AIRCRAFT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
The aircraft preventive maintenance inspection system consists
of a series of recurring inspections, checks, and services.
system is designed to provide a systematic examination of aircraft and
aviation associated equipment during the item's life cycle. It
provides for scheduled inspections, checks, services, and maintenance
actions required by certain situations, conditions, or incidents at a
Required inspections and maintenance actions
are normally listed in Chapter 1 of the appropriate -23
It is the Commander's responsibility to emphasize the importance
of proper maintenance and ensure that all maintenance actions are
accomplished per the proper maintenance publications.
preventive maintenance requirements for various aviation-associated
equipment (such as, avionics and weapon systems) are published in
separate technical publications for each system.
maintenance on aviation-associated equipment will be scheduled and
completed together with aircraft maintenance inspections to lessen
downtime and increase available flying hours and resources.
The variety of aircraft in the Army inventory has resulted in
several different inspection methods being used.
include Phase Maintenance (PM), Progressive Phase Maintenance (PPM),
Combat Phase Maintenance (CPM), Periodic (PE) and Combat Periodic
(CPE) inspections. No matter what the name of the method is, the
inspections are all part of The Aviation Preventive Maintenance
The preventive maintenance program includes instructions for
inspecting aircraft, and processing aircraft that have been damaged
due to environment, weather, or accident/incident. All inspections,
checks, services, and related maintenance actions must be documented
manually on the appropriate forms and records, or electronically
(ULLS-A, ELAS, or LAS) per DA Pamphlet 738-751.
Items designated as managed components/parts are listed in
TB l-1500-341-01, Aircraft Components Requiring Management and
Historical Data Reports, for units using manual forms and records, and
for ULLS-A user's in the ULLS-A Component Legitimate Code File.
extremely important that the requirements of TB l-1500-341-01 and the
ULLS-A Component Legitimate Code File are fully complied with by all
personnel when dealing with managed components and parts.
The Commander is authorized to increase the scope and frequency
of any maintenance action when an aircraft or aviation-associated item
is subjected to unusual situations; such as, adverse environmental or