Components Exposed to Fire and/or Saltwater Immersion.
a. DG not reuse components exposed to fire and/or immersed in
saltwater, unless the item has been determined serviceable by a depot
b. Items will be condemned locally; or if considered reparable
will be returned through proper channels for inspection and
Items condemned or returned for inspection and overhaul require
a statement on all documentation, stating the item has been exposed
to fire and/or saltwater immersion.
Repair and Overhaul of Components.
Items that have been ruled as not repairable will be
administratively condemned and processed per Section IX of
a. Before starting maintenance on recoverable reparable items, a
thorough inspection and function test will be conducted to determine
the item's condition, extent of repair, and level of maintenance
Source-Maintenance Recoverability (SMR) Codes, listed in
parts manuals, are used to determine if an item
is authorized repair, and the maintenance level that will normally
accomplish the work. Before start of any repair action accomplish
(1) Determine if the item is economically repairable. Refer
the TB 43-0002-1, Maintenance Expenditure Limits for Aviation
(2) Items that are considered repairable should be repaired at
the lowest authorized maintenance level capable of doing the work.
(3) TC and RC items require additional evaluation. The
extent of required maintenance must be considered.
(a) TC items with a TBO interval of 500 hours or more, with
200 hours or more remaining which can be made serviceable with
minimum disassembly, will be repaired at the lowest authorized
(b) TC items with a TBO interval of 500 hours or more, with
200 hours or more remaining but which can not be repaired with
minimum disassembly will be shipped to depot maintenance.