CNATRAChief of Naval Air Training.
CNOChief of Naval Operations.
COGCognizant (command that is responsible for
COMMERCIAL DERIVATIVE NAVY AIR-
CRAFTAircraft procured by the Navy for
which there is a certified commercial counterpart.
COMMON ITEMAn item of standard design,
application, and specification, normally procurable
from several manufacturers or suppliers, or
available from only one manufacturer but with
wide usage or of such design that the multiple
application is apparent.
COMNAVAIRESFOR Commander Naval Air
COMNAVAIRLANT Commander Naval Air Force
U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
COMNAVAIRPAC Commander Naval Air Force
U.S. Pacific Fleet.
COMNAVAIRSYSCOM Commander Naval Air
CONDITIONAL INSPECTIONAn inspection
conducted as a result of a specific overlimit
condition or as a result of circumstances or events
which create an administrative requirement for an
inspection. Examples of overlimit conditions
include hard landing, overstress, overtemp,
lightning strike, overweight takeoff or landing, and
field arrestment. Examples of administrative
actions or requirements include precarrier or
postcarrier inspections, onetime inspections
directed by higher authority (not directed by a TD),
and compass calibrations (when not directed by
special inspection MRCs).
CONFIGURATIONThe functional and physical
characteristics of material as described in technical
documents and achieved in a product.
CONFIGURATION CONTROLThe systematic
evaluation, coordination, approval or disapproval
of proposed changes, and the implementation of all
approved changes to the configuration of a
configuration item, after formal establishment of
its configuration identification.
CONFIGURATION IDENTIFICATIONThe cur-
rent approved or conditionally approved technical
documentation for a configuration item as set forth
in specifications, drawings and associated lists, and
documents referenced therein.
CONFIGURATION ITEM LISTA list of those
status items designated for configuration control
and configuration accounting.
CONFIGURATION ITEM(S)Items designated by
DOD components for configuration management.
They may differ widely in complexity, size, and
kind. Examples are an aircraft, ship, mobile test
unit, navigation system, embedded computer,
computer program, facility, electronic system, test
meter, or a round of ammunition.
CONFIGURED ITEMSThose selected items that
require continuation of configuration status
accounting during the operational phase. An item
that affects mission capability and can be
interchanged with a similar item that will result in a
different mission capability.
CONSOLIDATED SE LISTA summary of
government decisions on contractors SE recom-
mendations and other pertinent data relative to
support of the end article. It is a list of contractor
CONSUMABLE ITEMAny item or substance
which, upon installation, loses its identity and is
normally consumed in use or cannot be
CONTAMINANTS Particles of foreign material
which may or may not be visible to the unaided
CONTRACT FIELD SERVICESThose engineer-
ing and technical services provided to DOD
personnel by commercial or industrial companies
on-site at defense locations by trained and qualified
engineers and technicians.
CONTRACTOR PLANT SERVICESThose
services provided to personnel of the military
departments in the plants and facilities of the
manufacturer of military equipment or components
by trained and qualified engineers and technicians
employed by the manufacturer.
CONTROLLING CUSTODIANAir commands
and COMNAVAIRSYSCOM fleet support units
exercising administrative control of assignment,
employment, and logistic support of certain aircraft
and engines, as specified by the CNO.
CONTROLLING CUSTODYAdministrative con-
trol of the assignment, logistic support,