HANGAR AND SHOP OPERATIONS
2-1. General. The maintenance instructions and
procedures contained in this chapter are general and
applicable to hangar and shop operations. Maintenance
instructions that are specific to a particular aircraft are
contained in the applicable maintenance manuals and
will be used in conjunction with general information
contained in this chapter.
2-2. Permanent Shop Installations. The following
paragraphs describe permanent shop installations,
operations, and equipment.
Typical Layout. Permanent shop layout vanes
depending on shop purpose and the facility being used.
Care should be taken to provide proper spacing between
equipment so as not to prevent emergency access.
Shop Size. The size of each permanent shop
shall be adequate to allow shop personnel to accomplish
all normal shop operations.
Shop Equipment Required. Permanent shops
shall be equipped with all required equipment as
specified by Army command.
equipment is arranged to best meet the needs of the
particular shop operation. All equipment must be
arranged with utmost care to prevent danger to
Overhead Chain Hoist. Overhead chain hoists
shall be inspected daily for the following.
· Excessive wear or stretch
· Bent or twisted links
· Defective welds
· Nicks and gouges
Compressed Air and Water Outlets Permanent
shops are equipped with compressed air and water
outlets. Care should be taken to allow clear access to
Electrical Utilities. Electrical power is distributed
throughout the permanent shop. Care should be taken
to allow clear access to each outlet.
Noise Levels. Noise levels from machinery in
permanent shops are high. Personnel working in these
shops shall wear adequate hearing protection.
Dust and Dirt Control. Use the following
procedures for dust and dirt control in permanent shops.
Sweep the floors daily with an ordinary
Carefully clean areas where dust
producing operations have taken
Clean shop equipment in accordance with
the applicable maintenance manuals.
Clean walls and tables periodically with a
cloth dampened with a mild detergent.
accomplished in the paint shop in accordance with
proper procedures as set forth by the facility supervisor.
Adhesive Operations. Adhesives join objects
over a broad area, instead of localizing stresses at one
or more points, as with spot welding or metal fastening.
Adhesives simplify construction by eliminating bracing,
stiffeners, local reinforcements, or framing Adhesive use
is a reliable, efficient assembly method.
Balancing Equipment. The equipment used for
balancing measurements consists of a set of knife
edges, weights, weighing scale, and a steel tape
Environmental Control. The permanent shop
environment is controlled by environmental control units
installed throughout the shop.
Lighting Requirements. Adequate lighting shall
be provided for all shop operations. Light fixtures