following additional blocks are completed by
. Type equipment code (Block A48)
l Type maintenance (Block A58)
l Job Control Number (Block A08, A11,
l Work center (Block A19)
l QA REQD Block (applicable only when
a QAR is required)
. C/F REQD Block (applicable only when
a functional check flight (FCF) is required)
3. After maintenance control completes
and/or reviews the required entries, copy 3 of the
VIDS/MAF is placed in the appropriate column
of the VIDS board. Copy 2 is forwarded to the
quality assurance/analysis (QA/A) division.
Copies 1 and 5 are sent to the appropriate work
center. Copy 4 is placed on the right side of the
ADB where it remains as long as the discrepancy
remains outstanding, regardless of the flight to
which it applies.
4. When the responsible work center has
capability, maintenance control places copy 3 in
the IN WORK column of the VIDS board. Blocks
B19, B23, and B27 are annotated with the date
and time work began and the alpha character of
the EOC code, if applicable.
5. When the responsible work center does
NOT have capability, maintenance control moves
copy 3 to the AWM column on the VIDS board.
At the end of the AWM status, the register copy
is moved to the IN WORK column on the VIDS
6. When a discrepancy has been scheduled IN
WORK, the register (copy 3 of the VIDS/MAF)
remains on the VIDS board under the heading IN
WORK until the discrepancy has been completed
or it is necessary to go AWP or AWM.
7. When informed that a work center must
go AWP on a discrepancy, maintenance control
updates the register (copy 3) by using an S in
the maintenance and/or supply record withthe
Julian date and time reported (blocks B43, B54,
and B58). Maintenance control then enters the
requisition number, supply priority, and project
code in the fail/required material section and
moves copy 3 to the AWP column on the VIDS
8. When informed of material receipt,
maintenance control updates the register copy
blocks B65, B66, and B70 (maintenance supply
records) with the prefix M, date, and time
reported, respectively, to indicate the end of AWP
status. The register is moved to the AWM or IN
WORK column on the VIDS board.
9. When corrective action has been com-
pleted, maintenance control signs off copies 3 and
4 with information obtained from copy 1. Then,
maintenance control replaces copy 4 (originally
placed in the ADB) with copy 3. Copy 3 is now
placed on the left side of the ADB. When copy
3 is removed after 10 flights with later dates, it
may be destroyed after verification, provided a
completed copy 1 has been processed and placed
in the historical file. Copy 1 should be maintained
on file for a minimum of 6 months from the
completion date of the maintenance action.
VIDS OPERATING PROCEDURES
At the intermediate level of maintenance, there
is only one approved method of operations for
the VIDS. This method can be used in either a
centralized or a decentralized production control.
With either type of use, this method has the
. It provides a visual display of all
components within a production area, indicating
the total inventory by system and/or item,
location, and status.
. It provides a means of more efficiently
controlling the flow of components through the
. It provides a current display of component
repair status (IN WORK, AWM, AWP) and the
number of production personnel available within
each work center. The system provides the
production control officer/supervisor with the
necessary information he/she needs to make the
correct decision in maintenance matters.
The procedures listed below should be used
to ensure a smooth-running operation and the
availability y of maximum information.
1. The AIMD aeronautical material screening
unit (AMSU) receives a component accompanied
by the VIDS/MAF. The date the component is
received is inserted in block B08, and the work