Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment
(ALRE) Maintenance Action Form (MAF) Cards
ALRE MAF cards (fig. 6-4) are used on the VIDS
boards to track all outstanding work center
maintenance actions, both on the work center and
maintenance control VIDS boards. Before any
maintenance action is started, the responsible work
center must notify maintenance control. At this time,
work center and maintenance control MAF cards are
initiated, each card will reflect identical information
consisting of a job control number (JCN) and a brief
description of the maintenance action to be performed;
the work center also initiates a MAF at this time. The
PRIORITY section of the card will also be color coded,
as required, to indicate the system and maintenance
status concerning equipment operational capability.
These color codes are standardized as follows:
Blue is used in the LIM block to indicate limited
Red is used in the DN block to indicate that the
equipment is out of commission.
No Color is used or required if maintenance is
routine and does not affect equipment operability.
Black is used when a maintenance action has been
completed and inspected at the proper level and only a
functional check remains to return the equipment to
service; a black line is drawn across all four blocks of
the PRIORITY section.
Similarly, the MS and QA blocks are provided on
the MAF card to indicate requirements for maintenance
support augmentation of the work center and/or
QAI/CDQAI (not CDI) level inspection of the job. Jobs
requiring QAI/CDQAI (not CDI) inspection will be
reflected with a MAF card on the quality assurance
(QA) VIDS board and job requiring maintenance
support (MS) participation will be reflected on the MS
The MAF card is then placed in the appropriate
columns of the maintenance control, quality assurance,
maintenance support, and work center VIDS boards, to
indicate the maintenance action's current status:
in-work, awaiting maintenance, or awaiting parts.
Upon completion of the maintenance action, the MAF
card is inverted to indicate that maintenance control is
now awaiting a completed MAF from the responsible
The MAF Card is locally produced and is used to monitor and manage the workload.
Outstanding maintenance actions will be indicated by a MAF Card on both the M/C
and w/c VIDS boards, as well as in QA and MS, when applicable. When the job is
completed and reported to M/C, the MAF Card is simply reversed on the board to
indicate "AWAITING MAF" until the 2-part MAF is completed, delivered to M/C, and
signed off by the maintenance officer/maintenance control supervisor. M/C then
discards the MAF Card and the w/c discards it upon receipt of the copy 2 MAF from
M/C. QA will discard its MAF Card upon receipt of MAF copy 1. MS discards its MAF
Card upon job completion and transfer of manhours to summary sheet.
NOTE: The large, unused central portion of the front of the MAF Card may be
modified locally to help track supply data, manhours, work start/stop, etc, If desired.
Figure 6-4.ALRE MAF card.