Maintenance and Manufacturing Staff Instructions (MSI) No. 44
Procedural Guidelines for Oversight Activities at Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Bombardier Aerospace, and Pratt & Whitney Canada
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|File No: AARP-5009-3-44||Issue Date:||
July 23, 2001
1.1 The purpose of this staff instruction is to provide procedural guidelines when dealing with Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney Canada oversight activities.
2.1 In June 2000, an ARASS workshop was held in Toronto to discuss the development of a set of tasks individual to the manufacturing sector of the Branch. It was decided at this meeting that all oversight activities at Bell Helicopter Textron, Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney Canada would be captured under separate ARASS tasks. The tasks would identify discretionary and non-discretionary activities.
2.2 The decision to remove these companies from the database was taken because of their complexity and dynamics. As a result of these differences, the role of the Civil Aviation Safety Inspector providing services to these companies has changed drastically from that described in the existing ARASS system.
3. Procedural Guidelines
3.1 Appendix A details the discretionary oversight tasks encompassed in the new Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney Canada task descriptions. Appendix B details the non-discretionary tasks. These tasks are accounted for within the scope of the appropriate task description and are not to be accounted for elsewhere in the ARASS system.
3.2 For each functional area shown in Appendix A, a detailed record will be kept, in accordance with the Inspection and Audit Manual (IAM), documenting the individual activities and time utilized in the completion of the specific discretionary oversight tasks. In addition to this, the regions will also be required to record the actual number of task completions, for use in the future development of new Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney Canada «per completion» task times.
3.3 Following the National Civil Aviation Management Executive's decision to include Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney Canada in the National Audit Program cycle, these companies will now be audited based on the National Audit Program's schedule.
3.4 In reference to non-discretionary tasks (shown in Appendix B), a detailed estimate of units required should be based on historical requirements. For each functional area shown in Appendix B, a detailed record will be kept, in accordance with the IAM, documenting the individual activities and time utilized in the completion of the specific non-discretionary oversight tasks. The regions will also be required to record the actual number of task completions, for use in the future development new Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney Canada «per completion» task times.
3.5 In regard to Bell Textron Canada and Bombardier Aerospace, the ARASS task descriptions are the same. In the case of Pratt & Whitney, the task is slightly less encompassing. For example Pratt & Whitney Canada has no requirement for Production Flights Permits or modifications to such permits.
4. Effective Date
4.1 This instruction comes into effect immediately.
5. HQ Contact
5.1 The responsible officer indicated below may be contacted for information regarding this MSI:
Jacqueline Booth-Bourdeau, AARPC
Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing
Phone: (613) 952-7974
Facsimile: (613) 952-3298
Maintenance and Manufacturing
Appendix A - Discretionary Activities
|DISCRETIONARY: AUDIT/INSPECTION ACTIVITIES|
OVERSIGHT-SPORADIC INSPECTIONS OF COMPANY ACTIVITIES
|TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS AND UTILISATION OF THE TRANSPORT CANADA INTERNET SITE AS ALTERNATE SOURCE OF INFORMATION|
|RETURNED TO SERVICE AFTER MAINTENANCE|
|RETURNED TO SERVICE AFTER CORRECTIONS OF DEFECTS|
|CONTROL OF PARTS INCLUDING RECEPTION AND ACQUISITION|
|ENGINEERING (Service Bulletins/Airworthiness Directives, Repairs/Modifications)|
|AUDIT/EVALUTION OF THE QUALITY SYSTEM Audit Plan|
|TEST AND MEASURING EQUIPMENT|
|WEIGHT AND BALANCE|
|WORK STATION AUDIT|
|AUDITS/EVALUATIONS AT MANUFACTURERS|
|SURVEILLANCE OF SUPPLIERS|
Appendix B - Non-Discretionary Activities
|NON-DISCRETIONARY ACTIVITIES LINKED TO OVERSIGHT|
ISSUANCE OF A PRODUCTION FLIGHT PERMIT/OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS
MODIFICATION OF A PRODUCTION FLIGHT PERMIT/OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS
|PARTICIPATION IN THE APPROVAL AND MODIFICATION OF THE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (COMPLEX)|
INCREASE THE INTERVAL BETWEEN OVERHAUL (ENGINE) - EVALUATION OF THE CONDITION OF THE PARTS
|EVALUATION OF INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE(S) - ATO|
|MEETINGS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS WITH THE INDUSTRY e.g. CARAC Participation, Seminars|
|EVALUATION OF CANDIDATE (S) CAT 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 ETC.|
|SPECIAL REQUESTS-EVALUATION AND REVIEW OF ACTIVITIES (ex.: Bell proposition, QA/QC)|
|INFORMATION REQUESTS- HQ/ REGION (S) e.g. Regional Query|
|INFORMATION REQUESTS/MEETINGS- INDUSTRY|
INFORMATION REQUEST- MINISTER'S DELEGATE (MD-P)
(e.g. airworthiness supplementary requirements, exportations, conflicts of interest)
|FOLLOW UP AND CLOSURE OF REGULATORY AUDIT FINDINGS|
|TRAINING OF NEW INSPECTOR, MINISTER'S DELEGATE|
|REVISE AND MAINTAIN UP TO DATE THE SITE LIBRARY (i.e. CARs, Operation manuals, Documentation)|