Maintenance and Manufacturing Staff Instructions, MSI 44


Subject: Number: MSI 44

Procedural Guidelines for Oversight Activities at Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Bombardier Aerospace, and Pratt & Whitney Canada

Revision No: 0

  Number of Pages: 4

File No:  AARP-5009-3-44 Issue Date: July 23, 2001

1. Purpose

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. Background

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
E-mail: boothbj@tc.gc.ca
Phone: (613) 952-7974
Facsimile: (613) 952-3298

D.B. Sherritt
Director,
Maintenance and Manufacturing

Appendix A - Discretionary Activities

DISCRETIONARY: AUDIT/INSPECTION ACTIVITIES
OVERSIGHT-SPORADIC INSPECTIONS OF COMPANY ACTIVITIES
  • verification of certification/qualification of specialized personnel
  • inspection of facilities
  • inspection of equipment and tools/size
  • inspection of aeronautical products at different stages of production
  • inspection of internal documentation/quality records
  • confirmation requests/inspection notice
LICENCE ISSUANCE
TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS AND UTILISATION OF THE TRANSPORT CANADA INTERNET SITE AS ALTERNATE SOURCE OF INFORMATION
TECHNICAL RECORDS
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
REFUELLING
TEST AND MEASURING EQUIPMENT
WEIGHT AND BALANCE
AIRCRAFT INSPECTIONS
WORK STATION AUDIT
AUDITS/EVALUATIONS AT MANUFACTURERS
SURVEILLANCE OF SUPPLIERS

Appendix B - Non-Discretionary Activities

NON-DISCRETIONARY ACTIVITIES LINKED TO OVERSIGHT
MANDATORY INSPECTIONS
ISSUANCE OF A PRODUCTION FLIGHT PERMIT/OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS
  • review application
  • establish operational conditions jointly with TCCA regional flight operation division (Commercial and Business
Aviation and Aviation Licensing)

  • recommendation from HQ
  • review of quality records of the aircraft
  • inspection of aircraft
  • issue document
MODIFICATION OF A PRODUCTION FLIGHT PERMIT/OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS
  • review application
  • establish operational conditions jointly with TCCA regional flight operation division (Commercial and  
Business Aviation and  Aviation Licensing)

  • recommendation from HQ
  • review of quality records of the aircraft
  • inspection of aircraft
  • issue document
PARTICIPATION IN THE APPROVAL AND MODIFICATION OF THE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (COMPLEX)
INCREASE THE INTERVAL BETWEEN OVERHAUL (ENGINE) - EVALUATION OF THE CONDITION OF THE PARTS
  • review application
  • inspection of engine parts
  • inspection report
  • travel time
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)
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