center number is inserted in block A 19. Then, AMSU returns copy 2 to the supply support center (SSC) and forwards copy 3 to production control (P/C). When notified by P/C, AMSU routes the component with copies 1, 4, and 5 of the VIDS/MAF to the appropriate work center.
2. After receipt of copy 3, P/C directs the work center to put the component in work, annotates block B19 with the Julian date, and places copy 3 in the IN WORK column of the VIDS board. If there is a status change, the necessary blocks are filled in on copy 3, and it is placed in the appropriate column (AWM, or AWP) on the VIDS board.
3. The applicable work center receives copies 1, 4, and 5 of the VIDS/MAF along with the non-RFI component. The work center supervisor places copy 5 on the work center VIDS board in the pocket next to the applicable WUC, LRCA number, part number, or name under the IN WORK column. Copies 1 and 4 remain with the inducted component throughout the maintenance cycle. Any status changes, such as from IN WORK to AWP or IN WORK to AWM, should be reported to production control. If the work center determines that repair parts are required, it routes the component with copies 1 and 4 of the VIDS/MAF to the AWP unit. Copy 5 remains on the work center VIDS board under the AWP column.
4. When notified by the AWP unit that all parts have been received, P/C makes the appropriate entries on copy 3, and moves copy 3 to the AWM or IN WORK column of the VIDS board. When all maintenance actions in the work center are completed, P/C is notified of the status (RFI or BCM). P/C enters the necessary data and moves copy 3 to a temporary file, such as the completed column of the VIDS board.
5. Upon receipt of copy 1 (copy 4 with the RFI and/or BCM component is returned to the supply system), P/C updates copy 3 with copy 1 and makes entries as necessary. Copy 1 is forwarded to quality assurance/analysis for submission to the DSF. Copy 3 is filed in a temporary file (other than the completed column of the VIDS board). Upon return of copy 1 from the analyst, P/C files copy 1 in the historical files, and copy 3 may be destroyed.
NOTE: To determine whether a work center has the capability to accomplish a repair action, the production control supervisor must consider the resources available. Production personnel available within each work center are identified on the manpower indicator for each work center. The status of test equipment in each work center is indicated by a colored tab (orange for down test equipment and yellow for partial capability) in the support equipment column. These items must be updated and verified at least once a day.
The planned maintenance system (PMS) consists of a series of scheduled maintenance requirements and inspections. The PMS is designed to ensure that aeronautical equipment is maintained in the highest possible state of operational and material readiness throughout its life cycle. The PMS has the following purposes:
Simplify complex maintenance tasks
Provide a readily manageable maintenance program
Facilitate scheduling and controlling maintenance actions
Provide a means for detecting impending equipment failures
Facilitate an effective QA/A process
Forecast and plan manpower and material requirements
Scheduled maintenance requirements for every model aircraft are issued by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). If every activity uses the inspection criteria prescribed for their assigned aircraft models, any given aircraft model is subject to a standardized program of scheduled maintenance, wherever it is being operated.Continue Reading