Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 4.6.2 (AW) Maintenance Special Emphasis Programs DCT Type: ED DCT Specialty: Airworthiness Peer Group: E - Part 135 (HAA) DCT Revision: 9.0 on 12/29/20 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To provide aircraft maintenance program standards for maintenance special emphasis programs.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Provide aircraft maintenance program standards for maintenance special emphasis programs.

The (AW) Maintenance Special Emphasis Programs Element includes the following System(s) and Subsystem(s)

Questions Answers Comments
  4.6.2 (AW) Maintenance Special Emphasis Programs
1   
Does the process design ensure the individual with responsibility provides both financial and human resources for 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  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051929, Response Details: Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
2   
Does the process design ensure the individual with responsibility provides both financial and human resources for 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  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051943, Response Details: Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
3   
Is the person with authority clearly identifiable, qualified and knowledgeable to effectively plan, direct and control resources, 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  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051930, Response Details: Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
4   
Is the person with authority clearly identifiable, qualified and knowledgeable to effectively plan, direct and control resources, 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  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051944, Response Details: Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
5   
Do process measurement(s) exist to evaluate the performance of this element and implement corrective action if necessary?


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  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051931, Response Details: Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
6   
Do process measurement(s) exist to evaluate the performance of this element and implement corrective action if necessary?


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  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051945, Response Details: Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
7   
Do the procedures ensure that FAA approved data is used for repairs of principal structural elements or primary structure?


REFERENCES: AC-25.1529-1, 8300.16

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") ,  Rev.  4  7/14/2016 3:16:59 PM, 

QID:
 00007288, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8   
Does the operator identify all principal structural elements as required by the manufactuer?


REFERENCES: AC-25.1529-1, 25.571(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") ,  Rev.  3  7/14/2016 3:17:00 PM, 

QID:
 00007289, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
9   
Do the procedures ensure the operator determined if FAA engineering approval was required when structural damage occurred?


REFERENCES: AC-25.1529-1, 8300.16

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") ,  Rev.  4  7/14/2016 3:17:00 PM, 

QID:
 00007291, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
10   
Do the procedures require that any repair to a principal structural element or primary structure, including the removal of cracks and corrosion, requires some form of approval whether the repair is deemed "major" or "minor" under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 43?


REFERENCES: AC-25.1529-1, 8300.16

NOTE: Repair to a principal structural element or primary structure requires FAA engineering approval. Such approval is usually accomplished by the FAA or designated engineering representative.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") ,  Rev.  4  7/14/2016 3:17:08 PM, 

QID:
 00007292, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
11   
Do structural repair procedures contain Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) that require:

      #1 A basic structural evaluation to show the repair will meet immediate and short-term strength;
      #2 A more extensive investigation to show long-term strength requirements;
      #3 That final repair approval is not made until a complete damage tolerance evaluation has been made to show the repair is adequate to assure continued airworthiness;
      #4 The completion of the approval process does not exceed 12 months;
      #5 The time period established for completion of the approval be based on technical, logistic, and record keeping considerations; and
      #6 The responsibility for the assessment may be restricted to staff members of the airframe manufacturer, certain DERs, and the FAA?

REFERENCES: AC-25.1529-1, 8300.16, 43.16

NOTE: Also review 14 CFR Part 26 to determine applicability.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") ,  Rev.  5  7/14/2016 3:17:01 PM, 

QID:
 00007293, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
12   
Does the inspection program include procedures that require the Operator to perform a design review and develop ICAs (inspection tasks, intervals, and limitations) for field-approved auxiliary fuel tanks installed in their airplanes?


REFERENCES: AC-120-97, 91.1507(b)

NOTE: Design review requirements are detailed in SFAR 88.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  4  7/14/2016 3:17:01 PM, 

QID:
 00007303, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
13   
Does the inspection program include requirements for the certificate holder to submit proposed field-approved auxiliary tank ICA data through the Principal Inspector to the responsible Aircraft Certification Service office?


REFERENCES: AC-120-97, 91.1507(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  5  6/25/2019 11:13:58 AM, 

QID:
 00007304, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
14   
Does the inspection program include inspections, procedures, and limitations for fuel tank systems?


REFERENCES: AC-120-97, 91.1507(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  4  7/14/2016 3:17:01 PM, 

QID:
 00007305, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
15   
Does the inspection program include requirements based on the responsible Aircraft Certification Service office approved ICAs?


REFERENCES: 91.1507(d)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  5  6/25/2019 11:13:57 AM, 

QID:
 00007306, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
16   
Does the inspection program include procedures mandated by the fuel tank safety ADs to:

      #1 Accomplish design changes;
      #2 Accomplish ICAs that have been determined to fall into the Unsafe Condition category;
      #3 Adhere to critical design configuration control limitations;
      #4 Incorporate airworthiness limitation section; and
      #5 Document accomplishment using the established AD tracking system?

REFERENCES: AC-120-97, 135.439(a), 39.11, 39.7, 43.16, 91.1507(d), 91.403(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  5  7/14/2016 3:17:02 PM, 

QID:
 00007307, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
17   
Does the inspection program include procedures to ensure:

      #1 Accomplishment of the responsible Aircraft Certification Service office approved type certificate holder's maintenance significant Items, which includes ICAs, that fall into the "No Unsafe" condition category, but are necessary to maintain continued airworthiness of the fuel tank system ignition prevention features; and
      #2 Incorporation of the TC holder's maintenance significant items (ICAs) into the inspection program, which includes tasks and intervals, from the MRBR, maintenance implementation document, or any other document in which the TC/STC holder chooses to place the information?

REFERENCES: AC-120-97

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  6  6/25/2019 11:13:58 AM, 

QID:
 00007313, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
18   
Do the procedures specify that prior to returning an aircraft to service after any alteration for which fuel tank ICAs are developed, the Operator must incorporate the fuel tank ICAs into its inspection program?


REFERENCES: 91.1507(e)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  4  7/14/2016 3:17:02 PM, 

QID:
 00007316, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
19   
Does procedures require that the initial fuel tank system inspection program and any subsequent revisions be submitted to the Principal Inspector for review and approval?


REFERENCES: AC-120-97, 91.1507(f)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  4  7/14/2016 3:17:03 PM, 

QID:
 00007329, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
20   
Does the fuel tank system inspection program include procedures to ensure any proposed change to airworthiness limitation items are:

      #1 Submitted through the Principal Inspector who will forward them to the responsible Aircraft Certification Service office; and
      #2 Approved by the responsible Aircraft Certification Service office?

REFERENCES: AC-120-97

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  6  6/25/2019 11:13:58 AM, 

QID:
 00007330, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
21   
Does the fuel tank system inspection program include procedures to ensure that exceptional short-term extension of fuel tank system airworthiness limitations without FAA engineering approval must be approved in advance by the Principal Inspector?


REFERENCES: AC-120-97

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  4  7/14/2016 3:17:03 PM, 

QID:
 00007333, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
22   
Does the fuel tank system inspection program include procedures to ensure that after an exceptional short-term extension of a fuel tank system airworthiness limitation is used, the airworthiness limitation interval reverts back to the original interval in the inspection program?


REFERENCES: AC-120-97

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  4  7/14/2016 3:17:04 PM, 

QID:
 00007334, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
23   
Does the fuel tank system inspection program include requirements that the certificate holder must first get approval from the responsible Aircraft Certification Service office when they want to delete or change a;

      #1 Maintenance significant items task; or
      #2 Maintenance significant items task interval?

REFERENCES: AC-120-97

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  6  6/25/2019 11:13:57 AM, 

QID:
 00007335, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
24   
Does the fuel tank system inspection program include procedures to ensure FAA-approved data used in certificate holder developed shop manuals and instructions are identified as FAA-approved data?


REFERENCES: AC-120-97

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  4  7/14/2016 3:17:04 PM, 

QID:
 00007338, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
25   
Do inspection program requirements to ensure the maintenance and inspection work force understands the new philosophical approach to fuel tank system ignition prevention?


REFERENCES: AC-120-97

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") AND ((PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: =>30") OR (WEIGHT = "PAYLOAD: =>7,500 POUNDS")) ,  Rev.  4  7/14/2016 3:17:04 PM, 

QID:
 00007339, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
26   
Do the procedures specify that the certificate holder will perform maintenance tasks while ensuring that:

      #1 Work instructions provide sufficient detail to accomplish the scope of the required maintenance task;
      #2 Required tooling and materials are available and used; and
      #3 Work is accomplished by properly trained and qualified personnel?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14

NOTE: An exception exists for operations within the state of Alaska.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "AIRPLANE") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULTIENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND ( NOT (PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9")) ,  Rev.  4  1/5/2018 8:18:58 AM, 

QID:
 00007354, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
27   
Do the procedures specify that the certificate holder must demonstrate to the Administrator that the maintenance of age-sensitive parts and components of the airplane have been adequate and timely enough to ensure the highest degree of safety?


REFERENCES: AC-120-94, 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14, 135.422(b)

NOTE: An exception exists for operations within the state of Alaska.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (MX PROGRAMS = "AGING AIRPLANE") ,  Rev.  4  12/17/2019 3:58:12 PM, 

QID:
 00007359, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
28   
Do the procedures specify that the certificate holder must demonstrate to the Administrator that the maintenance of age-sensitive parts and components of the airplane have been adequate and timely enough to ensure the highest degree of safety?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14, 135.422(b)

NOTE: An exception exists for operations within the state of Alaska.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (MX PROGRAMS = "AGING AIRPLANE") ,  Rev.  4  12/17/2019 3:58:12 PM, 

QID:
 00007360, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
29   
Do the procedures specify that the certificate holder will notify the Administrator at least 60 days before the date on which the airplane and airplane records will be made available for the aging inspection and records review?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14, 135.422(d)

NOTE: An exception exists for operations within the state of Alaska.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (MX PROGRAMS = "AGING AIRPLANE") ,  Rev.  4  12/17/2019 3:58:12 PM, 

QID:
 00007361, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
30   
Do the procedures specify that the certificate holder will perform maintenance tasks while ensuring that:

      #1 Work instructions provide sufficient detail to accomplish the scope of the required maintenance task;
      #2 Required tooling and materials are available and used; and
      #3 Work is accomplished by properly trained and qualified personnel?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 6 Ch 11 Sec 14

NOTE: An exception exists for operations within the state of Alaska.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "AIRPLANE") AND (A/C CONFIGURATION = "MULTIENGINE USED IN SCHEDULED SERVICE") AND ( NOT (PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >9")) ,  Rev.  4  1/5/2018 8:19:00 AM, 

QID:
 00007373, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
31   
Do the procedures ensure that structural repair manual is FAA approved when used for repairs of principal structural elements or primary structure?


REFERENCES: AC-25.1529-1, 8300.16, 43.16

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") ,  Rev.  1  1/24/2017 9:22:11 AM, 

QID:
 00051118, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
32   
Does the structural repair manual identify all principal structural elements and primary structures requiring approved repair data?


REFERENCES: AC-25.1529-1, 8300.16, 43.16

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") ,  Rev.  1  1/24/2017 9:22:11 AM, 

QID:
 00051119, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
33   
Does the structural repair manual specify the criteria for determining if a repair warrants FAA engineering approval?


REFERENCES: AC-25.1529-1, 8300.16, 43.16

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") ,  Rev.  1  1/24/2017 9:22:12 AM, 

QID:
 00051120, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
34   
Do the procedures specify that the decision process begins for FAA Engineering Approval when it has been determined that structural damage has occurred?


REFERENCES: AC-25.1529-1, 8300.16, 43.16

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") ,  Rev.  1  1/24/2017 9:22:12 AM, 

QID:
 00051121, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
35   
Do the procedures specify that any repair to a principal structural element or primary structure, including the removal of cracks and corrosion, requires some form of approval whether the repair is deemed "major" or "minor" under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 43?


REFERENCES: AC-25.1529-1, 8300.16, 43.16

NOTE: Repair to a principal structural element or primary structure requires FAA engineering approval. Such approval is usually accomplished by the FAA or designated engineering representative.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") ,  Rev.  1  1/24/2017 9:22:12 AM, 

QID:
 00051122, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
36   
Do the procedures specify new repairs require:

      #1 A basic structural evaluation to show the repair will meet immediate and short-term strength;
      #2 A more extensive investigation to show long-term strength requirements;
      #3 That final repair approval is not made until a complete damage tolerance evaluation has been made to show the repair is adequate to assure continued airworthiness;
      #4 The completion of the approval process does not exceed 12 months;
      #5 The time period established for completion of the approval be based on technical, logistic, and record keeping considerations; and
      #6 The responsibility for the assessment may be restricted to staff members of the airframe manufacturer, certain DERs, and the FAA?

REFERENCES: AC-25.1529-1, 8300.16, 43.16

NOTE: Also review 14 CFR Part 26 to determine applicability.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (A/C CATEGORY = "TRANSPORT CATEGORY") ,  Rev.  1  1/24/2017 9:22:12 AM, 

QID:
 00051123, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
37   
Do procedures exist in enough detail to meet the regulatory and guidance requirements for this element to produce the intended results?


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  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051926, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
38   
Do procedures exist in enough detail to meet the regulatory and guidance requirements for this element to produce the intended results?


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  3/8/2019 12:47:47 PM, 

QID:
 00051940, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
39   
Do controls exist within this element that ensure risks are reduced to an acceptable level?


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  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051927, Response Details: Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
40   
Do controls exist within this element that ensure risks are reduced to an acceptable level?


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  3/8/2019 12:47:47 PM, 

QID:
 00051941, Response Details: Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
41   
Does the certificate holder have a method to evaluate the impact of changes on related processes (interfaces) 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  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051928, Response Details: Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
42   
Does the certificate holder have a method to evaluate the impact of changes on related processes (interfaces) 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  3/8/2019 12:47:47 PM, 

QID:
 00051942, Response Details: Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
43   
Does the process design require that individuals understand their safety role and how it contributes 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  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051932, Response Details: Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
44   
Does the process design require that individuals understand their safety role and how it contributes 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  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051946, Response Details: Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No


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  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