edition of NAVMATINST 5600.11 outlines the policies and procedures that cover the joint agreement for the exchange of technical information between the various elements of the Department of Defense. Instructions for obtaining non-NAVAIR publications are contained in NAVAIR 00-25-100.
All aircraft maintenance organizations are in continuous receipt of relatively large quantities of technical information and data. You have already seen which material must be entered in the files or technical library as new or revised reference material. While some of this material is purely informational, a certain amount requires immediate or future action. Therefore, it is important that all incoming technical data be screened and reviewed by technically competent personnel who are in a position either to advise or to initiate proper action and disposition of the material. Internal routing procedures should ensure that designated personnel are made aware of on-hand, unprocessed technical information and data.
Prompt action must be taken to incorporate all official technical documentation update data issued. Technical publication changes and revisions must be screened, recorded, and routed. The cognizant library personnel must ensure that change data is not allowed to accumulate at any point. It is mandatory that this material reach every department holding copies of the affected manuals and directives and that immediate action be taken to merge the information with the original data base. The nature of aircraft maintenance tasks demands an urgent response time. Compliance with the above actions builds maintenance personnel's confidence in their technical manual system.
Screening, review, and disposition of material must be accomplished on at least a daily basis to provide for the earliest initial or follow-up actions. A backlog accumulation of unprocessed technical data is a potential flight safety hazard. It is also an indication of substandard maintenance management.
While at the striker or third class level, you, as an AZ, have little or no responsibility for processing this material. You will learn with experience, and in time be able to accurately process some of it without supervision. It should be emphasized here that you are not just a clerical assistant in the aircraft maintenance organization, The AZ is a part of the organization, and as such, you should strive to develop a capability for independent thought and action with regard to the overall maintenance activity functions. As with other ratings, only those who demonstrate willingness and ability to assume additional responsibility y are considered for advancement.
Neither the initial outfitting of general aeronautic publications nor the aeronautic technical publication outfitting allowance of specific aircraft publications will remain current for very long after receipt. Changes and revisions of various publications are continually being issued. Of course, they are listed in the NAVSUP 2002, but it would be an almost endless job to screen this index and order changes and revisions as they become available. Therefore, a system was developed allowing NATSF to issue certain future issues of new and revised publications directly to affected activities. To accomplish this, NATSF maintains a distribution list for each publication. Whenever changes or revisions occur, all activities having the appropriate requirement tables from NA 00-25DRT-1 on file receive the copies automatically.
Activities desiring automatic distribution of technical publications on a continuing basis must fill out and submit these requirements tables. The tables, which are available from the Naval Publications and Forms Center, consist of seven sections as follows:
Section I Introduction
Section II General Publications and Special Application Technical Manuals (Paper)
Section III Technical Directives and Related Indexes (Paper)
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