NOT required after a phased inspection unless the corrective action for the discrepancy discovered during the inspection requires one, Some of the additional conditions that require a check flight are listed below.
1. After the completion of aircraft rework
2. After the installation or reinstallation of engines
4. When fixed flight surfaces have been installed or reinstalled
5. When movable flight control surfaces have been replaced, reinstalled, or rerigged
6. When a propeller governor has been replaced or removed and reinstalled
7. After installation or reinstallation of a propeller
8. When an aircraft with a single primary attitude source per pilot station has had the attitude indicator and/or display, attitude source, subsystem, or component removed, replaced, or adjusted
9. When an aircraft with dual or multiindependent attitude reference sources have had the indicators and/or displays, attitude sources, subsystems, or components removed, adjusted, or replaced in two or more of the attitude systems
10. After an acceptance inspection has been performed
11. When an aircraft has not flown in 30 days or more and is returned to flight status
12. When an aircraft has not satisfactorily completed a 30-minute FCF within 10 days preceding acceptance by the ferry crew or within 15 days preceding acceptance by the ferry crew for new production aircraft, or aircraft being transferred from SDLM
13. When any condition cited in the applicable NATOPS manuals occurs
15. When there is any other component that cannot be checked during ground operations
Functional check flight (FCF) checklists are published by NAVAIR when a checklist is required. It is issued as an NA 01-XXX-1-F NATOPS FCF checklist. These checklists are constructed by abbreviating the FCF procedures contained in the applicable NATOPS manual. FCF checklists should be prepared locally for aircraft that do not have published checklists; for example, aircraft that are on loan from other services.
The check flight checklists contain provisions for listing pertinent items or aircraft systems to be observed during the check flight and for recording instrument indications, if required. Additionally, space should be provided for indicating satisfactory or unsatisfactory performance of all listed items or systems. Finally, a remarks section is required so that detailed comments and recommendations about the flight can be made in narrative form, if desired,
Current instructions require that completed check flight checklists be kept in the aircraft maintenance files for a minimum of 6 months or one calendar interval/phased cycle, whichever is greater.
Effective management of the maintenance effort requires the following information:
The degree of mission impairment
The length of time the aircraft and/or equipment was impaired
The system and/or subsystem that caused the mission impairment
The maintenance and/or supply impact on the aircraft capability
The SCIR system is used to monitor the mission capability of selected end items. All aircraft (Navy and Marine Corps) listed in the latest edition of OPNAVINST 5442.4 requires SCIR. The work center performing the corrective maintenance documents SCIR on the VIDS/MAF concurrently with the maintenance action that caused the reduction of the equipment's mission capability. SCIR is also used by maintenance/ production control to report inventory and readiness data on both aircraft and items of SE. Inventory and readiness data is documented the VIDS/MAF.
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