Aircraft Types and Equipment Supported
The number and type of aircraft, including major
equipment to be supported at the time of AVCAL or
re-AVCAL, include all aircraft currently on station.
Any additional aircraft or systems (numbers and/or
types) whose initial Navy support will occur within 6
months after the requisition drop date must also be
included in the AVCAL or re-AVCAL product.
Flight Hours Anticipated
The number of flight hours anticipated during a
given period must be known before any effective
planning can be done. The NAVAIR 00-35QB series of
outfitting list shows the quantity, by aircraft type, of
each item based on the number of anticipated flight
In addition, there are several components that must
be changed after a stated number of flight hours. These
items are referred to as high-time removal. These items
vary with aircraft type and modification. Each item
designated as a high-time component has a service
record card (SRC) with it. The SRC is attached to each
component at all times except when the component is
installed in an aircraft.
Aircraft engines are prime examples. Before a
squadron reports for an extended deployment, you
need to know how many engines will require change
because of high time during the deployment. Normally,
you add one or two additional engines to replace those
that are damaged by FOD or contamination and arrive
at the total number of engines that will be required. The
total number of engines to be carried on board to support
the air wing will be determined by the TYCOM, based
on recommendations of the ship and air wing.
The stock objective is usually stated in terms of
90-day increments. Stock levels at ashore activities are
set for each category of material by the controlling item
manager (IM). Stock levels afloat are set by the type or
Ships will be re-AVCALd before each deployment.
Supplemental AVCALs to handle the addition or
deletion of an entire aircraft type, or major avionics
systems, will be provided upon request by the user and
endorsement by the TYCOM.
The AVCAL schedule is a listing of actions required
by applicable activities in relation to the number of days
before the work-up schedule. Refer to FASOINST
4441.15 for complete AVCAL schedule of mile-
The AVCAL process begins with the creation of
deployment schedules and configuration planning.
Upon notification that a ship is scheduled for
deployment, an outfitting directive is published by the
The directive contains
information relative to the planned material
requirements and configuration of aircraft to be
embarked for deployment. The Aircraft Equipment and
Configuration List (AECL) is the foundation of the
The AECL is verified for
completeness and accuracy by the functional wing
commanders. The outfitting directive is issued by the
TYCOM to the operating site (OPSITE) and to
NAVICP-Phil. The outfitting directive will specify
aircraft and engine models and numbers of each model
to be supported, monthly flying hours for each model,
and the required date of receipt of final ship AVCAL
Upon receipt of the directive,
NAVICP-Phil will verify aircraft deckload and flying
hours with the weapons system planning document
(WSPD) and will negotiate changes with the TYCOM,
as required. To ensure adequate piece part support for
end items of SE, NAVICP-Phil will review the IMRL
for deckload applicability.
Past actual flying hours used in requirements
calculations are derived from the CNO aircraft flight
data series reports. Demand-based activity
requirements that are extracted from the Ships AVCAL
Asset Tape (SAVAST) are accessed during the AVCAL
requirements determination process.
The following paragraphs describe the TYCOM,
NAVICP-Phil, and ships responsibilities for the
TYCOM. The functions of the applicable
TYCOM concerning the AVCAL are as follows:
l Submit proposed AVCAL schedules to the
NAVICP-Phil approximately 6 months before the
beginning of each fiscal year with updates as they occur.
The schedule will identify the ship to be outfitted and
planned deckloads 1 year in advance.