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 or transfer.
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.Continue Reading