aircraft, avionics/armament, and line divisions. See
provides administrative and clerical services for the
aircraft maintenance department.
Quality Assurance/Analysis.The quality as-
surance/analysis (QA/A) section inspects the work of
the maintenance department. QA/A ensures that
accessories, and equipment is done according to current
The quality analysis (QA) section collects and
documents prepared by shop personnel and delivers the
documents to data processing for computer input. The
analysis petty officer receives the results from
machine-produced reports. The reports are used to
develop statistical charts, graphs, and reports, which the
maintenance officer and other management personnel
Maintenance Control.Maintenance control is
the heart of the aircraft maintenance department.
Maintenance control is responsible for planning and
scheduling the daily, weekly, and monthly workloads
for the entire maintenance department.
Material Control.Material control is respon-
sible for ordering and receiving all aircraft parts and
department. Material control is also responsible for
keeping the records involved in obtaining such
Types of Divisions
There are four basic types of divisions within a
avionics/armament, and line divisions.
TARGET DIVISION.The CO establishes a
maintenance of aerial or surface targets are needed.
MAINTENANCE MATERIAL CONTROL OFFICER
POWER PLANTS BRANCH
AVIATION LIFE SUPPORT
PLANE CAPTAINS BRANCH
SUPPORT EQUIPMENT BRANCH
NOTE 1: When responsibilities relative to the operation and maintenance of aerial or
surface targets are extensive, the CO will establish a Target Division.
NOTE 2: When responsibilities relative to operation and maintenance of SE are extensive,
the CO will establish an SE Branch under the line division.
Figure 2-5.Squadron aircraft maintenance department organizational chart.