DATEATTACHMENT 108300.10 CHG XX
SECTION 2. PROCEDURES
1. PREREQUISITES AND COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS.
Successful completion of the Airworthiness Inspector Indoctrination course(s) or equivalent.
Previous experience with certification or surveillance of part 145 repair stations.
3. REFERENCES, FORMS, AND JOB AIDS.
A.References (current editions):
14 CFR parts 1, 39, 65, , and
Order 8300.10, Airworthiness Inspector’s Handbook, Vol. 2, Ch 164, Evaluate a Repair Station and Quality Control Manual or Revision
Advisory Circular (AC) 145-9, Guide for Developing and Evaluating Repair Station Inspection Procedures Manuals
AC 145-10, Repair Station Training Program
PTRS Transmittal, FAA Form 8000-36
C.Job Aids. None.
A. Planning. Prior to inspecting, the principal inspector (PI) or an aviation safety inspector (ASI) should carefully review:
Repair Station Manual/Quality Control Manual RSM/QCM and be familiar with the policies and procedures contained therein.
Operations Specifications (OpSpecs).
The Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS) is the organization’s primary source of comprehensive, integrated safety information that is used by inspectors, analysts, and managers in developing and adjusting field surveillance, investigation, and other oversight programs. SPAS interfaces with key fielded oversight programs (such as ATOS, SEP, and the NPG), as well as other government and industry sources, collecting raw performance and operational data, analyzing and summarizing the data, and providing critical information in the form of graphs, tables, and reports. These SPAS outputs are then used to (1) identify safety hazard and risk areas; (2) target inspection efforts for repair stations, and to areas of greatest risk; and (3) monitor the effectiveness of targeted oversight actions. SPAS repair station profile and repair station analytical model (RSAM) are available for use. This data provides additional information on performance and risk associated with individual repair station facilities.
Certificate-holding district office (CHDO) office file.
Inspect Repair Station and Quality Control Manual(s).
Verify revisions to RSM/QCM are being made in accordance with the repair stations revision system.
Sample manuals throughout the facility to verify that revisions are properly distributed and incorporated.
Verify the RSM/QCM and the copies held by the CHDO are the same revision.
NOTE: Federal regulations do not require the FAA to review and accept revisions before implementation. “Provided” the repair station follows the revision procedures in its manual. The repair station should have a procedure in its manual to recall revisions if the FAA finds a revision unacceptable.