heading of a message reporting multiple actions is the same as previously discussed. Items A through H and M must appear on all XRAYs directed to CNO. These items for the first action are arranged in a vertical column on the left side of the page. The second action, also arranged vertically, falls to the right of the first as a second column. Additional actions are arranged likewise. Multiple transactions are made only when more than one aircraft is involved. Multiple transactions are not submitted on the same aircraft. Figure 6-27 illustrates a multiple action XRAY message as it would be prepared by an AZ for transmission.
Referring to figure 6-27, the reporting custodian is VF- 103 (permanent unit code 000027) and the controlling custodian is COMNAV- AIRPAC. The report serial is 162.
The first action reports the first extension on BUNO 114929. Note that the PED OPSERVMOS do not change as a result of the report for extension.
The second action reports BUNO 113841 as being returned for SDLM by flight due to material condition of the aircraft. Both the PED (item H) and OPSERVMOS (item M) were adjusted accordingly.
The AZ working with records and reports in an operating activity may be involved with in-service XRAY messages. An in-service XRAY is an XRAY message submitted by a unit having physical but not reporting custody of an aircraft. Usually, in-service XRAYs are originated by NASC FS activities having physical custody of the aircraft being reported. An aircraft undergoing SDLM at a depot activity, with reporting custody remaining with an operating unit, may be cited as an example. In such situations the Naval Air Systems Command activity acts as a temporary custodian for each controlling custodian represented and submits XRAY messages as appropriate.
When in-service XRAYs are received by the reporting custodian, appropriate entries should be made on the aircraft record "A" card.
In-service XRAY messages vary somewhat from standard reports. These messages are directed to the controlling custodian of the aircraft being reported with an information copy to the reporting custodian and other activities, as appropriate. It is not necessary for the reporting custodian to redirect or resubmit an in-service XRAY.
Whenever a reporting custodian moves from one location to another, whether it is aboard ship or to another station, that fact must be reported by XRAY message to the controlling custodian with an information copy to the Chief of Naval Operations. The heading and subject line are the same as for a routine XRAY. The only information entered in the text is something similar to LOCATION CHANGED FROM KEY WEST TO CV 60 ON 8 JULY 1983.
Cancellation of an OPNAV XRAY message is not authorized. If an XRAY transaction has been submitted containing incorrect data, the transaction is corrected by taking the following steps:
1. If the XRAY has an incorrect primary or secondary address, resubmit the transaction directed to all required addressees.
2. If the transaction to be corrected involves an error in one or more data items, a corrective
Figure 6-27. - Multiple Action XRAY Message.Continue Reading