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DATEATTACHMENT 68300.10 CHG XX

CHAPTER 133.  EVALUATE/INSPECT A PART 125, 129, AND 135 AIR OPERATOR’S OUTSOURCE MAINTENANCE PROVIDERS FACILITY

SECTION 1. BACKGROUND

1.PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING SUBSYSTEM (PTRS) ACTIVITY CODES.

A.Maintenance:  

Facility Evaluation:  3338

Facility Surveillance:  3624, 3617

B.  Avionics:

Facility Evaluation:  3338, 3617

Facility Surveillance:  5624, 5617

3.OBJECTIVE. This chapter provides the guidance and instruction for an evaluation and inspection of a Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 125, 129, and 135-air operators outsource maintenance providers (OMP) facility.

NOTE:  This chapter is not intended to provide guidance for evaluating a certified repair station for compliance with 14 CFR part 145.

5.GENERAL.  

A.OMP Facility Evaluation:  This guidance is designed to aid an ASI in determining if adequate housing, equipment, spare part, technical data, and competent personnel have been trained and are available.  The facility must be able to perform all the related maintenance and alterations in accordance the air operator’s Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP) and its maintenance manual.  This evaluation should be accomplished:

Prior to certificating a new air operator

When an existing air operator introduces a new make and model aircraft into its operation

B.Some OMP inspections are conducted outside the geographic boundaries of the certificate-holding district office (CHDO).  In such cases, the principal inspector (PI) or aviation safety inspector (ASI) should contact the OMP’s CHDO/PI, and coordinate the visit.  The PI of the air operator should preplan the depth of the inspection beforehand, and if the PI determines assistance is needed, a request should be made through the manager to the CHDO manager responsible for the certificate management of a repair station.  

7.

INITIATIONS AND PLANNING.

A Pre-Inspection Responsibilities.  Before inspecting an outsource maintenance providers facility, the inspecting ASI should:

(1) If you are the principal maintenance inspector (PMI) or principal avionics inspector (PAI), this is a good time to review the Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS) repair station analytical model (RSAM).  This tool will provide the inspecting ASI with analysis and information that will be useful before and during the inspection.

(2) After reviewing the RSAM, a meeting should be scheduled with the air operator’s management to discuss the arrangements made with this outsourcing maintenance provider.  It is also a good time to discuss the plans and provisions that will be in place during the evaluation/inspection.

(3) Contract maintenance agreements change routinely.  Ensure the agreements stated in the contract are in accordance with the procedures in the air operator’s manual (CAMP).

(4) If you are a geographical inspector conducting the inspection on behalf of the Certificate Management Office (CMO)/CHDO, you should contact one of the air operator’s PIs to discuss the scope of the inspection.  

(5) If you are a PMI or PAI, consider reviewing the contract between the operator and the outsource provider, if applicable.

Vol. 3

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