Task:

M3.3.205 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 129 Foreign Operator Operating U.S.‑Registered Aircraft

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

4

5

2

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

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PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3302

3312

3315

3316

 

 

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O

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F

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5302

5312

5315

5316

 

 

 

 

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Legal References:

49 USC 40113           Administrative

49 USC 44701           General Requirements

49 USC 44702           Issuance of Certificates

49 USC 44705           Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC 44713           Inspection and Maintenance

Purpose:

To evaluate a maintenance program and Minimum Equipment List (MEL) for a 14 CFR Part 129 operator operating U.S.‑registered aircraft

Significant Interfaces:

Foreign Operator

Assigned Operations Inspector

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

International Programs & Policy Office, AFS‑50

Aircraft Evaluation Group

Foreign Civil Aviation Authority

U.S. Embassy

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 21,            Certification Procedures for Products and Articles

14 CFR Part 91,            General Operating and Flight Rules

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

14 CFR Part 129,          Operations: Foreign Air Carriers and Foreign Operators of U.S.‑Registered Aircraft Engaged in Common Carriage

14 CFR Part 145,          Repair Stations

Order 1380.51,             Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1,               Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 129‑4,                    Maintenance Programs for U.S.‑Registered Aircraft Operated under 14 CFR Part 129

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

1.         Receive application letter

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 2, Sec. 1

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

K:       AC 129‑4 (current edition)

1.1     Evaluate application for required content
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 2, Sec. 1
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
K:       AC 129‑4 (current edition)
1.2     Open PTRS record
K:      Order 1380.51
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

2.         Verify operations specifications have been approved

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 2, Sec. 1

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

3.         Evaluate the maintenance program for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and FAA regulatory requirements

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

K:       AC 129‑4 (current edition)

3.1     Ensure that all applicable items found in AC 129‑4 are included in operator's maintenance program
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
K:       AC 129‑4 (current edition)

4.         If operator applies for MEL, ensure it exists for aircraft; evaluate operator's proposed MEL

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

K:       AC 129‑4 (current edition)

5.         Evaluate a U.S. operator’s aircraft maintenance program and MEL for use by a foreign operator

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

K:       AC 129‑4 (current edition)

6.         Inform operator of notification requirements

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

K:       AC 129‑4 (current edition)

6.1     Instruct operator to send notification of any changes/revisions to its maintenance program to responsible Flight Standards International Field Office (IFO)
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
K:       AC 129‑4 (current edition)

7.          Evaluate revisions to an approved maintenance program in accordance with procedures provided in maintenance program

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

K:       AC 129‑4 (current edition)

8.         Analyze results of evaluation

8.1     If deficiencies are found, inform applicant of required corrective actions
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
8.2     If deficiencies cannot be satisfied, notify the responsible IFO, then terminate application process
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
8.3     Coordinate with the International Programs & Policy Office (AFS-50) before terminating application process and returning application/associated data
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

9.         If applicant meets operating and maintenance requirements of 14 CFR parts 43, 91 and 129, issue maintenance program approval; coordinate with Principal Operations Inspector to issue/amend operations specifications

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 1

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

10.       Document task

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

10.1    File all supporting paperwork in operator’s office file
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2
10.2    Close PTRS record
K:      Order 1380.51
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2

11.       Future activities

11.1    Conduct normal surveillance
K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 12, Chap. 3, Sec. 2