When an aircraft is
classified a MTA the prefix
must be added to the MDS.
shows that the former aircraft has been downgraded to MTA status,
permanently grounded, and used only for maintenance training, or as a
for modification validation procedures; for example, an
is changed to a
FATD Training Device.
This type of device is fabricated using
a combination of salvaged items from damaged and/or retired aircraft,
and specifically designed and/or manufactured components.
of these devices is to be used as replacements for Category B
Training Aircraft; however, they also may be used to fulfill MTA
are assigned a device number that will be
used the same as a serial number for management and administrative
control of the device. The control number does not necessarily relate
to any aircraft or item used in the construction of the FATD.
isolated aeronautical elements, or
other training devices, that do not have an established serial number
must have a serial number assigned per Section V of this manual.
When a MTA is made from pieces of several aircraft, the MTA will
assume the identity of the former aircraft that contains the
structural element where the aircraft data plate is attached.
The following exceptions to the aircraft -23 TM are permitted:
(1) All inspections listed on DA Form 2408-18 (Equipment
Inspection List) will be completed, when due, for all Category A and
The DA Form 2408-18
B aircraft unless a waiver is granted by AMCOM.
requirements are optional for
and all other training devices.
(2) Category A and B aircraft will have ground operating time
recorded and maintained on DA Form 2408-13, Aircraft Status
Information Record. A combination of prior flight time and ground
run time will be used to determine component time change
Extensions of time change limits for Category A and B
aircraft may be granted by AMCOM.
The unique nature of the training environment creates
conditions that may make full compliance with DA Pamphlet 738-751
difficult to comply with; therefore, the following deviations are
(1) DA Form 2408-13-1, Aircraft Maintenance and Inspection
Record. For Category A and B aircraft that are not involved in ground
run operations, the form will be closed out only after major