Figure 4-1 is a graphic display of the elements that make up the AV-3M System.
The MDS is designed so that each worker, when performing a job, can convert a narrative description of a job into code. Then, the worker enters the coded information on standard forms or source documents. These source documents are collected by the data analyst and transmitted to a data services facility (DSF), where the information is converted by computer to machine records. Then, the DSF uses the machine records to produce computer reports that summarize the submitted data. These reports are supplied to maintenance supervisors as an aid in planning and directing the maintenance effort. In addition, the information on the computer machine records is forwarded to the central data processing facility - the Navy Aviation Maintenance Support Office (NAMSO). NAMSO then provides data to satisfy the management requirements of aircraft controlling custodians (ACCs) and/or type commanders (TYCOMs) and other managers. Those activities using Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS) should refer to the NALCOMIS User's Manual for specific details and procedures for maintenance action documentation and reporting.
Figure 4-1.-Elements of Naval Aviation Maintenance Data System.Continue Reading