M3.3.41 Evaluate a Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program/Revision
3.3 Air Operator Certification
Aircraft Maintenance Division
1825-Aviation Safety Inspector
Rating and Ranking:
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
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).
1.1. Safety Assurance System (SAS). Use SAS automation and the associated Data Collection Tools (DCT).
2 Brief operator/applicant.
2.1. Provide applicable advisory circulars and policies; advise of regulations.
3 Review Schedule of Events; ensure task can be accomplished within the schedule.
4 Evaluate submitted documentation.
4.1. Ensure CAMP documents include or address each of the 10 CAMP elements.
5 Ensure CAMP operator's manual establishes that the CAMP operator is responsible for the airworthiness of its aircraft.
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.
7 Verify CAMP manual includes a program for inspections and for performing maintenance, preventive maintenance and alterations.
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.
9 Ensure CAMP operator's organization is adequate for performing maintenance and inspections.
10 Determine that operator/applicant’s selected contractors have an organization adequate to perform maintenance/inspection contracted in accordance with CAMP operator’s manual.
11 Ensure CAMP contains procedures for performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and alterations.
11.1. Ensure CAMP contains procedures for approving aircraft for return to service.
11.2. Ensure CAMP contains inspection and maintenance procedures for all of the aircraft, engines, propellers and appliances.
11.3. Determine if any aircraft are subject to, and meet the requirements of, a supplemental inspection document which requires age-related structural inspections.
11.4. Ensure operator/applicant’s CAMP contains corrosion controlprocedures.
11.5. Ensure operator/applicant’s CAMP contains Maintenance Review Board/manufacturer's routine structural inspection requirements.
12 Ensure operator/applicant’s CAMP contains maintenance schedule/time limitations.
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”.
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.
14.1. Confirm CAMP has an organization adequate to perform RII inspections.
14.2. Confirm RII organization is manned by properly certificated, trained, qualified and authorized personnel.
14.3. Confirm CAMP has procedures for performing each RII inspections and that those procedures contain the standards and limits for acceptance or rejection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
16 Evaluate the CAMP maintenance training procedures to determine maintenance personnel qualifications and certifications.
17 Ensure operator/applicant has established and maintains a system for continuing analysis and surveillance of performance and effectiveness of inspection and maintenance program.
18 Analyze results of evaluation.
18.1. If deficiencies are found, schedule meeting with operator/applicant to discuss needed changes and resolutions.
19 If all regulatory requirements have been met, accept CAMP.
19.1. Amend or issue operator/applicant’s operationsspecifications.
19.2. Return original program documents to operator/applicant with instructions to provide a copy of program to responsible Flight Standards office.
20 Document task. File all supporting paperwork in the operator/applicant’s office file.
20.1. Future activities. Conduct normal surveillance.
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 10