Prevention control measures must be conducted as soon as
possible per the applicable TM when aircraft or associated
equipment are suspected of being exposed to any type of
environmental or atmospheric condition that could contribute
to any type of corrosion.
a. Aircraft will be lubricated and corrosion preventive compounds
applied after a wash, per the appropriate aircraft -23 TM.
b . When corrosion is discovered during an inspection and
subsequently removed, the area must be properly treated.
and finish for the part or surface must be properly identified. If
any temporary finish is removed, pre-treat metal when necessary, and
apply new paint/coating.
Prevention and control of corrosion is vital to unit readiness.
When it is neglected, the potential for aircraft to become unsafe for
flight is increased. Aircraft will be washed on a regular basis per
or following a spill of battery electrolyte, application
of a fire extinguisher agent, or exposure to salt water spray.
holes must be kept open and functional to prevent water from standing
Sealant and corrosion preventive compounds shall
inside the aircraft.
be used per TM l-1500-344-23 and TM l-1500-343-23 or the applicable
d. The reliability of complex avionics systems is critical for
aircraft operations and mission accomplishment.
Corrosion is a major
cause of avionics failure.
Corrosion on avionics equipment is similar
to that found on airframe structures; however, small amounts of
corrosion on avionics equipment can cause intermittent or complete
TM l-1500-343-23 and applicable component -23
will be used.
When wash and inspection interval requirements stated in
this manual conflict with the applicable aircraft -23 TM,
the publication that has the most stringent wash and
inspection requirements, shall take precedence. When
procedural differences for the prevention and treatment of
corrosion occur between either of the tri-service manuals
(TM l-1500-343-23 and TM l-1500-344-23), and the applicable
aircraft or component technical manuals, the specific