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Repair Station Quality Manual—Revision 5, 10/5/12 (Sample)

The model repair station and quality manual assists companies to develop a repair station and quality control manual that complies with 14 CFR part 145, the associated FAA guidance material and industry best practices.

The model manual addresses every paragraph of 14 CFR part 145. It contains the requirements for both a repair station manual and a quality control manual and can be customized to a particular operation with approximately 20 to 40 hours of work.

This publication is geared towards small to mid-sized companies and will prove most useful to component repair stations. Although directed at domestic repair stations, very few adjustments would be needed to show compliance with foreign repair station requirements.

The model manual was first published in 2003; revision 5 is a complete re-write of the original. Specific changes and additions include—

  • Enhanced user notes to assist in manual customization
  • Improved effective page control
  • Enhance revision control procedures
  • Employment of former FAA employee procedures
  • Duty time requirement procedures
  • Canadian MIP procedures for component and non-air carrier aircraft
  • Material return to inventory procedures
  • Electro-static sensitive device procedures
  • Replacement data palate and identification information procedures
  • General aviation aircraft inspection procedures
  • Logbook entry procedures
  • Leased or borrowed tool procedures
  • Contract maintenance procedures enhanced
  • Canadian MIP cross-reference table
  • C.A.S.E. Standard 1A cross-reference table

The manual includes the model forms manual (detailed below), Canadian MIP and C.A.S.E. Standard 1-A cross reference tables.

Price: ARSA members $800.00; non-members $1,600.00

Repair Station Forms Manual ONLY—Revision 1, 10/5/12 (Sample)

The model forms manual provides forms, letters, lists and other documents along with instructions for their use. It is meant to support the main policies and procedures required to establish compliance with 14 CFR part 145 set forth in the model manual; however, most of the documents can be used in conjunction with any repair station manual.

This forms manual contains three sections—

  • Section 1 outlines a revision procedure
  • Section 2 contains samples of maintenance and inspection forms and instructions for their use
  • Section 3 contains other forms and letters required to comply with other procedures outlined in 14 CFR part 145 and in the model manual

The model forms manual was first published in 2008; revision 1 introduces the following changes and additions—

  • List of effective pages
  • Enhance revision control procedures
  • Form and letter numbering protocol
  • Instructions for other forms (those created and maintained by owners/operators)
  • Additional forms and letters

Price: ARSA members FREE

Training Program Manual—Revision 1, 10/5/12 (Sample)

The model training program helps repair stations gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to generate a training program manual that meets the standards for FAA approval. The workbook, manual template and forms walk you through the process of developing a program to ensure that employees performing maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations are “capable of performing assigned tasks” as required by 14 CFR part 145.163(b).

The workbook and manual template provide a baseline for companies to identify and describe jobs and job duties, including required tasks within each function, and skills within each task; establish job qualifications, including minimum standards; assess, evaluate and train employees, and to develop these concepts into a comprehensive training program for submission to the FAA.

Revision 1 introduces the following changes and additions—

  • Enhanced revision procedures
  • Updated and reformatted training forms
  • Updated and reformatted training workbook
  • Added course evaluation and training certificate procedures
  • Forms and letter numbering

Price: ARSA members $600.00; non-members $1,200.00

EASA Supplement—Revision 1, 4/16/14 (Sample)

The model EASA supplement is designed for U.S.-based, FAA-certificated repair stations who wish to work on EU-registered aircraft (civil aeronautical components under the regulatory control of EASA) and plan to apply for EASA part 145 approval. It includes a repair station manual supplement and the required forms and instructions.

This model EASA supplement is designed to integrate with the model repair station quality manual. The differences between 14 CFR part 145 and EASA part 145 (referred to as “special conditions”) are contained in EASA MAG, effective Nov. 22, 2011. This supplement addresses each special condition so that FAA-certificated part 145 repair stations may use it, in conjunction with their current repair station quality manual.

Revision 1 introduces the following changes and additions—

  • Updated URLs to EASA website and revised FAA Form 8130-3
  • Added a renewal process paragraph
  • Added a statement that MAG changes must be implemented within 90 days of the revision publication
  • Enhanced note to user for working away paragraphs and options
  • Revised line maintenance section
  • Re-wrote and organized paragraph on components eligible for installation
  • Added paragraph to address suspected unapproved parts procedure

Price: ARSA members $300.00; non-members $600.00

Canadian Maintenance Implementation Procedures Publications

Model Canadian Supplement Revision 2, 10/5/12; for repair stations maintaining Canadian-registered aircraft operated in commercial air service. (Sample)

This publication is for U.S.-based repair stations that work on complete aircraft operated in commercial air service under Canadian aviation regulations part VII (air carriers). These repair stations are required to have an FAA-accepted supplement.

The revised publication addresses the special conditions contained in Chapter III of the MIP, signed March 14, 2011.

Price: ARSA members $300.00; non-members $600.00

Upgrade: ARSA members $60.00; non-members $120.00

Model Canadian Cross-Reference Table Revision 3, 10/5/12; with supplemental language for repair stations that do not perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alteration on Canadian-registered aircraft operated in commercial air service. (Sample)

This publication is for repair stations that perform maintenance, preventive maintenance and alteration on any civil aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller, subassembly, appliance, material, part or component under the regulatory authority of the TCCA. It provides an appendix to add to your current repair station manual, which establishes compliance with the special conditions contained in Chapter III of the MIP signed March 14, 2011.

Revision 3 incorporates the supplemental language into a cross-reference table, and gives suggestions for when language may be incorporated into the appropriate sections of the repair station quality manual. This revision integrates the MIP language directly in the cross-reference table to ensure that the repair station is aware of the exact regulatory requirements.

Price: ARSA members FREE; non-members $175.00

Human Factors Training Program—Original Issue, 4/5/07 (Table of Contents)

Human factors training is mandatory for EASA-approved repair stations. ARSA’s human factors training materials assists repair stations in designing and implementing their own unique training.

The program follows the requirements outlined in the FAA’s flight standards handbook bulletin for airworthiness entitled “Guidance for Evaluation and Acceptance of Maintenance Human Factors Training Programs.”

Materials include:

  • Human factors training program workbook—an overview, which will enable you to tailor the program to your facility and personnel.
  • Nine training modules—individual courses that must be reviewed and modified to create human factors training for your repair station.
  • Human factors training program case studies—illustrate aircraft accidents where human factors played a significant role. Each case study provides a detailed description and analysis of the event that can be adapted to provide instruction to your facility personnel.

Price: ARSA members $500.00; non-members $1,250.00

ARSA Compendia

As a membership benefit, ARSA members receive the Association’s newsletter, the hotline each month. To make it easier and faster to dig up past articles, ARSA has “compendia” of the hotline’s most popular columns, including—

Legal Briefs (1994-2011) (Table of Contents). Own more than 17 years of compliance knowledge in this revised compilation, which incorporates articles published since the column’s inception. This goldmine of compliance knowledge answers questions such as: What steps must I take during voluntary disclosure? What should we do when we receive an un-marked part? What requirements must a repair station comply with prior to shipping hazardous materials? Price: ARSA members $395.00; non-members $995.00

Employment Law (2004-2011) (Table of Contents). These articles, written by guest author and employment law attorney Jonathan Yarbrough, address issues and give practical solutions for issues surrounding whistleblowers, employee lawsuits, unemployment claims, drug problem disclosures, and employee recordkeeping requirements. This compilation is an update to the previous release, which included articles published through 2007. Price: ARSA members $150.00; non-members $300.00

Export Compliance (2005-2010) (Table of Contents). This compilation, written by guest author Jack Brodbeck, assists repair station personnel in understanding and complying with import and export regulations. Articles cover applicable law, available resources, a “best practices” kit, and much more. It’s a must read personnel at companies that export inventory or expertise. This compilation revises the prior version that included articles through 2007. Price: ARSA members $150.00; non-members $300.00

Intellectual Property (2007-2011) (Table of Contents). This compendium, written by guest author and IP attorney Al Givray, provides valuable information on intellectual assets, patents, copyrights and trademarks and practical solutions to problems surrounding customer licenses, trade secrets and inventor knowledge. Price: ARSA members $150.00; non-members $300.00

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