is required after completion of the maintenance
action. The intermediate maintenance activity
enters an X if the repair action is ready for
QA REQ/BCM BLOCK. This is a dual-
purpose block for use by the organizational and
intermediate maintenance activities. The organiza-
tional maintenance activity enters an X if the
maintenance action requires a quality assurance
representative (QAR) inspection. (Not applicable
to collateral duty inspection.) The intermediate
maintenance activity enters an X if the repair
action is beyond capability of maintenance
CORRECTED BY BLOCK. The signature
and rate of the worker or crew leader who
performs the maintenance action is entered in this
INSPECTED BY BLOCK. The signature and
rate of the quality assurance representative (QAR)
or collateral duty inspector (CDI) who inspects
the job for proper standards is entered in this
SUPERVISOR BLOCK. The signature and
rate work center supervisor or his/her assistant
is entered in this block to indicate that screening
has been performed and that the quality assurance
and tool control program have been maintained.
MAINTENANCE CONTROL BLOCK. The
signature and rate of the maintenance control
person clearing the discrepancy from the VIDS
BLOCKS A08 THROUGH A17JCN (JOB
CONTROL NUMBER). Enter the assigned job
control number. In the case of a maintenance
action being performed on a transient aircraft
(Navy or non-Navy), the first three positions of
the JCN (block A08) are always the organization
code of the aircraft reporting custodian. For
subcustody SE or SE in the custody of another
department that requires repair by the IMA, the
JCN is assigned by the IMA production control
reflecting the IMA organization code.
BLOCK A19WORK CENTER. Enter the
code of the work center performing the
maintenance action described on the VIDS/MAF.
UP OR DOWN BLOCK. If the discrepancy
disables the aircraft or equipment, the down
arrow is circled. If the discrepancy does not make
the aircraft or equipment totally inoperable, the
up arrow is circled.
MODEX. For local use. Usually the side
number of the aircraft.
PRI. Used by intermediate maintenance to
assign work load priorities.
TURN-IN DOCUMENT BLOCK. The Julian
date and requisition document number on which
the specific item was ordered from the failed/
required material blocks (blocks 45 and 49) to
assist in local supply control.
SYSTEM/REASON BLOCK. Intended for
use with NALCOMIS.
MCN (MAF CONTROL NUMBER) BLOCK.
Intended for use with NALCOMIS.
Figures 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, and 4-6 show you how
the VIDS/MAF is used and how it flows within
organizational and intermediate maintenance
Enhanced Comprehensive Asset
Management System (ECAMS) will be discussed
later in this chapter.
NOTE: You should compare figures 4-3
through 4-6 to see the differences in the VIDS/
MAF flow in the two levels of maintenance. After
processing of the VIDS/MAF has been com-
pleted, maintenance control personnel should file
copy 1 of the VIDS/MAF and retain it for a
minimum of 6 months from the completion date
of the maintenance action. Historical files
are discussed in more detail later in this
ENHANCED COMPREHENSIVE ASSET
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ECAMS)
The ECAMS is a newly developed automated
system used to process selected nontactical flight
data in support of the reliability centered
maintenance concept. Nontactical data is recorded
on a data storage unit on-board the aircraft to
capture engine excesses, engine performance data,
and life-limited component usage data.