Task

M3.3.209 Evaluate an Avionics Equipment Approval

11/06/19

Function:

3.0 Certification

 

Duty:

3.3 Air Operator Certification

 

Sponsor:

Aircraft Maintenance Division

 

Job Series:

1825-Aviation Safety Inspector

 

Rating and Ranking

Difficulty:                      Moderate

Importance:                  Critical

Task Applicability

PTRS Tracking:            5446

SAS Elements:

Regulatory and/or Statutory Requirement(s)

49 USC § 40113         Administrative

49 USC § 44701         General Requirements

49 USC § 44704         Type Certificates, Production Certificates, Airworthiness Certificates, and Design and Production Organization Certificates

49 USC § 44705         Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC § 44707         Examining and Rating Air Agencies

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

Relevant Guidance and Advisory Material (current editions)

Order 1380.51            Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1              Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

Test Equipment Manual

Operator’s Maintenance Program Manual

Job Aid(s)

None

Prerequisite Specialized Training

None

NOTE: Ensure you have the most current information. Use FSIMS to obtain current guidance.

Job Task Performance Steps and Knowledge

1                    Receive request to evaluate avionics equipment

Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2

1.1.            Open PTRS record
Knowledge:   Order 1380.51
Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2
1.2.            Follow SAS Guidance for Modules 4 and 5
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol 10, Chap. 5, Sec 1, 2, 3
Order 8900.1, Vol 10, Chap. 6, Sec 1, 2

2                    Review applicable regulations to determine which instruments and/or equipment require approval

3                    Verify approval

Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2

3.1.            If equipment data plate does not indicate appropriate approval status, determine method by which equipment received approval through operator’s records
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2
3.2.            Ensure all avionics equipment requiring FAA approval has appropriate documentation for that approval
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2
3.3.            Ensure that the equipment is used only on the aircraft for which it is approved
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2
3.4.            Ensure that any spare instruments/equipment are approved
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2

4                    Review air carrier documents, as appropriate

Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2

4.1.            Ensure that instruments and equipment are appropriately identified
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2

5                    Analyze results of evaluation

Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2

5.1.            If deficiencies are found, notify operator in writing; evaluate corrective actions
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2

6                    Document task

Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2

6.1.            Close PTRS record
Knowledge:   Order 1380.51
Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2

7                    Future activities

7.1.            Conduct follow-up inspections, as required
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 2