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 J.  CHAPTER 158.  EVALUATE A PART 121 AIR CARRIER’S LISTING OF LEADING OUTSOURCE MAINTENANCE PROVIDERS. THE QUARTERLY UTILIZATION REPORT (QUR).  This chapter provides the guidance and instructions for preparing, reviewing and evaluating the Leading Outsource Maintenance Providers (LOMP) QUR.  This report will aid the principal inspectors (PI) when performing a risk assessment, and or an action plan.  For the FAA to effectively meet its responsibly and monitor this segment of the maintenance workforce, the FAA is requesting each 14 CFR part 121 air carrier operator to submit a quarterly report to the certificate-holding district office (CHDO) and PI.  The list of LOMPs will aid the PI when making selections of facilities to inspect.  The quarterly utilization report is a snap shot of LOMP’s which provide the highest volume of maintenance activity for the air carrier and that perform the most critical areas of maintenance.   The LOMP that appears to have the highest-level risk should receive a higher level of FAA surveillance.  The information requested is the same information the air carrier tracks as an integral part of the Continuing Analysis and Surveillance System (CASS).     

5.  RISK BASED OVERSIGHT SYSTEM FOR REPAIR STATIONS.  This System Safety based approach identifies specific procedures that enhance the oversight of repair stations.  The system is comprised of a baseline surveillance program, a repair station data package, a repair station assessment tool, and a risk management tool.  

 A.  The overall oversight process involves the following steps:

(1)  A comprehensive Baseline Repair Station Surveillance Program.

(2)  A data package generated via Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS) utilizing current sources.  The PI prior to completing the RSAT reviews this data.  

(3)  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.

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

(5)  The completed RSAT enables an assessment of the repair station.    

(6)  An RMP is to be utilized for issues of high concern.

(7)  During the next twelve months, the Updated Surveillance Program and RMPs are completed and this data is fed back into the system.

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

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