training, jettisoned, abandoned, cannibalized, or
the planned expenditures of drones.
Category 4completed service life. An
aircraft is stricken in category 4 if its eligibility
for strike is due to completion of its service life.
Completion of service life is determined by the
Naval Air Systems Command and is based on
analysis of the material condition of the aircraft
and current OPNAV directives.
An aircraft is always stricken in the lowest
numbered category when more than one category
is applicable. For example, an aircraft eligible for
strike by reason of completed service life should
be stricken in category 4 unless strike damage is
also involved, in which case the aircraft should
be stricken in category 1.
Two types of damage may occur to an aircraft:
substantial damagestandard rework required
(requires one of the standard rework processes to
restore the aircraft to service), and other damage
(standard rework not required to restore the
aircraft to service).
Category 5 of strike and damage codes (1
through 4 apply to strikes only) pertains to aircraft
that have received one of the types of damage
The first character of a strike/damage code
is the number denoting damage or one of the four
categories of strike.
The second character
indicates the employment or use of the aircraft;
the third character denotes cause or condition; and
the fourth character indicates the disposition of
the aircraft. The strike code 1AA2 indicates an
aircraft stricken in category 1 due to damage, that
the accident happened on a unit training flight,
was incident to flight, and the wreckage was
Item Kacceptance date. This item is used to
report the acceptance date of new or reinstated
aircraft. For new aircraft, the date the Navy
accepted custody from the contractor is entered.
In the case of reinstatement of a previously
stricken Navy aircraft, the original acceptance
date (when it was new) is reported. This item has
little application to an operating activity as most
aircraft are first accepted by Naval Air Systems
Item LASPA inspection report codes. The
current edition of OPNAVINST 5442.2 does not
reflect item L as an ASPA reporting item.
Information concerning ASPA reporting
requirements has been released in message form
by controlling custodians in the form of aviation
maintenance grams; for example, COMNAV-
AIRLANT AVIATION MAINT GRAM 3-86.
Activities requiring more information on ASPA
reporting requirements should contact their
appropriate wing to ensure they have received the
latest information concerning ASPA reporting.
Item Moperating service months accumu-
lated at PED. Each XRAY must include a three-
digit numeric entry in item M. For aircraft
undergoing a standard service life, this number
will represent the total accumulation of OPSERV-
MOS as of the end month and year reported in
item H (PED). If item H represents a future date,
as in the case of an aircraft currently serving in
an operating period, the OPSERVMOS reported
in item M represents the expected accumulation
when PED is reached.
The month in which an aircraft begins a period
does not count as an operational service month.
The calendar month in which an aircraft leaves
an operating situation for SDLM or NASC FS
custody is counted as an operational service
month. Refer to table 6-5 for instructions
concerning the initial calculations and subsequent
adjustment of OPSERVMOS for aircraft under-
going standard service life and those in process.
First delivery will contain entries in item M.
Item Nestimated rework completion date.
This item is included on only those XRAY reports
that show an aircraft as undergoing a standard
or special rework process (status codes D or G),
and it is omitted from all other XRAYS. The date
reported indicates the estimated completed date
of the rework, including check flight. If the most
recently reported rework completion date changes
by 2 or more days, an XRAY is submitted to
report the revised estimate.
Item Opermanent unit code (PUC). This
item is required on all inservice XRAYs only. This
six-digit entry permits identification, at the CNO
level, of the unit having physical custody of the
Item Punit received from/command code.
This item is applicable only on XRAYS reporting
the receipt (action codes R, F, or G) of aircraft,
and it should report the name of the reporting
custodian from whom the aircraft was received