Chapter Objective: Upon completion of this chapter, you will have the knowledge to recognize the purpose of the Naval Aviation Maintenance Discrepancy Reporting Program (NAMDRP), identify the reports covered by the NAMDRP, recognize the responsibilities of the Data Analyst, and identify the important role that analysis plays in support of the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP). You will also be able to identify the source documents used in the Maintenance Data System (MDS), and recognize the key reports generated by the MDS.
The quality assurance/analysis (QA/A) division is staffed with a relatively small group of highly skilled personnel. These permanently assigned personnel under the QA/A officer are responsible for conducting and managing the QA/A effort of the department. The maintenance personnel assigned to QA/A are known as quality assurance representatives (QARs). To obtain more efficient use of information collected by the Maintenance Data System (MDS), and to increase the scope of QA/A, a qualified data analyst is assigned. The primary duty of the data analyst is to perform all MDS functions of QA/A. The data analyst will not be assigned the duties of technical publications librarian or QAR. It is also the responsibility of QA/A personnel to maintain the central technical publications library, which was previously discussed in chapter 3 of this TRAMAN.
This program is the method by which hazardous deficiencies in material and publications, substandard workmanship, and improper quality assurance (QA) procedures are reported,
As an AZ3 or AZ2 you should know the purpose of each of the discrepancy reports; be able to review them for completeness, correct phraseology, part number identification, and nomenclature; and furnish information from the aircraft logbook for their preparation. Chapter 6 of this TRAMAN provides information as to what is recorded in the various sections of the aircraft logbook. If you are the AZ who is responsible for the preparation of discrepancy reports, you should be familiar with the preparation and maintenance of the aircraft logbook as well as the preparation of NAMDRP reports.
The reports described in this section provide a method for reporting safety situations and quality deficiencies that require special attention and/or prompt corrective action. The QA/A division is responsible for managing the NAMDRP. QA/A will assist the work centers in determining if one or more reports are needed for any maintenance problem or situation occurring in the activity and review all reports to ensure they are accurate, clear, concise and comprehensive. The QA officer should review all of the reports listed below:
Hazardous Material Report (HMR). This report provides a standard system for reporting material deficiencies. These deficiencies, if not corrected, could result in death or injury to personnel, or damage to or loss of aircraft, equipment, or facilities.
Explosive Mishap Report (EMR). This report provides a standard system for reporting explosive incidents, malfunctions, and dangerous defects (referred to as explosive mishaps)Continue Reading