E-5 Exam: Aviation Supply

  1. What form is used when you discover a part on an aircraft that needs replacement?
    A Visual Information Display System/Maintenance Action Form (VIDS/MAF).
  2. Why is it important for you, when entering data on the VIDS/MAF, to press hard and print legibly?
    Because failure to write clearly cannot only cause receipt of the wrong part, but the AK might order an item that costs thousands of dollars simply because YOU DID NOT WRITE A PART NUMBER CLEARLY.
  3. What is done once your work center determines that a part is required?
    Maintenance control assigns the Project and Priority codes that material control uses to requisition the part.
  4. Are project codes mandatory on Navy requisitions?
    Yes, their absence is cause for rejection.
  5. Where can you find complete listings of project codes?
    In the Operating Procedures Manual, MILSTRIP, Military Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedure, MILSTRAP, Military Standard Transaction Reporting and Accounting Procedures, NAVSUP Publication 437 (also known as MILSTRIP/MILSTRAP Manual) and Afloat Supply Procedures, NAVSUP Publication 485.
  6. How does maintenance control assign a priority to individual material requisitions?
    According to the military importance and the urgency of need of the item.
  7. What does the requisitioning activity use to determine the Uniform Material Movement and Issue Priority System (UMMIPS) priority designator (Arabic numeral)?
    The Force/Activity Designator (FAD) and urgency-of-need.
  8. What will happen if you give an incorrect part number to material control and the part is not available locally (on the station or ship)?
    The SK will cross-reference the NSN to the wrong item, and the order will not meet your requirements; the most common result of this type of error is additional downtime (nonflyable status) for the aircraft you are trying to repair.
  9. What is done when the wrong part arrives at your squadron?
    You must reorder the part and use the correct part number. Then, you must wait while supply processes the order again.
  10. Why is it important that your paperwork must be complete and accurate when repairing aircraft?
    Because data from the paperwork provides usage statistics.
  11. What is the Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGE)?
    A five-digit number the Federal Government assigns to activities, such as manufacturer, vendor, or government agencies.
  12. What are CAGE codes also known as?
    Vendor’s codes or manufacturer’s codes.
  13. What type of information may the supply catalog contain?
    The type of alloy or material the part is made of; the outside/inside diameter, type of thread, head, and grip (in the case of screws); the watts, ohms, number and type of terminals (in the case of electronic parts); or the pressure and chemicals that aircraft hoses are made to withstand.
  14. When does the term next higher assembly refer to?
    The part, component, or system in which the requisitioned part is used.
  15. What information should you provide about a part that is enough for supply to requisition the needed part?
    Name of the manufacturer of the part or the CAGE code; Part number; Nomenclature (noun name); Description of specific application, including the model aircraft, engine, accessory, or other end assembly where the part is used; Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability (SM&R) code and reference, if available; and The NSN or part number of the next higher assembly.
  16. What type of information does the introduction of the Illustrated Parts Breakdown (IPB) provide?
    Table of contents or alphabetical order; Listing of supplementary handbooks; Procedures on using that particular IPB; Definition of columns and terms used in the group assembly parts list section of the IPB; Brief explanation and listing of applicable technical directives (TDs) to the IPB; Information concerning the arrangement of the numerical index section; Explanation of the SM&R and “Usable On” codes used on the IPB. This is particularly useful when problems arise with cross-referencing a part number to an NSN.
  17. What is a joint service uniform SM&R code?
    A five-or six-position alphanumeric code which identifies the source of spares and levels of maintenance authorized to maintain repair, overhaul, or dispose of all equipment.
  18. What does the first position of the SM&R code indicate?
    The source from which you can acquire the item for replacement.
  19. What does the second position in the SM&R code identify?
    Either the restrictions on acquiring the item or the level of maintenance required to manufacture or assemble the item.
  20. What is indicated by the third position of the SM&R code?
    The lowest maintenance level authorized to remove, replace, and use the item.
  21. What is indicated in the fourth position of the SM&R code?
    The lowest maintenance level authorized to perform complete repair of the item.
  22. What does the fifth position of the SM&R code identify?
    The recoverability code, which tells maintenance and supply personnel the lowest level of maintenance authorized to condemn the item, if necessary.
  23. What is the sixth position of the SM&R code?
    The Service Option code.
  24. Do all SM&Rs have six positions?
  25. Where can you find information concerning policies, procedures, definitions, and responsibilities applicable to SM&R codes?
    In Navy Uniform Source, Maintenance and Recoverability (SM&R) Codes, NAVSUPINST 4423.14, and in Policies, Procedures, Responsibilities for Assigned and Application of Uniform Source, Maintenance and Recoverability Codes, NAVAIR 4423.3.
  26. Who influences the operation of your squadron or AIMD material control center?
    The Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP).
  27. What is the Master Cross-Reference List (MCRL)?
    It provides cross-reference information from a reference number (a manufacturer’s part number, a drawing number, or a design control number) to its NSN.
  28. What type items are listed in the Master Repairable Item List (MRIL) (NAVSUP P-4107)?
    Those items of Navy-managed repairable items issued on a one-for-one basis (you must turn in the unserviceable item before you can draw a replacement item from supply).
  29. What items are listed in the Consolidated Remain in Place List (CRIPL-01)?
    Items that are exempt from the mandatory one-for-one-turn in.
  30. What does the Individual Component Repair List (ICRL) let intermediate maintenance activity (IMA) personnel determine?
    If they can repair an individual item based on its SM&R code.
  31. What are the two ICRL’s?
    The ICRL-A, which is an overall statement of the repair capability at a specific IMA and shows the local repair capability for each item; and the ICRL-C, which is a combined ICRL used by aircraft controlling custodians (ACCs) to monitor and review the standard ICRL programs at the IMAs under their command.
  32. What is one of the most frequently used identification tools in the Navy?
    The Afloat Shopping Guide (ASG).
  33. What is all the equipment called that is required on the ground to make a system, subsystem, or end item of equipment operational in its intended environment?
    Support equipment (SE).
  34. Where can you find a listing of the types of equipment included as SE?
    In Naval Aviation Maintenance Program, COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2.
  35. What is the National Stock Number (NSN)?
    A 13-digit number that identifies an item of supply from the time it enters the supply system until its final disposition and consists of the four-digit federal supply classification (FSC) plus a NIIN.
  36. What is a cognizance symbol?
    A two-character prefix which identifies the systems command, office, agency, or Navy inventory manager that controls the category of material.
  37. What is the point of contact for material needed by maintenance personnel?
    The material control center (MCC) at the organizational and intermediate levels (O and I-levels) of maintenance.
  38. What is your squadron’s contact point for parts and material?
    The material control center.
  39. What are supply items on a flight packet?
    DOD Single Line Item Requisition System, DD Form 1348 (6 part) and Purchase Order Invoice Voucher, Standard Form 44.
  40. What is the only difference between the operation of the material control center at the I-level and the material control center in a squadron?
    The volume of the parts requisitioned.
  41. Why can the volume of parts requisitioned be two or three times greater at the I-level than the O-level?
    Because the I-level maintenance activities repair more than 90 percent of the unserviceable parts turned in by the squadrons.
  42. What is the point of contact for maintenance activities requiring direct support?
    The Aviation Support Division/Supply Support Center (ASD/SSC).
  43. What are the two sections of the ASD/SCC?
    The supply response section (SRS) and the component control section (CCS).
  44. How long does the maintenance activity have to furnish the unserviceable part, if the CRIPL lists the part?
    24 hours after receipt of the replacement component.
  45. What is done when you use a low-cost item three or more times a month and it is not carried in the Pre-expended Bin (PEB)?
    Tell your supervisor so he or she can present the item for inclusion in the PEB; this is done by providing your supervisor with the part number and name of the end component on which the item will be installed.
  46. What is the function of the Component Control Section (CCS)?
    To manage the LRCA held at the ASD/SSC.
  47. What does the Local Repair Cycle Asset (LRCA) allowance depend on?
    An activity’s maintenance data report (MDR) usage data and average turnaround time (TAT).
  48. What is Priority 1 of the LRCA?
    It is assigned to support NMCA/PMCS aircraft for requisitions held by supply. Also, priority 1 is assigned to 30-day predeployment requirements.
  49. What is Priority 2 of the LRCA?
    It is assigned for the repair of critical LRCAs and SE, in addition to organizational maintenance activity (OMA) work stoppage requirements.
  50. What is Priority 3 of the LRCA?
    It is assigned for the repair of noncritical LRCAs and SE. It covers the repair of manufacture of material for nonfixed allowance stock.
  51. What is Priority 4 of the LRCA?
    It is assigned for processing salvaged material and nonaeronautical work.
  52. What happens if the component cannot be overhauled by IMA due to lack of repair parts?
    The component is sent to the awaiting parts (AWP) unit.
  53. What is the function of the AWP unit personnel?
  54. Requisition piece parts and maintain requisition files, registers, and records that are needed to monitor, follow up, expedite, recycle, and report material demand for component repairs.
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