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Why do we report aircraft status?
Our leaders make decisions based on aircraft statuses
The USAF uses Report Information to
Compute the official USAF inventory
Accounting and analysis
Build USAF programming documents related to budgeting and staffing
Produce statistical analysis
Goals of MAJCOM Establish Capability Goals
Goals enable HAF to set goals
MC-rate goals and plans also determine readiness
Why does Aircraft Reporting Matter?
Determines translates readiness
Articulates a units ability to produce capability
Errors in reporting can cause USAF to loose funding, manpower, supplies
How do we Determine Aircraft Maintenance Status
Determines if the aircraft is airworthy
Describe Mission Equipment List (MEL)
Pre-Launch document that list the minimum equipment needed to operate the aircraft
The Pilot has final authority
Aircrew determine capability and airworthiness using the MEL.
Minimum Essential Subsystems List (MESL)
Lay the ground work for reporting aircraft status (MDS specific)
List the minimum essential systems and subsystems that must work on an aircraft for it to perform specifically assigned wartime, training and test missions
Does not determine airworthiness or safety of flight
Do not use the MESL to gauge GO or NO GO
Maintenance reports aircraft status using the MESL
Describe Aircraft Statuses
FMC = The aircraft can perform all of its missions
PMC – The aircraft can perform some of its mission but not all
NMC – The aircraft can perform cannot do any of its assigned missions
Can we Fly and aircraft in NMC Status?
Yes, the maintenance status NMC airworthy must be used when an aircraft can not accomplish the units wartime, training or test mission but is still airworthy (safe for flight)
Aircraft Possession is the Actual Acceptance, Operations Use or Designation of Responsibility for an Aircraft
Essential in order for the USAF to accurately account for location and aircraft inventory
Criteria for Gaining or Losing Possession
Possession changes when flight crew of the gaining organization accepts and leaves with the aerospace vehicle
The flight crew of the losing organization or a neutral flight crew delivers the aircraft
IF aircraft is damaged or destroyed The nearest base with the necessary repair or reclamation capability takes possession
Possession does not change if the parent organization does not repair aircraft
When does Maintenance Status start?
If in flight discrepancy, the time starts when the aircraft reaches its parking location and engine shut down.
When does NMC time stop during Scheduled Inspections
Entering phase aircraft will be coded NMC until the look phase is complete
Normal NMC-driver WUC reporting applies after the look phase is complete
Describe the 2-Hour Rule
When MC places an MC aircraft into scheduled MX on the printed flying schedule, the status changes only if it is determined that maintenance cannot and will not return the aircraft to a MC status within 2 hours.
What is Pacing Discrepancy?
The WUC for the condition that will take the longest to correct