Task:

M3.3.47 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 121/125/135 Operator/Applicant’s Structural Inspection Program/Revision

9/28/21

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 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

Job Aid(s):

None

Prerequisite Specialized Training:

None

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.

K:         14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3873

             14 CFR Part 125: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 3, Sec. 5, Par. 6-1274

1.1.       Open SAS record.
K:         14 CFR Part 125: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 3, Sec. 5, Par. 6-1271
14 CFR Part 121: Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 6, Sec. 4, Par. 4-4066
14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 6

2           Review structural inspection program; ensure it contains instructions, methods, and procedures for performing inspections.

K:         14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3873

             14 CFR Part 125: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 3, Sec. 5, Par. 6-1274

             Aircraft Manufacturer’s Bulletins and Instructions

3           Ensure program contains corrosion control procedures.

K:         14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3873

             14 CFR Part 125: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 3, Sec. 5, Par. 6-1274

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.

K:         14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3873

             14 CFR Part 125: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 3, Sec. 5, Par. 6-1274

5           Ensure that structural inspection program contains adequate methods to identify candidate aircraft.

K:         14 CFR § 121.369

             14 CFR § 125.249

             14 CFR § 135.427

             14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3873

             14 CFR Part 125: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 3, Sec. 5, Par. 6-1274

6           Verify that structural inspection program accounts for any special facilities, equipment, or training to accomplish its objectives.

K:         14 CFR § 121.369

             14 CFR § 125.249

             14 CFR § 135.427

             14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3873

             14 CFR Part 125: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 3, Sec. 5, Par. 6-1274

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.

K:         14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 43, Sec. 1, Par. 3-3873

             14 CFR Part 125: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 3, Sec. 5, Par. 6-1274

8           Analyze results of evaluation.

K:         14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 28, Par. 6-789

             14 CFR Part 125: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 3, Sec. 5, Par. 6-1278

8.1.       Advise operator/applicant of any deficiencies.
K:         14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 28, Par. 6-789
14 CFR Part 125: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 3, Sec. 5, Par. 6-1278
8.2.       Evaluate corrective actions.
K:         14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 28, Par. 6-789
14 CFR Part 125: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 3, Sec. 5, Par. 6-1278

9           Document task.

K:         14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 28, Par. 6-789

             14 CFR Part 125: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 3, Sec. 5, Par. 6-1278

10         Future activities.

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

10.1.     Conduct normal surveillance.
K:         14 CFR Parts 121 and 135: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 28
14 CFR Part 125: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 3, Sec. 5