Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 4.4.1 (AW) Special Flight Permits DCT Type: EP DCT Specialty: Airworthiness Peer Group: A - Part 121 Air Operators DCT Revision: 10.0 on 12/28/21 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To issue special flight permits per OpSpec D084.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine; (1) If the CH followed the accepted or approved process; (2) If the CH issued special flight permits under the continuing authorizations of OpSpec D084.

 (AW) Special Flight Permits Element includes the following System(s) and Subsystem(s)

Questions Answers Comments
  4.4.1 (AW) Special Flight Permits
1   
Best describe how the FAA-approved inspection procedures were followed in determining the operating condition of the remaining engines for the safe operation of the airplane with one-engine inoperative.


REFERENCES: 91.611(a)

NOTE: OpSpec D084 is not required for conducting a ferry flight with one-engine inoperative per 91.611 as long as all the applicable requirements of that section are met.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ( (PROPULSION = "THREE ENGINES")) AND (PROPULSION = "FOUR ENGINES") ,  Rev.  2  1/15/2016 1:38:10 PM, 

QID:
 00015934, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

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

      #1 Convey the ferry flight authorization to the flight crew;
      #2 Provide ICAO prohibition pertaining to ferrying aircraft;
      #3 Perform maintenance or alterations on the aircraft in ferry flight situations, especially aircraft damage, to assure safe flight;
      #4 Train and authorize the maintenance personnel involved with the continuing authorization to conduct a ferry flight program;
      #5 Document the basis used to determine that the aircraft was safe to fly and was in a safe condition for the flight with the discrepancy or condition that triggered the need for the ferry flight permit; and
      #6 Ensure the safety of the crew and the safe operation of the aircraft with inoperative avionics, instrumentation, and equipment.

REFERENCES: D084, 8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 13 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  3  12/28/2021 9:33:50 AM, 

QID:
 00015936, 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   
Best describe how the procedures were followed when ferrying aircraft.


REFERENCES: 8130.2

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") ,  Rev.  2  6/22/2017 11:00:49 AM, 

QID:
 00015953, 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
4   
Best describe how the procedures were followed to ferry aircraft per the special conditions and limitations of the maintenance documents referenced in OpSpec D084.


REFERENCES: D084

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") ,  Rev.  2  6/22/2017 11:00:49 AM, 

QID:
 00015954, 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
5   
Did the Operator have either a copy of OpSpec D084, or the appropriate sections of the manual which restate this permit, on board the aircraft when the aircraft was operated under a special flight permit?


REFERENCES: D084, 91.203(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00015928, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
6   
Verify that the records show the aircraft was inspected or evaluated with a determination that it was in a safe condition for the intended flight.


REFERENCES: D084

NOTE: When conducting Part 91 operations, ensure aircraft are equipped with ELT's that are maintained, inspected, and evaluated in accordance with 14 CFR 91.207.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  2  12/17/2019 3:57:08 PM, 

QID:
 00015929, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
7   
Verify the records show that the aircraft was inspected and certified in a safe condition for flight by an appropriately rated mechanic or repairman prior to the ferry flight.


REFERENCES: D084

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00015930, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
8   
Verify the records show that a certificated mechanic or repairman only certified the work for which he or she is employed?


REFERENCES: D084

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00015931, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
9   
Verify the records show that the aircraft was in compliance with all applicable ADs in order to conduct the ferry flight.


REFERENCES: D084, 39.23, 8130.2 Ch 4 Sec 13

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00015932, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
10   
Was the aircraft that was involved in an accident or incident not ferried until the NTSB released the aircraft and the local FSDO was notified?


REFERENCES: D084

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00015933, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
11   
Verify the ferry flight records show that the ferry flight was conducted per the special conditions or limitations described in the maintenance documents as referenced in OpSpec D084.


REFERENCES: D084

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00015935, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
12   
Verify the records show that the:

      #1 Ferry flight was documented in the aircraft logbook;
      #2 Person authorized signed the log entry for the issuance of the ferry flight permit;
      #3 Person responsible ensured signature documentation and what the signature signified; and
      #4 Form addressed, at a minimum, all the applicable limitations and provisions listed in OpSpec D084, and the FAA Form was controlled as a required aircraft record if the Operator used its own FAA Form for issuing the ferry permit.

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 13 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:24:29 AM, 

QID:
 00015943, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
13   
Did the Operator follow the procedures to obtain special flight permits (Ferry Flight) when OpSpec D084 was not authorized?


REFERENCES: 21.197, 21.199

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND NOT (OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  1  3/17/2015 10:30:28 AM, 

QID:
 00015948, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
14   
Did the Operator contact the CHDO when requesting ferry permits?


REFERENCES: 21.197, 21.199, 8130.2 Ch 4 Sec 13

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND NOT (OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  1  3/17/2015 10:30:28 AM, 

QID:
 00015949, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
15   
Did the Operator complete FAA Form 8130-6 when obtaining a special flight permit?


REFERENCES: 21.197, 21.199, 8130.2 Ch 4 Sec 13

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND NOT (OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  1  3/17/2015 10:30:28 AM, 

QID:
 00015950, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
16   
Did the Operator make aircraft available for inspection when obtaining a special flight permit?


REFERENCES: 21.197, 21.199, 8130.2 Ch 4 Sec 13

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND NOT (OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  1  3/17/2015 10:30:28 AM, 

QID:
 00015951, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
17   
Did the Operator only allow flight crewmembers and other essential persons on the aircraft during a ferry flight?


REFERENCES: D084

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "D084" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00015952, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
18   
Did the certificate holder follow policies, procedures, instructions and information for this element?


Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:42 AM, 

QID:
 00051919, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
19   
Did the controls effectively mitigate unacceptable risk(s) for this element?


REFERENCES: 5.53, 5.55, 5.51

Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:42 AM, 

QID:
 00051920, Response Details: Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
20   
Were the certificate holder's interfaces effective for this element?


Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:42 AM, 

QID:
 00051921, Response Details: Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
21   
Were financial and human resources provided to ensure the safety and quality performance of this element?


REFERENCES: 5.21, 5.23(a), 5.25(a), 5.25(b), 5.25(c)

Safety Attribute: Responsibility,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:42 AM, 

QID:
 00051922, Response Details: Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
22   
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: 5.23(a), 5.23(b), 5.25(c)

Safety Attribute: Authority,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:43 AM, 

QID:
 00051923, Response Details: Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
23   
Were the certificate holder's process measurement(s) used to evaluate the performance of this element and if necessary, implement corrective action?


REFERENCES: 5.71, 5.73, 5.75

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

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:43 AM, 

QID:
 00051924, Response Details: Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
24   
Did individuals understand their role and contribute to the safety performance of this element?


REFERENCES: 5.23(a), 5.91, 5.93

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

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/15/2019 9:08:43 AM, 

QID:
 00051925, 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