END ITEMA final combination of end
products, component parts, and/or materials that
is ready for its intended use; for example, ship,
tank, mobile machine shop, or aircraft.
ENGINE COMPOSITION TRACKING
(ECOMTRAK) SYSTEMThis is an automated
system for tracking the composition, location, and
operating time/cycle counts of the life limited
components of aircraft engines, propulsion
systems, modules, and life limited components.
ENHANCED COMPREHENSIVE ASSET
MANAGEMENT (ECAMS)An automated
system developed to process selected nontactical
flight data in support of the reliability centered
maintenance concept. Nontactical data is recorded
on a data storage unit on board the aircraft to
capture engine exceedances, engine performance
data, and life limited component usage data.
EXCEEDANCESurpassing or exceeding a
EXPEDITIOUS REPAIRThe processing of
not-in-stock (NIS) demands for repairable. This
processing is accomplished by the immediate
removal of the component from the aircraft or
equipment, expedited delivery and induction for
repair, and the earliest return to the customer.
EXPLOSIVE MISHAP REPORTING
(EMR)A standard system for reporting
explosive incidents, malfunctions, and dangerous
defects involving explosive systems.
EXTENSIONAn authorization for a given
aircraft to remain in period beyond the standard
period time interval prescribed for the model.
FACILITYAny building, property, space,
shop, hangar, work center, or parking area, both
afloat and ashore, used for upkeep, maintenance,
and repair of aircraft, aircraft weapon systems,
or aircraft components.
FERRYThe process of moving an aircraft
from one physical location to another. Within the
aviation community, this term has two meanings:
1. The popular term is applied to any flight
of which the primary purpose is relocation of the
2, Portable ferry flights conducted in
accordance with controlling custodian directives.
These flights are funded by an organization other
than the aircraft reporting custodian.
FIX PHASEThe portion of a scheduled
inspection that involves the correction of
discrepancies found during the look phase.
FLIGHTA flight begins when the aircraft
first moves forward on the takeoff run or takes
off vertically from rest at any point of support,
as applicable. The flight ends after airborne flight
when the aircraft is on the surface and either (1)
the engines are stopped, (2) the aircraft has been
on the surface for 5 minutes, or (3) a change is
made in the pilot in command. A series of
landings is considered part of one flight, and the
provisions of (2) above do not apply.
FLYABLEAn aircraft in such material
condition as to be safe and capable of normal
flight operations without regard to capability to
perform a specific mission, weather, personnel
availability, base condition, fuel condition,
armament, or flight schedule.
FUNCTIONAL CHECK FLIGHTCheck
flights are those flights performed to determine
if the airframe, power plant, accessories, and
items of equipage are functioning in accordance
with predetermined requirements while subject to
the intended operating environment. Such flights
are conducted when it is not feasible or possible
to determine safe and/or required functioning by
means of ground checks.
HANDBOOK OF WEIGHT AND BALANCE
DATA (NAVAIR 01-1B-40)A manual pro-
viding actual weight and balance data for the
aircraft and instructions for maintaining a safe
weight and balance during flight operations.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL REPORTING
(HMR)A standard system for reporting
material deficiencies that could cause death or
injury to personnel or damage or loss of aircraft.
INCIDENT, AIRCRAFTA mishap involv-
ing Navy aircraft that occurs when intent for flight
exists and, if any damage to the aircraft occurs,
does not exceed limited damage. Refer to the latest
edition of OPNAVINST 3750.6 for further
classification of aircraft accidents.
INCIDENT, GROUNDAn occurrence
involving one or more aircraft not in operation,
caused by windstorms, floods, or hangar fires, or
from the operation of another aircraft (civil or
military) not operating with intent for flight.