using activities with a guide to ensure that all existing changes have been incorporated in airborne weapons/stores checklists and manuals on hand, and that these publications are the most recent available. Stores reliability cards (SRCs) are also included in the index. All aviation ordnance shops must have the latest NA 01-700 to ensure their loading manuals and checklists are current. The index is issued quarterly in January, April, July, and October.
Normally, a complete NAPI should be maintained by the quality assurance/analysis division in the technical library. In addition, the armament branch of the activity should maintain the NA 01-700 for a ready reference. The armament branch supervisor should check all checklists, manuals, and SRCs against this index on a quarterly basis.
Modern aviation technology is constantly changing. What is considered to be the latest word today may be modified, totally revised, or otherwise made obsolete tomorrow. This condition is not always planned or intended, but it must be accepted and dealt with. Changing conditions apply to aeronautic technical publications. Changing conditions require prompt action be taken to change and revise all material that is related to the technical information and data used by maintenance and operational personnel.
The degree of urgency of updating publications depends upon the type of information involved and the frequency of reference to the affected directives or publications. In any event, technical data change and revision material should not be allowed to accumulate at any point, Most maintenance activities have established procedures throughout the organization to ensure prompt actions for the revision and updating of all technical information and data. There are two basic methods used to update technical manuals - changes and revisions.
A technical manual change is the official release of correction pages to a part or portion of an existing document. A change provides replacement pages for that area of the manual affected by a change action. This approach provides both an economical and expedient method of issuing new or correct material to the user. Upon receipt, you should remove the superseded pages and insert the new material. This action is required for paper manuals only.
A revision is a complete reissue of a replacement document with all change information incorporated. Normally, a revision is issued when over 60 percent of a publication's pages are affected by change, or when the manual usability is impaired because of change complexity.
Changes to original manuals are issued as two basic types - routine changes and rapid action changes (RACs). Routine changes are released periodically, depending upon the contract requirements and funding availability. Rapid action changes (RACs) are expedited change actions programmed for short turnaround and release time because of possible relationship to safety, equipment damage, or danger to personnel.
Routine manual changes are partial manual updating actions, and are issued as corrective insert pages to existing technical manuals (printed manuals only). Routine manual changes are issued periodically to provide the user with information concerning configuration, maintenance concepts, and procedural changes. Users receiving manual changes should take immediate action to update the affected manuals. A list of effective pages, which is a complete list of all pages changed, deleted, or added, is supplied as a backup to the title page. It is provided to assist in the insertion of change pages and checking the currency of the pages.
On the back of each notice cover page (A page) is a cumulative list of all changed/revised pages issued since the basic date of the manual. In a publication that has had several changes, the A page lists all pages affected by changes, with those affected by the latest change being indicated by an asterisk. Figure 3-4 is an illustration of an A page. If you check the listed pages and dates against the corresponding pages of the manual,Continue Reading