Task:

M2.3.4 Conduct a Cockpit En Route Inspection

Function:

Duty:

2.0 Surveillance/Inspection

2.3 Air Operator Surveillance

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 2.3.4, 2.3.39 and 2.3.68

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.1.14

Difficulty:

3

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

5

Time:

 

Frequency:

3

Job Aid:

Y

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3629

 

 

 

 

 

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M

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F

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5629

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Legal References:

49 U.S.C. § 40113         Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701         General Requirements

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 Investigation

49 U.S.C. § 46301         Civil Penalties

Purpose:

To conduct a cockpit en route inspection to determine compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations and approved company procedures

Significant Interfaces:

Operator

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 21             Certification Procedures for Products and Parts

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

14 CFR Part 45             Identification and Registration Marking

14 CFR Part 47             Aircraft Registration

14 CFR Part 61             Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors

14 CFR Part 63             Certification: Flight Crewmembers other than Pilots

14 CFR Part 65             Certification: Airmen other than Flight Crewmembers

14 CFR Part 91             General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 121           Certification and Operations: 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 of 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

Order 1380.51               Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8000.75               Aviation Safety Inspector En Route Inspection Procedures

Order 8900.1                 Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

NOTE: Ensure you are using the most current information. The Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) may be used to obtain current guidance.

Form:

FAA Form 8430-13       Request for Access to Aircraft

1.                   Initiate cockpit en route inspection

K: Order 8000.75
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

1.1               Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

2.                   Prepare for inspection

2.1               Become familiar with the type of aircraft being inspected before performing the inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

2.2               Schedule en route inspection with operator; reserve jump seat

K: Order 8000.75
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

2.3               Complete FAA Form 8430-13, Request for Access to Aircraft

K: Order 8000.75
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

3.                   Coordinate with appropriate operator’s personnel one hour prior to flight; state you are performing a cockpit en route inspection on a specific flight

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

4.                   Identify yourself to pilot-in-command; state purpose of the inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

4.1               Inspect airman certificates

K: 14 CFR § 61.3
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

4.2               Inspect medical certificates

K: 14 CFR § 61.3
K: 14 CFR § 61.23
K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

5.                   Inspect aircraft maintenance record for compliance with operator's maintenance recording procedures

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

6.                   Perform interior inspection, as applicable

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

7.                   Perform exterior inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

7.1               Record any discrepancies; advise pilot-in-command/appropriate operator personnel

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

7.2               Evaluate operator corrective actions

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

7.3               If operator corrective actions do not comply with regulatory requirements, advise operator of noncompliance and terminate inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

8.                   Prior to pushback, accomplish pre-departure inspection items

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

8.1               Inspect dispatch and flight release documents for required information

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

8.2               Inspect maintenance release

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

8.3               Inspect cockpit voice recorder

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 9

8.4               Inspect flight data recorder

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 14, Sec. 8

9.                   Monitor in-flight operations

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

9.1               During en route inspection, point out any potential violations prior to their occurrence; inform flight crew of possible consequences

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

9.2               Assist crew to be alert for any conflicting air traffic

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

10.               Analyze results of inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

10.1            If discrepancies are found, debrief pilot-in-command at termination of flight

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

10.2            If irregularities were noted, ensure entries are made in maintenance record, as applicable

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

10.3            Bring unsatisfactory operational findings to attention of assigned Principal Operations Inspector

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

11.               Advise Certificate Holding District Office of findings, as required

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

12.               Document task

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

12.1            File all supporting paperwork in operator’s office file

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

12.2            Close PTRS record

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

13.               Future activities

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

13.1            Schedule follow-up inspections, as applicable

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 2, Sec. 9