(3) The completed OPT will enable certificate management offices to prioritize outsource surveillance, enabling the FAA to target resources to providers of highest risk.
(4) During the next twelve months, the surveillance programs are completed and this data is fed back into the system.
B. Outsource Oversight Assessment Tool (OPT). The OPT is to be used for surveillance planning. This tool will assist the 14 CFR part 121, 121/135 and 135 (10 or more) PI, other assigned inspectors, supervisors, and managers in prioritizing outsource maintenance oversight. As a result of this assessment, the PI will determine the priority of outsource surveillance for the coming year. The OPT is discussed in detail in the Outsource Oversight Assessment Tool Work Instructions document. The work instructions for this tool will reside in the 8300.10, appendix 9.
C. CHAPTER 16. EVALUATING PART 121 AIR CARRIER PROGRAMS WITH SAFETY ATTRIBUTE INSPECTION AND ELEMENT PERFORMANCE INSPECTION DATA COLLECTION TOOLS. ATOS is one of the systems that Flight Standards uses to implements FAA policy. It does this by providing safety controls (i.e., regulations and their application) of regulated business organizations and individuals. Through the application of regulations and policy, ATOS ensures air carrier’s operating systems are properly configured to control risk. Two of the primary tools used by the ATOS system in implementing FAA’s policy are the Safety Attribute Inspection (SAI) and the Element Performance Inspection (EPI) Data Collection Tools (DCT).
D. CHAPTER 69. EVALUATE PART 121/135 (10 OR MORE) OUTSOURCE MAINTENANCE ARRANGEMENT. This chapter provides guidance to the 121 principal maintenance inspectors (PMI) and air carriers, regarding the standards required by all carriers in the development and evaluation of an air carrier’s Outsource Maintenance Process. The Air Carrier Outsource Maintenance Process should have System Safety built into the policies, procedures, information, and instruction. The process must include the method of review, evaluate, accept/reject and authorization process for the maintenance provider to become an extension of the carrier’s maintenance organization and include the dissemination of the required information to each respective maintenance provider. The Carriers Outsource Maintenance Process must verify that outsource maintenance providers used by air carriers are maintaining the aircraft, airframes, engines, propellers, appliances, emergency equipment, and components thereof, in accordance with the policies, procedures and instructions in the air carrier's manual and the applicable CFRs.
E. CHAPTER 95. EVALUATE AND AUTHORIZE A PART 121 OR 135 (10 OR MORE) APPLICANT/CERTIFICATE HOLDER TO USE “COORDINATING AGENCIES FOR SUPPLIER EVALUATION” (C.A.S.E.). This chapter provides information and guidance for PMI and principal avionics inspectors (PAI). This guidance is provided for the evaluation and authorization for a part 121 or 135 (10 or more) air carrier/applicant to use C.A.S.E. in accordance with applicable CFRs.
F. CHAPTER 96. INSPECT A REPAIR STATION FOR MAINTENANCE/ ALTERATIONS PERFORMED FOR PARTS 121, 125, 129, AND 135 CERTIFICATE