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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Commercial Fixed Wing|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Navigation In Use||Other |
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : flight engineer
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 155|
flight time total : 13200
flight time type : 575
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||observation : air carrier inspector|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I was the captain on air carrier flight YYY/xx that operated ZZZ-xyz on dec/xx/97, without any incidents or problems. On arrival at xyz, we were 'ramp checked' by the FAA. Everything was in order with the 'possible' exception of 1 or 2 'cleared' maintenance items. The items in question were an ADF receiver and an external light. The items were previously fixed and working normally, but the FAA was not impressed with the signature/number sign off. The items, on our MEL page, did clearly have a diagonal line through them, indicating they were no longer 'open' and they were fixed or replaced. The FAA just mentioned that he thought the cleared items should have had a signature or number that could be read. This method of 'clearing' write-ups is new to my company, and was brought to the attention of the flight safety department.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A COMMERCIAL FIXED WING WDB ACFT ON ARR THE FAA ACI QUESTIONED THE LOGBOOK MAINT ITEMS SIGN OFF METHOD. ACI WAS NOT AWARE OF A NEW ACR LOGBOOK SIGN OFF METHOD.
Narrative: I WAS THE CAPT ON ACR FLT YYY/XX THAT OPERATED ZZZ-XYZ ON DEC/XX/97, WITHOUT ANY INCIDENTS OR PROBS. ON ARR AT XYZ, WE WERE 'RAMP CHKED' BY THE FAA. EVERYTHING WAS IN ORDER WITH THE 'POSSIBLE' EXCEPTION OF 1 OR 2 'CLRED' MAINT ITEMS. THE ITEMS IN QUESTION WERE AN ADF RECEIVER AND AN EXTERNAL LIGHT. THE ITEMS WERE PREVIOUSLY FIXED AND WORKING NORMALLY, BUT THE FAA WAS NOT IMPRESSED WITH THE SIGNATURE/NUMBER SIGN OFF. THE ITEMS, ON OUR MEL PAGE, DID CLEARLY HAVE A DIAGONAL LINE THROUGH THEM, INDICATING THEY WERE NO LONGER 'OPEN' AND THEY WERE FIXED OR REPLACED. THE FAA JUST MENTIONED THAT HE THOUGHT THE CLRED ITEMS SHOULD HAVE HAD A SIGNATURE OR NUMBER THAT COULD BE READ. THIS METHOD OF 'CLRING' WRITE-UPS IS NEW TO MY COMPANY, AND WAS BROUGHT TO THE ATTN OF THE FLT SAFETY DEPT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.