Procedures for complying with the documentation of the
component repair program are covered in OPNAV
Instruction 4790.2 (NAMP).
Repair requirements for organically repaired
aeronautical components under the cognizance of
NAVICP-Phil are managed under two programs. They
are the level schedule program and the B08 cyclic
repairable management program. Repairable
components may be selected for the level schedule
program based on the history of high volume of system
demands and annual rework expenditures. The balance
of organically repaired 7R and 6K COG components is
managed under the B08 program.
B08 Cyclic Repairable Management program
Repair requirements for B08 items are computed
weekly on a family basis and stratified into four distinct
urgency-of-need levels. The levels of need are outlined
in FASO Instruction 4440.98. The B08 program
identifies a deficit of RFI items to the computed
requirement and identifies this as a production
requirement. The actual induction quantity that will be
used to support this requirement is constrained by
factors such as DRP capability, availability of NRFI
items to be repaired, and the DRP capacity.
Level Scheduling Program
Level scheduling is similar to the B08 program
except that the items covered under level scheduling are
manually negotiated on a semiannual basis. This
program sets the production levels at the naval aviation
depots (NADEPs) for those items that are at critical
Foreign Object Damage (FOD) Program
FOD is damage to aeronautical equipment caused
by an external object. Some examples of FOD are the
ingestion of hardware or tools by a jet engine and tires
cut by debris on the ramp, taxiway, or runway.
FOD to aircraft, engines, support equipment, and
other aeronautical equipment is a costly problem, the
importance of which cannot be overstated. FOD
presents personnel and material hazards, consumes
valuable maintenance man-hours, imposes additional
unscheduled workloads on both using and supporting
activities, creates shortages, wastes dollars, and reduces
operational readiness. A successful FOD prevention
program depends on command support, personnel
knowledge and awareness, and the degree of integration
into the total maintenance effort. Most FOD can be
attributed to poor housekeeping, facility deterioration,
improper maintenance practices, or carelessness.
Therefore, an effective program that identifies, corrects,
and eliminates causal factors is very important.
Tool Control Program
The tool control program provides a means to
rapidly account for all tools after completing a
maintenance task, thus reducing the potential for FOD.
A valuable benefit to this program is reduced tool loss,
which reduces tool replacement costs.
The primary objective of the tool control program
is to improve flight safety by eliminating aircraft
accidents, incidents, and associated equipment damage
caused by lost or misplaced tools. Secondary objectives
include the reduction of expenditures for additional
outfitting and replacement of missing, defective, or
pilfered tools; the reduction of man-hours for
maintenance task completion; and a general
improvement in the quality of aviation maintenance.
The tool control program must provide instant
inventory capability through internally configured tool
containers, with each tool in individually tailored
locations designed to highlight a missing tool.
The Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
(OPNAV), through the aircraft controlling custodians
(ACCs), is responsible for the implementation and
management of the tool control program. Any request
for deviation from established instructions must be
addressed to the cognizant ACC via the chain of
command. The material control officer coordinates the
tool control program on the local level and is responsible
for the procurement and issue control of all tools.
Requirements for tool containers, controlling
numbers, identification by etching on each tool, and
special accounting procedures are identified in OPNAV
Instruction 4790.2 (NAMP).
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
The ESD Program is the transfer of electrostatic
charge between bodies at different electrostatic
potentials caused by direct contact or induced by art
electrostatic field. All areas where ESD items are
handled, including supply storage areas and
maintenance/production work centers, must have ESD