AIRCRAFT DIVISION.The aircraft division
supervises, coordinates, and completes scheduled and
unscheduled maintenance. It also performs inspections
in the areas of power plants, airframes, and aircrew
personnel protective/survival equipment. The aircraft
production branches are located within the aircraft
division. They are the power plants, airframes, aviation
life support equipment, and inspection branches.
avionics/armament division maintains the electronic,
electrical instrument, fire control, reconnaissance/
photo, and ordnance portion of the aircraft.
The avionics/armament production branches are
located within the avionics/armament division. They
are the electronics, electrical/instrument, reconnais-
sance/photo, and armament branches.
LINE DIVISION.The line division performs
scheduled and unscheduled maintenance work on the
turnaround, daily and post-flight inspections, servicing
as well as troubleshooting discrepancies.
The correction of aircraft discrepancies occurs on
the line, providing the job does not require the removal
of major assemblies. The ground handling of the squad-
ron's aircraft is a function of the line division. The plane
captain assignment/qualification program is adminis-
tered by and is a responsibility of the line division.
The line division is responsible for the squadrons
postoperation, and daily inspections, as well as
servicing and maintenance of the support equipment.
Daily maintenance requirements cards (MRCs) are
provided for each major type of support equipment
used by the squadron. The MRCs set forth the
minimum daily inspection required for each piece of
The foreign object damage (FOD) prevention, fuel,
oil, hydraulic fluid and oxygen surveillance programs
are the responsibility of the line division.
The plane captains, troubleshooters, and support
equipment branches are located within the line
What are the four basic types of squadrons?
What are the five types of carrier squadrons?
What are the three types of noncombatant
What types of aircraft are assigned to a
What is the primary mission of a tactical
What officer is responsible for the operational
readiness of a squadron?
What officer plans, schedules, and supervises
all activities of the production divisions?
What are the four basic departments that
make up an aircraft squadron?
What are the four basic types of divisions
within a squadron?
AIRCRAFT CARRIER ORGANIZATION
purpose of the aircraft carrier and recognize its
organization; recognize the function of the
various organizations on an aircraft carrier.
The purpose of aircraft carriers is to maintain the
aircraft at sea. Their operation is mobile and
independent of land facilities. These operations include
naval air defensive and offensive missions. The types of
aircraft aboard a carrier vary from turboprop aircraft to
high-performance jets. To maintain and operate these
aircraft, carriers are equipped with many well-known
special features. These features include the flight deck,
hangar deck, elevators, arresting gear, and catapult
You should know something of the organization of
the carrier to better understand your relationship to the
carrier's mission. You should also recognize the
commanding officer of your carrier and know
something about the responsibilities of that position. In
addition to being a line officer qualified for command at
sea, the commanding officer must be a naval aviator.
The commanding officer is directly responsible for the
ship's efficient performance of assigned tactical duties.
The commanding officer is also responsible for the
personnel assigned to his command. Responsibilities
include welfare, morale, training, discipline, military
etiquette, customs, and daily routines. Commanding
officers have duties that are so extensive they cannot