The Baseline Surveillance Program is designed to ensure that all aspects of 14 CFR part 145 Repair Station operations are considered. The new surveillance program divides the current PTRS activity codes 3650/5650 into elements, each assigned with a new 36XX/56XX activity codes. This partition better defines the intent of the FAA guidance and provides a more comprehensive surveillance structure. The baseline surveillance program is accomplished by the PTRS activity code 3650/5650 triggering the 14 required activity codes listed below, which constitutes a complete facility inspection. All applicable, triggered activity codes must be completed and closed before the 3650/5650 records are closed. Table 1 below shows all the 14 elements including the 8300.10 chapters that address each element and the corresponding PTRS activity code.
Volume 3, chapter 82 (3604 / 5604) Certificate Requirements.
Volume 3, chapter 90 (3659 / 5659) Personnel record
Volume 3, chapter 83 (3605 / 5605) Records Systems
Volume 3, chapter 92 Training. (3661 / 5661) Training
Volume 3, chapter 84 (3660 / 5660) Manuals
Volume 3, chapter 93 (3654 / 5654) Maintenance Process.
Volume 3, chapter 85 (3657 / 5657 Housing and Facilities
Volume 3, chapter 94 (3606 / 5606) Work away from station.
Volume 3, chapter 87 (3656 / 5656) Technical data
Volume 3, chapter 88 (3608 / 5608) Quality Control.
Volume 3, chapter 86 (3658 / 5658 Tools and equipment
Volume 3, chapter 95 (3663 / 5363) Contract Maintenance.
Volume 3, chapter 89 (3601 / 5601) Parts and Materials
Volume 3, chapter 96 (3618 / 5618) Air Carrier & Air Operator requirements
Table 1: 14 Elements which constitute a complete facility inspection
This package accessible to all inspectors via Safety Performance Analysis System (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 enhanced 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 sources including data available through the certificate holder. It should be noted that currently the data available to the FAA regarding repair stations is very limited.
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 a Risk Management Process 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.
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 1.1.1. The 3650/5650 can’t be closed until all these elements are completed and closed.