weather conditions, mission type, periods of extended inactivity, or
flight crew and/or maintenance personnel experience level.
Under no circumstance should the operating hours on an airframe
be zeroed or adjusted as a result of a basic overhaul, or depot level
airframe modification. AMCOM may direct that the original airframe
hours be zeroed when an aircraft undergoes extensive depot level work,
which results in a major configuration change that includes the
assignment of a new airframe serial number.
Annotate the DA Form
2408-15, Historical Record For Aircraft, with the old airframe serial
number and airframe hours logged against that serial number, and
submit two DA Form
copy 3 showing an
loss for the old
serial number and a copy 2 showing an
gain for the new serial
The variety of aircraft types, combined with several
distinctly different inspection methods and an assortment of
inspection checklists, may cause confusion as to the proper
procedure to use when documenting an inspection and related
faults or requirements.
In the event that any checklist,
regardless of the date the checklist was published, the
requirements of DA Pamphlet 738-751 and any related AMCOM
electronic message dated later then the DA Pamphlet 738-751,
will take precedence.
Flights and Maintenance Inspections under Operational
Required inspection and maintenance action intervals
will not be exceeded except when an actual operational emergency
Operational emergencies are combat, weather, environmental,
or other conditions, which would require flight to evacuate aircraft,
personnel, or essential equipment.
Commanders are authorized to
postpone essential maintenance actions during emergency conditions.
Since safety can be jeopardized when inspections or maintenance
actions are delayed, each emergency operational extension must be
evaluated, on a case by case basis.
When an aircraft is operated
beyond the scheduled inspection or component replacement due time
under an emergency condition, a "Circled Red/Black
and an appropriate statement, must be entered on DA Form 2408-13-1(-E)
per DA Pamphlet 738-751.
The Commander must ensure that the aircraft
status symbol is changed to a Red/Black
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE will any type of
termination of the emergency.
training or evaluation exercise be considered an emergency.
Evacuation of Grounded Aircraft.
Commanders may determine it
necessary to evacuate an aircraft that is on a Red/Black
The "one time evacuation mission" clearance provision stated in DA
Pamphlet 738-751 will be followed.