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2.1.2. Repair Station Data Package

This is a data package accessible to all inspectors via SPAS.  This data package provides an analytical review of a repair station.  This report contains data available through FAA information resources including, but not limited to, surveillance and enforcement data.  Inspectors will utilize this data package in conjunction with their knowledge of the repair station; system design which includes operating environment, configuration and design of repair station; and personal expertise to complete the RSAT.

This data package will be available for fielding at the beginning of FY07.  Meanwhile, inspectors should use the Repair Station Profile currently available in SPAS and any other source including data available through the certificate holder.  It should be noted that currently the data available to the FAA regarding repair stations is limited.

2.1.3. Repair Station Assessment Tool

The RSAT is used for both surveillance planning and evaluation assessment.  This tool will assist the PI, other assigned inspectors, supervisors, and managers in identifying areas of concern or criticality about a specific repair station.  As a result of this assessment, the PI may modify the Baseline Surveillance Program, begin an RMP for issues of concern, or both.  Additionally, the RSAT will provide an overall assessment of the repair station, which can be utilized for prioritization among repair stations.  The RSAT is discussed in detail in the Repair Station Assessment Tool Work Instructions document.  The work instructions for this tool will reside in Order 8300.10.

The RSAT is intended to be developed in two phases:  Phase 1 will be available for fielding at the beginning of FY06; and Phase 2 will available for fielding at the beginning of FY07.  The Phase 1 tool will be a simplified paper version of the tool, which will allow for repair station assessment and prioritization among repair stations at the local level.  The Phase 2 tool will be more comprehensive and will be automated during FY06 and will be ready for fielding in FY07.  Phase 2 tools will allow for data sharing at a regional and national level.

2.1.4. Modified Surveillance Program

As mentioned previously, the baseline surveillance program consists of one required PTRS activity code 3650/5650 for each repair station.  This in-turn will generate 14 additional “R” items as listed in section 2.1.1.  The 3650/5650 can’t be closed until all these elements are completed and closed.

After completing the RSAT, the PI may modify the baseline surveillance program to reflect the risks.  In such case, the PI may modify the upcoming fiscal year surveillance plan by assigning additional “P” items as necessary.   It should be noted that each repair station must complete at least one “R” item for each element annually.

2.1.5. Overall Assessment of Repair Station

After completing the element assessments in the RSAT, the PI provides an overall assessment of the repair station.  This overall assessment will allow for prioritization among repair stations.

2.1.6. Risk Management Process

After completing the RSAT, the PI may utilize the RMP for areas of high concern.  This process is designed to provide certificate management personnel an effective means to oversee the certificate

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