control receives discrepancies from sources such as
pilots, aircrews, and maintenance personnel; or
maintenance control might initiate a directed
discrepancy (such as cannibalization). After
maintenance control completes their required blocks
of the VIDS/MAF, they forward copies 1 and 5 to the
Work center for discrepancies found on the aircraft or
The work center places copies 1 and 5 on the VIDS
board under the applicable column (AWM or In
Work), as directed by maintenance control. Any time
the status of a discrepancy changes (for example, has
been In Work and goes to AWP status or back to AWM
status). maintenance control must be notified
immediately. Maintenance control must be in control
of all maintenance at all times. The VIDS/MAF should
always be kept in the appropriate column, both in the
work center and maintenance control.
Often a replacement part is required. To show
Work stoppage for parts, mark the VIDS/MAF with the
correct information in the H-Z Failed/Required
project code from maintenance control and advise
material control of the parts requirement. Finally,
move the VIDS/MAF to the AWP column of the VIDS
board. When the replacement part is received, the In
Work or AWM status is entered, as appropriate, on the
VIDS/MAF in addition to the date received in Block
B53. If maintenance control authorizes the work to be
started, the VIDS/MAF is moved to the In Work
column of the VIDS board.
NOTE: A discrepancy may go through the AWM,
In-Work, and AWP process many times before it is
corrected. If so, follow the above steps each time the
status of a discrepancy changes.
Figure 1-7 shows the VIDS/MAF flow throughout
the maintenance effort. Maintenance control is
notified when all corrective actions have been
completed. QA must be notified if any QA inspections
or check flight requirements are needed as a result of
material section. Then, obtain a supply priority and
the maintenance actions.
Figure 1-7.Organizational maintenance (O-level) VIDS/MAF document flow chart.