maintenance on aviation electronics systems,
including communication, radar, navigation,
antisubmarine warfare sensors, electronic warfare,
data link, fire control, tactical displays, and associated
equipment. The electrical and instrument branch,
staffed by Aviation Electricians Mates (AEs),
maintains the batteries and aircraft electrical and
instrument systems. The armament branch is manned
by Aviation Ordnancemen (AOs) who maintain
armament and ordnance-related equipment.
What is the concept of quality assurance?
The achievement of quality assurance depends
on what factors?
What is the purpose of the system
administrator/analyst at the organizational
Who has the responsibility, as well as many other
responsibilities, to identify material deficiencies
and high man-hour consumption trends?
What work center plans, schedules, andprovides
positive control of all maintenance performed on
or in support of the activities assigned aircraft?
What branches or work centers make up the
The avionics/armament division consists of what
Line Division.Personnel from many different
aviation ratings normally man the line division.
Personnel who are assigned to the line division might be
aviation machinists mates, structural mechanics,
electricians mates, or even personnel who are striking for
the Aviation Storekeeper (AK) and Aviation
Maintenance Administrationman (AZ) clerical ratings.
This is the division to which you will probably be
assigned first. Here, you will be introduced to the types
of aircraft that are flown in your squadron. Chapter 5 of
this TRAMAN covers the line division in detail.
Intermediate Maintenance (I-Level)
The primary mission of I-level maintenance is to
enhance and sustain the combat readiness and mission
capability of supported activities. I-level maintenance
does this by providing quality and timely material
support at the nearest location with the lowest practical
resource expenditure. I-level maintenance is usually
performed in a centrally located area in support of
operating aircraft on shore stations, aboard ships, or
within designated areas.
Intermediate maintenance activities (IMAs) are
not assigned aircraft for operational purposes. They
concentrate their efforts on repairing and testing
The organizational structure of the IMA is similar
to the organizational structure of the OMA. But,
because the IMA is larger than the OMA, it has more
divisions. The I-level maintenance organization is
made up of maintenance managers, staff divisions, and
production divisions, which are shown in figure 1-2.
Figure 1-2.Intermediate-level maintenance department organization (ashore).