Task:

M2.2.4 Conduct a Ramp Inspection of a 14 CFR Part 91/121/125/133/135/137/141 Operatorís Aircraft

8/13/21

Function:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

 

Duty:

2.2 Aircraft Surveillance

 

Sponsor:

Aircraft Maintenance Division

 

Job Series:

1825-Aviation Safety Inspector

 

Rating and Ranking:

Difficulty:                   Low

Importance:                 Critical

Task Applicability:

PTRS Tracking:          3627    5627    1622    3664    5664    1652

SAS Elements:            4.0

Regulatory and/or Statutory Requirement(s):

49 U.S.C. § 40113      Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701      General Requirements

49 U.S.C. § 44709      Complaints and Investigations

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

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

49 U.S.C. § 46101      Complaints and Investigations

49 U.S.C. § 46301      Civil Penalties

14 CFR Part 21           Certification Procedures for Products and Parts

14 CFR Part 23           Airworthiness Standards: Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes

14 CFR Part 25           Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Airplanes

14 CFR Part 27           Airworthiness Standards: Normal Category Rotorcraft

14 CFR Part 29           Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Rotorcraft

14 CFR Part 45           Identification and Registration Marking

14 CFR Part 47           Aircraft Registration

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 133         Rotorcraft External-Load Operations

14 CFR Part 135         Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons on Board Such Aircraft

14 CFR Part 137         Agricultural Aircraft Operations

14 CFR Part 141         Pilot Schools

Relevant Guidance and Advisory Material (current editions):

Order 1380.51                          Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1                            Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

Order 8900.1, V6 C2 S2          Conduct a Part 133 Ramp Inspection

Order 8900.1, V6 C2 S4          Safety Assurance System: Ramp and Random (Ramp) Inspections for Parts 91K, 125, 141, Operators and Parts 121 and 135 Air Carriers

Order 8900.1, V6 C2 S5          Safety Assurance System: Conduct a Ramp Inspection on Cargo Loading (Including Part 125)

AC 39-7                                   Airworthiness Directives

AC 43-9                                   Maintenance Records

AC 60-6                                   Airplane Flight Manuals (AFM), Approved Manual Materials, Markings, and Placards Airplanes

AC 120-16                               Air Carrier Maintenance Program

AC 135-10                               Approved Aircraft Inspection Program

Other                                        Operatorís Maintenance Procedures Manual

Job Aid(s):

Order 8900.1, V6 C2 S4, Figure 6-18, Interior Inspection Guidelines

Order 8900.1, V6 C2 S4, Figure 6-19, Exterior Inspection Guidelines

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           Initiate ramp inspection.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4

1.1.       Ensure familiarity with type of aircraft to be inspected.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-233
1.2.       Open Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem (PTRS) record.
K:         Order 1380.51
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-231

2           Prepare for ramp inspection; review current airworthiness requirements, revisions, reports and bulletins, as applicable to aircraft.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-234

2.1.       Initiation and planning.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-235
2.2.       Maintenance records.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-236

3           Coordinate inspection with flightcrew; state purpose of inspection.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-241

3.1.       Crewmember inspection area.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-242
3.2.       Procedures.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-246

4           Inspect aircraft maintenance records and minimum equipment list (MEL)-deferred maintenance entries; note any maintenance trends.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-236

4.1.       Deferred maintenance.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-237
4.2.       Inspect the aircraft maintenance records.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-246E

5           Inspect aircraft documents.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-242C

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-245

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Fig. 6-18

6           Inspect aircraftís interior condition.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-242

6.1.       Aircraft inspection area.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-242C
6.2.       References, forms, and job aids.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-245
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Fig. 6-18

7           Inspect aircraftís exterior condition.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-246C

7.1.       Job aid.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Fig. 6-19

8           Inform flightcrew of discrepancies; discuss with operator, as required.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-246G

8.1.       Examine maintenance record entries of noted discrepancies.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-246H
8.2.       Monitor/evaluate operatorís corrective actions, if time permits.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-246H

9           Analyze results of inspection.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-246I

9.1.       Identify improper maintenance and/or inadequate maintenance/inspection procedures.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-246I
9.2.       Coordinate findings with responsible Flight Standards office.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-248

10         Document task.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-247

10.1.     File all supporting paperwork in operatorís office file.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-247
10.2.     Close PTRS record.
K:         Order 1380.51
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-247
10.3.     Complete the task.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-247C

11         Future activities.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-248

11.1.     Accomplish closer surveillance or other actions, as required.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 4, Par. 6-248