Changes or corrections to the Naval Air Training
and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS)
manuals or tactical manuals are reported by using
procedures found in OPNAVINST 3710.7 and
NAVAIRINST 3710.10 using OPNAV 3710/6.
Deficiencies resulting from incorrect
preservation, packaging, marking and/or handling
(when reported by supply activities) or deficiencies in
shipment that are the result of overage, shortage, expired
shelf life, or misidentified material are reported
according to instructions found in NAVSUPINST
Locally procured material found to be deficient
by the procuring activity is reported according to
instructions contained in NAVSUPINST 4440.189.
Deficiencies in letter-type instructions and
notices are reported by letter to the sponsor.
Discrepancies in OPNAVINST 4790.2 are reported by
naval letter to Naval Aviation Maintenance Office
(NAMO) (Code 46), via the chain of command.
Incorrect source, maintenance, and recover-
ability (SM&R) codes are reported according to
Recommendations for improvements in
procedures that do not result from incorrect information
contained in publications are reported by letter to Naval
Air Technical Services Facility (NAVAIRTECH-
Explosive incidents, dangerous defects, and
malfunctions or failures involving explosive systems,
launch devices, and armament weapons support
equipment are reported under OPNAVINST 8600.2 as
an Explosive Mishap Report (EMR) or a Conventional
Ordnance Deficiency Report (CODR). These reports
still fall under the NAMDRP for accounting and
A brief description of each of the programs of the
NAMDRP is contained in the following paragraphs.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL REPORT.This
report provides a standard method for reporting
material deficiencies that, if not corrected, could result
in death or injury to personnel, or damage to or loss of
aircraft, equipment, or facilities. Report such incidents
regardless of how or when the discrepant condition
was detected. Submit an HMR priority precedence
message within 24 hours of discovery under one or
more of the following conditions:
Malfunction or failure of a component that, if not
corrected, could result in death or injury to personnel,
or damage to or loss of aircraft, equipment, or facilities.
In case of a naval aircraft mishap, as defined in
OPNAVINST 3750.6, submit required reports
according to that instruction. The submission of reports
required by OPNAVINST 3750.6 does not eliminate
any of the requirements for submission of reports
required by the NAMP.
A configuration deficiency discovered in
aeronautical equipment (aircraft, SE, components, etc.)
that constitutes a safety hazard.
An urgent action or assistance required and a
corrective action completed at an early date because of
an operational requirement.
A system malfunction or failure may occur
because of a part design, which might allow the part to
be installed improperly.
A potential or experienced in-flight or
on-the-ground loss of aircraft parts in which
maintenance or material factors are involved. Use the
term things falling off aircraft (TFOA) when referring
to such incidents. TFOA includes incidents generally
categorized in other areas, such as a foreign object
damaged engine, which sheds parts, or a helicopter rotor
blade pocket failure.
apply to all aircraft and weapons systems, their
subsystems, equipment, components, related SE,
special tools, fluids, and materials used in operating
the equipment. The three types of EIs are (1)
disassembly and inspection, (2) material analysis, and
(3) engineering assistance.
Submit EI requests under one or more of the
Safety is involved. This includes EI requests
prepared in conjunction with aircraft mishaps, and
HMRs when it is evident that an unsafe condition exists.
Additional technical or engineering information
is required to complete an aircraft mishap investigation.
Aircraft readiness is seriously impaired due to
poor material reliability (including SE).
A component is rejected through the Joint Oil
Analysis Program (JOAP) after authorized repairs are
attempted and exhausted at the O and I levels of
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