203 AIMD

  1. 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.
  2. Discuss the basic organizational structure of the AIMD
    • Organizational structure of AIMD (afloat) is made up
    • of maintenance managers, staff divisions, and production divisions.
  3. Administrative
    Work Centers
    • 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.
  4. 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.
    • 2.
    • 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
    • equipment.
    • ·
    • Production
    • Control
    • ·
    • Quality Assurance
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    • IMRL
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    • AMSU
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    • Maintenance Admin
    • ·
    • Air Frames
    • ·
    • Power Plants
    • ·
    • NDI
    • ·
    • Hydraulics
    • ·
    • Composite Shop
    • ·
    • Tire and Wheel
    • Shop
    • ·
    • Paraloft
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    • CASS
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    • Calibration Lab
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    • Battery Shop
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    • Aviation 2M
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    • Gun Shop
    • ·
    • Support Equipment
  9. 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).
  10. Discuss the
    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.
  11. Discuss the
    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.
  12. Discuss the
    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.
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203 AIMD