Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 2.2.1 (AXH) HM Pilot Notifications / Emergency Procedures DCT Type: EP DCT Specialty: Operations Peer Group: B - Part 135 (10 or More Seats) DCT Revision: 7.0 on 06/30/21 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): Provide pilot in command with HM notification and emergency response information to safely manage HM carriage during flight operations.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the OPERATOR; (1) follows the approved/accepted safety performance objectives (2) provides pilot-in-command with accurate and timely HM notification and emergency response information to safely manage HM carriage during flight operations

 (AXH) HM Pilot Notifications / Emergency Procedures Element includes the following System(s) and Subsystem(s)

Questions Answers Comments
  2.2.1 (AXH) HM Pilot Notifications / Emergency Procedures
1   
Verify that the pilot-in-command received a hazardous materials notification that was:

      #1 accurate;
      #2 legible;
      #3 received as early as practicable.

REFERENCES: 49 CFR 175.33(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") AND NOT (HAZMAT = "WILL NOT CARRY HAZMAT") ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2021 10:27:38 AM, 

QID:
 00051279, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records met requirements.
  The records contained discrepancies.
  hazmat was observed but the pilot in command did not receive a notice.
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
2   
Verify that a copy of the shipping paper for each hazardous materials shipment accompanied the shipment aboard the aircraft.


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 175.33(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") AND NOT (HAZMAT = "WILL NOT CARRY HAZMAT") ,  Rev.  2  6/24/2021 10:27:37 AM, 

QID:
 00051286, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  All required records were available.
  Some required records were missing or inaccurate.
  All required records were missing or inaccurate.
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
3   
Best describe how procedures were followed for pilot notifications when operating with an external load.


Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND NOT (HAZMAT = "WILL NOT CARRY HAZMAT") ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2021 10:27:38 AM, 

QID:
 00051290, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Consistently followed the procedures.
  Some steps were missed or not followed.
  Procedures were consistently missed or inadequate.
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
4   
Verify that the information on the notification to the pilot-in-command was available at the:

      #1 airport of departure
      #2 intended airport of arrival.

REFERENCES: 49 CFR 175.33(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") AND NOT (HAZMAT = "WILL NOT CARRY HAZMAT") ,  Rev.  2  6/24/2021 10:27:38 AM, 

QID:
 00051283, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Records were available
  Records were not available.
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
5   
When hazardous materials were transported under the terms of a Special Permit or Approval, were all requirements for the flight crew members met?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 175.30

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129") AND NOT (HAZMAT = "WILL NOT CARRY HAZMAT") ,  Rev.  4  6/24/2021 10:27:38 AM, 

QID:
 00051287, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
6   
Did flight crew members have adequate information available in case of a hazardous materials emergency?


Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129") ,  Rev.  3  7/19/2018 9:03:00 PM, 

QID:
 00051288, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
7   
Did the certificate holder/operator follow policies, procedures, instructions, and information for this element?


NOTE: This question pertains to policies, procedures, instructions, and information, other than those already identified as inadequate in related questions.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129") ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2021 10:24:29 AM, 

QID:
 00051589, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
8   
Is the crew knowledgeable of the procedures to implement when a PED or spare lithium battery goes into thermal runaway in the cabin and/or on the flight deck to extinguish the item, contain the item, and monitor the device or battery for re-ignition?


NOTE: Reference InFO 17008. Certificate holders have various containment devices. Crew should be able to access these written procedures in flight/on board the aircraft.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  4/2/2020 3:17:21 PM, 

QID:
 00056016, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
9   
Were the certificate holder's/operator's controls for this element effective in achieving the desired result?


NOTE: This question pertains to controls, other than those already identified as inadequate in related questions.

Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129") ,  Rev.  4  6/24/2021 10:24:30 AM, 

QID:
 00051233, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
10   
Were the certificate holder's/operator's interfaces effective for this element?


NOTE: This question pertains to interfaces, other than those already identified as inadequate in related questions.

Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129") ,  Rev.  4  6/24/2021 10:24:30 AM, 

QID:
 00051234, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable


Response Details List  EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Unclear procedure(s)
2 Conflicting procedure(s)
3 Used workaround(s)
4 Skipped process step(s)
5 Personnel failed to follow process (procedures, guidance, etc)
6 Procedures/guidance not available
7 Procedures/guidance not current
8 Inconsistent procedure(s)
9 Undocumented procedure(s)
10 Minor typographical error(s) (i.e. record entries)
11 Information missing
12 Communication failure(s)
13 Personnel failed to perform task
14 Process failed to meet desired outcome
15 Process oversight failure
16 Equipment/tools not available
17 Equipment/tools not adequate
18 Equipment/tools not calibrated
19 Facilities not adequate
20 Other
Response Details List  N/A Response Detail (Released, 2.0)
1 Not applicable or authorized for the certificate holder or applicant
2 Other
Response Details List  N/O Response Detail (Released, 2.0)
1 Personnel (e.g., key certificate holder personnel not present/available)
2 Equipment (e.g., equipment not present/available/in serviceable condition)
3 Event did not occur (e.g., did not observe an intoxicated passenger on the flight)
4 Time Constraints (e.g., resources/workload)
5 Weather (e.g., weather needed for observation not present or weather made observation impossible)
6 Other