                   High

Importance:                 Critical

Task Applicability:

SAS Tracking:            3236    5236

SAS Elements:            None

Regulatory and/or Statutory Requirement(s):

49 U.S.C. § 40113      Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701      General Requirements

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

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

49 U.S.C. § 46101      Complaints and Investigations

49 U.S.C. § 46301      Civil Penalties

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

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

Relevant Guidance and Advisory Material (current editions):

Order 8900.1               Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

Job Aid(s):

None

Prerequisite Specialized Training:

None

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

Job Task Performance Steps and Knowledge:

1           Initiate inspection/surveillance of certificate holder during merger/acquisition.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3592

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 18

1.1.       Open Safety Assurance System (SAS) activity record.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3592
Order 8900.1, Vol. 10

2           Identify responsible certificate holder in merger or acquisition.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3593

3           Identify responsible Flight Standards office.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3593

4           Meet with responsible certificate holder, Flight Standards office, and Office of Chief Counsel (AGC), if necessary; brief management on FAA requirements.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3593

4.1.       Determine nature of certificate holder’s proposed transition plan.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3593
4.2.       Evaluate certificate holder’s transition plan for continued regulatory compliance and safe operating practices.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3593
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 18
4.3.       Coordinate with Air Transportation Division, Operations Group (AFS-220) and Aircraft Maintenance Division, Commercial Aviation Group (AFS-330) for review of transition plan and approval of OpSpec A502.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3593
4.4.       Notify certificate holder in writing if plan is accepted or rejected.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3593

5           If transition plan is unacceptable or is not submitted, increase surveillance to ensure continued compliance with applicable Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), and deny any certificate amendments under § 119.41(c).

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3593

6           Ensure coordination with responsible Flight Standards office and other FAA offices involved.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3593

7           Monitor certificate holder to ensure compliance with transition plan.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3593

8           Document task.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3594

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 18

8.1.       File all supporting paperwork in certificate holder’s office file.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3594
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 18
8.2.       Close SAS activity record.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3594
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 18
Order 8900.1, Vol. 10

9           Future activities.

9.1.       Conduct future risk-based surveillance utilizing SAS.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 34, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3594
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 18
Order 8900.1, Vol. 10