maintenance programs assigned to the QA branch for
either management or monitoring.
Audits fall into three categories:
Work center auditThese audits are con-
ducted quarterly to evaluate the overall quality
performance of each work center. As a minimum the
following areas and items will be evaluated:
Personnel and skills
Adherence to directives, procedures, and
Adequacy and availability of process, test, and
Availability and calibration status of PME
Proper use of PME
Certification of personnel performing special
processes such as welding and operating yellow
Handling, packaging, protecting, and storing of
material and parts
Cleanliness and condition of spaces
Compliance with fire and safety regulations
Configuration of components and equipment,
and accuracy of associated logs and records
Equipment logs and records
Material condition of equipment
FOD prevention program compliance
Corrosion control program compliance
Tag-out program compliance
procedures, or programs. They provide a systematic,
deficiencies, evaluating the quality of workmanship,
and determining the adequacy of and adherence to
applicable technical publications/instructions. Special
audits are also used by QA to monitor those programs
specifically assigned to the QA branch for monitoring.
Special audits are conducted at the direction of the
maintenance officer or QA supervisor on an as required
Audit forms, with appropriate checklists, for each
work center is developed by QA. Upon completion of
an audit, the findings are reviewed with the branch and
work center supervisors; and a report of the findings,
with recommendations when required, is submitted to
maintained for 2 years.
Adequate follow-up procedures must also be
established to ensure that discrepancies found during a
QA audit are resolved. Attention from all levels within
the V-2 division organization is essential.
Annual type commander auditThe cognizant
type commander maintenance management team
conducts an annual audit of each carrier's ALRE QA
The Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment
4790.15, establishes the maintenance policies, pro-
cedures, and responsibilities required to provide an
integrated system for performing maintenance and
supporting related functions on ship's installed aircraft
launch and recovery systems and associated support
systems and equipment.
To obtain the full benefits of the QA program,
teamwork must first be achieved. Blending QA
functions with the interests of the entire division creates
a more effective program. Every maintenance person
and supervisor must be permitted to use an optimum
degree of judgment in the course of daily operations
and the performance of daily work assignments. A
person's judgment plays an important part in the quality
of the work he performs. QA techniques supply each
person with information on actual quality, which
provides a challenge to improve the quality of his work.
The resulting knowledge encourages the best efforts of
all maintenance personnel.
True or False: CDIs are permanently
assigned to the QA branch?
Who is responsible to ensure that the proper
level of QA inspection is assigned to a
Who designates QAIs and CDQAIs?