Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 2.1.6 (OP) Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) DCT Type: ED DCT Specialty: Operations Peer Group: A - Part 121 Air Operators DCT Revision: 12.0 on 06/25/20 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To train personnel using AQP.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Train personnel using AQP.

The (OP) Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) Element includes the following System(s) and Subsystem(s)

Questions Answers Comments
  2.1.6 (OP) Advanced Qualification Program (AQP)
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   
Does the AQP include an approved training curriculum on each type of airplane for its required dispatchers and crewmembers?


REFERENCES: A034, 121.403(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002009, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
5   
Does the AQP specify that an outline of the proposed training program and curriculum must be submitted when seeking initial and final approval of a training program or a revision to an approved program?


REFERENCES: A034, 121.405(a)

NOTE: The submitted outline must include sufficient information for a preliminary evaluation of the proposed training as well as other relevant information that may be requested.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002010, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
6   
Does the AQP curriculum require that each FSTD used to satisfy a training requirement in an approved training program:

      #1 Maintain its performance, function, and other characteristics as required for qualification in accordance with 14 CFR part 60;
      #2 Be modified in accordance with 14 CFR part 60 to conform with any modification to the airplane being simulated that results in changes to performance, function, or other characteristics required for qualification;
      #3 Undergo a daily functional preflight check before being used; and
      #4 Have a daily discrepancy log kept with each discrepancy entered by the appropriate instructor or check airman at the end of each training or check flight?

REFERENCES: A034, 121.407(a), 60.20, 60.25

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  4  6/25/2020 9:59:01 AM, 

QID:
 00002014, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
7   
Does each AQP curriculum specify the following:

      #1 The make, model, series, or variant of aircraft; and
      #2 All crewmember positions, flight instructors, evaluators, and any other positions covered by that curriculum?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.903(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:23:08 PM, 

QID:
 00002019, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8   
Does the AQP specify that:

      #1 The Operator and each person trained under an AQP must comply with the requirements of the approved AQP;
      #2 A person may not be used or serve as a crewmember, aircraft dispatcher, instructor, or evaluator unless he or she has satisfactorily completed the required training and proficiency evaluation for the type aircraft and duty position; and
      #3 The required training or evaluation completed in the months before or after the month in which it is due is considered to be completed in the month it was due?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 4, AC-120-54, A034, 121.903(b), 121.903(c), 121.903(e)

NOTE: Required AQP training must be approved under 14 CFR Part 121.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:23:24 PM, 

QID:
 00002022, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
9   
Does the AQP include a separate curriculum in the program for indoctrination, qualification, and continuing qualification (including upgrade, conversion, and requalification)?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.909(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  6/25/2020 9:58:05 AM, 

QID:
 00002026, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
10   
Does the AQP qualification and continuing qualification curriculum integrate training and evaluation of CRM as well as technical skills and knowledge?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 5, AC-120-54, A034, 121.909(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002027, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
11   
Does the AQP for indoctrination, qualification, continuing qualification, and derivatives include an:

      #1 Initial application for AQP;
      #2 Initial job task listing;
      #3 Instructional systems development methodology;
      #4 Qualification standards document;
      #5 Curriculum outline; and
      #6 Implementation and operations plan?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.909(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:23:47 PM, 

QID:
 00002028, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
12   
Does the qualification standards document specify the applicable requirements in 14 CFR Parts 61, 63, 65, or 121 that would be replaced by an AQP curriculum?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.909(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002035, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
13   
If a practical test requirement in 14 CFR Part 61, 63, 65, or 121 is replaced by an AQP curriculum, is there an initial justification and a continuing process to show how the curriculum provides an equivalent level of safety for each requirement that is replaced?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.909(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002036, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
14   
Does the AQP indoctrination curriculum for newly hired persons include:

      #1 Company policies;
      #2 Operating practices; and
      #3 General operational knowledge?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.911(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:23:56 PM, 

QID:
 00002037, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
15   
Does the AQP indoctrination curriculum for new crewmembers and aircraft dispatchers include general aeronautical knowledge appropriate to the duty position?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.911(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002041, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
16   
Does the AQP indoctrination curriculum for instructors include:

      #1 Fundamental principles of the teaching and learning processes;
      #2 Methods and theories of instruction; and
      #3 Knowledge necessary to use aircraft, flight training devices, flight simulators, and other training equipment?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 3, AC-120-54, A034, 121.911(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:02 PM, 

QID:
 00002042, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
17   
Does the AQP indoctrination curriculum for evaluators include:

      #1 General evaluation requirements of the AQP;
      #2 Methods of evaluating crewmembers, aircraft dispatchers, and other operations personnel; and
      #3 Policies and practices used to conduct evaluations particular to an AQP (e.g., LOE)?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 3, AC-120-54, A034, 121.911(d)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:24:25 PM, 

QID:
 00002046, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
18   
Does the AQP qualification curriculum include planned hours for:

      #1 Training;
      #2 Evaluation; and
      #3 Supervised operating experience?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.913(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:24:33 AM, 

QID:
 00002050, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
19   
Does the AQP qualification curriculum for crewmembers, aircraft dispatchers, and other operations personnel:

      #1 Include training, evaluation, and certification activities to qualify a person for a duty position on or for duties relating to the operation of a specific make, model, series, or variant aircraft;
      #2 Describe the knowledge requirements, subject materials, job skills, and qualification standards for each proficiency objective; and
      #3 Include requirements that add to or replace those in 14 CFR Parts 61, 63, 65, or 121 (including applicable practical test requirements)?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.913(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:17 PM, 

QID:
 00002054, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
20   
Does the AQP qualification curriculum for crewmembers, aircraft dispatchers, and other operations personnel list and describe:

      #1 Operating experience
      #2 Evaluation and remediation strategies;
      #3 Provisions for special tracking; and
      #4 How recency of experience requirements will be accomplished?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.913(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:20 PM, 

QID:
 00002058, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
21   
Does the AQP qualification curriculum for flight crewmembers list and describe initial operating experience and line check requirements?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.913(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002063, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
22   
Does the AQP instructor and evaluator qualification curriculum include activities that qualify a person to instruct on how to operate, or ensure the safe operation of, a particular make, model, and series aircraft (or variant)?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 3, AC-120-54, A034, 121.913(d)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002064, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
23   
Does the AQP instructor qualification curriculum list and describe the knowledge requirements, subject materials, job skills, and qualification standards for procedures and proficiency objectives?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 3, AC-120-54, A034, 121.913(d)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002065, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
24   
Does the AQP instructor qualification curriculum list and describe evaluation and remediation strategies, standardization policies, and recency requirements?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 3, AC-120-54, A034, 121.913(d)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002066, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
25   
Does the AQP evaluator qualification curriculum include activities that qualify a person to assess the performance of those who operate, or ensure the safe operation of, a particular make, model, and series aircraft (or variant)?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 3, AC-120-54, A034, 121.913(e)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002067, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
26   
Does the AQP evaluator qualification curriculum list and describe the knowledge requirements, subject materials, job skills, and qualification standards for procedures and proficiency objectives?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 3, AC-120-54, A034, 121.913(e)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002068, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
27   
Does the AQP continuing qualification curriculum ensure that persons qualified under an AQP will receive the appropriate mix of training and evaluation during each cycle?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.915(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002069, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
28   
Does the AQP continuing qualification evaluation period:

      #1 Require that each person receive ground and flight training, as appropriate, and a proficiency evaluation at a training facility; and
      #2 Include FAA approval of the number and frequency of training sessions?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.915(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:22 PM, 

QID:
 00002070, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
29   
Does the AQP for pilots in command, seconds in command, and flight engineers (if applicable) include a continuing qualification evaluation period that includes the First Look per the approved program documentation?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.915(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002073, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
30   
Does the AQP for pilots in command, seconds in command, flight engineers, flight attendants, instructors and evaluators include a continuing qualification evaluation period consisting of:

      #1 Ground training with a general review of knowledge and skills covered in qualification training; and
      #2 Updated information on newly developed procedures, and safety information?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.915(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002074, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
31   
Does the AQP for crewmembers, instructors, evaluators, and other operational personnel who have inflight duties include a continuing qualification evaluation period that includes proficiency training on normal, abnormal, and emergency flight procedures and maneuvers in:

      #1 An aircraft;
      #2 A flight training device;
      #3 A flight simulator; or
      #4 Other equipment?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.915(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:25 PM, 

QID:
 00002077, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
32   
Does the AQP for dispatchers and other operational personnel who do not have inflight duties include a continuing qualification evaluation period consisting of:

      #1 Ground training with a general review of knowledge and skills covered in qualification training; and
      #2 Updated information on newly developed procedures, safety related information, and, if applicable, a line observation program?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.915(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:26 PM, 

QID:
 00002082, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
33   
Does the AQP, for instructors and evaluators, include a continuing qualification evaluation period consisting of proficiency training on training equipment and the operation in the type flight training device or the type flight simulator?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 3, AC-120-54, A034, 121.915(a)

NOTE: For instructors and evaluators who only perform their duties in flight simulators or flight training devices, the training is on operational flight procedures and maneuvers (normal, abnormal, and emergency).

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002085, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
34   
Does the AQP include a continuing qualification curriculum that evaluates performance by using a sample of approved events and subjects that can diagnose a person's competence and;

      #1 Consists of a proficiency evaluation in an aircraft, flight simulator, or flight training device during each evaluation period for pilots in command, seconds in command, and flight engineers (if applicable);
      #2 Consists of a proficiency evaluation on how they perform their duties and assigned tasks in an operational setting for any other persons covered by an AQP;
      #3 Consists of line checks in an aircraft during 14 CFR Part 121 flight operations or during operationally oriented flights (e.g., ferry flights or proving flights) for pilot in commands;
      #4 Includes an approved no-notice line check strategy that may be used in lieu of line checks required by 121.915(b)(2); and
      #5 Identifies line checks requiring that the evaluator be a check airman, APD, or FAA inspector and to hold the certificates and ratings required of the pilot in command?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.915(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:27 PM, 

QID:
 00002086, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
35   
Does the AQP include a continuing qualification curriculum to require a pilots in command, seconds in command, or flight engineer (if applicable) undergoing a line check be individually evaluated to determine that the person:

      #1 Remains adequately trained and currently proficient on the particular aircraft, crew position, and type of operation; and
      #2 Has sufficient knowledge and skills to operate effectively as part of a crew?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.915(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:28 PM, 

QID:
 00002092, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
36   
Does the AQP continuing qualification curriculum include recency of experience requirements appropriate to the position for pilots in command, seconds in command, flight engineers, aircraft dispatchers, instructors, evaluators, and flight attendants?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.915(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002095, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
37   
Does the AQP initial continuing qualification cycle not exceed 24 months and include two or more evaluation periods of equal duration?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.915(d)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002096, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
38   
Does the AQP continuing qualification cycle not exceed 36 months and include two or more evaluation periods of equal duration?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.915(d)

NOTE: This requires FAA approval.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002097, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
39   
Does the AQP continuing qualification curriculum include requirements for re-qualifying a crewmember, aircraft dispatcher, other operations personnel, instructor, or evaluator?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.915(e)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002098, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
40   
Does the AQP curricula:

      #1 Include an integrated CRM or DRM ground and, if appropriate, flight training for each position; and
      #2 Evaluate a person's resource management and technical skills (piloting or other) in an actual or simulated operations scenario?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 5, AC-120-54, A034, 121.917(a), 121.917(b)

NOTE: This is in addition to 121.913 and 121.915 requirements.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:29 PM, 

QID:
 00002099, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
41   
Does the AQP curriculum evaluate the skills and proficiency of flight crewmembers in an approved flight training device, flight simulator, or, if approved under Subpart Y of part 121, in an aircraft?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.917(b)

NOTE: This is in addition to 121.913 and 121.915 requirements.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  6/25/2020 9:58:05 AM, 

QID:
 00002102, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
42   
Does the AQP curriculum include processes to collect and analyze performance data on crewmembers, dispatchers, instructors, evaluators, and other operations personnel that determines if training and evaluation activities are attaining curriculum objectives?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.917(c)

NOTE: This is in addition to 121.913 and 121.915 requirements.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002103, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
43   
Does the AQP state that a person is eligible to receive a certificate or rating as a commercial or airline transport pilot, flight engineer, or aircraft dispatcher based on a successful evaluation of:

      #1 The required knowledge and skills for that certification and/or rating as defined in 14 CFR Parts 61, 63, or 65;
      #2 Satisfactory completion of the appropriate qualification curriculum;
      #3 Demonstrated competence in required technical (e.g., piloting) and crew resource management (e.g., CRM or DRM) knowledge and skills through scenarios that test both; and
      #4 Proficiency in the approved AQP qualification standards as witnessed by an instructor, check airman, or APD and passing an line operational evaluation administered by an APD or the FAA?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 5, AC-120-54, A034, 121.919(a), 121.919(b), 121.919(c), 121.919(d), 121.919(e)

NOTE: The applicant must otherwise be eligible under the applicable requirements of 14 CFR Part 61, 63, or 65 of this chapter.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:31 PM, 

QID:
 00002104, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
44   
Does the AQP require that each flight training device or airplane simulator be evaluated by the FAA for assignment of a qualification level when used for:

      #1 The required evaluation of individual or crew proficiency;
      #2 Training to proficiency or training to determine if an individual or crew is ready for an evaluation of proficiency;
      #3 Activities used to meet recency of experience requirements; and
      #4 Line Operational Simulations?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.921(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:32 PM, 

QID:
 00002109, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
45   
Does the AQP require that all approved training equipment is:

      #1 Approved by the FAA for purposes other than those set forth in 121.921(a);
      #2 Identified by its nomenclature and its intended use is described; and
      #3 Part of a continuing program to provide for its serviceability and fitness to perform its intended function?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.921(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:34 PM, 

QID:
 00002114, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
46   
Does the AQP permit training, qualification, evaluation, or certification functions to be performed by another person (a "training provider") only if:

      #1 The training provider is certificated under 14 CFR Part 119 or Part 142;
      #2 The training provider's AQP training and qualification curriculum, curriculum segments, or portions of curriculum segments are provisionally approved by the FAA; and
      #3 The specific use of provisionally approved curricula or segments and/or portions of a curriculum in an AQP are approved per 121.909?

REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.923(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A031" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:35 PM, 

QID:
 00002118, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
47   
Does the AQP require the following if an Operator wants approval to use a training provider's provisionally-approved curriculum or segment and/or portion of a curriculum:

      #1 That the training provider's instructors and/or evaluators meet all qualification and continuing qualification requirements that apply to employees of the Operator, including knowledge of its operations; and
      #2 That each provisionally-approved curriculum or segment and/or portion of a curriculum segment be approved by the FAA?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 3, AC-120-54, A034, 121.923(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A031" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:25:36 PM, 

QID:
 00002122, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
48   
Does the AQP require that the Operator establish and maintain detailed records to demonstrate compliance with all requirements of the AQP and 14 CFR Part 121 Subpart Y?


REFERENCES: AC-120-54, A034, 121.925

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00002125, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
49   
Does the AQP evaluator qualification curriculum list and describe evaluation/remediation strategies, standardization policies and recency requirements?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 21 Sec 3, AC-120-54, A034, 121.913(e)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "A034") ,  Rev.  1  5/22/2014 5:17:45 AM, 

QID:
 00029594, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
50   
Do the procedures require the Operator to retain records for flight crewmembers for a period of 5 years according to the PRIA, 49 USC 44703(h) through (j)?


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

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") ,  Rev.  1  6/22/2017 11:00:49 AM, 

QID:
 00048649, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
51   
Does the AQP curriculum specify that each FSTD be specifically approved for the certificate holder for:

      #1 Use in the certificate holder's approved training program;
      #2 The type airplane and, if applicable, the particular variation within type, for which the training or checking is being conducted; and
      #3 The particular maneuver, procedure, or flightcrew member function involved?

REFERENCES: A034, 121.407(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A034" ) ,  Rev.  2  6/25/2020 9:59:01 AM, 

QID:
 00050591, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
52   
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
53   
Has the certificate holder's qualification standards document been updated to specify the applicable requirements in 14 CFR part 121 that would be replaced by an AQP curriculum?


REFERENCES: 121.909(b)

NOTE: Review should include - 121.409(b)(2)(ii)(B), 121.413(c)(7), 121.413(d)(2), 121.413(h), 121.414(c)(8), 121.414 (d)(2), 121.414(h), 121.415(h), 121.415(i), 121.419(a)(2)(xi), 121.419(a)(2)(xii), 121.419(e)(2), 121.423, 121.424(a)(2), 121.427(d)(1)(i), 121.427(e)(2), 121.441(a)(1)(ii), part 121 Appendix E, item I.(c)(2), Item I,(d)(2), Item II.(c)(2), Item IV.(d)(2), part 121 Appendix F, Item I.(c)(2), Item I,(d)(2), Item II.(c)(2), and Item V,(c)(2), part 121 Appendix H, paragraph 6

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  1  2/27/2019 12:01:26 PM, 

QID:
 00054832, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
54   
If the practical test requirement in 14 CFR part 121 Appendix F for the following maneuvers and procedures is replaced by an AQP curriculum, do the certificate holder's procedures provide initial justification and a continuing process to show how the curriculum provides an equivalent level of safety for each requirement replaced:

      #1 Taxiing, including use of airport diagram (surface movement chart), obtaining appropriate clearance before crossing or entering active runways, and observation of all surface movement guidance control markings and lighting;
      #2 Pre-takeoff procedures including powerplant checks, receipt of takeoff clearance and confirmation of aircraft location, and FMS entry (if appropriate) for departure runway prior to crossing hold short line for takeoff;
      #3 A crosswind takeoff with gusts, and
      #4 A crosswind landing with gusts?

REFERENCES: 121.909(b), 121.441(b), 61.157(f)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  1  2/27/2019 12:01:26 PM, 

QID:
 00054833, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
55   
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
56   
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
57   
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