DATEATTACHMENT 78300.10 CHG XX
CHAPTER 8. CONDUCT A DETAILED PROCESS/ TASK INSPECTION
SECTION 1. BACKGROUND
1. PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING SUBSYSTEM (PTRS) ACTIVITY CODES.
A. Maintenance: 3654 (New)
B. Avionics: 5634 (New)
3. OBJECTIVE. This chapter provides guidance for conducting a detailed process/task inspection by analyzing the data, materials and parts used in the maintenance/alterations processes by air agencies and air operators.
5. GENERAL. A detailed process/task inspection is a surveillance activity that will examine one or more specific tasks that are associated with the overhaul, maintenance / alterations of a part or product. This inspection will evaluate the data, tooling, equipment, and processes used to complete one or more tasks.
7. INSPECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES.
A. Preparation. Prior to performing an inspection, it is important that aviation safety inspectors (ASI) and air agencies are well prepared. ASI’s should be familiar, when applicable, with the following:
Operations specifications (including the ratings, the specifications listed for limited specialized services, and the process specifications)
Maintenance documentation (including the required work cards, the inspection forms, and the sign-off sheets)
Applicable maintenance manuals (including the inspection procedures manuals, the air carrier manuals, the overhaul manuals, the current revisions
and dates, and the process specifications
Special Federal Aviation Regulations (SFAR) 36 authority
Engineering Orders (EO)
Required Inspection Items (RII)
Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Form 8110-3, Designated Engineering Representative Data Approval
FAA Form 337, Major Repair and Alteration
B. Coordination. A detailed process inspection will involve varying degrees of complexity. At times there may be a need for coordination with other offices (i.e., AEG, ACO, FSDO’s, etc.), for clarification of procedures and processes.
NOTE: Geographic units need to establish close coordination with their certificate holding district office (CHDO).