Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 2.1.5 (OP) Appropriate Airmen / Crewmembers Checks and Qualifications DCT Type: EP DCT Specialty: Operations Peer Group: C - Part 135 (9 or Less Seats) DCT Revision: 24.0 on 12/29/20 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To use qualified and competent airmen and crewmembers for the operations.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine; (1) If the CH followed the accepted or approved process; (2) If the CH used qualified and competent airmen and crewmembers for the operations.

The (OP) Appropriate Airmen / Crewmembers Checks and Qualifications Element includes the following System(s) and Subsystem(s)

Questions Answers Comments
  2.1.5 (OP) Appropriate Airmen / Crewmembers Checks and Qualifications
1   
Best describe how the certificate holder provided the Pilot In Command (PIC) current information concerning the following subjects and ensured that the PIC had adequate knowledge of, and the ability to use, the information:

      #1 Weather characteristics appropriate to the season;
      #2 Navigation facilities;
      #3 Communication procedures, including airport visual aids;
      #4 Kinds of terrain and obstructions;
      #5 Minimum safe flight levels;
      #6 Enroute and terminal area arrival and departure procedures, holding procedures and authorized instrument approach procedures for the airports involved;
      #7 Congested areas and physical layout of each airport in the terminal area in which the pilot will operate; and
      #8 Notices to Airmen.

REFERENCES: 121.443(a), 121.443(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121")) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY"))) ,  Rev.  4  2/28/2018 10:55:57 AM, 

QID:
 00012526, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Consistently followed the procedures
  Some steps were missed or not followed
  Procedures were not consistently followed or adequate
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
2   
Best describe how the certificate holder followed its procedures to:

      #1 Maintain and provide records for an assigned SIC per 135.99(c)(1); and
      #2 Maintain a data collection and analysis process that enables the certificate holder and the FAA to determine whether the SIC PDP is accomplishing its objectives.

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 68 Sec 1, AC-135-43, 135.99(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A062") ,  Rev.  1  2/27/2019 12:03:33 PM, 

QID:
 00054670, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Consistently followed the procedures;
  Some steps were missed or not followed;
  Procedures were not consistently followed or adequate;
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
3   
Were financial and human resources provided to ensure the safety and quality performance of this element?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:44 AM, 

QID:
 00051936, Response Details: Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
4   
Were financial and human resources provided to ensure the safety and quality performance of this element?


Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:43 AM, 

QID:
 00051950, Response Details: Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
5   
Did the person with authority over the certificate holder's process effectively plan, direct and control resources, or change procedures and make key determinations including safety risk acceptance decisions for this element?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Management Authority,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:43 AM, 

QID:
 00051937, Response Details: Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
6   
Did the person with authority over the certificate holder's process effectively plan, direct and control resources, or change procedures and make key determinations including safety risk acceptance decisions for this element?


Safety Attribute: Management Authority,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:44 AM, 

QID:
 00051951, Response Details: Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
7   
Were the certificate holder's process measurement(s) used to evaluate the performance of this element and if necessary, implement corrective action?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Process Measurement,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:44 AM, 

QID:
 00051938, Response Details: Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
8   
Were the certificate holder's process measurement(s) used to evaluate the performance of this element and if necessary, implement corrective action?


Safety Attribute: Process Measurement,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:44 AM, 

QID:
 00051952, Response Details: Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
9   
Verify the certificate holder maintained PRIA records for flight crewmembers for a period of 5 years according to the Pilot Records Improvement Act, 49 USC 44703(h) through (j).


REFERENCES: AC-120-68, 44703, 8000.88

NOTE: 135 Single pilot operators are also subject to the provisions of PRIA (Ref. AC-120-68).

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") ,  Rev.  3  12/16/2019 3:26:22 PM, 

QID:
 00012066, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
10   
Were pilots who served as SIC of an operation requiring three or more pilots, fully qualified to act as PIC for that operation?


REFERENCES: 121.432(a)

NOTE: These SICs are required to complete the same requirements as a PIC except these SICs are not required to complete PIC operating experience and ground training for mentoring.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121") AND ((CREWMEMBERS = "THREE PILOTS") OR (CREWMEMBERS = "FOUR PILOTS") OR (CREWMEMBERS = "MORE THAN FOUR PILOTS"))) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND ((CREWMEMBERS = "THREE PILOTS") OR (CREWMEMBERS = "FOUR PILOTS")) AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY"))) ,  Rev.  5  6/25/2020 10:00:59 AM, 

QID:
 00012476, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
11   
Verify that the required line checks for pilots were conducted and documented.


REFERENCES: 121.440

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121")) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY"))) ,  Rev.  3  9/28/2020 3:04:28 PM, 

QID:
 00012477, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate and complete
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
12   
Verify that each person who served as a required flight crewmember satisfactorily completed:

      #1 Recurrent ground training for that airplane and crewmember position within the preceding 12 calendar months; and
      #2 A flight check within the preceding 12 calendar months, as applicable?

REFERENCES: 121.433(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121")) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY"))) ,  Rev.  3  2/28/2018 10:55:53 AM, 

QID:
 00012479, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate, complete and regulatory compliant
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
13   
Verify that the proficiency checks were not substituted for training in those maneuvers and procedures set forth in an certificate holder's approved low-altitude windshear flight training program when that program was included in a recurrent flight training course as required by 121.409(d).


REFERENCES: 121.409(d), 121.433(e)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121") AND (TRAINING EQUIPMENT = "FLIGHT SIMULATORS")) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY")) AND (TRAINING EQUIPMENT = "FLIGHT SIMULATORS")) ,  Rev.  4  2/28/2018 10:55:53 AM, 

QID:
 00012482, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Proficiency checks were not substituted
  Proficiency checks were substituted
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
14   
Verify that each required flight crewmember position was occupied by an appropriately qualified person when using an FFS to accomplish any of the requirements of 121.439(a) or (b).


REFERENCES: 121.439(a), 121.439(b), 121.439(d)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121") AND (TRAINING EQUIPMENT = "FLIGHT SIMULATORS")) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND (TRAINING EQUIPMENT = "FLIGHT SIMULATORS") AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY"))) ,  Rev.  5  6/25/2020 10:00:57 AM, 

QID:
 00012501, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Each position was occupied by a qualified person
  Each position was not occupied by a qualified person
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
15   
Verify that a PIC line check was given by a pilot check airman who was currently qualified on both the route and the airplane.


REFERENCES: 121.440

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121")) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY"))) ,  Rev.  4  2/28/2018 10:55:56 AM, 

QID:
 00012502, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  A line check was given by a qualified check airman
  A line check was not given by a qualified check airman
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
16   
Verify that each person who served as a PIC had satisfactorily completed a proficiency check in the aircraft type in which the PIC served within the preceding 12 calendar months and, in addition, within the preceding 6 calendar months, either a proficiency check, or an approved FFS course of training under 121.409.


REFERENCES: 121.409, 121.441(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121")) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY"))) ,  Rev.  6  6/25/2020 10:02:59 AM, 

QID:
 00012503, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate and complete
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
17   
Verify each person who served as a pilot flight crewmember, other than PIC, satisfactorily completed a proficiency check or line oriented flight training course under 121.409 within the preceding 24 calendar months, and within the preceding 12 calendar months, either a proficiency check or any FFS training course under 121.409.


REFERENCES: AC-120-35, 121.409, 121.441(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121")) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY"))) ,  Rev.  5  6/25/2020 10:00:58 AM, 

QID:
 00012504, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate and complete
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
18   
Verify that each person who served as the PIC over an area that requires a special type of navigation equipment demonstrated qualification on the applicable navigation system by:

      #1 Flying over a route or area as pilot in command using the applicable special type of navigation system; or
      #2 Flying over a route or area as pilot in command under the supervision of a check airman using the special type of navigation system; or
      #3 Completing the training program requirements of Appendix G of this part.

REFERENCES: 121.445(d)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121")) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY"))) ,  Rev.  3  2/28/2018 10:55:56 AM, 

QID:
 00012508, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate, complete and regulatory compliant
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
19   
Verify that only qualified training center evaluators were used to perform airman certification in one type of aircraft for the Operator's pilots who have been trained under the Operator's approved training program.


REFERENCES: A031, 121.402(b), 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 2 Sec 21

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "A031")) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A031") AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY"))) ,  Rev.  4  2/28/2018 10:55:58 AM, 

QID:
 00012515, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Each training center evaluator was qualified
  Some training center evaluators were not qualified
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
20   
Verify that only qualified flight engineer training center evaluators were used to perform airman certification for an Operator's Flight engineer candidates who have been trained under the Operator's approved training program.


REFERENCES: A031, 121.402(b), 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 2 Sec 21

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "A031")) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A031") AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY"))) ,  Rev.  4  2/28/2018 10:55:58 AM, 

QID:
 00012517, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Each flight engineer training center evaluator was qualified
  Some flight engineer training center evaluators were not qualified
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
21   
Verify the pilot in command held an airline transport pilot certificate with an appropriate type rating for the aircraft.


REFERENCES: 121.436(a)

NOTE: This requirement also applies to the second in command of an aircraft requiring three or more pilots while conducting flag or supplemental operations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121")) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY"))) ,  Rev.  5  2/28/2018 10:55:56 AM, 

QID:
 00012525, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
22   
Verify that each person who served as a required flight crewmember satisfactorily completed a competency check within the preceding 12 calendar months.


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 7, 135.293(b), 135.301(a), 135.63(a), 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 2 Sec 14

NOTE: The grace provisions of 135.301(a) apply.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ( NOT (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY")) ,  Rev.  5  9/19/2019 1:40:58 PM, 

QID:
 00012548, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Records show each person who served as a required flight crewmember satisfactorily completed a flight check within the preceding 12 calendar months
  Records did not show each person who served as a required flight crewmember satisfactorily completed a flight check within the preceding 12 calendar months
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
23   
Verify that each person who served as a PIC of an aircraft under IFR had satisfactorily completed, within the preceding 6 calendar months, an instrument proficiency check.


REFERENCES: 135.297, 135.301(a)

NOTE: The grace provisions of 135.301(a) apply.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "B032") AND NOT (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY") ,  Rev.  4  6/26/2019 11:18:08 AM, 

QID:
 00012554, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Records show the appropriate check was completed
  Records did not show the appropriate check was completed
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
24   
Verify that the qualification records of each person who served as a PIC indicate that a line check was given to that airman by an approved check pilot or the FAA within the previous 12 calendar months.


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 7, 135.299(a), 135.301(a), 135.63(a), 135.299(b)

NOTE: The grace provisions of 135.301(a) apply.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ( NOT (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY")) ,  Rev.  4  9/19/2019 1:40:58 PM, 

QID:
 00012555, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Records show a line check was given by either an approved check pilot or FAA inspector within the previous 12 calendar months
  Records did not show a line check was given by an approved check pilot or FAA Inspector within the previous 12 calendar months
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
25   
Verify that the qualification records of each person who served as a pilot flight crewmember, reflect satisfactory completion of a written or oral test on the applicable areas listed in 135.293(a)(1) through 135.293(a)(9) within the preceding 12 calendar months.


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 7, 135.293(a), 135.301(a)

NOTE: The grace provisions of 135.301(a) apply.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ( NOT (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY")) ,  Rev.  4  9/19/2019 1:40:58 PM, 

QID:
 00012557, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Records show the appropriate oral or written test was completed
  Records did not show completion of the appropriate oral or written test
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
26   
Verify that the required flight crewmembers' medical certificates met the requirements for each crewmember assignment.


REFERENCES: 135.63(a), 61.23(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00012559, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The flight crewmember medical records met the requirements
  The flight crewmember medical records did not meet the requirements
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
27   
Did only United States certificated airmen employed by the certificate holder operate its aircraft?


REFERENCES: 135.25(d), 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 2 Sec 14, 135.243, 135.95

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  3  6/26/2019 11:18:08 AM, 

QID:
 00012562, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
28   
Verify the PIC met the requirements for serving as PIC under VFR?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 7, 135.243(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "135" ,  Rev.  3  6/26/2019 11:18:08 AM, 

QID:
 00012565, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
29   
Verify the PIC met the requirements for serving as PIC under IFR?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 7, 135.243(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "B032") ,  Rev.  3  6/26/2019 11:18:08 AM, 

QID:
 00012566, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
30   
Verify the following crewmember testing requirements were accomplished:

      #1 Initial and recurrent for flight crewmembers; and
      #2 Line checks for PIC.

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 19 Sec 7, 135.293, 135.299, 135.63(a), 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 2 Sec 14

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND ( NOT (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY")) ,  Rev.  4  2/28/2018 10:55:51 AM, 

QID:
 00012571, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
31   
Did the person serving as a check airman (aircraft) meet the minimum qualifications?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 2, 135.337(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (TRAINING PERSONNEL = "CHECK AIRMEN AIRCRAFT") AND ( NOT (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY")) ,  Rev.  3  2/28/2018 10:55:57 AM, 

QID:
 00012574, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
32   
Did the person serving as a flight instructor (aircraft) meet the minimum qualifications?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 2, 135.338(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (TRAINING PERSONNEL = "FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR AIRCRAFT") AND ( NOT (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY")) ,  Rev.  3  2/28/2018 10:55:57 AM, 

QID:
 00012575, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
33   
Did the person serving as a check airman (simulator) meet minimum qualifications?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 2, 135.337(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (TRAINING PERSONNEL = "CHECK AIRMEN SIMULATOR") AND ( NOT (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY")) ,  Rev.  3  2/28/2018 10:55:57 AM, 

QID:
 00012576, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
34   
Did the person serving as a flight instructor (simulator) meet the minimum qualifications?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 20 Sec 2, 135.338(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (TRAINING PERSONNEL = "FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR SIMULATOR") AND ( NOT (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY")) ,  Rev.  3  2/28/2018 10:55:57 AM, 

QID:
 00012577, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
35   
Did the Operator record each action taken to release any flight crewmember from employment due to physical or professional disqualification?


REFERENCES: AC-120-68, 135.63(a), 135.63(b), 8000.88

NOTE: The Operator must maintain these records for at least 12 months. PRIA requires retention of these records for at least 5 years.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:38:49 PM, 

QID:
 00012578, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
36   
Did the Operator maintain the records specified by 135.63(a)(4) at its principal base of operations or at another location used by the Operator and approved by the Administrator?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 31 Sec 3, 135.63(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  2  3/28/2014 11:38:51 PM, 

QID:
 00012579, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
37   
When using designated local flying areas for helicopter air ambulance operations in Class G airspace, did the certificate holder maintain records showing pilots demonstrated a level of familiarity by passing an examination given within the 12 calendar months prior to using the local flying area?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 18 Sec 3, A021, 135.609(c), AC-135-14

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A021") ,  Rev.  1  9/29/2015 2:09:59 PM, 

QID:
 00048816, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
38   
Verify the pilot acting as second in command held an airline transport pilot certificate with an appropriate type rating for the aircraft.


REFERENCES: 121.436(b)

NOTE: A second in command type rating obtained under 14 CFR 61.55 does not satisfy this requirement.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  ((FAR PART = "121")) OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND ((TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O") OR (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY"))) ,  Rev.  2  2/28/2018 10:55:57 AM, 

QID:
 00049306, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
39   
As applicable, verify the PIC met the requirements for serving as PIC for helicopter air ambulance operations.


REFERENCES: 135.603

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A021") ,  Rev.  1  1/14/2016 11:32:53 AM, 

QID:
 00049317, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
40   
Verify that the certificate holder ensured that all training, checking, and recency requirements were satisfied prior to crewmembers engaging in ANVGO.


REFERENCES: A051

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A051") ,  Rev.  1  9/20/2017 10:42:06 AM, 

QID:
 00051769, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate;
  The records contained discrepancies;
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
41   
Did the certificate holder follow policies, procedures, instructions and information for this element?


Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:43 AM, 

QID:
 00051933, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
42   
Did the certificate holder follow policies, procedures, instructions and information for this element?


Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:43 AM, 

QID:
 00051947, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
43   
Verify the pilot(s) who served as PIC met pilot in command qualifications for the flight operation conducted?


REFERENCES: 135.243

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") ,  Rev.  1  6/26/2018 12:22:37 PM, 

QID:
 00052219, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

   The records were accurate;
  The records contained discrepancies;
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
44   
Verify that any person serving as SIC held at least a commercial pilot certificate with appropriate category, class, and if required, an instrument rating?


REFERENCES: 135.245

NOTE: Helicopter operations under VFR, other than over-the-top, do not require an instrument rating on the commercial pilot certificate.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (CREWMEMBERS = "TWO PILOTS") ,  Rev.  1  9/28/2018 12:03:57 PM, 

QID:
 00052644, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate;
  The records contained discrepancies;
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
45   
Verify the pilot(s) who served as pilot in command of a SIC PDP operation were:

      #1 Fully qualified to serve as a pilot in command for the certificate holder for at least the previous 6 calendar months; and
      #2 Completed mentoring training, including techniques for reinforcing the highest standards of technical performance, airmanship and professionalism within the preceding 36 calendar months?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 68 Sec 1, AC-135-43, 135.99(c)

NOTE: The certificate holder must have approved PIC training for pilots who will serve as PIC on flights conducted in accordance with an SIC PDP.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A062") ,  Rev.  2  6/26/2019 11:18:07 AM, 

QID:
 00054673, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate;
  The records contained discrepancies;
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
46   
Verify the pilot(s) who served as second in command of a SIC PDP operation met:

      #1 The second in command qualifications in §135.245; and
      #2 The crewmember testing requirements for second in command in 135 subpart G.

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 68 Sec 1, AC-135-43, 135.99(c), 135.245

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A062") ,  Rev.  1  2/27/2019 12:03:33 PM, 

QID:
 00054676, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate;
  The records contained discrepancies;
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
47   
Was a proficiency check substituted for the extended envelope training required by 14 CFR part 121.423?


REFERENCES: 121.433(e)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY" OR "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O")) ,  Rev.  1  2/27/2019 12:03:41 PM, 

QID:
 00054917, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  No
  Yes
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
48   
Did the certificate holder follow the PRIA records request process before releasing a pilot to operate an aircraft?


REFERENCES: AC-120-68, 44703(h), 8000.88

NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") ,  Rev.  2  12/29/2020 1:20:32 PM, 

QID:
 00055456, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
49   
Did proficiency checks include at least the procedures and maneuvers set forth in part 121 Appendix F, except when the conditions for waiving a maneuver or procedure were met in accordance with 121.441(d)?


REFERENCES: 121 Appendix F, AC-120-114, 121.441(d)

NOTE: Waiver authority does not apply to upgrade proficiency checks.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") OR ((FAR PART = "135") AND (TRAINING PROGRAMS = "PILOT TRAINING UNDER 121 N&O ONLY" OR "PILOT TRAINING UNDER BOTH 135 AND 121 N&O")) ,  Rev.  1  6/25/2020 10:04:36 AM, 

QID:
 00056251, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
50   
Did the controls effectively mitigate unacceptable risk(s) for this element?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:43 AM, 

QID:
 00051934, Response Details: Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
51   
Did the controls effectively mitigate unacceptable risk(s) for this element?


Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:43 AM, 

QID:
 00051948, Response Details: Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
52   
Were the certificate holder's interfaces effective for this element?


Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:43 AM, 

QID:
 00051935, Response Details: Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
53   
Were the certificate holder's interfaces effective for this element?


Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:43 AM, 

QID:
 00051949, Response Details: Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
54   
Did individuals understand their role and contribute to the safety performance of this element?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Safety Ownership,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:43 AM, 

QID:
 00051939, Response Details: Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
55   
Did individuals understand their role and contribute to the safety performance of this element?


Safety Attribute: Safety Ownership,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:44 AM, 

QID:
 00051953, Response Details: Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable


Response Details List  Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Process oversight failure
2 Unacceptable safety risk acceptance
3 Ineffective planning of resources
4 Ineffective use of resources
5 Ineffective control of resources
6 Failure to implement safety risk processes
7 Process owner not clearly identified
8 Unqualified
9 Other
Response Details List  Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Failure to identify hazards or ineffective risk controls
2 Failure to develop and maintain risk controls
3 Failure to effectively mitigate risk before applying risk controls
4 Risk controls ineffective
5 Unclear risk controls
6 Failure to assess risk for a new system
7 Failure to assess risk when revising an existing system
8 Failure to assess risk when developing operational procedures
9 Failure to maintain records of outputs of risk control assessments
10 Other
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  Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Internal communication failure(s)
2 External communication failure(s)
3 Lack of interfaces
4 Inconsistent interfaces
5 Poor coordination between departments and employees
6 Failure of interfaces between processes or procedures
7 Other
Response Details List  Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Inadequate monitoring of operations processes
2 Ineffective evaluations of processes or systems
3 Undocumented or insufficient investigations
4 Failure to conduct audits
5 Ineffective audits
6 Failure to detect changes in the operational environment
7 Personnel failed to perform/follow process (procedures, guidance, etc.)
8 Process failed to meet desired outcome
9 Process oversight failure
10 Other
Response Details List  Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Failed to provide financial resources
2 Failed to provide sufficient human resources
3 Individual not clearly identified
4 Failure to ensure safety of process
5 Failure to oversee operations conducted under the certificate
6 Failed to ensure quality performance of process
7 Process oversight failure
8 Communication failure(s)
9 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
Response Details List  Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 3.0)
1 Unaware of or ineffective safety policies or processes
2 Unaware of or ineffective safety related reporting tools
3 Unclear safety policy
4 Ineffective safety related training
5 Lack of safety culture
6 Unclear safety objectives
7 Other