involving explosive systems (ordnance and
cartridge-actuated devices), launch devices
(devices used to launch or fire explosive systems),
and armament weapons support equipment
(AWSE). An explosive mishap is defined as any
condition involving explosive systems, launch
devices, or AWSE. These conditions, if not
corrected, could result in death or injury to
personnel, or damage to or loss of aircraft,
equipment or facilities.
l Engineering Investigation (EI). EIs provide
an investigation process that determines the cause
of fleet-reported, equipment/material failures. It
is a material analysis inspection or an engineering
. Quality Deficiency Report (QDR). This
report provides maintenance activities with a
method for reporting deficiencies in new material
or newly reworked material.
. Aircraft Discrepancy Report (ADR). This
report provides a direct method for reporting
discrepancies in quality assurance procedures to
naval aviation depots (NAVAVNDEPOTs) and
civilian contractors performing maintenance on
. Technical Publication Deficiency Report
(TPDR). This report provides a simplified
procedure for reporting technical publication
safety hazards and routine deficiencies.
Safety is the primary consideration for reports
discussed in this section. If a report being
submitted meets the criteria for an HMR/EMR
and warrants an EI request or category (CAT) I
QDR, it should be transmitted as a dual message
report; for example, EMR/EI request. All HMRs,
EMRs, EI request, and QDRs are submitted to
the cognizant field activity (CFA). All supple-
mental data submitted in conjunction with this
program will identify the original submitting
activitys report serial number and message
date-time group. Copies of reports are retained
for 1 year.
A NAMDRP message report is prepared and
submitted only under one or more of the following
1. When an explosive/accident/incident/
malfunction is involved.
2. When the existence of a known condition
which, if not corrected, will or could result in
death or injury to pilot, crew, maintenance
personnel, or other persons or loss of aircraft.
This report is to be made by priority message
within 24 hours of discovery.
3. When an urgent change is required to
safety or loading or handling instructions to
prevent a hazardous condition from occurring.
4. When urgent action or assistance is
required or requested.
5. When a condition is detected that allows,
due to the design of a part or component,
incorrect installation. This condition can be or has
been easily accomplished, and system malfunction
or failure was the result (Murphys Law).
6. When damage to an aircraft occurs due to
failure of support equipment (SE).
CFA response to an EMR, HMR, and all
combined reports, such as HMR/EI, must be
provided to the requesting activity within 72 hours
of their receipt of the request; within 5 working
days after receipt of a routine EI request, CAT
I QDR, or CAT I TPDR; within 10 working days
after receipt of a CAT II QDR; as soon as
possible, but not later than 45 days after receipt
of an ADR (30 days in the case of aircraft
reworked at a NAVAVNDEPOT); and within 30
days after receipt of a CAT II TPDR.
PREPARATION OF NAMDRP
As an AZ you may be required to submit a
NAMDRP report in the course of your duties.
Most often, however, you will be required to type
a smooth report prepared in a rough form by
another person attached to the maintenance
The following content and format applies to
the HMR, EMR, EI request, and CAT I QDR
message reports. You should note that the spaces
on these reports are numbered consecutively from
1 to 22. The basic data for each space is shown
below. Detailed procedures for preparation,
security classification, and forwarding of
completed NAMDRP message reports are
contained in the latest edition of OPNAVINST
1. Reporting custodian/unit identification
2. Cognizant field activity (CFA) for failed
item. Enter the aircraft CFA when reporting
common/general material not installed on, or
peculiar to, specific aircraft.