Task:

M3.4.34 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School/Applicant’s Facility, Equipment, Materials, Tools and Records

6/29/20

Function:

3.0 Certification

 

Duty:

3.4 Air Agency Certification

 

Sponsor:

Aircraft Maintenance Division

 

Job Series:

1825-Aviation Safety Inspector

 

Rating and Ranking:

Difficulty:                    High

Importance:                 Critical

Task Applicability:

PTRS Tracking:          3230    3378    3382    3383    3315    5230    5378    5382    5383     5315

SAS Elements (AW): 1.5.3    4.5.4

Regulatory and/or Statutory Requirement(s):

49 U.S.C. § 40113      Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701      General Requirements

49 U.S.C. § 44702      Issuance of Certificates

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

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

14 CFR Part 147         Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools

Relevant Guidance and Advisory Material (current editions):

Order 8900.1               Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 147-3                    Certification and Operation of Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools

AC 120-78                  Electronic Signatures, Electronic Recordkeeping and Electronic Manuals

Job Aid(s):

Schedule of Events Job Aid for Part 147 AMTS

AMTS Certification Job Aid

Prerequisite Specialized Training:

FAA Course (27100162)        Intro to Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School for GA Airworthiness ASIs

FAA Course (21000113)        Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools

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           Receive initial certification or added rating request.

K:         14 CFR § 147.37(b)

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 1, Par. 2-1412

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5

             AC 147-3, Chap. 2

1.1.       Verify school/applicant’s current curriculum has been approved for certification.
K:         14 CFR § 147.21(a)
Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 1, Par. 2-1417
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5
AC 147-3, Chap. 2

2           Review school/applicant’s file for added rating.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10

2.1.       Review previous correspondence and check for violation history.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1, Par. 6-2145

3           Receive a written description of facilities showing facility layout plan relating to size and location of shops/laboratories/classrooms and materials.

K:         14 CFR § 147.5(a)

             14 CFR § 147.13

             14 CFR § 147.15

             14 CFR § 147.17

             14 CFR § 147.19

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-3 and Par. 6-10-4-11

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 6, Par. 6-10-6-5

             AC 147-3, Chap. 2

4           Conduct in-brief.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 1, Chap. 3, Sec. 1, Par.1-158

5           Inspect facility.

K:         14 CFR § 147

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10

             AC 147-3

5.1.       Verify the facility has suitable facilities, equipment, tools and materials appropriate to support their ratings and curriculum.
K:         14 CFR § 147.13
14 CFR § 147.15
14 CFR § 147.17
14 CFR § 147.19
Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 4, Par. 2-1507
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5
AC 147-3, Chap. 2, Chap. 3 and Chap. 4
5.2.       Ensure facility requirements are met including properly climate controlled, lighted and ventilated, classrooms are enclosed and suitable for teaching specified curriculum andthere is proper separation from working space for parts, tools, materials and similar articles.
K:         14 CFR § 147.15
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5 and Par. 6-10-4-11
5.3.       Verify facility has a suitable area for application of finishing materials, including paint spraying.
K:         14 CFR § 147.15(c)
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5 and Par. 6-10-4-11
5.4.       Verify there are suitable areas equipped with wash tank and degreasing equipment with air pressure or other adequate cleaning equipment.
K:         14 CFR § 147.15(d)
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5
5.5.       Verify suitable facilities exist for running engines.
K:         14 CFR § 147.15(e)
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5
5.6.       Verify facility has a suitable area with adequate equipment, tables, benches and test equipment, to disassemble, service and inspect ignitions, electrical equipment, appliances, carburetors, fuel systems, hydraulic and vacuum systems for aircraft, aircraft engines and appliances.
K:         14 CFR § 147.15(f)
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5
5.7.       Verify facility has suitable space with adequate equipment, including tables, benches, stands and jacks, for disassembling, inspecting and rigging aircraft.
K:         14 CFR § 147.15(g)
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5
5.8.       Verify facility has suitable space with adequate equipment for disassembling, troubleshooting and timing engines.
K:         14 CFR § 147.15(h)
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5
5.9.       Verify applicant has various airframe and power plant systems and components, including propellers, to complete practical projects required by its approved curriculum and at least one aircraft.
K:         14 CFR § 147.17(a)
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5
5.10.     Verify airframes, power plants, propellers, appliances and components to be used for instruction and practical projects are diversified to show different methods of construction and operation when installed.
K:         14 CFR § 147.17(c)
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5
5.11.     Ensure there are enough units so that no more than eight students will work on any one unit at a time.
K:         14 CFR § 147.17(c)
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5 and Par. 6-10-4-11
AC 147-3, Chap. 2
5.12.     Verify school provides training aids or operational mock-ups if aircraft used for instruction does not have a retractable landing gear and wing flap system.
K:         14 CFR § 147.17(d)
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-5

6           Inspect school records.

K:         14 CFR § 147.31

             14 CFR § 147.33

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 31

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10

             AC 120-78

6.1.       Inspect Computer-Based Recordkeeping System for compliance with OpSpec A025 and back up system if utilized.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 3
Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 31, Sec. 2, Par. 3-3004 and Par. 3-3010
AC 120-78
6.2.       Review student records, verify compliance with 14 CFR §§ 147.33 and 147.31.
K:         14 CFR § 147.33
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 3, Par. 6-10-3-5 and Par. 6-10-3-11
Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 6, Par. 6-10-6-7

7           Conduct debriefing and document in accordance with SAS guidance.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 1, Chap. 3, Sec. 1, Par. 1-158

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1, Par. 6-2148

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-13

8           Initial certification or added rating.

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

8.1.       If facility is “approved”, complete FAA Form 8310-6, Aviation Maintenance Technician School Certificate and Ratings Application, as applicable and Air Agency Certificate.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 5, Par. 2-1532 and Par. 2-1533
8.2.       Complete, distribute and file required forms, Air Agency Certificate, Operations Specifications.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 5, Par. 2-1534
8.3.       Follow SAS guidance and document the task.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 12, Sec. 4, Par. 2-1537

9           Future activities; follow SAS guidance.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 1, Par. 6-2149

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 10, Sec. 4, Par. 6-10-4-15

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 10