PROCESSING REQUIREMENTS FOR AERONAUTICAL
EQUIPMENT PRIOR TO DISPOSAL
The following definitions will apply to this
Flight Safety Critical Aircraft Part (FSCAP).
assembly, or installation containing a Critical Characteristic whose
failure, malfunction, or absence could cause an un-commanded engine
shutdown, or catastrophic failure resulting in loss of life, serious
injury, damage to the aircraft/property, or an unsafe operating
Critical Characteristic. Any feature throughout the life cycle
of a FSCAP item; such as, dimension, tolerance, finish, material, or
assembly, manufacturing or inspection process, operation, AVUM/AVIM
maintenance, or depot level overhaul requirement which if non
conforming, missing, or degraded could cause the failure or
malfunction of a FSCAP item.
Manufacturing Critical Characteristics.
Characteristics produced during the manufacturing process.
Installation Critical Characteristics.
which are not introduced during the manufacture of the item; but, are
critical in terms of assembly/installation; such as, proper torque.
Condemned status. An item determined to be unsuitable for
return to a serviceable condition, has reached its retirement life, or
is of no further value for which it was manufactured or authorized. A
condemned status is further defined as follows:
(1) Conditionally condemned. An item that has been determined to
be damaged beyond economical repair, or is hazardous to personnel or
(2) Administratively condemned. When items are declared
unserviceable by the National Maintenance Point (NMP) or other
authority, and directed to be removed from service and discarded,
regardless of the items apparent condition or value.
The physical act of making an item useless for its
intended purpose, by reducing it to scrap, therefore preventing any
reconditioning of the item to a usable condition.
Materiel classified condemned that has no value except
its basic material content.