Maintenance Material Control
Maintenance material control is the heart of the
AIMD. It is tasked with the accomplishment of the
overall production effort. It is responsible for repairing
intermediate level of maintenance. There are two
controlproduction control and material control.
PRODUCTION CONTROL.Production con-
trol schedules workloads and coordinates production. It
ensures the efficient movement of all aircraft or parts
through the AIMD activity. Production control ensures
maximum use of personnel and material resources.
Production control has many functions in an AIMD, but
its main responsibility is to manage resources
within a maintenance organization is responsible for
parts and material used in the activity. Material control
ensures that parts and materials are ordered and
received. Once parts or material are received, they are
routed to the applicable work centers and are not
allowed to accumulate.
The supply support center (SSC) of an AIMD is
responsible for receiving all parts and materials
ordered. SSC prepares the requisitions and picks up and
delivers the material to the various AIMD work centers.
If maintenance is being performed 24 hours a day, the
supply support center will be open 24 hours a day. This
allows for a quick response to the work centers'
An organizational maintenance division (OMD) is
normally established in an AIMD. Specific authority
has to be granted to combine the organizational
maintenance activities on board a naval air station. Not
all AIMDs will have an organizational maintenance
division. An operations maintenance division is
normally established when there is four or less aircraft
assigned. OMDs on board a naval air station are
responsible for all organizational-level maintenance
that must be performed to their assigned aircraft.
Power Plants Division
The power plants division performs all of the
three-degree repair program is divided into first-degree
repair, second-degree repair, and third-degree repair.
The program covers all gas turbine engines, their
accessories, and components. This includes aircraft
engines, auxiliary power units, and airborne or ground
associated with the Hydraulic Fluid Contamination
Control Program. The division fabricates and tests
hoses, tubes, and sheet metal parts for aircraft structural
components. The division is responsible for the
recertification of aeronautical equipment welders. The
division is responsible for nondestructive inspection
(NDI), aircraft tire/wheel maintenance safety, and
corrosion prevention/control programs.
The avionics division tests and repairs electrical
and electronics system components. The division is
responsible for calibration of precision measuring
equipment (PME) and for ensuring that personnel
performing calibrations are qualified and trained.
Corrosion prevention/control of avionics equipment,
maintenance, and the safety of aircraft batteries are also
the responsibility of the avionics division.
Armament Equipment Division
The armament equipment division is responsible
for testing and repairing airborne weapon systems. This
includes calibrations, cleaning, corrosion control,
preservation, and storage programs.
Aviation Life Support Equipment Division
The aviation life support equipment division is
responsible for the Aviator's Breathing Oxygen (ABO)
program, which includes surveillance, contamination,
and handling. The division is responsible for the
maintenance of the egress, air-conditioning, and
pressurization systems. Survival equipment for the
aircraft and aircrew is another function of the division's