Toggle navigation. Functional Check Flights. Maintenance Test Pilot Services include but not limited to: Perform detailed preflight inspections, review maintenance forms, historical record and logbooks as required. Perform Maintenance Test Flights, Functional Test Flights and MOCs on assigned aircraft to determine the functionality of airframe, power plant, mission accessories, and other aircraft equipment function in accordance with design specification. Test Flights are conducted in dedicated flight envelopes, to include high gross weight, and Multi-mode Radar flight profiles.
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Noth in g in this in struction levies additionalrequirements on contractors. FAR Subpart FAR SubPart Contract adm in istration responsibilities arenormally identified in the contracts themselves. DFARS Specificexclusions are set out for certa in contracts e.
See paragraph 2. This Instruction encompasses therequirements found in The Tri-Service Agreement How flight operations areperformed depends on which of the follow in g four scenarios exists when DCMA 9.
Aircraft Operations CAS at military in stallations can beaccomplished in several ways. The GFR is provided by the Service. These delegations should exclude the FARSubpart The procur in g Service may delegate certa in contract adm in istrationfunctions to DCMA but choose to reta in surveillance of flight operations.
In thesecases, a Service GFR is assigned to the contract for oversight. If this deviation is approved, DCMA has nodirect aircraft operations oversight responsibilities for these contracts. FMS contract in g is coveredby DoD While DCMA may be Paragraph b of the GFRC separate from the liability sections ofthe clause mandates that contractors comply with the requirements ofComb in ed Instruction.
Fail in g to comply with the Instruction or fail in g tofollow approved Procedures are contractual compliance issues and arenot, in and of themselves, related to liability. It was unusual for both clauses to be used on the samecontract because they establish different limits of contractor liability.
Apossible exception to this general rule existed where the contractconta in ed both fixed price and flexibly priced CLINs. DCMA personnel should carefully reviewaviation contracts to determ in e if the appropriate clauses have been in cluded.
Additionally, any language that modifies the in tent of either riskclause should be noted. Third party liability is usually addressedthrough in clusion of the clause FAR However, for this to be a valid requirement, tailor in g procedures detailed in FAR DCMA personnel must carefully study thesecontracts to determ in e the exact contract requirements. Request clarification of the PCO'sexpectations and understand in g of "commercial practice" in accordance with The US Government only has a directcontractual relationship with the prime contractor.
As such, direction to thesubcontractor should not normally occur without the knowledge and approvalof the prime. Tak in g this approach avoids confusion and potential "changeclaims. This decentralizedexecution does not relieve DCMA APTs from work in g through the primecontractors and appropriate contract in g officers to resolve discrepanciesat subcontractor facilities.
DCMA personnel should familiarizethemselves with the contract requirements to ensure surveillance of aircraftoperations occurs at all times that a contractor is responsible for comply in gwith requirements of DCMA INST Sign in g the DD does notimpact the formal transfer of the aircraft from the Government to a contractor or vice versa.
Attachments 1 — 8 to this Instructionconta in transitory in formation, po in ts of contact, various guides, etc. Lee, VA As such, the Director will direct and adm in ister theimplementation of this Instruction.
The COO and each Division Director are responsible for safe and effectiveaircraft operations in their organization. The CMO commander has the responsibility,authority, and accountability over the day-to-day operations of their aviationprogram s. Tertiary CMO commanders, who reportto other CMO commanders, also have the responsibility, authority, andaccountability over the day-to-day operations of their aviation program s.
Additionally, tertiary CMO commanders are responsible for rout in g all approvals,authorizations, and waiver requests required in this Instruction, through theircha in of command to DCMA -AO. The ExecutiveDirector of Aircraft Operations is responsible for F in ancial Bus in ess FB and overarch in g agencypolicies will provide guidance for budget plann in g, formulation, requirementsubmission, fund transfers, and timely execution of funds.
Reprogramm in g of funds at HC is not authorized. Incom in g personnel should befunded by their respective Services for required enroute courses such asaircraft qualifications and GFR Course. These funds are provided in twosubcategories for the purpose of mandatory flight-related items such asflight suits, gloves, mishap response kit items and other supplies andequipment needed to directly support aircraft operations.
Some CMOs receive funds directly from theprogram office or the Services to execute other activities. These fundsmay be written in to the contract or provided from other organizations forthe purpose of cover in g aircraft delivery or other costs. DCMA -AO will establish procedures for record in g applicable historical dataand accomplish in g applicable trend analysis. Ma in ta in liaison and coord in ation with theService safety centers and the other DoD Safety Offices. Establish procedures to receive anddissem in ate safety in formation mishap reports, hazard reports, safetytrends, etc.
When nom in ations for aircrewpersonnel are received from the Services, DCMA -AO will review thequalifications of the nom in ee s aga in st the position s for whichnom in ated. The Services are responsiblefor fund in g any enroute tra in in g requirements per the Tri-ServiceAgreement.
No commitmentsshould be made by any DCMA personnel to pay for enroute tra in in g. These assignments will be held tothe m in imum required to perform the mission in accordance with theService directives. Acts as the military Deputy Director. AO POC for aviation safety programmanagement.
AO POC for all tra in in g related requirements,and guidance. Publishes a 2 year schedule of all standardcourses offered. Works with Standardization and Evaluation to establishpolicy, tra in in g requirements, budgets and schedules. EstablishesRisk Assessment program that is consistent with mission requirementsto assess risk and risk management at DCMA units with aircraftcontracts. Publishes and coord in ates the fiscal year Risk Assessmentschedule.
Develops in spection criteria andprovides guidance as required for AOI conduct. Works with Risk Assessment to establish policy, tra in in grequirements, budgets and schedules. Creates the fiscal year RiskAssessment. Reviews and evaluates f in al AOI reports fortrends and establishes aircraft operations focus areas as required.
Responsible for collect in g and ma in ta in in g AOI data for use in analysisreports, studies, and risk identification. Manages and operates theRisk Assessment Portal, and performs functional system adm in istratorduties. Periodically audits source data for accuracy, timel in ess, andcompliance with in structions. Analyzes in spection reports, developstrend analysis and provides cross-flow in formation to APTs world-wide.
Ensures AOI products, brief in gs and checklists arestandardized, updated and published on the Operations Portal andWeb page. Responsible for the annual review of the Aircraft Operations RiskAssessment chapter of this Instruction. Each officer isresponsible for in terfac in g with their parent Service PersonnelCenters to ensure timely fill in g of AO Military positions withqualified personnel. Responsible for in terfac in g with each Service PersonnelCenter to ensure timely fill in g of AO enlisted ma in tenancepositions with qualified personnel.
The officereports to the Director of Special Programs. The CFO must be designated in writ in g by the The CFO shall Additionally, the CFO willensure that all aircrews ma in ta in currency and are proficient in the mission.
CFOs must develop and ma in ta in a process that ensures TDYcrews are current and qualified to perform the mission. If sodesignated, the CFO may sign these flight authorizations. The GFR's signature releases the aircraft for flight, affirm in g that thecontractor has accomplished the work utiliz in g the approved Procedures f in alrequisite step for Government in demnification of the contractor under theGFRC. These documents must be signed by the CMO commander.
M in imum report in g metrics in clude fly in g hoursby type aircraft and sorties see paragraph 6. This assures that aircraft are ma in ta in ed and operated bycontractors in accordance with contract requirements. However, they may act as Primary GFR atno more than four of the six facilities. CMO commanders must use discretionregard in g appropriate workload delegations based upon the number ofcontractors at each facility, the complexity of the work be in g accomplished, etc.
These requirements and responsibilities in clude A rated US military officer, or Governmentcivilian in an aviation position. Note: GFRs must reattendif they have not attended the course in the past five years.
Instruct in g the course counts as attend in g. Complete the on-the-job-tra in in g OJT program1, Attachment 6. GFRs return in g from deployments of daysor more shall re-complete the OJT program not to in clude observ in g anAOI with in 30 days of their return.
If the Procedures are found deficient, theAPT shall work with the contractor to resolve the deficiencies. This isperfectly acceptable and does not violate the requirement for Proceduresto be separate and dist in ct. CoreProcedures must be reviewed, agreed upon, and signed by each GFRresponsible for those Procedures. GFRs normally perform their annualreview of their Procedures as part of their preparation for their annualcontractor survey.
This review cycle is unsuitable for Core Proceduress in ce align in g multiple contractor surveys is impractical. It is the responsibilityof the prime contractor to develop, submit for approval, and follow flightand ground operations Procedures when they are required by contract.
If the prime contractor elects to have a subcontractor draft the GFRsshall ensure that contractor crewmembers are properly tra in ed and evaluatedprior to operat in g Government aircraft. GFR approval of flightsunder the GFRC is required regardless of who is on board the flight contractor, military, or both.
DCMA INST 8210.2 in pdf
Noth in g in this in struction levies additionalrequirements on contractors. FAR Subpart FAR SubPart Contract adm in istration responsibilities arenormally identified in the contracts themselves.
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