Task:

M3.3.41 Evaluate a Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program/Revision

8/20/21

Function:

3.0 Certification

 

Duty:

3.3 Air Operator Certification

 

Sponsor:

Aircraft Maintenance Division

 

Job Series:

1825-Aviation Safety Inspector

 

Rating and Ranking:

Difficulty:                   High

Importance:                Critical

Task Applicability:

SAS Tracking:            3330    3341    3342    5330    5341    5342

SAS Elements:           1.1.3 (AW)      1.3.1 (AW)      1.3.2 (AW)      4.1.X (AW)     4.2.X (AW)

                                    4.3.X (AW)     4.4.X (AW)     4.5.X (AW)     4.6.X (AW)     4.7.X (AW)

Regulatory and/or Statutory Requirement(s):

49 U.S.C. § 40113                  Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701                  General Requirements

49 U.S.C. § 44702                  Issuance of Certificates

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

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

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

14 CFR § 1.1                          General Definitions

14 CFR § 43.3                        Persons Authorized to Perform Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alterations

14 CFR § 43.7                        Persons Authorized to Approve Aircraft, Airframes, Aircraft Engines, Propellers, Appliances, or Component Parts for Return to Service After Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, or Alteration

14 CFR § 43.13                      Performance Rules (General)

14 CFR § 91.1015                  CAMP: Management Specifications (Includes maintenance schedule)

14 CFR § 91.1019                  Conducting Tests and Inspections

14 CFR § 91.1413                  CAMP: Responsibility for Airworthiness

14 CFR § 91.1423                  CAMP: Maintenance Organization

14 CFR § 91.1427                  CAMP: Manual Requirements

14 CFR § 91.1427(b)(2)         CAMP: Required Inspection Items (RII)

14 CFR § 91.1431                  CAMP: Continuing Analysis and Surveillance

14 CFR § 91.1433                  CAMP: Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance Training Program

14 CFR § 91.1437                  CAMP: Authority to Perform and Approve Maintenance

14 CFR § 91.1439                  CAMP: Maintenance Recording Requirements

14 CFR § 119.49                    Contents of Operations Specifications (Includes maintenance schedule)

14 CFR § 119.59                    Conducting Tests and Inspections

14 CFR § 119.65                    Management Personnel Required for Operations Conducted Under Part 121 of This Chapter

14 CFR § 119.69                    Management Personnel Required for Operations Conducted Under Part 135 of This Chapter

14 CFR § 121.363                  Responsibility for Airworthiness

14 CFR § 121.365                  Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance and Alteration Organization

14 CFR § 121.368                  Contract Maintenance

14 CFR § 121.369                  Manual Requirements

14 CFR § 121.369(b)(2)         Required Inspection Items (RII)

14 CFR § 121.373                  Continuing Analysis and Surveillance

14 CFR § 121.375                  Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance Training Program

14 CFR § 121.379                  Authority to Perform and Approve Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, and Alterations

14 CFR § 121.380                  Maintenance Recording Requirements

14 CFR § 135.413                  Responsibility for Airworthiness

14 CFR § 135.423                  Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance and Alteration Organization

14 CFR § 135.426                  Contract Maintenance

14 CFR § 135.427                  Manual Requirements

14 CFR § 135.427(b)(2)         Required Inspection Items (RII)

14 CFR § 135.431                  Continuing Analysis and Surveillance

14 CFR § 135.433                  Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance Training Program

14 CFR § 135.437                  Authority to Perform and Approve Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, and Alterations

14 CFR § 135.439                  Maintenance Recording Requirements

14 CFR Part 145                     Repair Stations

Relevant Guidance and Advisory Material (current editions):

Order 8900.1                           Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

Order 8900.1, V2 C3              The Certification Process—Title 14 CFR Part 121

Order 8900.1, V2 C4              The Certification Process—Title 14 CFR Part 135

Order 8900.1, V3 C1              The General Process For Approval Or Acceptance Of Air Operator Applications

Order 8900.1, V1 C3 S1         Safety Assurance System: Responsibilities of Aviation Safety Inspectors

Order 8900.1, V3 C18 S6       Parts D and E Maintenance Operations/Management Specifications/Letters of Authorization

Order 8900.1, V3 C43 S1       Safety Assurance System: Evaluate a Part 121 and Part 135 Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program

Order 8900.1, V4 C14 S8       Safety Assurance System: Monitor Flight Data Recorders

Order 8900.1, V4 C14 S9       Safety Assurance System: Monitor Cockpit Voice Recorders

Order 8900.1, V4 C14 S17     Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) Guidance

Order 8900.1, V10 C1 S1       Safety Assurance System

Order 8900.1, V14 C1 S2       Flight Standards Service Compliance Action Decision Procedure

AC 20-141                              Airworthiness and Operational Approval of Digital Flight Data Recorder Systems

AC 20-186                              Airworthiness and Operational Approval of Cockpit Voice Recorder Systems

AC 120-16                              Air Carrier Maintenance Programs

AC 120-17                              Reliability Program Methods—Standards for Determining Time Limitations

AC 121-22                              Maintenance Review Boards, Maintenance Type Boards, and OEM/TCH Recommended Maintenance Procedures

MSG 2 and 3                          Maintenance Steering Group Documents

Job Aid(s):

None

Prerequisite Specialized Training:

FAA Course (27100004)        Introduction to Air Carrier Maintenance Programs

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 evaluation of a Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP).

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 1, Sec. 1, Par. 3-4A

             AC 120-16

1.1.       Safety Assurance System (SAS). Use SAS automation and the associated Data Collection Tools (DCT).
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 10, Chap. 5, Sec. 2
Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3866

2           Brief operator/applicant.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 1, Sec. 1, Par. 3-2D

2.1.       Provide applicable advisory circulars and policies; advise of regulations.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 1, Sec. 1, Par. 3-2A
AC 120-16

3           Review Schedule of Events; ensure task can be accomplished within the schedule.

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

             AC 120-16

4           Evaluate submitted documentation.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3868C3)

             AC 120-16

4.1.       Ensure CAMP documents include or address each of the 10 CAMP elements.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3868C3)
AC 120-16

5           Ensure CAMP operator's manual establishes that the CAMP operator is responsible for the airworthiness of its aircraft.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3869A1)

             AC 120-16

6           Ensure CAMP operator's manual identifies, defines and describes the entire program and that it provides instructions and procedures to administer, use, manage, and amend its program.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3870B

             AC 120-16

7           Verify CAMP manual includes a program for inspections and for performing maintenance, preventive maintenance and alterations.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3870C3)

             AC 120-16

8           Verify CAMP encompasses a set of procedures that ensures maintenance, preventive maintenance and alterations are performed in accordance with operator's manual and not contrary to CFRs.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3870D

             AC 120-16

9           Ensure CAMP operator's organization is adequate for performing maintenance and inspections.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3871A

             AC 120-16

10         Determine that operator/applicant’s selected contractors have an organization adequate to perform maintenance/inspection contracted in accordance with CAMP operator’s manual.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3871D

             AC 120-16

11         Ensure CAMP contains procedures for performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and alterations.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3872D

             AC 120-16

11.1.     Ensure CAMP contains procedures for approving aircraft for return to service.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3872E
AC 120-16
11.2.     Ensure CAMP contains inspection and maintenance procedures for all of the aircraft, engines, propellers and appliances.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3872E
AC 120-16
11.3.     Determine if any aircraft are subject to, and meet the requirements of, a supplemental inspection document which requires age-related structural inspections.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3873B3)
AC 120-16
11.4.     Ensure operator/applicant’s CAMP contains corrosion controlprocedures.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3873B3)
AC 120-16
11.5.     Ensure operator/applicant’s CAMP contains Maintenance Review Board/manufacturer's routine structural inspection requirements.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3873B3)
AC 120-16

12         Ensure operator/applicant’s CAMP contains maintenance schedule/time limitations.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3873B

             AC 120-16

13         Verify CAMP contains procedures that address Required Inspection Items (RII) and include a list of designated items of maintenance and alterations that shall be inspected and identified as “RII”.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3874A

             AC 120-16

14         Verify CAMP incorporates a set of procedures that ensures airworthiness inspections and RII inspections are performed in accordance with CFRs and operator's manual.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3874B

             AC 120-16

14.1.     Confirm CAMP has an organization adequate to perform RII inspections.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3874B
AC 120-16
14.2.     Confirm RII organization is manned by properly certificated, trained, qualified and authorized personnel.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1
AC 120-16
14.3.     Confirm CAMP has procedures for performing each RII inspections and that those procedures contain the standards and limits for acceptance or rejection.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3874B
AC 120-16
14.4.     Ensure CAMP operator/applicant's manual has procedures that ensure persons performing required inspections have not performed the maintenance task on that RII.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3874B
AC 120-16

15         Verify CAMP manual incorporates a record keeping system with procedures that ensures all maintenance is documented and the aircraft is approved for return to service before operating.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3875A

             AC 120-16

15.1.     Ensure the CAMP operator/applicant procedures establish revision control and responsibility for all records/task cards/ work documents and paperwork that are included in the CAMP.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3875
AC 120-16
15.2.     Ensure procedures for maintenance record entries include the name or identity of authorized and certificated persons that prepare airworthiness release or aircraft maintenance log entries.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3875I
AC 120-16

16         Evaluate the CAMP maintenance training procedures to determine maintenance personnel qualifications and certifications.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3877

             AC 120-16

17         Ensure operator/applicant has established and maintains a system for continuing analysis and surveillance of performance and effectiveness of inspection and maintenance program.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3878B

             AC 120-16

18         Analyze results of evaluation.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 1, Chap. 3, Sec. 1, Par. 1-158B2)

18.1.     If deficiencies are found, schedule meeting with operator/applicant to discuss needed changes and resolutions.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 1, Sec. 1, Par. 3-4C
Order 8900.1, Vol. 1, Chap. 3, Sec. 1, Par. 1-158B2)

19         If all regulatory requirements have been met, accept CAMP.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 1, Sec. 1, Par. 3-6C

19.1.     Amend or issue operator/applicant’s operationsspecifications.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3879
Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 1
19.2.     Return original program documents to operator/applicant with instructions to provide a copy of program to responsible Flight Standards office.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1

20         Document task. File all supporting paperwork in the operator/applicant’s office file.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1

20.1.     Future activities. Conduct normal surveillance.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 10