Figure 7-1.Aeronautical Equipment Service Record (AESR) (Cover).
the AESR accompanies the equipment unless
subsequently maintained by the activity having
otherwise directed by proper authority. Any
classified information is removed or cleared for
release through appropriate channels before sale
Special categories. A special category provides
for the disposition of records for experimental
equipment, records considered to be of historical
value, and records for equipments that have been
lost in combat or involved in accidents resulting
in death, missing in action, serious injury, or
substantial damage to other than government
property. These records are retained for 1 year
by the operating activity and then forwarded to
the National Records Center.
The AESR is initiated by the activity originally
accepting the equipment for the Navy and is
custody of the equipment at all times. When
equipment is installed as part of the aircraft, the
AESR is maintained concurrently with and
becomes a part of the aircraft logbook.
The AESR is maintained similarly to the
aircraft logbook. Since it is in loose-leaf form,
the full identification data and serial number for
each piece of equipment is inserted on each page.
This ensures that each page can be identified if
it is removed for entries, or for any other reason.
Signatures required in the AESR are the same
as those previously listed for the aircraft logbook
in chapter 6. All signatures are handwritten in
black ink. Rubber stamps are not authorized.
Signatures are not required when new records are
initiated or when old records are consolidated.