Leaky Boat: Part 2

Editor’s Note: In the February issue Bill O’Brien began a discussion on the new regulations for the Part 145 manual requirements.


Editor’s Note: In the February issue Bill O’Brien began a discussion on the new regulations for the Part 145 manual requirements. The new rule states that you have to have a training manual submitted by April 6, 2005.

Sub-Part E: Operating rules:
(ref: §145.201)

The opening paragraph of this sub-part should state that the repair station will perform all maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alteration in accordance with Part 43 on any article for which it is rated and within the limitations of its operations specifications (ref: §145.201(a)(1)). Now you must describe the following operations.

  1. A brief description of how an article is received, inspected, repaired, approved for return to service, and released or shipped by the repair station (ref: §145.205(g)).
  2. Explain in detail what happens at each point or station the article stops at as it passes through the repair station.
  3. The description of work performed on the article at each station/stop should answer the who, what, when, why, and how questions.
  4. Make sure the responsible individual at each station is identified, and what forms and data are used, (reference the forms manual for samples).
  5. If a maintenance function is performed by a certificated person outside of the repair station describe how and what function that is contracted for and how the work is inspected when it comes back.
  6. If a maintenance function is performed by a non-certificated person outside the repair station describe how that work is contracted, how these persons meet your repair station equivalent quality control system, and describe how work is inspected when it comes back (ref: §145.201 (a)(2)).
  7. Describe how the contract maintenance functions are maintained and revised; and how the FSDO is notified of the revisions (ref: §145.209(h)(1) and §145.217 (a)(2)(i)).
  8. The manual must describe how maintenance is performed for an air carrier in accordance with §145. 205.
  9. The manual must state that the repair station must follow the approved inspection or maintenance program of the air carrier.
  10. Describe the necessary equipment, trained personnel, and kinds of technical data required to do the work.
  11. All air carrier maintenance must be authorized on the repair station’s operations specifications.
  12. Identify who is responsible (by title) to keep a file of the air carrier’s procedures and technical data.
  13. Describe how the air carrier’s RII list is maintained and who is responsible for its accuracy.
  14. Describe how the repair station is notified of changes to the air carrier’s manual and who is responsible to ensure these changes are made in the repair station’s copy of the air carrier’s manual(s).
  15. Describe how employee training is conducted on new air carrier equipment. Who identifies it and who is responsible for it (reference the training manual).
  16. Describe how air carrier equipment is returned to service (reference the forms manual).
  17. Describe how major repairs or major alterations are performed, and recorded on either a Form 337 or with a maintenance release in accordance with Appendix B of Part 43 (ref: §145.201(b)(2)).
  18. Describe what records are maintained, for how long, where they are kept, and how they are retrieved. If an electronic system is used, how is it backed up and who is responsible for recordkeeping (ref: §145.209(i)).
  19. Describe how life-limited parts are controlled in accordance with §43.10.
  20. Describe the procedures on how to do work at a location other than the repair station by repair station personnel and who is responsible for that work, how the work is to be inspected, and signed off; and how FAA approval is granted for a special circumstance or for recurring work away from the repair station (ref: §145.203 and §145.209 (f)).
  21. If you are a satellite station or the parent, explain how maintenance/inspection personnel and equipment are moved between repair stations.
  22. Explain how revisions are made to this manual and how the FAA will be notified.
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