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DATEATTACHMENT 248300.10 CHG XX

CHAPTER 159.  INSPECT A PART 145 DOMESTIC REPAIR STATION’S OUTSOURCE MAINTENANCE PROVIDER (CERTIFICATED AND NONCERTIFICATED)

SECTION 1.  BACKGROUND

1.  PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING SUBSYSTEM (PTRS) ACTIVITY CODES.

A.

Maintenance:

3663 (Certificated outsource maintenance provider)

3607 (Noncertificated outsource maintenance provider)

3654 (in process/task inspection)

B.

Avionics:

5663 (Certificated outsource maintenance provider)

5607 (Noncertificated outsource maintenance provider)

5654 (in process/task inspection)

3.  OBJECTIVE.  This chapter provides guidance for inspecting a Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 145 domestic repair stations or a noncertificated repair facility, outsource maintenance provider (OMP).

5.  GENERAL.

A.  This inspection will be conducted because of a work program requirement, a previous surveillance effort, allegations of improper maintenance, or component failure trends.  The inspection may be comprehensive and in-depth or focused covering a specific area or job function.

B.

The principal inspector (PI) or aviation safety inspector (ASI) should carefully review the regulations and applicable FAA policy prior

to the visit.  It is advised that special emphases be placed on the facilities maintenance and inspection personnel’s training records.  Verification of training must be accomplished.  They must be trained and qualified to perform the job tasks required by the outsourcing repair station.

C.

When providing services to an outsourcing repair station the OMP must meet all requirements of 14 CFR § 145.217

D.

All repair stations that outsource maintenance must have procedures in their repair station manual that explains how this maintenance is to be accomplished.  There should be sending out procedures and receiving procedures.  Each procedure should be detailed in nature, explaining who, what, when, where, and how.  There should be procedures on how to carry out specific repair instructions and the steps that should be followed to insure they were accomplished.  There should be separate instructions for certificated facilities and noncertificated repair facilities.  If the article is to be sent to a facility, there should be detailed procedures on how the receiving repair station will inspect the work to assure the work was accomplished in accordance with repair station work scope, manufactures specifications, and if applicable, FAA-approved data.

E.

The PI / ASI will verify the repair station has provide the CHDO a copy of all outside maintenance functions for approval, and a list of the venders that will provide those services for the repair station.

7.  CONDUCTING THE INSPECTION.  

A.

Certificated Repair station OMP.  When reviewing work that was sent to an OMP the PI / ASI should verify the repair station’s

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