Chapter Objective: Upon completion of this chapter, you should have the knowledge to identify the purpose of the Aeronautical Equipment Service Record (AESR), and recognize the forms used in the AESR. You should be able to identify the importance of the Navy Aircraft Engine Management System (AEMS), and recognize the reports required by the AEMS.
In conjunction with aircraft logs, records, and reports, aircraft maintenance activities are required to maintain various associated logs and records on aeronautical equipment. The Aeronautical Equipment Service Record (AESR) is the log used to maintain records on aeronautical equipment that are an integral part of the aircraft. The AESR is a part of the aircraft logbook, and it is maintained in much the same manner as the aircraft logbook. AESR logs and records are used to prepare various reports for submission to higher authority. Since aircraft engines are the most expensive single item of aeronautical equipment supported in the naval air logistics system, this section of the TRAMAN also provides you with information concerning inventory management and reporting of engines. The system designed to provide this data is called the Navy Aircraft Engine Management System (AEMS).
The AESR is a loose-leaf log contained within a separate cover that can be inserted in the aircraft logbook binder, or it may stand alone, Special care must be taken when removing the AESR from the aircraft logbook so that you do not lose any of the separate pages. A two-prong fastener is used to bind the record together when it is transferred, shipped, or when it stands alone. Staples should NOT be used. Figure 7-1 shows the cover of an AESR. You should refer to the latest edition of OPNAVINST 4790.2 for AESR construction and form sequence procedures.
An AESR is required for each of the specific equipments listed below.
1. Aircraft power plant
2. Auxiliary power unit (APU)
3. Airborne gun pods
4. Low-level escape system
5. Propeller assembly
6. In-flight refueling store/package
7. AN/ALQ-99 pod
8. Aeronautical Expeditionary Airfield M-11, M-22, M-23, and V-1 systems
9. Gas Turbine Power Plant, 7LM 1500 PB-104
10. Engine test cell/stand
11. MK-105 magnetic minesweeping gear
12. Support equipment gas turbine engines
The procedures discussed in this section should be followed when disposing of records for aeronautical equipment inventories.
Destroyed equipment. Records for destroyed equipment are disposed of locally after any necessary investigation deleted from Navy and preparation of required - reports, provided that the equipment does not fall into either of the categories discussed below.
Sale or transfer. When the equipment is sold or transferred to other than Navy custody,Continue Reading