Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 1.1.4 (AW) Reliability Program DCT Type: ED DCT Specialty: Airworthiness Peer Group: A - Part 121 Air Operators DCT Revision: 13.0 on 06/25/20 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To develop a reliability program that through analysis and corrective actions improves aircraft, powerplant and system reliability.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Develop a reliability program that through analysis and corrective actions improves aircraft, powerplant and system reliability.

The (AW) Reliability Program Element includes the following System(s) and Subsystem(s)

Questions Answers Comments
  1.1.4 (AW) Reliability Program
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: 5.23(a), 5.25(a), 5.25(b), 5.25(c), 5.21

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

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:45 PM, 

QID:
 00051915, Response Details: Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
2   
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: 5.23(a), 5.23(b), 5.25(c)

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

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051916, Response Details: Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
3   
Do process measurement(s) exist to evaluate the performance of this element and implement corrective action if necessary?


REFERENCES: 5.75, 5.71, 5.73

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

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051917, Response Details: Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
4   
Do the procedures specify that the authority to use the provisions of OpSpec D074 applies only to aircraft identified in the table?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, D074

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:21:59 PM, 

QID:
 00000466, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
5   
Do the procedures specify that the authority to use the provisions of OpSpec D075 applies only to airframe, powerplant, systems, or individually selected items identified in the table?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1, D075, D088

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D075" ) AND (OPSPEC = "D088" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:22:05 PM, 

QID:
 00000467, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
6   
Does the reliability program include:

      #1 Procedures for determining maintenance intervals and tasks; and
      #2 Standards used for determining maintenance intervals and tasks?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1, D074, D075, D088, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 64 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D088" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/6/2017 2:07:18 PM, 

QID:
 00000468, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
7   
Does the reliability program identify aircraft and aircraft related systems, including appliances and components time limitations, which require:

      #1 Overhaul;
      #2 Inspections; or
      #3 Checks?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, D074

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:22:29 PM, 

QID:
 00000471, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8   
Does the reliability program authorized by OpSpec D075 identify the airframe, powerplant, systems, or individually selected items that are reliability controlled by using an:

      #1 Asterisk (*); or
      #2 Other identifier or document referenced in the time limitations section of OpSpec D088?

REFERENCES: D075, D088

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D075" ) AND (OPSPEC = "D088" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:22:32 PM, 

QID:
 00000475, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
9   
Do the procedures specify that if the reliability program document is cancelled the certificate holder must:

      #1 Re-establish maintenance and overhaul time limits; and
      #2 Submit the re-established time limits to the FAA for acceptance?

REFERENCES: D074, D075

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" ) ,  Rev.  4  12/16/2019 11:54:00 AM, 

QID:
 00000478, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
10   
Do the procedures specify that the authority to use the provisions of OpSpec D088 applies only to aircraft listed in the table?


REFERENCES: D075, D088

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D075" ) AND (OPSPEC = "D088" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:22:36 PM, 

QID:
 00000481, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
11   
Do the procedures specify that each change to an item not controlled by the reliability program authorized by OpSpec D075 must be FAA-approved?


REFERENCES: D088

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D075" ) AND (OPSPEC = "D088" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:22:38 PM, 

QID:
 00000482, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
12   
Do the procedures authorize the use of the provisions of the contractual agreement listed in the OpSpec D077 table for the maintenance of the aircraft listed according to the contractor's approved continuous maintenance program?


REFERENCES: D077

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D077" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:22:39 PM, 

QID:
 00000483, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
13   
Do the procedures specify that maintenance intervals and assigned tasks for the reliability program be controlled by the program listed in the OpSpec D077 table?


REFERENCES: D077, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 64 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D077" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/6/2017 2:07:18 PM, 

QID:
 00000484, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
14   
Does the reliability program include the:

      #1 Administration requirements of these contractual agreements; and
      #2 Related policies and procedures which pertain to the control of maintenance interval limits?

REFERENCES: D077, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 64 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D077" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/6/2017 2:07:20 PM, 

QID:
 00000485, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
15   
Do the procedures specify that contractors will provide a current copy (and future revisions) of their maintenance program identified in the agreement to the certificate holder?


REFERENCES: D077

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D077" ) ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2019 8:35:17 AM, 

QID:
 00000488, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
16   
Do the procedures allow the certificate holder to use a contractor's reliability program according to the provisions in the listed contractual agreements of the OpSpec?


REFERENCES: D088

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "D088") ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2019 8:35:27 AM, 

QID:
 00000489, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  No
  Yes
  Not Applicable
17   
Do the procedures specify that the certificate holder's aircraft may be included in the contractor's fleet for the reliability program identified in the table?


REFERENCES: D088

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "D088") ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2019 8:35:26 AM, 

QID:
 00000490, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
18   
Do the procedures specify that maintenance intervals and assignment of maintenance tasks will be controlled by the contractor's program listed in the table of its OpSpec?


REFERENCES: D088, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 64 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "D088") ,  Rev.  4  6/24/2019 8:35:27 AM, 

QID:
 00000491, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
19   
Do the procedures specify that the authorization for contractual arrangements must be re-evaluated by the FAA, if any of the following conditions are found:

      #1 The certificate holder's contractual arrangements are canceled or altered;
      #2 The contractor's reliability program is canceled;
      #3 The contractor ceases to operate that specific make and model of aircraft or engine;
      #4 The contractor should cease to provide the contracted service for any reason;
      #5 The contractor's operating certificate is amended, suspended, revoked, or otherwise terminated; or
      #6 A change in either the certificate holder's or contractor's operational environment adversely affects operational data?

REFERENCES: D088

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "D088") ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2019 8:35:26 AM, 

QID:
 00000492, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
20   
Does the reliability program include control system procedures which address:

      #1 Data collection;
      #2 Data analysis;
      #3 Corrective action;
      #4 Performance standards;
      #5 Data display and report;
      #6 Maintenance interval adjustment and process change; and
      #7 Program revision?

REFERENCES: AC-120-17, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 64 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/6/2017 2:07:23 PM, 

QID:
 00000499, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
21   
Does the alert type reliability program report summarizing the previous month's activity include:

      #1 All aircraft systems controlled by the program in sufficient depth to enable the FAA and other recipients to evaluate the effectiveness of the maintenance program;
      #2 System highlights which exceeded the established performance standards and summary of action taken or planned;
      #3 Explanations of changes which have been made or are planned in the aircraft maintenance program, including changes in maintenance and inspection intervals and changes from one maintenance process to another;
      #4 Discussions of previous over-alert conditions carried forward from previous reports, and
      #5 Progress report of corrective action programs?

REFERENCES: AC-120-17

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:23:11 PM, 

QID:
 00000507, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
22   
Does the non-alert type reliability program report consolidate or summarize significant reports and include the following information:

      #1 Mechnical Interruption Summary;
      #2 Service Dificult Reports;
      #3 Listing of all maintenance process and interval assignments (Master Specification)?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  3  6/25/2020 9:58:21 AM, 

QID:
 00000513, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
23   
Does the non-alert type reliability program report consolidate or summarize significant reports and include the following information:

      #1 Daily Repetitive Item Listing (sorted by aircraft);
      #2 Monthly Component Premature Removal (including removal rate);
      #3 Monthly Engine Shutdown and Removal;
      #4 Quarterly Engine Reliability Analysis;
      #5 Engine Threshold Adjustment;
      #6 Worksheets for maintenance process; and
      #7 Interval changes (not provided to FAA, but FAA accepts process changes)?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  4  6/25/2020 10:03:14 AM, 

QID:
 00000517, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
24   
Does the reliability program include procedures for adjustment of the maintenance interval?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1, AC-120-17, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 64 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/6/2017 2:07:24 PM, 

QID:
 00000525, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
25   
Does the reliability program specify:

      #1 Components, systems, or complete aircraft controlled by the program;
      #2 Individual systems and/or components are identified by A4A Specification 100;
      #3 A list of all components controlled by the program included as an appendix to the program document or included by reference (e.g., time limits, manuals, or computer report); and
      #4 The portion of the maintenance program controlled by the reliability program (e.g., overhaul and/or inspection, check periods)?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:23:29 PM, 

QID:
 00000526, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
26   
Does the reliability program include:

      #1 A description of its organizational structure;
      #2 Committee membership, if appropriate; and
      #3 Meeting frequency?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:23:31 PM, 

QID:
 00000531, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
27   
Does the reliability program include an organizational chart that identifies:

      #1 The relationships among organizational elements responsible for administering the program;
      #2 The two organizational elements responsible for approving changes to maintenance controls; and
      #3 The duties and responsibilities for initiating maintenance program revisions?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:23:36 PM, 

QID:
 00000535, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
28   
Do the reliability program procedures include:

      #1 The method of exchanging information among organizational elements;
      #2 Activities and responsibilities of each organizational element and/or reliability control committee for enforcing policy and ensuring corrective action; and
      #3 Delegation of authority to each organizational element for enforcing policy?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:23:38 PM, 

QID:
 00000539, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
29   
Do the procedures include a full description of the data collection system for the aircraft, component, and/or systems to be controlled by the reliability program?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:18 PM, 

QID:
 00000543, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
30   
Do the reliability program procedures specify which samples of data will be collected?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:20 PM, 

QID:
 00000544, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
31   
Does the required data for a contracted reliability program include corrective actions as well as shop repair records for work performed away from the contractor's facility?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:27 PM, 

QID:
 00000546, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
32   
Do the reliability program procedures specify:

      #1 The flow of information;
      #2 Sources of information;
      #3 The steps of data development from source to analysis; and
      #4 Organizational responsibilities for each step of data development?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:31 PM, 

QID:
 00000547, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
33   
Does the reliability document include a graphic portrayal of program operations that is a closed loop and identifies:

      #1 Source data;
      #2 Data collection; and
      #3 Analysis?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:32 PM, 

QID:
 00000552, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
34   
Does the reliability program include the following in the data analysis system:

      #1 One or more of the action types appropriate to the level of reliability or trend experienced;
      #2 The effects on maintenance controls such as overhaul time, inspection and check periods, and overhaul and/or inspection procedures;
      #3 Procedures for evaluating critical failures as they occur;
      #4 Documentation used to support and initiate changes to the maintenance program, including modifications, special inspections, or fleet campaigns;
      #5 A corrective action program that shows the results of corrective actions in a reasonable period of time; and
      #6 A description of statistical techniques used to determine operating reliability levels?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:35 PM, 

QID:
 00000556, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
35   
Does the reliability program include procedures for one of the following for each aircraft system and/or component controlled by the program:

      #1 Initial performance standards defining the area of acceptable reliability, and/or
      #2 Methods, data, and a schedule to establish the performance standard.

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  3  10/6/2015 12:49:56 PM, 

QID:
 00000563, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
36   
Do the reliability procedures document performance standards that are:

      #1 Responsive;
      #2 Sensitive to the level of reliability experienced; and
      #3 Stable without being fixed?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

NOTE: The standard should not be so high that abnormal variations would not cause an alert or so low that it is constantly exceeded in spite of the best known corrective action measures.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:41 PM, 

QID:
 00000566, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
37   
Do the procedures specify the organizational elements responsible for monitoring and revising the performance standard as well as when and how to revise the standard?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:44 PM, 

QID:
 00000570, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
38   
Does the reliability program define all significant terms, acronyms, and abbreviations used?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:46 PM, 

QID:
 00000571, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
39   
Does the reliability program include:

      #1 A description of reports, charts, and graphs used to document operational experience; and
      #2 The status of corrective action programs including all corrective action programs implemented since the last reporting period?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:48 PM, 

QID:
 00000572, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
40   
Does the reliability program include displays containing:

      #1 The essential information for each aircraft, aircraft system, and component controlled by the program;
      #2 Identification by the appropriate A4A Specification 100 system code number;
      #3 Performance trends;
      #4 The current month's performance;
      #5 A minimum of 12 months experience data; and
      #6 Reliability performance standards ("alert" values)?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:49 PM, 

QID:
 00000575, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
41   
Do the procedures specify how to escalate systems or components whose current performance exceeds control limits?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:50 PM, 

QID:
 00000582, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
42   
Do the reliability program procedures prohibit the maintenance interval adjustment of any CMR items?


REFERENCES: AC-25-19, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 64 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/6/2017 2:07:24 PM, 

QID:
 00000583, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
43   
Do the procedures specify that the certificate holder may not use its reliability program as a basis for adjusting the repeat interval for its corrosion prevention and control program?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1

NOTE: The certificate holder may use the reliability program for recording data for later submission to the FAA to help substantiate repeat interval changes.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2019 8:35:17 AM, 

QID:
 00000584, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
44   
Do the procedures specify how to notify the responsible Flight Standards office when changes to the reliability program are made?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2019 8:35:19 AM, 

QID:
 00000585, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
45   
Do the reliability program procedures:

      #1 Include a periodic review to determine that the established performance standard is still realistic;
      #2 Specify how to distribute accepted revisions; and
      #3 Reference the manual and specify the overhaul and inspection periods, work content, and other maintenance program activities controlled by the program?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  3  6/25/2020 9:58:25 AM, 

QID:
 00000586, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
46   
Does the reliability program identify and isolate areas which require FAA acceptance for program revision, to include:

      #1 Reliability measurement;
      #2 Changes involving performance standards;
      #3 Data collection system;
      #4 Data analysis methods and application to maintenance program;
      #5 Adding or deleting components or systems;
      #6 Adding or deleting aircraft types; and
      #7 Any procedural or organizational change concerning program administration?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1, AC-120-17

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  4  12/16/2019 11:53:59 AM, 

QID:
 00000590, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
47   
Does the reliability document include:

      #1 Procedures for maintenance control changes to the reliability program; and
      #2 Who is responsible for preparing substantiation reports to justify maintenance control changes?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:59 PM, 

QID:
 00000598, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
48   
Do the reliability program procedures specify:

      #1 How to make maintenance control changes;
      #2 All maintenance program activities controlled by the program;
      #3 How to amend OpSpecs, as required;
      #4 How to ensure maintenance interval adjustments are not interfering with ongoing corrective actions; and
      #5 How to generate corrective action of critical failures?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 40 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1, 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 64 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" OR "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  3  7/6/2017 2:07:26 PM, 

QID:
 00000601, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
49   
Does the contracted reliability program include requirements to determine that the certificate holder's and the contractor's equipment, utilization, flight cycle length, and environment are compatible?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2019 8:35:18 AM, 

QID:
 00000607, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
50   
Do the contracted reliability program data analysis system procedures specify:

      #1 Procedures to inform the certificate holder of changes to maintenance controls;
      #2 Data analysis that considers the past experience of both the contractor and the certificate holder; and
      #3 An adequate, timely flow of information between the contractor and the certificate holder?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2019 8:35:19 AM, 

QID:
 00000608, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
51   
Does the contracted reliability program include procedures for:

      #1 Performing corrective action through the person responsible;
      #2 Notifying persons responsible for taking corrective action;
      #3 Informing the contractor when corrective action changes were made and the extent of those changes; and
      #4 Following up to ensure corrective actions taken are effective?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

NOTE: A corrective action is effective if the out-of-limit condition is brought back to an acceptable level of performance.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:07 PM, 

QID:
 00000612, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
52   
Does the contracted reliability program include requirements for the contractor to provide the certificate holder with reports that reflect performance experience and corrective action status?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2019 8:35:19 AM, 

QID:
 00000617, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
53   
Does the reliability program contract accomplish the following:

      #1 Identify the participating parties;
      #2 Identify all applicable equipment;
      #3 Define the responsibilities of both contracting parties; and
      #4 Support the responsibilities of the contractor specified in the reliability program?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 41 Sec 1

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D077" OR "D079" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:11 PM, 

QID:
 00000618, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
54   
Does the reliability program ensure personnel are qualified to perform duties?


REFERENCES: AC-120-17, 119.65(d)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "D074" OR "D075" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:13 PM, 

QID:
 00000623, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
55   
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 = "121") ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:19 AM, 

QID:
 00051912, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
56   
Do controls exist within this element that ensure risks are reduced to an acceptable level?


REFERENCES: 5.51, 5.53, 5.55

Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:45 PM, 

QID:
 00051913, Response Details: Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
57   
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 = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:45 PM, 

QID:
 00051914, Response Details: Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
58   
Does the process design require that individuals understand their safety role and how it contributes 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  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051918, Response Details: Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No


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  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  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  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  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  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  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