Avionics Flashcards: Volume 1 - Pt.3

  1. Define maintenance data documentation.
    The collection, storage, and retrieval of information concerning a maintenance action or involving personnel assigned to a maintenance organization.
  2. List the benefits that base-level maintenance activities can derive from the MDD process.
    • 1. Means of managing assigned equipment resources.
    • 2. Planning and scheduling maintenance.
    • 3. Validating and initiating corrective action on maintenance problems.
  3. How is data collected by the MDD process and made available to base-level maintenance activities?
    Through computer listings and video terminals.
  4. Name the two categories used to document production data.
    On-equipment and off-equipment.
  5. Which documentation category is used to describe maintenance on end items?
  6. What are the advantages of using MDD code?
    Simplifies recording procedures and data retrieval and provides the required information while using a minimum amount of space on the forms.
  7. Which data code allows all phases of a job to be tied together for data analysis?
    Job control number.
  8. What are the four types of work centers that report data to the MDD process?
    • 1. Owning work center
    • 2. Performing work center
    • 3. Reporting work center
    • 4. Non-reporting work center
  9. The identification number code consists of how many characters?
  10. The standard equipment reporting designator is normally the first character of which MDD code?
    Identification number.
  11. What is the purpose of the work unite code?
    To identify the system, subsystem, and/or component on which maintenance is required, or on which maintenance was done.
  12. What form is used to document maintenance when an organization does not have the capability to enter data into an automated system such as IMDS?
    Form 349.
  13. Where can you find the instructions for using AFTO Form 349?
    TO 00-20-2.
  14. What form provides a means of controlling items flowing to and from intermediate maintenance shops?
    AFTO Form 350.
  15. What form is used to ensure identification of reparable items?
    AFTO Form 350.
  16. How is the AFTO Form 350 used as a source document?
    To complete the AFTO 349 for off-equipment (shop) repair actions.
  17. What is the purpose of symbols?
    To bring immediate attention to equipment status.
  18. Name the three status symbols.
    Red X, red dash, and red diagonal.
  19. What form is used to document status of off-equipment?
    AFTO Form 244.
  20. What symbol indicates that a special inspection is past due?
    Red dash.
  21. What does a red X symbol mean?
    An equipment item is considered unsafe.
  22. What symbol indicates that an unsatisfactory condition exists but is not dangerous enough to warrant discontinuing use of the equipment?
    Red diagonal.
  23. What is IMDS?
    An on-line computer system for collection, storage, and retrieval of maintenance data.
  24. What is the main objective of IMDS?
    To provide the maintenance community  with instant access to a database of information about maintenance resources.
  25. About what types of maintenance resources does IMDS provide information?
    Aircraft, aircraft subsystems, support equipment, supplies, and personnel.
  26. List four of the IMDS subsystems.
    • 1. Maintenance events
    • 2. Data collection
    • 3. Inquiries
    • 4. ATERS
  27. Which IMDS subsystem provides automatic reporting of inventory, status, utilization, and assigned test station production?
  28. What is IMDS information used for at the base level?
    The more effectively utilize maintenance, personnel and equipment resources.
  29. In which AFCSM and volume can you find an introduction to IMDS?
    21-556; 2.
  30. What is the simplest security measure to liit access to IMDS?
    Keep the remote terminal in your work area off-line from the base computer.
  31. How can you record your maintenance data if the IMDS system is down?
    Use a manual backup system, such as the AFTO Form 349.
  32. Entering inaccurate data into IMDS can cause what long-term difficulties?
    Supply shortages, ineffective support contracts, and insufficient inventories.
  33. Differentiates between maintenance actions required to complete a job.
  34. Actions that do not contribute directly to equipment maintenance.
    Indirect labor.
  35. Found in an -06 manual.
    MDD codes.
  36. Unpredictable maintenance requirements that require prompt attention.
    Unscheduled maintenance.
  37. Used to report, control, and identify each maintenance action.
    Event number.
  38. Known or predictable maintenance requirements.
    Scheduled maintenance.
  39. A change in a job's status due to a maintenance delay.
    Deferred maintenance.
  40. Generated automatically by IMDS.
    Event number and WCE.
  41. List the three parts of a basic event number.
    The first two digits represent the year, the middle three represent the Julian day, and the last four are sequentially assigned throughout the 24-hour day.
  42. What is a WCE?
    A three-digit numeric code added at the end of an event ID to differentiate between different maintenance actions required to complete a particular job.
  43. What can be assigned to a specific equipment item for recurring maintenance or inspections?
    A JST.
  44. Which IMDS tool (screen) provides you with a list of deferred, unscheduled, and schedule events by equipment ID, work center, or part/serial number?
    Documented maintenance inquiry (screen 380).
  45. Your shift supervisor might use screen 380 for what?
    To keep track of open jobs and assign those jobs to personnel.
  46. Explain what "taking time" means.
    Entering into IMDS the number of hours spent by each technician on the specific jobs performed that day.
  47. What is "event maintenance: and why is it important?
    Maintaining data and status on Event IDs and WCEs; ensures real-time information is presented in IMDS and helps maintain error-free histories on all job record data.
  48. Describe the inquiry capability of screen 122.
    Displays all maintenance data performed against a particular Event ID, regardless of whether the work action is completed.
  49. What feedback do you get when you use IMDS to request an item from supply?
    A management notice that assigns a document number and indicates either a FILL or a KILL status.
  50. What is a "KILL notice" and how should you respond to one?
    Indicates a part is not available in supply; back-order the part using screen 497.
  51. Which IMDS screen is used to order parts?
    Screen 072, SBSS Issue Request Transaction.
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