Task

M2.4.3 Inspect 14 CFR Part 141 Pilot School and Aircraft

11/4/2019

Function:

2.0 Surveillance Inspection

 

Duty:

2.4 Air Agency Surveillance and Inspection

 

Sponsor:

Aircraft Maintenance Division

 

Job Series:

1825-Aviation Safety Inspector

 

Rating and Ranking

Difficulty:              Moderate

Importance:            Critical

Task Applicability

PTRS Tracking:

3650

3657

3658

3660

3664

3665

3667

3668

5650

5657

5658

5660

5664

5665

5667

5668

SAS Elements:

None

Regulatory and/or Statutory Requirement(s)

49 U.S.C. § 40113

Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44704

Type Certificates, Production Certificates, Airworthiness Certificates, and Design and Production Organization Certificates

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 13

Investigative and Enforcement Procedures

14 CFR Part 39

Airworthiness Directives

14 CFR Part 43

Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration

14 CFR Part 45, Subparts B and .21, .23, .25, .27, and .29

Identification and Registration Marking Requirements for Small Unmanned Aircraft

14 CFR Part 47

Aircraft Registration

14 CFR Part 65 Subparts A, D and E

Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crew Members

14 CFR Part 91 Subpart C and E

General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 133 Subparts B and D

Rotorcraft External-Load Operations

14 CFR Part 137 Subparts B and D

Agricultural Aircraft Operations

14 CFR Part 141

Pilot Schools

14 CFR Part 145

Repair Stations

Relevant Guidance and Advisory Material (current editions)

Order 1380.51            Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1              Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 141-1                   Part 141 Pilot Schools, Application, Certification and Compliance

Job Aid(s)

None

Prerequisite_Specialized Training

None

NOTE: Ensure you have the most current information. Use the Flight Standards Information Management System to obtain current guidance

Job Task Performance Steps and Knowledge

1          Coordination and Review Requirements

Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

1.1.      Knowledge of the regulatory requirements of 14 CFR parts 39, 43, 45, 47, 65, 91, and 141
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1579
1.2.      Familiarity with the type of equipment to be used by applicant
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1579
1.3.      Coordinate with aviation safety inspectors (ASI) (maintenance, avionics, and operations) for this task
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1579
1.4.      Review General Aviation Alerts for trends and problem areas regarding the make(s) and model(s) of aircraft the operator is using in the training program
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

2          Inspect aircraft

Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

2.1.      Ensure the aircraft are properly certificated
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, para 6-1581
2.2.      Ensure the airworthiness certificate and registration is properly displayed
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1581
2.3.      Ensure the aircraft are in an airworthy condition for safe operation
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1581
2.4.      Ensure the aircraft are equipped to perform functions appropriate for the course of training
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1581

3          Inspect the aircraft maintenance records

Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

                        AC 141-1, Chap. 7

                        14 CFR Part 39

3.1.      Inspect aircraft maintenance and alteration records
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1581
                       AC 141-1, Chap. 7, Para. 7.5
3.2.      Ensure compliance with applicable Airworthiness Directives (AD) and life limited parts
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1581
                        AC 141-1, Chap. 7, Para. 7.5
                        14 CFR Part 39
3.3.      Ensure that the current weight and balance information is available
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1581
                        AC 141-1, Chap. 7, Para. 7.5

4          Inspect the maintenance facilities

Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

                        AC 141-1, Chap. 7

4.1.      Ensure the school has access to facilities and equipment sufficient to maintain the schoolís aircraft
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, para 6-1581
                        AC 141-1, Chap. 7, Para. 7.6

5          Inspect Contract Agencies

Knowledge:  Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

                       Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16

                       AC 141-1, Chap. 7

5.1.      If school uses contract maintenance provider, also refer to Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 16
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1581
                       AC 141-1, Chap. 7, Para. 7.7

6          Analyze results

Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2

6.1.      Review the inspection findings and determine whether the operation is in compliance with regulations
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1582
                        Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 1

7          Task Outcomes

Knowledge:  Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7

                      Order 1380.51

7.1.      Close PTRS record
Knowledge:  Order 1380.51
                      Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1582
7.2.      If all aircraft are found airworthy, the records are in compliance, and the facilities are satisfactory, notify the operator or the operatorís representative of the inspection results
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1582
7.3.      If deficiencies are found on the aircraft and/or facilities, provide a written confirmation of the deficiencies
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, Para. 6-1582
                       Order 8900.1, Vol. 14
                       14 CFR Part 13

8          Future activities

8.1.      During future surveillance activities, direct special attention to areas in which deficiencies were found
Knowledge:   Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 2, para 6-1583