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State the basic function of the Intermediate
Maintenance activities (afloat).
- An IMA comprises all departmental/organizational units
- responsible for providing I-level maintenance support ashore and afloat. The IMA is responsible for performing I-level
- maintenance functions on the aircraft and aeronautical equipment located at the
- ship or station supported. In addition
- to those responsibilities IMA’s (afloat) will ensure the existence and proper
- preparation of maintenance facilities to support the embarked air
- wing/group. Coordinate personnel
- requirements and the assignment of O-level maintenance spaces with the air wing/squadron MO. Assume responsibilities for upkeep and
- security of O-level maintenance spaces while the air wing/squadron is
- debarked. Provide I-level maintenance
- support to the Weapons Department for maintenance beyond the establish
- capability of the Weapons Department. Receive, manage, and return spare ALSS assemblies to support the
- deployed air win/squadron.
Discuss the basic organizational structure of the AIMD
- Organizational structure of AIMD (afloat) is made up
- of maintenance managers, staff divisions, and production divisions.
- 1 . Production control the central point of the
- entire maintenance effort. Production
- control work center plan and schedule the workload (repairing, testing, and
- processing aircraft parts, components, and related equipment).
- 2. Material Control coordinates and controls the
- supply functions of the department. Acts
- as a liaison between the department and supply department (S-6). It processes all supply and material
- transactions for the other divisions of the department.
- 3. Quality Assurance/ Analysis- The idea of
- quality assurance (QA) is to prevent defects from occurring from the start of a
- maintenance operation to its finish. Through intensive research, they find methods of improving effectiveness
- of the overall maintenance effort.
- 4. Maintenance Administration functions as the
- coordinator for all records and reports, directives, correspondence, and
- personnel matters for the department.
Production Work Centers are:
- 1. Power Plants – AD’s man Power Plants. Tasked primarily with the testing, repair,
- and inspection of aircraft engines and components, and associated item.
- Airframes- AM’s are assigned. Tasked
- primarily with the inspection, repair, and testing of aircraft hydraulic system
- components and the inspection, repair, and fabrication of hoses, tubes, and
- structural sheet metal parts of the aircraft.
- 3. Avionics- AE’s and AT’s. Tasked primarily with the inspection,
- testing, repair and certification of aircraft avionics equipment and
- components. PME, cable, and SE.
- 4. Armament Equipment- AOs. Maintain
- aircraft armament equipment and aviation ordnance equipment.
- 5. Aviation Life Support Equipment-PRs. Tasked with the maintenance of ALSSs. These include escape systems, crew clothing,
- survival kits, personnel parachutes and associated hardware, life rafts and
- vest, antiexposure suits, survival radios, and other emergency signaling
- equipment, flight helmets, oxygen equipment, anti-g suit and associated
- hardware, and other miscellaneous survival and life support items.
- 6. Support Equipment (SE). ASs. Perform necessary maintenance on the SE
- assigned to the maintenance department and supported activities. SE includes such items as test stands,
- workstands, mobile electric power plants, and pneumatic and hydraulic servicing
4 DIVISIONS –
- · Production
- · Quality Assurance
- · IMRL
- · AMSU
- · Maintenance Admin
4 DIVISIONS –
- · Air Frames
- · Power Plants
- · NDI
- · Hydraulics
- · Composite Shop
- · Tire and Wheel
- · Paraloft
4 DIVISIONS –
- · CASS
- · Calibration Lab
- · Battery Shop
- · Aviation 2M
- · Gun Shop
4 DIVISIONS –
Discuss the basic functions of the Aeronautical
Material Screening Unit (AMSU).
- AMSU processes all components received in the AIMD
- material control to determine whether the item is within the check/test/repair
- capability of the AIMD using individual component repair list (ICRL).
purpose of the Consolidated Meteorology and Calibration (METCAL) Program for
LHA, LHD, and MCS
- LHA, LHD, and MCS class ships have formerly operated
- three distinct calibration program:
- AIMD Field Calibration Activity (FCA) for aviation
- Support Equipment (SE); combat systems electronics FCA supporting General
- Purpose Electronic Test Equipment
- (GPETE) and Special Purpose Electronic Test Equipment (SPETE) for the ship’s
- non-aviation electronic/electrical and weapons systems; and the Engineering
- Shipboard Gage Calibration Program (SGCP) for installed instrumentation
- associated with Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical (HM&E) systems. The forces afloat METCAL program for LHA,
- LHD, and MCS class ships is intended to improve force readiness and
- self-sustainability through the consolidation of the three exiting, separate
- calibration programs into a single management entity under the management of
- the AIMD Officer.
purpose of the Support Equipment (SE) Training and Licensing
- Proper operation of SE is the key to safe, efficient
- aircraft and equipment maintenance.. Improper use of SE has resulted in excessive ground handling mishaps,
- repair and replacement costs amounting to millions of dollars annually, and
- reduced operational readiness and the most expensive cost of all , “personal
- injuries”. Two major reasons for the
- improper use of SE is the lack of effective training and the lack of effective
- supervision/leadership. All personnel
- operating SE must be fully knowledgeable of operational characteristics, safety
- precautions, and emergency procedure. The two-phase operator training program is designed to provide training
- in the operation and O-level maintenance of SE (Phase 1). Training and qualification of O-level and
- I-level personnel in the proper operation of SE for the particular
- aircraft/equipment maintenance functions for which they will use the SE (Phase
- 2). A USN Aviation Support Equipment
- Operator’s License (OPNAV 4790/102) is required of all personnel who operate
- SE, regardless of rate or rating. A valid
- U.S. Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s Identification Card (OF-346) for motor
- vehicles or valid state operator’s license is a prerequisite for issuing a SE
- license for self-propelled SE.
all hands responsibility of the SE Misuse/Abuse Program
- The SE Misuse/Abuse program is a program that allows
- anyone witnessing SE misuse/abuse to submit an SE Misuse/Abuse Report, OPNAV
- 4790/108. The division of the
- individual originating the report retains a copy of the report. The original copy is forward to the
- organization that has Individual Material Reporting List (IMRL) reporting
- custody of the misused/abused SE. Also,
- a copy should be forwarded to the commanding officer of the command to which
- the offender is attracted, and to the commanding officer of the command that holds
- custody of the SE.