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*FM 3-04.500 (FM 1-500)

Field Manual
No. 3-04.500
Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 26 September 2000

FM 3-04.500

Army Aviation Maintenance

Table of Contents


 

PREFACE

Chapter 1

THE BATTLEFIELD

Section I — Doctrine Fundamentals

Power Projection
Sustainment Imperatives

Section II — Combat Service Support of Aviation Operations

Planning
Combat Mission
Modularization

Section III — The Treat to Aviation Maintenance

Aviation Maintenance Vulnerability
Characteristics of Threat Forces
Types of Threat
Threat Capabilities

Chapter 2

AVIATION MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

Section I — Aviation Maintenance

General
Three-Level Maintenance System
Sustainment Maintenance

Section II — Aviation Unit Maintenance Operations

General
Aviation Unit Maintenance Functions

Section III — Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Operations

Divisional Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Company
Divisional Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Functions
Corps Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Operations
Corps Aviation Maintenance Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment Operations
Echelons Above Corps Aviation Unit Maintenance Operations—Theater Support Command

Section IV — Aviation Depot, Theater Aviation Maintenance Program, and Aviation Depot Maintenance Round-out Unit Operations

Corpus Christi Army Depot
Theater Aviation Maintenance Program
Aviation Depot Maintenance Round-out Unit Program

Chapter 3

COMMAND, CONTROL, AND COMMUNICATIONS

Section I — Command and Control

Aviation Brigade and/or Battalion Staff
Command Posts
Supporting Commands and Staffs

Section II — Communications and/or Data

Communications
Automatic Data Processing Continuity-of-Operations Plan

Chapter 4

MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT

Section I — Maintenance Management Philosophy

General
Logistics Preparation of the Theater

Section II — Maintenance Management Functions

Aviation Unit Maintenance/Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Platoon/Sections Duties
Aviation Unit Maintenance Responsibilities
Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Responsibilities

Section III — Aircraft Maintenance

Scheduled Aircraft Maintenance
Unscheduled Aircraft Maintenance
Tenets of Phase and/or Periodic Inspections

Section IV — Reports and Estimates

Reports
Estimates

Chapter 5

MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES

Section I — Miscellaneous Activities

Army Warranty Program
Army Oil Analysis Program
Ground Support Equipment

Section II — Logistics and/or Maintenance Assistance

Logistics Assistance Program
United States Army Aviation and Missile Command
Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Team
Aviation Resource Management Survey
Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Logistics Assistance
Requests for Logistics Assistance

Chapter 6

SUPPLY AND MATERIEL OPERATIONS

Section I — Supply Terms and Definitions

Classes of Supply
Categories of Supply
Types of Supply
Methods of Distribution
Exchange Systems
Stock Funding of Depot-Level Repairable
Aviation Intensive Management Items

Section II — Supply Procedures

Types of Authorized Aviation Repair Parts Stockage
Administration
Requisition
Supply Management
Performance Indicators

Section III — Automated Supply Management Systems

Unit Level Logistics System
Standard Army Maintenance System
Standard Army Retail Supply System-Objective
Global Combat Support System-Army

Section IV — Materiel Management Centers

Division Materiel Management Center
Corps Support Command Materiel Management Center
Theater Support Command Materiel Management Center

Chapter 7

AVIATION MAINTENANCE IN UNUSUAL ENVIRONMENTS

Section I — Desert, Jungle, Mountain, and Cold Weather

General
Desert Operations
Jungle Operations
Mountain Operations
Cold Weather Operations

Section II — Night Aircraft Maintenance

Doctrine
Light Discipline
Effects on Personnel and Maintenance

Section III — Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Operations

Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Threat
Aircraft Decontamination
Impact on Maintenance
Maintenance Support Operations

Chapter 8

QUALITY CONTROL AND PUBLICATIONS

Section I — Quality Control Operations

Technical Inspector
Quality Control Duties
General Technical Inspection Procedures
Quality Control Aircraft Inspection
Forms and Records Inspection
Technical Compliance

Section II — Publications

Types of Publications
Changed/Revised/Rescinded Publications
Technical Libraries
Interservice Publications Accounts

Appendix A

UNIT LEVEL LOGISTICS SYSTEM-AVIATION

Appendix B

SAMPLE AVIATION UNIT MAINTENANCE/AVIATION INTERMEDIATE INTERNAL STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURE

Appendix C

SAMPLE AVIATION UNIT MAINTENANCE EXTERNAL STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURE

Appendix D

MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT TOOLS

Appendix E

SAFETY

Appendix F

RECOVERY AND EVACUATION OF AIRCRAFT

Appendix G

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT PACKAGES

Appendix H

DEPLOYMENT

Appendix I

AVIATION MAINTENANCE COMMANDER'S CHECKLIST

Appendix J

COMMUNICATIONS NETS

Appendix K

CALIBRATION

Appendix L

SITE SELECTION

Appendix M

RECONSTITUTION

Appendix N

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Appendix O

CONTRACTORS

 

GLOSSARY

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

AUTHENTICATION

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited.


*This publication supersedes FM 1-500, 27 January 1995.



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