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procedures that are stated in their manual will assure the outsource maintenance provider is rated for the work to be preformed and the part is listed on the operations specifications or capability list of the contracted facility.


The principal inspector or an aviation safety inspector should verify the following,


The work should be spot checked to assure the contracted repair station is not providing the complete repair for the part. The contracting repair station must complete additional maintenance. (Ref 14 CFR § 145.217(c)).


Verify that all required documents are returned with the part and become part of the complete records retained by the repair station.


Verify all records of the repair are included in the records sent to the end user of the article.


Review the incoming receiving inspection procedures to assure each article returning after maintenance is inspected and has the required documents.


After careful inspection of an OMP’s product and documentation the PI/ASI may decide a follow up inspection is required.  The PI/ASI may complete this inspection or elect to have the PMI of that facility complete the inspection. In ether case the PI / ASI must contact the PI of the OMP and provide the PI with the details of why the follow up inspection is required.

C.  Non-Certificated Repair Facilities.  Review the repair stations manual procedures explaining how noncertificated repair facilities will be utilized.  The procedures should address the OMP’s quality system; it must be equal to or better then the repair stations. The PI/ASI should inspect the documents used to verify the non-certificated quality system.  


Verify the repair station provides the non-certificated facility with all of the procedures to properly complete the maintenance requested.  This could include plating procedures, blueprints, and all data necessary to do the work.


Verify with training records that each inspector that will inspect the article when it returns has the training or qualifications required to properly inspect the article to assure it meets all airworthiness standards, and the work was completed to the instructions and data provide to the non-certified facility.


Assure the repair station has on file a letter authorizing the FAA to inspect each non-certificated facility the repair station contracts with.  (Ref. 14 CFR § 145.223(b)).


Should the PI/ASI determine the need to inspect the non-certificated facility then this visit should be coordinated with the accountable manager to arrange this inspection.  The onsite inspection of a non-certificated facility is not a complete base inspection of that facility.  This inspection is to determine if that facility has the equipment, personnel, knowledge, and data to complete the work it was contracted for.  The inspector should verify the facility has a quality system in place and is following the procedures provide by the repair station.  All discrepancies noted should be addressed to the repair station for correction.

D.  Parts Inspection Procedures.  All incoming parts must be inspected by the procedures in the certificate holder’s manual.  In addition, the procedures must verify traceability of foreign and domestic parts.

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