DATEATTACHMENT 138300.10 CHG XX
SECTION 2. PROCEDURES
1. PREREQUISITES AND COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS.
Knowledge of the regulatory requirements of 14 CFR parts 43 and 145.
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.
14 CFR parts 43 and 145
Order 8300.10, Airworthiness Inspector’s Handbook, Vol. 2, Ch. 161, Introduction to Part 145 Repair Stations
Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 36
Job Aids. None.
A.Planning. Prior to reviewing the tech data the principal inspector should carefully review:
Repair Station Manual/Quality Control Manual.
Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS), Repair Station Analytical Model (RSAM).
Certificate-holding district office (CHDO) file for approved technical data.
(4) Operations Specifications (OpSpecs) Process Specifications, SFAR 36 data).
B.Technical Data. The PI should review a representative sample of maintenance records or work orders by the repair station to verify:
(1)The technical data is appropriate for the maintenance or alterations to be performed.
(2)The technical data used by repair stations could include any of the following:
(a) When discussing FAA technical data, it means; however, not limited to ADs, Type Certificate Data Sheets, and Instructions for Continued Airworthiness.
(b) Manufacturer’s technical data, maintenance manuals and Service Bulletins.
(c) Engineering data (such as DER-approved data or data developed by the repair station and approved by the FAA, Process Specifications, SFAR 36 data).
(3)The data is current, accurate and complete.
(a) The RSM procedure should describe how the revised technical data will be inserted into existing documents and how the appropriate individuals in the repair station will be notified about revisions.
(b) If the repairs station uses computer software for component testing, verify the revisions/updates are made and the current software is distributed.
(4)The data is in the certificate holders possession and easily accessible to all personnel. Verify that the technical data is distributed throughout the company in accordance with the RSM.
NOTE: In the case of electronic tech data/manual(s), the following concerns should be reviewed during the inspection:
Security and Access - Can only authorized personnel make any changes to the manual? Is access protected by passwords? Have the employees been trained to access the manual on the network? Do all of the supervisors and inspectors have access to the manual?