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NOTE:  It may not be necessary for the PI to approve each situation; however, all situations will require the PI to be notified.


Temporary Basis: (Extended)

(a)Contracted line maintenance that is FAA authorized may require several months to complete; this type of operation does not constitute the establishment of another repair station or a satellite repair station because it is temporary in nature.

(b)The repair station requesting to perform maintenance away from its fixed location for extended periods of time must evaluate the housing and facilities where the maintenance is to be performed to ensure the location meets the intent of part 145.

(c)If additional time is needed, the repair station must submit another request updating the original information and provide any new details on the contracted maintenance.


Review the repair station procedures to ensure:

(a)Procedures to control equipment, tools, required forms, etc.

(b)Procedures to ensure qualified personnel for the required project.

(c)Procedure that provides the CHDO and the PI with a plan on how and where the project will be preformed to include:  controlling of parts, tools, personnel, required inspectors, how long the project will take, and the title of the person in charge of the project.

NOTE:  The PI must approve this project before the crews are sent and must have a start date and an estimated completion date.  The PI should only approve this request after ensuring the repair station will be able to control the project just as if it was being completed at the home station.


Recurring Basis:


The procedure for performing work away from station on a continuing basis must be clearly defined

in the RSM/QCM.  OpSpec D100 must reference the section and chapter where these procedures are located in the RSM/QCM.


The PI should review all work packages completed away from station to assure the work was completed per the procedures in the RSM/QCM

NOTE:  Part 145 does not allow continuous, uninterrupted maintenance or alterations operations at another location.

(a)The repair station must furnish its own tools and equipment.  

NOTE:  The repair station can have a lease agreement for tools and equipment if the procedures are contained in the RSM.

(b)After the contracted maintenance is completed, the repair station must transport its tools, equipment and personnel back to its fixed location.

(c)The repair station must still maintain a permanent fixed location even if the majority of their work is done at another facility.

(3)Ensure the RSM/QCM contain the following:

(a)Procedure for transporting tools and equipment to and from the work site without damage.

(b)Procedure that ensures calibrated tools maintain calibration.

(c)Procedure that ensures only qualified personnel are assigned to perform, supervise, and inspect the work completed.

(d)Procedure to ensure all air carrier maintenance programs are followed.

(e)All forms are properly completed per the RSM/QCM.


Analyze Findings.  Upon completion of the inspection, record all deficiencies; determine the appropriate corrective action(s).

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