understand the different types, titles, categories,
arrangement, and locations of applicable supply
data included in them. A TD may direct that com-
ponent parts or material be added, removed,
changed, altered, relocated, or repositioned.
NAVAIR has management responsibility for the
configuration management program. This pro-
gram was established to control and track
modifications to aeronautical equipment using the
TD system. Specific information concerning the
TD program is in NAVAIRINST 5218.8.
Additional information concerning TD com-
pliance at the O-, and I-, and D-levels, documen-
tation procedures, and reporting requirements
may be found in volumes II, III, and IV of Naval
Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP), OP-
There are two types of TDs, formal and
informal, which are distinguished by their method
of dissemination. They are normally distributed
as technical notes/orders, bulletins, or changes.
There are three action categories of TDs:
immediate, urgent, and routine. These categories
are important to the AK because they determine
the priority on which the TD kits/parts may be
requisitioned. These categories are as follows:
Immediate, This category is assigned to TDs
when an uncorrected safety condition exists that
could result in a fatal or serious injury to person-
nel, destruction to valuable property, or extensive
damage. Compliance must be accomplished
before returning aircraft or equipment to service.
Kits/parts required in this category should be
requisitioned using supply issue group I.
Urgent. This category is assigned to TDs when
a potentially hazardous condition exists that, if
uncorrected, could result in injury to personnel,
damage to valuable property, or unacceptable
reduction in operational efficiency. Although this
category does not remove aircraft/equipment
from service, it does have a date or specific time
frame (for example, next phase inspection)
assigned by which the TD must be accomplished.
Kits/parts in this category should be ordered using
supply issue group I or II, depending on the date
assigned for completion.
Routine. This category is assigned to TDs
when there are reliability, capability, or main-
tainability deficiencies that, if uncorrected, could
become a hazard through prolonged use or have
an adverse effect on the life or use of the affected
equipment. This category does not have specific
compliance dates assigned. Kits/parts in this
category should be requisitioned using supply
issue group III.
INSTRUCTIONS AND NOTICES
Various instructions and notices issued by
DOD, OPNAV, SECNAV, NAVSUP, and ASO
are covered in the following paragraphs.
Naval Aviation Maintenance Program
The Naval Aviation Maintenance Program
(NAMP), OPNAVINST 4790.2, is sponsored and
directed by the CNO and addresses CNO con-
cepts, objectives, policies, programs, organiza-
tions, and responsibilities as they apply to
aviation maintenance for each level of command.
Each level is discussed in detail within each volume
Concepts, Objectives, Policies,
Organizations, and Representatives
Organizational Level Maintenance
Intermediate Level Maintenance
Depot Level Maintenance
Data Processing Requirements
OPNAVINST 4790.2 is the basic instruction that
outlines duties and responsibilities of a supervisor
working in material control divisions of a
squadron or an aircraft intermediate maintenance
department (AIMD) or involved in SSC
Uniform Material Movement
and Issue Priority System
The Uniform Material Movement and Issue
Priority System (UMMIPS), OPNAVINST
4614.1, contains information concerning force
activity designators (FADs), issue policy
designators, requisition processing, delivery
dating, mission essential material, abuses and
policing of the priority system, and expedited
handling of critically needed items.
Fleet Use of MILSTRIP
The Fleet Use of MILSTRIP, NAVSUPINST
4235.3, is designed to be used for indoctrination