other discrepancies that do not directly pertain to the quality of rework or manufacture are not reported by the reporting custodian. ADRs should not include discrepancies that are not a part of the negotiated work package of rework or specification.
An acceptance inspection is performed as soon as possible after the aircraft is delivered and prior to maintenance (other than required to complete the acceptance inspection) or further flight. Only those discrepancies noted by the pilot/ferry crew and those found during the acceptance inspection are reported.
Discrepancies discovered during the initial acceptance inspection of aircraft received from a contractor as newly manufactured and those reworked by a Navy, commercial, or interservice activity are reported as an ADR on the SF 368. If no deficiencies are found during the acceptance inspection, a negative report will be submitted stating, "No discrepancies noted. Reply not required."
The cognizant naval plant representative officer or other administrating contract officer/ NAVAVNDEPOT encloses sufficient copies of the SF 368 with envelopes appropriately pre-addressed in each aircraft logbook for delivery with the aircraft. For the most part, completion of the SF 368 is self-explanatory. A report control number is assigned to each report. Each report control number commences with 0001 at the beginning of each calendar year and progresses consecutively throughout the year.
A report is required on each newly reworked aircraft received. It should be completed as soon as possible after completion of the aircraft acceptance inspection, but in no case prepared later than 30 days after receipt of the aircraft.
The discrepancies that are entered on the report are usually furnished to QA by personnel in the production divisions. If the space for reporting discrepancies on one form is insufficient, a separate sheet of paper is issued.
The report is used to report critical, major, and minor discrepancies found by the using activity on aircraft received from a contractor or a rework activity as well as to evaluate the rework activity's quality control system. Critical, major and minor discrepancies are defined as follows:
Defect, Critical. A defect that constitutes a hazardous or unsafe condition, thus making the aircraft unsafe for flight or endangering operating personnel.
Defect, Major. A defect, other than critical that could result in failure or materially reduce the usability of the unit or part for its intended purpose.
Defect, Minor. A defect that is not likely to reduce materially the usability of the unit or part for its intended purpose.
After completion, the original report is forwarded to the aircraft manufacturer (in case of new aircraft) or to the NAVAVNDEPOT/ commercial rework activities.
A copy of each report is forwarded to the controlling custodian, the cognizant commander, fleet air functional wing, and the cognizant NAVAVNDEPOT. For newly manufactured aircraft, a copy is forwarded to the contract administration office (CAO) and to the Commander, Naval Air Systems Command. For aircraft reworked at NAVAVNDEPOT, a copy is forwarded to Naval Aviation Depot Operations Center (NAVAVNDEPOTOPSCEN). For aircraft commercially reworked, a copy is forwarded to CAO and to Naval Aviation Depot Operations Center (NAVAVNDEPOTOPSCEN).
Occasionally, the AZ working as publications librarian will discover deficiencies in publications. More often, deficiencies will be discovered by personnel who are or have been using the technical publications. In such cases, the technical librarian should report the deficiency in accordance with the information discussed below.
This report provides a simplified procedure for reporting technical publication safety hazards and routine deficiencies. There are two differentContinue Reading