Info and Concepts
Once an aircraft schedule has been created you can start adding the components and maintenance items that need to be tracked. This is done in the Configuration tab panel of the aircraft schedule.
There are five types of items that can be added to an aircraft schedule in the Configuration tab panel –
- Components – Items that have a Life Limit or an Overhaul Limit, also items that are On Condition.
- AD – An Airworthiness Directive as mandated by the NAA of the aircraft type.
- SB – A Service Bulletin as issued by the manufacturer of the aircraft or component.
- Inspection – A required maintenance task that must be carried out at set intervals as mandated by the OEM.
- Modification – An STC or EO that has been added to the aircraft after manufacture.
Items can be attached to the airframe or they can be attached to another item. A component can have a sub-component attached forming an assembly. That assembly can have maintenance items such as Inspections, ADs, SBs and Modifications to it. An assembly can have another sub-assembly attached underneath the parent component.
Maintenance items can be attached to the airframe or to any component anywhere in the structure, they cannot be attached to each other.
All items types are added in the Configuration tab panel of the aircraft schedule. To access the menu right click on the airframe line or the component to which you are attaching the item.
Adding a Component
- Right click on the airframe or component that is to be the parent of the new component.
- Choose “Add Component” from the menu.
- Choose the life type from the menu in the next window displayed and click OK.
- The new Component Card is now displayed.
- Enter the component details, note that the part number must exist in your parts catalog before the component can be added here.
- Enter the Installation Details in the top section of the Life Details tab.
- Click the to add a blank line to the installation details section, click in the line to select the counter to be used.
- Enter the installation information –
- Installed Parent – What were the parent hours when this component was last installed?
- TSO Install – What was the TSO of this component when it was last installed on the parent?
- TSN Install – What was the TSN of this component when it was last installed on this parent?
- Enter the limits of the components in the lower window.
- If the installation details have been entered correctly the system will calculate the due point and the “To Run” value when the limits for each counter have been added.
- There are two options available when using calendar time, click the icon to display the options.
- Select the option that you require. The “End on Month” option will make the due date for the removal of the component the last day of the calendar month instead of the actual day.