M3.3.47 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 121/125/135 Operator/Applicant’s
Structural Inspection Program/Revision
3.3 Air Operator Certification
Aircraft Maintenance Division
1825-Aviation Safety Inspector
Rating and Ranking:
SAS Activity Code(s): 3345 3647 3634 3315 3316 3637
SAS Elements: 4.2.1 4.6.2
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 Part 43 Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding and Alteration
14 CFR Part 65 Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crewmembers
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 8900.1 Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)
Order 8900.1, V3 C43 S1 Safety Assurance System: Evaluate a Part 121 and Part 135 Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program
Order 8900.1, V4 C6 S4 Safety Assurance System: Supplemental Inspection for Parts 121 and 129
Order 8900.1, V6 C3 S5 Monitor Part 125 Airplane Inspection Program
Order 8900.1, V6 C2 S6 Safety Assurance System: Conduct Spot Inspection of a Program Manager/Operator’s Aircraft
Order 8900.1, V6 C2 S28 Monitor Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program/Revision
AC 25.1529-1 Instructions for Continued Airworthiness of Structural Repairs on Transport Airplanes
AC 91-56 Continuing Structural Integrity Program for Airplanes
Other Aircraft Manufacturer’s Supplemental Structural Inspection Document
Other Aircraft Manufacturer’s Bulletins and Instructions
Prerequisite Specialized Training:
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 Receive structural inspection program for evaluation.
1.1. Open SAS record.
2 Review structural inspection program; ensure it contains instructions, methods, and procedures for performing inspections.
Aircraft Manufacturer’s Bulletins and Instructions
3 Ensure program contains corrosion control procedures.
4 Ensure program contains procedures for performing detailed inspections of areas where maintenance is being performed to detect cracks, distortion and corrosion, to examine attachment parts, and to determine the condition of the area.
5 Ensure that structural inspection program contains adequate methods to identify candidate aircraft.
6 Verify that structural inspection program accounts for any special facilities, equipment, or training to accomplish its objectives.
7 Ensure that program references, or incorporates, Maintenance Review Board documents, manufacturer’s instructions, Airworthiness Directives notes, and has an adequate revision policy to add change requirements in a timely manner.
8 Analyze results of evaluation.
8.1. Advise operator/applicant of any deficiencies.
8.2. Evaluate corrective actions.
9 Document task.
10 Future activities.
10.1. Conduct normal surveillance.