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PRELIMINARY DRAFT

NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

VH-3D HELICOPTER

N88-NTSP-A-XX50-XXXX0007/D

MAY DECEMBER 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This preliminary draft of the Navy Training Systems Plan provides an estimate of manpower, personnel, and training requirements to support the employment concepts currently in use for the VH-3D Helicopter, henceforth called VH-3D. The VH-3D has been in use for approximately 25 years and is the helicopter transport for the President of the United States, Vice President, and other visiting heads of state. It has seating provisions for 16 passengers and the aircrew consists of a pilot, co-pilot, and crewchief. Designed as an executive transport, the aircraft systems, interior furnishings, and equipment have been optimized for executive transport missions. The VH-3D receives extensive care and maintenance exceeding normal standards to keep the aircraft in superior condition. The VH-3D incorporates a folding pylon for loading and storage onto an Air Force C-5A/B and C-17 transport for overseas assignments.

The VH-3D is in Phase III, Production, Deployment, and Operational Support phase of its life cycle. Although there is no production line currently for the VH-3D, the helicopter is expected to remain in service until the year 2012 based on current utilization data. Current training for Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) pilots, and maintenance personnel is provided by a contractor at the squadron. No specific formal military aircrew or maintenance training exists for the VH-3D.

HMX-1 has an outstanding safety record. Increased operational tempo has made it a challenge to meet the training requirements of personnel and the decreased availability of aircraft for training purposes. Although the overall training program is sufficient in many areas, recommendations for improvement are noted in more detail in the Training Concept of this document. Particular attention is given to utilizing technology to allow modular lesson formats and Interactive Multimedia Instruction as well as improving current Training Devices for hands on learning.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface v

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. Nomenclature-Title-Program I-1

B. Security Classification I-1

C. Manpower, Personnel, and Training Principals I-1

D. System Description I-1

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2

F. Aircraft and/or Equipment/System/Subsystem Replaced I-2

G. Description of New Development I-2

H. Concepts I-3

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-16

J. Logistics Support I-16

K. Schedules I-18

L. Government-Furnished Equipment and Contractor-Furnished Equipment Training Requirements I-18

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-18

PART II - BILLET AND PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS II-1

PART III - TRAINING REQUIREMENTS III-1

PART IV - TRAINING LOGISTICS SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS IV-1

PART V - MPT MILESTONES V-1

PART VI - DECISION ITEMS/ACTION REQUIRED VI-1

PART VII - POINTS OF CONTACT VII-1

 

 

 

 

 

LIST OF ACRONYMS

ACT

Aircrew Coordinator Training

APML

Assistant Program Manager for Logistics

APT

Aircrew Proficiency Trainer

APU

Auxiliary Power Unit

ASE

Automatic Stabilization Equipment

   

COMM/NAV

Communication/Navigation

   

DSS

Department of Safety and Standardization

   

ECS

Environmental Control System

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

   

HMX-1

Marine Helicopter Squadron One

   

IETM

Interactive Electronic Technical Manual

I Level

Intermediate Level Maintenance

   

MATMEP

Maintenance Training Management and Evaluation Program

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MRC

Maintenance Requirements Cards

   

NA

Not Applicable

NAS

Naval Air Station

NATOPS

Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air System Command

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OEM

Original Equipment Manufacturer

OJT

On-the-Job-Training

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

OPS

Operations

   

PMA

Program Manager, Air

   

RFT

Ready For Training

SPAR

Special Progressive Aircraft Rework

   

TC

Training Contractor

TD

Training Device

TMS

Type/Model/Series

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

USMC

United States Marine Corps

   

VATS

Vibration Analysis Test Set

   

 

PREFACE

This is the first iteration of the Preliminary Draft Navy Training Systems Plan (NTSP) is for the VH-3D. This NTSP has been developed to comply with guidelines set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual. This document summarizes the manpower and training, required to operate the VH-3D. As a living document, updates are initiated through Program Manager, Air (PMA)-205-2B in accordance with the above mentioned guidelines.

N88-NTSP-50-0007/D

May December 2000

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. VH-3D Helicopter.

2. Program Element. 0901212M

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Unclassified

2. Capabilities Unclassified

3. Functions Unclassified

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N88)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N88)

Marine Corps Program Sponsor HQMC (APW51)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA 2614)

Training Agency CNET

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA 205-2B)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor HQMC-Code M

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

Marine Corps Force Structure MCCDC (C53)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The VH-3D provides helicopter transportation for the President of the United States, Vice President of the United States, members of the President's Cabinet, and foreign dignitaries as directed by the Director, White House Military Office. When on a mission, the detachment is completely self-contained, supported by dedicated aircrew, maintenance, technical representatives, security personnel and logistics for the duration of the event.

2. Foreign Military Sales. Not Applicable (NA)

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. All Developmental and Operational Testing were successfully completed.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. NA

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The VH-3D is a single main rotor, twin turbine engine helicopter. The crew consists of a pilot, copilot, and crewchief. Aircraft systems, furnishings, and equipment optimized for executive transport mission. A heater/air-conditioning system is provided to maintain a constant cabin temperature at all times. The VH-3D incorporates a folding pylon and non-folding rotary wing head. Distinguishing features include a boat hull shaped fuselage and outrigger sponsons into which the main landing gear retracts. Rotors consist of a five-blade rotary wing head and a five blade rotary rudder.

2. Physical Description

VH-3D PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Maximum Pylon spread

72 feet

8 inches

Pylon folded

57 feet

3 inches

Wheel Base

23 feet

5.5 inches

Maximum to top of rotary rudder, blade vertical

16 feet

10 inches

Minimum, pylon folded

15 feet

10 inches

Maximum

62 feet

0 inches

Overall width

15 feet

10 inches

Main landing gear tread

13 feet

0 inches

Minimum rotary wing ground clearance (tip clearance forward sector)

12 feet

1 inch

Minimum rotary rudder ground clearance

6 feet

6 inches

Minimum clearance for 180 degree turn

44 feet

11 inches

3. New Development Introduction. NA

4. Significant Interfaces. NA

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. NA

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. The VH-3D has been in operation for approximately 25 years and is designed as an executive transport. The crew consists of a pilot, co-pilot, and crewchief. Marine Helicopters Squadron One (HMX-1) is the only Marine Squadron that operates the VH-3D. HMX-1 is required to provide executive support throughout the United States as well as overseas. Mission detachments are completely self-contained and supported by dedicated aircrew, maintenance, technical representatives, security personnel and logistics for the duration of the event.

2. Maintenance Concept. The Maintenance Concept for the VH-3D is based on three levels of maintenance as stated in the Naval Maintenance Program Manual, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 4790 series, organizational, intermediate and depot.

Maintenance at HMX-1 is organized into two separate departments; the Executive Aircraft Maintenance and United States Marine Corps (USMC) Aircraft Maintenance. The Executive Maintenance also known as the "Whiteside" or "Cage" maintenance will henceforth be referred to as the Whiteside in this document. The USMC Maintenance Aircraft Department, also known as the "Greenside" or "Stake" maintenance will henceforth be referred to as the Greenside in this document. The Whiteside maintenance department maintains the VH-3D.

a. Organizational. The organizational level maintenance consists of those maintenance actions normally performed by an operating activity in support of its day-to-day operations. Due to the highly structured missions of executive transport, aircraft configuration is tightly controlled.

(1) Preventive Maintenance. Preventive Maintenance consists of scheduled inspections and servicing at specific intervals as required by the applicable Maintenance Requirements Cards (MRC) procedures and is performed by the Squadron's Flight Line, Airframe, and Avionics Maintenance personnel. For the VH-3D, these inspections are performed in two phases after every 150 hours of flight. After completing four full cycles of the two phase inspections, the aircraft will normally undergoes the Special Progressive Aircraft Rework (SPAR) inspection. Preventive actions performed on the aircraft include corrosion inspection, wiping down the outside of the aircraft by hand after each flight regardless of flight time, lubrication and servicing and daily turnaround and special inspections.

(2) Corrective Maintenance. Corrective Maintenance is unscheduled and consists of fault isolation, repair, and replacement of components when verified as faulty. Built-In Test or test sets are used on the appropriate systems to determine if certain parts or assemblies are in need of repair or replacement. The Squadron's Flight Line, Airframe, and Avionics Maintenance Personnel perform these actions.

b. Intermediate. Intermediate level maintenance (I Level) is performed on those Weapon Replacement Assemblies and Shop Replaceable Assemblies beyond the capability of the organizational maintenance level activity. These assemblies are more specialized and complex requiring a higher level of skill to repair the faulty component. Limited I Level maintenance support is provided for non-flight critical items. A local intermediate component repair list is published detailing components that are tested and checked, limited repair, or repaired at the I Level. Facilities at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland are used for selected VH-3D avionics. Component repairs beyond the capabilities of this facility are forwarded to the appropriate contracted Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). There is an I Level engine shop in the Whiteside facility that performs I Level functions on T-58 engines and T-62 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and assists in O-level tasks performed by other shops. Components and assemblies requiring maintenance above the level of the squadron's capabilities are sent to OEM facilities. Replacement parts are acquired from contracted OEM. Special clearances and inspection processes are in place to maintain the security of VH components and the integrity of the closed loop VH supply system.

c. Depot. Depot level maintenance consists of major overhaul of the aircraft or the rebuilding, manufacture, and modification of parts, assemblies, and subassemblies beyond the capabilities of the Intermediate Maintenance Activity. Scheduled Depot maintenance occurs at the expiration of 28 months or 1200 flight hours, whichever comes first, and is accomplished by the OEM.

d. Interim Maintenance. NA

e. Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan. The Standard Depot Level Maintenance Plan requires that VH-3D undergoes a SPAR every 1200 hours flight time or 28 months, whichever comes first. SPAR is an enhanced version of the Scheduled Depot Level Maintenance and includes partial disassembly of the airframe, replacement of components, refurbishment of interior furnishings, assessing aircraft structural integrity and repainting the aircraft. The requirements are outlined in the revised SPAR Specification in accordance with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) Instruction 4710.1.

As a main airframe for Executive missions, the VH-3D is considered an "aging" aircraft because no production line currently exists. It is subject to recurring in-depth evaluations of the condition and maintenance procedures resulting in establishing a service life of 14,000 flight hours based on Service Life Assessment Program and Service Life Extension Programs performed on the airframes. Based on current utilization data, these aircraft will remain in service until approximately 2012.

3. Manning Concept. HMX-1 is the largest permanently formed aircraft squadron in the Marine Corps. The major divisions within the unit are: Administration, Operations, Logistics, Safety & Standardization, White House Liaison Office, Executive Alert Facility, Plans, Security, Communications, Fiscal, Aviation Supply, Operational Test & Evaluation, Whiteside and Greenside.

Specific Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) do not exist for the VH-3D since the training is done by a contractor, rather than the military. Personnel who are assigned to operate and maintain the VH-3D are selected from the population of regular marine forces aviation personnel and have no previous experience on this platform. Personnel are specifically recruited for HMX-1 and usually spend a year on the Greenside while intensive background investigations are conducted by the appropriate Department of Defense agencies. Once personnel are given appropriate clearance and access, they are eligible for transfer to the Whiteside.

The number of detachments varies according to the number of missions. When on a mission, the detachment is completely self-contained, supported by dedicated aircrew, maintenance, technical representatives, security personnel and logistics for the duration of the event in compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures contained in the Whiteside Trip Leader Manual.

4. Training Concept. No specific Navy Training Schools, "A", "C", or Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training, are in existence for the VH-3D maintenance shop personnel. The VH platform job familiarization process is heavily dependent upon On-the-Job-Training (OJT). All aircraft familiarization and mission training is handled on the squadron level, with the exception of the pilots, who may complete simulator training at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Flight Line personnel are trained specifically to either the VH-3D or VH-60N whereas the pilots and personnel for avionics, and airframes are trained on both VH helicopters. HMX-1 currently contracts initial and follow-on training for the VH-3D to an external Training Contractor (TC).

Pilot: Flight scheduling is a very involved process in a squadron that has 75 pilots on-hand and flies four different Type/Model/Series (TMS) aircraft. The TMS aircraft currently Primary Aircraft Authorization are the VH-3D, VH-60N, CH-53E, and CH-46E. Only the first two are flown for the Whiteside. The majority of pilots on the Whiteside are qualified in three platforms.

The squadron does not have access to any aircraft simulators at HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia. The HMX-1 pilots use the Navy simulators located at NAS Jacksonville, Florida that belong to the Command Helicopter Anti-Submarine Wing Atlantic Fleet squadron. Pilots may receive training in standard fleet SH-3 simulators prior to commencing VH syllabus. After that, pilots receive only annual refresher training in both simulators.

Aircrew: Aircrew Coordination Training (ACT) is the Naval Aviation term for Crew Resource Management. The ACT program at HMX-1 is implemented by three officers who received their ACT instructor designation after attending the Navy's instructor's course at NAS Pensacola, Florida.

Formal documented training is conducted at two safety stand-downs each year. The training includes lectures and videotapes in combined pilot and aircrew sessions. Pilots and aircrew are evaluated on ACT skills annually during instrument written exams and check flights.

The Department of Safety and Standardization (DSS) and Operations (OPS) monitor and track all aircrew qualifications for the squadron. DSS publishes a monthly 30-60-90 day report that goes to OPS and the Commanding Officer for upcoming instrument and Naval Air Training and Operation Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) defined checkrides.

Maintenance: Maintenance training is provided at HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia and attended by approximately 183 personnel per year arriving directly from school after recruit training who have no prior experience on this specific platform. Due to the operational requirements, missions and scheduled depot maintenance events, training is impacted by not having aircraft available for OJT, and by disrupting the class schedule.

The Follow-on TC, in conjunction with HMX-1 directives, has designed and developed the curriculum content, classroom training aides, instructor guides and student manuals for traditional classroom familiarization training of pilots and maintenance personnel. The annual training schedule is set by the TC and modified by the squadron's mission load. Due to the squadron's mission requirements, rescheduling personnel for training is more the rule, rather than the exception. This environment of frequent mission requirements lends itself to a modular lesson format and Interactive Multimedia Instruction. Enhancing the training program would accomplish the following goals:

    • Maximize squadron operational safety
    • Ensure the rapid mastery of job tasks by pilot and maintainers
    • Provide the highest level of aircraft availability and crew readiness

Future Training Environment Description: The areas of future training enhancements for the HMX-1 Squadron are:

    • Initial Maintenance Training
    • Initial Pilot Aircraft Systems Training
    • Refresher Job Training
    • Specialized Aircraft Systems Training (e.g. new systems, Engineering Change Proposal, Airframes Bulletin, Avionics Change, etc.)
    • Deployable Training (e.g. Just-in-time Training, virtual expert, remote support, etc.)

In addition, improvements made to the following current Training Devices and the acquisition of the Aircrew Cockpit simulator would further support the training goals.

DEVICE

LOCATION

INSTALL DATE

COMMENTS

VH-3D Composite Maintenance Trainer (Improve)

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

September 1995

Upgrade to a 3D series, currently it is SH-3D.

Landing Gear Part Task Trainer (Improve)

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

September 1995

Upgrade hydraulic components.

Engine Part Task Trainer (Improve)

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

September 1995

Replace existing trainer with new one, current trainer is worn from use.

Automatic Stabilization Equipment (ASE) (Improve)

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

September 1995

Replace existing trainer with new one. Current trainer is incompatible with system installed on the helicopter.

Environmental Control System (ECS) (Improve)

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

September 1995

Representative of system in VH-3D helicopter. Serves as training aid for VH-3D ECS course.

VH-3D Driveshaft Part Task Trainer

HMX-1 Quantico, VA

September 1995

No modification necessary.

VH-3D/VH-60N Aircrew and Cockpit Simulator

To be located at HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

Proposed

Fleet representative of both VH-3D and VH-60N in ASE, engines, cockpit, and Communication/Navigation (COMM/NAV) systems. Capable of training aircrew and pilots on both the VH 3D and VH-60N helicopters.

The following technology will improve the five areas of training and the associated goals:

    • Enhanced classroom instruction to employ sophisticated Computer Assisted Instruction with supporting Interactive Multimedia Lecture System.
    • Multimedia Training Facility to include use of self-paced Interactive Courseware.
    • Flight simulators and maintenance composite trainers for both TMS aircraft to be used in conjunction with structured training.
    • Tracking of all training records and student information via Computer Managed Instruction.
    • Utilization of Simulators, Part-Task and Composite Trainers for the efficient development of OJT and systems training.
    • Employ the use of Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM), Personal Electronic Display Devices and Electronic Performance Support System for initial classroom, refresher and deployable training.
    • Other deployable training resources could involve Compact Disc-Read Only Memory, Digital VideoDisc, laptop computers, Internet, Navy Wide Area Network and Video Tele-Training.

a. Initial Training. NA

b. Follow-on Training. Follow-on training for the VH-3D is provided to personnel selected to the Executive Transport from the core of personnel assigned to the squadron. These personnel are originally ordered into the command from Rotary Wing Maintenance Personnel: CH-53, CH-46, or H-1, MOSs. Once assigned to this department, contracted instructors give these personnel training. The following courses were developed by TC instructors to provide the instruction for the VH-3D personnel.

(1) Pilot Training

Title

VH-3D System Familiarization

Description

This course provides qualified Marine Pilots with familiarization of the VH-3D and powerplant systems operation, controls and indications.

Location

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

Length

4 days

RFT date

Currently available

TTE/TD

VH-3D Trainer, Drive Shaft Part Task Trainer, Landing Gear Part Task Trainer, Engine Part Task Trainer, VH-3D Main gearbox Quick Change Unit

Skill Identifier

MOSs 7562, 7563, 7564, 7565, 7566

Prerequisites

All students must be qualified U.S. Government helicopter pilots.

 

Title

Pilot COMM/NAV System Familiarization

Description

This course provides the qualified Marine Pilots with familiarization of the VH-3D/VH-60N Communication, Navigation and Countermeasures systems.

Location

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

Length

3 days

RFT date

Currently available

TTE/TD

Computer Based Training

Skill Identifier

MOSs 7562, 7563, 7564, 7565, 7566

Prerequisites

All students must be qualified U.S. Government helicopter pilots and should have attended the VH-3D/VH-60N Pilot Systems Course.

(2) Maintenance Training. Maintenance personnel are comprised of Avionics, Flight Line, and Airframes divisions.

a. Avionics

Title

VH COMM/NAV Organizational Maintenance Course

Description

This course provides qualified technicians the skills to perform operational checks, troubleshooting and maintenance to systems and components at the organizational level on the VH-3D.

Location

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

Length

15 days

RFT date

Currently available

TTE/TD

None required

Skill Identifier

MOSs 6322, 6323, 6324

Prerequisites

Prior technical training and experience as a helicopter Navigation/Communication System technician, and have attended the VH-3D and VH-60N electrical systems maintenance courses.

 

Title

VH-3D Electrical Systems Maintenance Course

Description

This course provides qualified maintenance technicians/crewchiefs the skills to perform operational checks, troubleshooting, component replacement, and adjustment of systems and components at the organizational maintenance level on theVH-3D

Location

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

Length

15 days

RFT date

Currently available

TTE/TD

Visual training aids only

Skill Identifier

MOSs 6322, 6323, 6324

Prerequisites

Prior technical training and experience as helicopter electrical systems line maintenance technicians/crewchiefs.

Title

VH-3D Automatic Flight Control System Maintenance Course

Description

This course provides qualified Marine Helicopter Technicians with the skills and knowledge required for operating, testing, adjusting and maintaining the automatic stabilization equipment installed in the VH-3D.

Location

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

Length

10 days

RFT date

Currently available

TTE/TD

VH-3D

ASE Maintenance Trainer

Collective Auxiliary Servo Non Projectable Demonstration Panel

Cyclic Auxiliary Servo Non Projectable Demonstration Panel

Yaw Auxiliary Servo Non Projectable Demonstration Panel

Skill Identifier

MOSs 6322, 6323, 6324

Prerequisites

Prior technical training and experience as a helicopter electrical systems line maintenance technician/crewchiefs, and have previously attended VH-3D Electrical Systems Maintenance Course.

b. Airframes and Flight Line

Title

VH-3D Vibration Analysis Maintenance Course

Description

This course is to provide qualified helicopter mechanic's with skills and knowledge required to operate the standard United States Navy Vibration Analysis Test Sets (VATS) in support of the VH-3D Helicopter.

Location

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

Length

2 days

RFT date

Currently available

TTE/TD

VATS

Skill Identifier

MOSs 6112, 6113, 6114, 6152, 6153, 6154, 6172, 6173, 6174

Prerequisites

Must be qualified U.S Government helicopter mechanics/technicians with prior technical training and experience as helicopter airframe and powertrain systems, line maintenance technicians/crewchiefs.

Title

VH-3D Airframe and Powertrain System

Description

This course provides qualified helicopter mechanic's with the skills and knowledge required to operate, test, and maintain the mechanical airframe and powerplant systems and components of the VH-3D.

Location

HMX-1, Virginia

Length

22 days

RFT date

Currently available

TTE/TD

VH-3D Trainer, Landing Gear Part Task Trainer, Engine Part Task Trainer, and Drive Shaft Part Task Trainer

Skill Identifier

MOSs 6152, 6153, 6154; 6112, 6113, 6114, 6172, 6173, 6174

Prerequisites

Must be qualified U.S. Government helicopter mechanics/technicians with prior technical training and experience as helicopter airframe and powertrain systems line maintenance technicians/crewchiefs.

c. Airframes only

Title

Refrigerant Recycling Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certification Course

Description

This course provides qualified Marine Helicopter Mechanics with the knowledge required to successfully completing the EPA refrigerant recovery certification test under section 608 of the Clean Air Act of 1990.

Location

HMX-1, Virginia

Length

5 days

RFT date

Currently available

TTE/TD

VH-3D ECS pallet

Skill Identifier

MOSs 6152, 6153, 6154

Prerequisites

Must be qualified U.S. Government helicopter mechanics/technicians with prior technical training and experience as helicopter airframe and powertrain systems, line maintenance technicians/crewchiefs.

Title

Composite Material Repair Course

Description

This course provides training in the repair techniques for rotor blades, kevlar, and other composite materials used on the CH-53E, VH-3D and VH-60N.

Location

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

Length

10 days

RFT date

Currently available

TTE/TD

None required

Skill identifier

MOSs 6152, 6153, 6154

Prerequisites

Must be qualified U.S. Government helicopter mechanics/technicians with prior technical training and experience as helicopter airframe and powertrain systems, line maintenance technicians.

d. Flight Line

Title

VH-3D Flight Control System Rigging Course

Description

This course provides qualified Marine Helicopter Mechanic's with the skills and knowledge required to rig the main and tail rotor systems of the VH-3D.

Location

HMX-1, Virginia

Length

4 days

RFT date

Currently available

TTE/TD

VH-3D Trainer VH-3D flight control rigging and adjustment kit

Skill Identifier

MOSs 6112, 6113, 6114, 6172, 6173, 6174

Prerequisites

Must be qualified U.S. Government helicopter mechanics/technicians with prior technical training and experience with helicopter flight controls.

Title

VH-3D Air Conditioning System Maintenance Course

Description

This course provides qualified Marine Helicopter mechanics and technicians with the skills and knowledge required to operate, test, inspect, and maintain the air conditioning systems and components of the VH-3D.

Location

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

Length

2 days

RFT date

Currently available

TTE/TD

VH-3D ECS Trainer Pallet

Skill Identifier

MOSs 6112, 6113, 6114, 6172, 6173, 6174

Prerequisites

Must be qualified U.S. Government helicopter mechanics/technicians with prior technical training and experience as helicopter line maintenance technicians/crewchiefs.

c. Student Profiles. The following table shows the prerequisite skill requirements of personnel ordered into HMX-1.

SKILL IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

MOSs 6112

  • M-601-2414 CH-46 Power Plants Trains and Rotors Organizational Maintenance Course
  • C-600-3601, Communication Indoctrination Course
  • C-600-9422, CH-46 Mechanical Organizational Maintenance Course

MOSsMOS 6113

  • M-601-2720 CH-53E Power Plants and Related Systems Maintenance
  • C-600-3601, Communication Indoctrination Course
  • C-602-9456, CH-53 Mechanics Organizational Maintenance Course

MOSsMOS 6114

  • M-601-2014 AH-1T/J and UH-1N Power Plants Power Trains and Rotors Maintenance
  • C-600-3601, Communication Indoctrination Course
  • C-601-9351, AH-1W Power Trains and Related Systems Course
  • C-601-9352, H-1 Combination Maintenance Course
  • C-600-9355, UH-1N Power Trains and Rotors and Related Navy Mechanics Course

MOSsMOS 6152

  • M-602-2486 Helicopter Airframe Mechanic CH-46
  • C-600-3601, Communication Indoctrination Course
  • C-600-3419, H-46 Fiberglass Rotor Blade Repair Organizational Maintenance Course
  • C-603-3419, H-46 Structure and Hydraulics Course

MOSsMOS 6153

  • M-602-2781 Helicopter Airframe Mechanic CH-53
  • C-600-3601, Communication Indoctrination Course
  • C-603-9444, CH-53 Airframes Systems Organizational Maintenance Course

MOSsMOS 6154

  • M-602-2081 Helicopter Airframe Mechanic A/UH-1
  • C-600-3601, Communication Indoctrination Course
  • C-600-9363, H1 Airframes Systems Organizational Maintenance Course

MOS 6172

  • PREREQUISITE IS MOSsMOS 6112

MOS 6173

  • PREREQUISITE IS MOSsMOS 6113

MOS 6174

  • PREREQUISITE IS MOSsMOS 6114

MOS 6322

  • M-102-2424 CH-46 Communication Navigation Identification Systems Organizational Maintenance
  • C-600-3601, Communication Indoctrination Course
  • C-602-3421, H-46 Electrical and Instrument Course
  • C-602-3428, H-46 Automatic Flight Control System Course
  • C-102-3419, H-46 Electrical Counter Measures Course
  • C-102-3416, H-46 Navigation/Communication and Identification Friend or Foe Course
  • C-102-3421, H-46 Cockpit Communication/Navigation Systems Course
  • C-198-3416, H-46 Night Vision Goggle/Heads Up Display Course

MOS 6323

  • M-102-2731 CH-53E Communications/Electrical System Organizational Maintenance
  • C-600-3601, Communication Indoctrination Course
  • C-602-9441, CH-53 Electrical Systems Course
  • C-602-9451, CH-53E Automatic Flight Control System Course
  • C-102-9945, CH-53A/D/E Communication/Navigation/Identification/Systems Organizational Maintenance Course

MOS 6324

  • M-102-2024 CH-46 Communication Navigation Identification Systems Organizational Maintenance
  • C-600-3601, Communication Indoctrination Course
  • C-102-9354, H-1 Communications, Navigation Systems Course
  • C-602-9360, H-1 Electrical and Stabilization Control Augmentation System Course
  • C-198-9351, AH-1 Tactically Operated Wire Guided Hellfire Missile System Course
  • C-602-3357, H-1 Wire Bundle Repair Course

MOS 7562

  • QUALIFIED IN CH-46E

MOS 7563

  • QUALIFIED IN UH-1N

MOS 7564

  • QUALIFIED IN CH-53D

MOS7565

  • QUALIFIED IN AH-1W

MOS 7566

  • QUALIFIED IN CH-53E

d. Training Pipelines. NA

I. INBOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING. Pilots and aircrew must comply with annual flight hour requirements setforth in OPNAVINST 3710.7 to assure an acceptable minimum level of readiness and to enhance aviation safety.

NAVAL AVIATOR (pilots with less than 20 years aviation experience)

 

Semiannual

Annual (Fiscal Year)

Pilot Time

40

100

Night Time

6

12

Instrument Time

6

12

 

SPECIAL CREW (communication systems operators and crewchiefs)

 

Semiannual

Annual (Fiscal Year)

Flight Time

25

50

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development. NA

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. NA

3. Other Onboard or In-Service Training Packages. Marine Corps onboard training is based on the current series of MCO P4790.12, Individual Training Standards System and Maintenance Training Management and Evaluation Program (MATMEP). This program is designed to meet Marine Corps, as well as Navy OPNAVINST 4790.2 series, maintenance training requirements. It is a performance-based, standardized, level-progressive, documentable, training management and evaluation program. It identifies and prioritizes task inventories by MOS through a front-end analysis process that identifies task, skill, and knowledge requirements of each MOS. MTIP questions coupled to MATMEP tasks will help identify training deficiencies that can be enhanced with refresher training. (MATMEP is planned to be replaced by Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System.)

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

N00019-98-C0136

United Technologies Corporation, Sikorsky Aircraft Division

6900 Main Street Stratford, Connecticut, 06602

2. Program Documentation. The current Integrated Logistics Support Plan was approved 05 August 1998. The contractor provides the Integrated Logistic Support for the VH-3D SPAR effort.

3. Technical Data Plan. The following VH-3D series technical manuals are required and currently available to support the VH-3D. No changes are required:

    • Service Unique Flight Manuals (NATOPS)
    • IETMs
    • Maintenance Instruction Manuals
    • Structural Repair Publications
    • Illustrated Parts Breakdown
    • MRC
    • VH-3D NATOPS Pilot's Pocket Checklist

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. Unique requirements for special tools, test sets, and test equipment are provided for by the organization. The squadron maintains a document of materials that lists all required special and unique items. These materials are squadron assets and are utilized by the training contractor to aid in training. Material items include aircraft test equipment, platform unique tools manufactured commercially, and platform unique tools that are manufactured locally.

5. Repair Parts. The VH-3D supply support is a "closed loop" system. Special avionics parts are managed by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Divisions Patuxent River, and Engines, APUs and their related parts are managed by the NAVAIRSYSCOM Assistant Program Manager for Logistics (APML). NAVAIRSYSCOM APML controls all parts. All components once repaired or overhauled are specifically identified and marked to be returned to the VH inventory for reissue on VH aircraft only.

6. Human Systems Integration. NA

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules. NA

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. NA

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. NA

4. Foreign Military Sales and Other Source Delivery Schedule. NA

5. Training Device and Technical Training Equipment Delivery Schedule. The following table shows the training devices and the date they were on-board for training.

DEVICE

LOCATION

INSTALLATION DATE

Aircrew Proficiency Trainer

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

September 2002

H-3 Composite Maintenance Trainer

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

September 1995

Landing Gear Part Task Trainer

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

September 1995

Engine Part Task Trainer

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

September 1995

Drive Shaft Part Task Trainer

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

September 1995

ASE

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

September 1995

ECS

HMX-1 Quantico, Virginia

September 1995

L. GOVERNMENT-FURNISHED EQUIPMENT AND CONTRACTOR-FURNISHED EQUIPMENT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. NA

M. RELATED NTSPs AND OTHER APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS.

DOCUMENTOR NTSP TITLE

DOCUMENTOR NTSP NUMBER

PDACODE

STATUS

Joint Training System Plan For the V-22 Osprey

N88-NTSP-A-508412D/A

PMA 275

Approved

August 99

CH-53E Helicopter

A-50-7604F/D

CMC ALS-33

Draft

April 95

       



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