This section clarifies the goals and limitations of the proposed program as stated below:
What is it/What does it do?
Assists in targeting resources both repair station and air carrier maintenance outsourcing certificate oversight.
Closed loop (includes validation).
Risk based surveillance.
To be used by all 14 CFR Parts 121, 135 (10 or more), and 145 PIs.
Mapped to System Safety Model.
Provides added value to ASI.
Based on current data source & ASI experience.
What it’s not?
Surveillance check list.
Data analysis system.
Accessible to Flight Standards Service (AFS) personnel.
Available through SPAS.
Data package to be available in SPAS & data evaluation to be completed by inspector prior to completing the RSAT and OPT utilizing data package available in SPAS or the Repair Station Profile available in SPAS in Phase 1.
Complete RSAT for each repair station once a year. Complete more if necessary and tailor to needs.
Can not close 3650/5650 till all element surveillance is complete.
3650/5650 automatically generates at least 1 PTRS for each element.
RSAT automatically generates RMP when requested by PI (Phase 2).
RMP should be accessible at anytime (enables tracking/documentation of issues).
Currently the data available to the FAA regarding repair stations is very limited, in-terms of both quality and quantity.
The process does not possess analysis capabilities; hence it is left to the ASI to perform a comprehensive assessment of data available.
The RSAT is a completely subjective tool as are most other risk assessment tools.
Automation will not be available till FY07, however paper versions of the tools will enable for both repair station assessments and outsource prioritization to be completed at a local level. Phase 2 automation will allow for data sharing at a regional and national level.