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ATTACHMENT 29

1.  INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this document is to provide detailed procedures for the Repair Station Assessment Tool (RSAT).  This tool is part of the Enhanced Repair Station and Air Carrier Outsourcing Oversight System.

The Repair Station Assessment Tool is to be used for both surveillance planning and evaluation assessment.  This tool will assist the Principal Inspector (PI), other assigned inspectors, supervisors, and managers in identifying areas of concern or criticality about a specific repair station and target resources for use in the areas of highest risk.

1.1.  Repair Station Oversight Process Description

This enhanced oversight system provides a comprehensive, standardized, system safety based approach to repair station surveillance.  The system is comprised of a baseline surveillance program, a repair station data package, a repair station assessment tool, and a risk management tool.

The overall oversight process involves the following steps, as depicted in the flowchart below:

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A comprehensive Baseline Repair Station Surveillance Program.

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A data package generated via SPAS utilizing current sources.  This data is reviewed by the PI prior to completing the RSAT.

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An RSAT is completed taking into consideration steps 1 and 2, expertise of PI and system design, which includes operating environment, configuration and design of repair station.

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The surveillance program is modified to reflect the risk level in each element.

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The completed RSAT enables an assessment of the repair station.

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A Risk Management Process is to be utilized for issues of high concern.

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During the next twelve months, the Updated Surveillance Program and Risk Management Processes are completed and this data is fed back into the system.

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At the beginning of the fiscal year (FY), the process is repeated beginning with step 1 to obtain an overall assessment of the operator and plan surveillance for the upcoming year, enabling the FAA to target resources to areas of highest risk.

The next subsections provide further detail for steps 1 to 6 of the above.

3. Repair Station Assessment Tool

6. Risk Management Process to be Initiated for Issues of Concern

4. Modified Surveillance Program

5. Overall Assessment of Repair Station

1. Baseline Repair Station Surveillance Program

2. Repair Station Data Package

Figure 1:  Repair Station Oversight System

1.1.1. Baseline Repair Station Surveillance Program

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