Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 5.2.1 (AXH) Cabin HM Procedures and Handling DCT Type: EP DCT Specialty: Operations Peer Group: C - Part 135 (9 or Less Seats) DCT Revision: 8.0 on 06/30/21 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): Provide safety of flight HM operations to all aircraft cabin occupants.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the OPERATOR; (1) follow approved/accepted safety performance objectives (2) identifies, handles and reports hazardous material events for aircraft cabin operations

 (AXH) Cabin HM Procedures and Handling Element includes the following System(s) and Subsystem(s)

Questions Answers Comments
  5.2.1 (AXH) Cabin HM Procedures and Handling
1   
Were excepted items for passengers, crew members, and air operators properly handled, including:

      #1 battery powered mobility aids;
      #2 portable electronic devices;
      #3 spare batteries;
      #4 battery powered portable electronic smoking devices;
      #5 other items referenced in 49 CFR 175.10?

REFERENCES: 49 CFR 175.10(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") ,  Rev.  2  6/24/2017 11:57:51 PM, 

QID:
 00051377, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
2   
Was baggage in the cabin that showed signs of hazardous material leakage, contamination, smoking, sparking, or burning removed from the aircraft as applicable?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 175.90(b), 49 CFR 175.90(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") ,  Rev.  2  6/24/2017 11:57:51 PM, 

QID:
 00051379, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
3   
Did crew members demonstrate knowledge of procedures to take if a bag is discovered leaking, contaminated with hazardous materials?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 175.90(b), 49 CFR 175.90(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") ,  Rev.  2  6/24/2017 11:57:51 PM, 

QID:
 00051380, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
4   
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
5   
Were certificate holder personnel knowledgeable of regulatory requirements and certificate holder limitations regarding the carriage of spare batteries (lithium metal, lithium ion, and non-spillable battery) in carry-on baggage?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 175.10

NOTE: Reference SAFO 15010.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  3  4/2/2020 3:17:53 PM, 

QID:
 00055474, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
6   
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.  3  4/2/2020 3:17:53 PM, 

QID:
 00055475, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
7   
Did certificate holder personnel inform passengers that spare lithium batteries, installed batteries (smart bags), and e-cigarettes, otherwise permitted by regulation, are prohibited when checking baggage while boarding?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 175.25

NOTE: Reference SAFO 15010.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  2  4/2/2020 3:17:53 PM, 

QID:
 00055498, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
8   
Did certificate holder personnel follow their procedures to restrict the carriage of PEDs and lithium batteries, otherwise permitted by regulation, as checked baggage?


NOTE: Reference InFO 17008.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  2  4/2/2020 3:17:53 PM, 

QID:
 00055499, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
9   
During boarding of an aircraft, do certificate holder personnel follow their procedures for the identification, removal, and reporting of passenger baggage containing unauthorized lithium batteries?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 175.31

NOTE: Reference SAFO 15010, SAFO 16011, and InFO 17008.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  2  4/2/2020 3:17:54 PM, 

QID:
 00055505, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
10   
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
11   
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