Maintenance and Manufacturing Staff Instructions, MSI 30


Subject: Number: MSI 30
Procedural Guidelines for Oversight Activities at Air Canada and Canadian Airlines Revision No: 0
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File No:  AARP-5009-3-30 Issue Date: July 15, 1999

1. Purpose

1.1 The purpose of this MSI is to provide procedural guidelines when dealing with Air Canada and Canadian Airlines oversight activities.

2. Background

2.1 In January 1998, an ARASS workshop was held with the Regional Managers in Vancouver, British Columbia to establish a list of ARASS tasks specific to the Maintenance and Manufacturing Branch. At this workshop, an idea was promoted, and accepted, calling for the removal of Air Canada and Canadian Airlines from the existing ARASS system. The rationale supporting this move was based on the argument that the use of average times in ARASS does not provide enough flexibility to ensure adequate resource allocations for these companies. Furthermore, the complexity and dynamics of Air Canada and Canadian Airlines has led to the creation of a different role for inspectors assigned to these companies, than that described in the existing ARASS system.

3. Procedural Guidelines

3.1 Appendix 1 details the discretionary oversight tasks encompassed in the new Air Canada/Canadian Airlines task descriptions. Appendix 2 details the non-discretionary oversight tasks encompassed in the new Air Canada/Canadian Airlines task descriptions. 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 1, a detailed record will be kept, (in accordance with the MRA), 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 Air Canada/Canadian Airlines "per completion" task times. Shops should be audited at least every three years using the NPS Group Size for planning purposes. Sub-bases will be audited using the following criteria: all bases >50 departures/day are planned on a 1 year cycle and require 5 days; domestic stations that accomplish "A" Checks or above are planned on an annual basis and require 5 days; foreign maintenance stations not accomplishing "A" Checks are planned on a 3 year cycle requiring 5 days; and, other stations with only an "On Call" Maintenance Arrangement are planned on a 5 year cycle, or based on risk indicators, and require 2 days.

3.3 In reference to non-discretionary tasks, (shown in Appendix 2), a detailed estimate of units required should be based on historical requirements. For each functional area shown in Appendix 2, a detailed record will be kept, (in accordance with the MRA), 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 of Air Canada/Canadian Airlines "per completion" task times.

4. Effective Date

4.1 This instruction comes into effect on August 15, 1999.

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 Branch
E-mail: Boothbj@tc.gc.ca
Phone: (613)
Facsimile: (613) 952-3298

D.B. Sherritt
Director,
Maintenance and Manufacturing

Appendix 1 - Discretionary Activities:

Discretionary: Audit/Inspection ACTIVITIES

TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS
TRAINING LICENCING STANDARDS
TECHNICAL RECORDS
DEFECT CONTROL/MAINT. DISPATCH
PARTS CONTROL INCLUDING RECEIVING/PURCHASING
ENGINEERING (SBs/AD, Repair/Mods)
CAT 2/3 PROGRAM REVIEW
QUALITY AUDITS/EVALUATION
FUEL/DEFUEL
DEICING
TEST MEASURING EQUIP
W&B
AIRCRAFT INSPECTIONS
DND A310 SURVEILLANCE
ENROUTE
SUB BASES Line Mtce. Only (See note 3.2 above)
SHOP AUDITS

Appendix 2 - Non-Discretionary: Oversight Activities (Audit/Inspection/Monitoring/Surveillance Tasks)

NON-Discretionary: Oversight Activities

MCM (amendments)
MELS
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES:
  • AGEING AIRCRAFT (SID/CPCP)
  • RELIABILITY PROGRAM (meetings)
  • Maintenance Status Report (MSR) meetings / Airworthiness Control Committee (ACC)
CONTRACTS (Reviews)
EROPS (addition, etc.)
FLIGHT AUTHORITY
FACILITIES (approval)
IMPORTS AND EXPORTS
SDR (review and investigation)
ATO (amendment)
CERTIFICATION ACTIVITIES (support to C&BA)

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