Task:

M3.4.40 Understanding the U.S.-Singapore BASA/MIP for SAS Peer Group 145H

8/20/21

Function:

3.0 Certification

 

Duty:

3.4 Air Agency Certification

 

Sponsor:

Aircraft Maintenance Division

 

Series:

1825-Aviation Safety Inspector

 

Rating and Ranking:

Difficulty:                      High

Importance:                    Critical

Task Applicability:

SAS Activity Code(s):   3272   5272

SAS Elements:               SIN C-DCT

Regulatory and/or Statutory Requirement(s):

49 U.S.C. § 40113         Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701         General Requirements

49 U.S.C. § 44707         Examining and Rating Air Agencies

49 U.S.C. § 44709         Amendments, Modifications, Suspensions, and Revocations of Certificates

14 CFR Part 43              Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration

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 C11 S12     Safety Assurance System: Initial, Renewal, or Amendment of a Part 145 Repair Station Located Outside the Territories of the United States and Under an Agreement

Order 8900.1, V12 C7 S5       Safety Assurance System: International Field Office Turnover Provisions of FAA-Certificated Repair Stations to an Aviation Authority Under a BASA/MIP

Order 8900.1, V12 C7 S6       Sampling Inspection System Team Inspection of a Foreign Aviation Authority and Repair Stations Under a BASA/MIP

Order 8900.1, V12 C7 S7       Safety Assurance System: FAA Independent Inspections of Repair Stations Under a BASA/MIP

AC 187-1                                Flight Standards Service Schedule of Charges Outside the United States

Job Aid(s):

Singapore Maintenance Agreement Guidance (MAG)

Prerequisite Specialized Training:

FAA Course (21058)           Certification and Surveillance of Part 145 Repair Stations

FAA Course (27100273)     US-Singapore BASA-MIP for SAS Peer Group 145H

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           To certificate and inspect a repair station located in Singapore under a Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA)/Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP).

K:         Understand the guidance and policy contained in the referenced FAA Orders. Understands MAG assigned responsibilities, ability to apply the tasks sensibly and efficiently.

2           Initiate initial certification of a repair station under the BASA/MIP.

a.   Review applicable MAG, Section C to include definitions applicable to the repair station.

b.   Review the repair station FAA Supplement.

c.   Review the FAA MIP Audit Report and applicable application package received from Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

d.   Review office file and coordinate with CAAS on areas requiring special emphasis.

e.   Coordinate with CAAS, as appropriate.

f.   Vitals Information must be entered into SAS through the certification process.

Note: A certain amount of vitals data is required before the precert # may be obtained.

g.   Generate the SAS CAP which loads Peer Group H initial certification DCT titled “FRS H Template”.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 12

3           Review CAAS recommendation package of a repair station under a BASA/MIP.

a.   Review applicable MAG, Section C for the initial certification requirements and basic eligibility requirements.

b.   Review the repair station FAA Supplement and Accountable Managerís statement.

c.   Review office file and coordinate with CAAS for outstanding issues and areas requiring special emphasis.

d.   Review applicable documents with CAAS recommendation are received and acceptable.

e.   Ensure corrective action is acceptable.

f.    Review and upload the FAA MIP Audit Report into the DCT “FRS H Template”

g.   Review AC 187-1 for applicable fees.

h.   Issue new FAA Form 8000-4, Air Agency Certificate and OpSpecs as appropriate.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 12

4           Renew/amend a repair station certificate under a BASA/MIP.

a.   Review applicable MAG, Section C for the renewal and amendment of the certificate.

b.   Review the repair station FAA Supplement and Accountable Managerís statement.

c.   Review office file and coordinate with CAAS for outstanding issues requiring special emphasis.

d.   Review applicable documents with CAAS recommendation are received and acceptable.

e.   Review and upload the FAA MIP Audit Report into the Singapore SAS National/Divisional Custom Data Collection Tool titled “Renewal Peer Group H”.

f.    Review AC 187-1 for applicable fees.

g.   Issue new FAA Form 8000-4 and OpSpecs as appropriate.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 12

5           Conduct a Sampling Inspection System (SIS) in Singapore.

a.   Coordinate with the International Program Division (AFS-50) for the identified countries for a SIS inspection.

b.   Review applicable MAG, Sections A and C and definitions applicable to the repair station.

c.   Coordinate the SIS with CAAS.

d.   Review the repair station supplement.

e.   Review office file and SIS job aids.

f.    Conduct the SIS inspection on CAAS, complete job aids.

g.   Conduct the SIS inspection at risk-based repair stations, complete the job aids.

h.   Conduct briefings at CAAS and repair stations.

i.    Verify SIS corrective actions are communicated to CAAS and proper follow-up actions are completed by CAAS. Document the SIS on CAAS in a SAS Activity Recording with activity code 3272. Enter “SIS” and name of countryís AA in “Description Field” block.

j.    Title 14 CFR findings at repair stations are to be recorded in a question-based Dynamic Observation Report (DOR). Complete the DOR through Module 5 AAA. Uploaded the SIS form in the DOR for each repair station visited for the SIS.

6           Conduct an independent inspection at a repair station in Singapore.

a.   Coordinate with AFS-50 for the identified countries for a FAA independent inspection.

b.   Review applicable MAG, Sections A and C and definitions applicable to the repair station.

c.   Review the repair station supplement.

d.   Conduct the inspection at risk-based repair stations, document discrepancies.

e.   Conduct briefings at the repair station.

f.    Notify CAAS of the discrepancies within 15 days. Verify corrective actions are communicated to CAAS and proper follow-up actions is completed.

g.   Title 14 CFR findings are to be recorded in a question-based DOR. Complete the DOR through Module 5 AAA.

7           Turnover of surveillance of Singapore based repair stations to CAAS under a BASA/MIP.

a.   Coordinate with AFS-50 and Aircraft Maintenance Division (AFS-300).

b.   Review applicable MAG, Sections A and C and definitions applicable to the repair station.

c.   Coordinate the schedule for the turnover with CAAS.

d.   Ensure the repair station supplement is approved by CAAS.

e.   Review office file and ensure open discrepancies are mitigated.

f.    Ensure the FAA Special Conditions are in compliance.

g.   Coordinate all correspondence following the MAG.

h.   Turnover certificate documents following the MAG.

i.    Convert the repair station to Peer Group 145H in SAS.

j.    Plan the renewal of the certificate using the SAS National/Divisional Custom Data Collection Tool titled “Renewal Peer Group H”.