Task:

M2.3.22 Inspect an Approved 14 CFR Part 121/135 Operatorís Reliability Program/Revision

10/20/21

Function:      2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

Duty:             2.3 Air Operator Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 2.3.22 and 2.3.79

Difficulty:           5

Importance:       5

Frequency:         2

Criticality:    Y

Time:

Job Aid:        N

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Legal References:

49 U.S.C. § 40113      Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701      General Requirements

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

Purpose:

To ensure that a reliability program complies with operator's operations specifications, approved reliability document, maintenance procedures manual and is effectively controlling the maintenance program.

Significant Interfaces:

Operator

Flight Standards District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Aircraft Maintenance Division, Commercial Aviation Group (AFS-330)

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 119         Certification: Air Carriers and Commercial Operators

14 CFR Part 121         Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations

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

Order 1380.51             Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 2150.3               FAA Compliance and Enforcement Program

Order 8900.1               Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 120-17                  Reliability Program Methods–Standards for Determining Time Limitations

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 inspection of operatorís reliability program.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

1.1.       Open PTRS record.
K:         Order 1380.51
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

2           Review reliability program requirements.

K:         14 CFR § 119.49(a)(8)

             14 CFR §§ 121.135(b)(18) and 121.374(h)

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

             AC 120-17

3           Review certificate holderís operations specifications.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

4           Review the reliability document.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 40, Sec. 1

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

5           Review the maintenance manual sections referenced in the reliability document.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

6           Review operator's Flight Standards District Office files for trends/issues.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

7           Review operatorís reliability reports.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

8           Document findings.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

9           Schedule an on-site inspection with certificate holder.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

10         Brief certificate holderís personnel of the scope and detail of the inspection.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

11         Compare operatorís documents with FAA copies.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

12         Evaluate certificate holderís organization with the requirements of the reliability document.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

13         Evaluate the effectiveness of the reliability program.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

14         Review records and reports for processing in accordance with the reliability document.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

15         Evaluate operator's short-term escalation program, if authorized.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 37, Sec. 1

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

16         Analyze results of inspection for overall picture of reliability program effectiveness.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

17         Debrief operator.

17.1.     Discuss discrepancies discovered during the inspection.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31
17.2.     Evaluate corrective action and schedule for completion of corrections.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31
17.3.     Initiate enforcement action, as required.
K:         Order 2150.3
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

18         Advise operator of inspection results by letter.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

19         Document task.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

19.1.     Close PTRS record.
K:         Order 1380.51
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31

20         Future activities.

20.1.     Ensure operator meets schedule for completing corrective actions.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31
20.2.     Schedule six-month follow-up inspection to evaluate corrective actions.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 31