Upon acceptance of an aircraft, the original accepting activity initiates the aircraft logbook. The original accepting activity is defined as either the naval plant representative office (NAVPRO), if at a contractor's plant, or a designated Navy . Aircraft inspection and aircraft general representative at any other delivery point. files
The logbooks are kept in the maintenance control office of the station, ship, squadron, or detachment to which the aircraft is assigned. The maintenance department's maintenance/material control officer (MMCO) is responsible for maintaining all aircraft logbooks and associated records. Normally, the MMCO establishes a section or branch in maintenance control to maintain the aircraft logbooks and other records. Frequently this is referred to as logs and records work center. The logs and records work center of small stations, squadrons, or detachments may be manned by only one AZ, while larger activities may require several AZs to handle a larger recordkeeping and logging workload. If the logbooks contain classified information, it is safeguarded in accordance with applicable security regulations.
When aircraft are transferred, the logbooks and records are transferred with the aircraft. The logbooks must be brought up-to-date by the transferring activity before they are turned over to the receiving activity. When ferry flights are involved in the transfer, the records are transferred to the physical custody of the ferry pilot of the aircraft. The ferry pilot is responsible for providing ferry flight time to the receiving activity. Upon completion of the ferry flight, the ferry pilot turns the records over to the receiving activity.
Usually, logs and records personnel assemble the records listed below into a transfer package for an upcoming transfer and delivery to the receiving activity. Administrative records transferred with an aircraft will include some form of each of the following:
Aircraft logbook with the applicable aeronautical equipment service records (AESRs), scheduled removal component (SRC) cards, and/or equipment history record (EHR) cards and assembly service record (ASR)
Aircraft inventory record
Weight and balance logbook
Current contents of the aircraft discrepancy book (ADB)
Updated technical directive requirements lists Nos. 2 and 4
Record of all check flights for past 6 months or 1 calendar interval or phased cycle, whichever is greater
A duplicate of the current record "A" card
Parachute configuration, inspection and history record(s), and survival equipment history cards, if applicable
Current hydraulic fluid trend analysis records
A duplicate of the current counting accelerometer reading card (NAVAIR 13920/1)
Appropriate ECAMS reports as required
The logbook should be neat and clean, and all necessary entries should be made under the supervision of the maintenance officer of the station or unit to which the aircraft is assigned. Entries must be typewritten or printed in ink, except in those cases where temporary entries are allowed to be made in pencil. Entries are NOT to be made with felt-tipped pens.
Logs and records for aircraft stricken from the Navy inventory are disposed of as follows:
Destroyed aircraft. The logs and records are disposed of locally after necessary investigation and preparation of required reports, provided the aircraft does not fall into one of the following categories:
Sale or Transfer. When an aircraft is sold or transferred to other than Navy custody, the logs and records accompany the aircraft unless otherwise directed by the aircraft controlling custodian. Any classified information is removed from the records or cleared for release through appropriate channels prior to transfer or sale of the aircraft.Continue Reading