Info and Concepts
When a defect is reported it can be entered into the aircraft schedule section. The defect is then permanently recorded against the schedule and can be included along with any other inspection requirements when a work pack is created. These items are then given task numbers and transferred to a worksheet before being created as tasks on the job.
If a defect can be deferred the due date for rectification can be entered and tracked along with the other inspection requirements of the aircraft.
Once a defect is recorded the rectification information can be entered and stored to be used as part of the reliability module.
The record can also include the part number and serial number of the component that was defective. If this component is in the Component Store this defect will be linked to that record and stored. This allows for visibility of all the defects that have been lodged regarding that component and may be able to show recurring issues that otherwise may have been overlooked.
The rectifications tab panel in the maintenance scheduling detail form.
- Click the “Add Rectification” button to create a new record.
- A rectification record will be added to the table and this record will open in a window.
- Enter the Defect Details and any oother information regarding the defect.
- If the defect can be deferred with an MEL, check the MEL box and enter the sate of creation and expiry. This allows the item to be included in the Open MEL report from the report centre.
- If the defect is directly related to a component that you have in the Component Store ensure that you enter the part number and serial number to create the link. This will now show the defect in the component record which will then follow the item as it is moved around the fleet.
- When a new defect has been created it can be emailed directly from Aerotrack to the user group. All users that have the ‘Email Notify” check box ticked in their user account will be listed as recipients of this email.
- When you create a work sheet this defect will now be one of the items that is included when you “Find and Check Due Items”. See the guide section on worksheets for more information.
Completing and closing a defect.
- When a worksheet has been completed you must close the defect by entering the completed detail for that rectification as well as the job number and date on which the defect was closed.
- Open the defect from within the Schedules section.
- Enter the date and choose the job number from the list of open jobs for that schedule.
- Enter the details of the action taken to rectify the defect. The information entered in the “Rectification Details” field will be brought through to the log book entry. The “Notes” field can be used to store further information regarding the rectification.
There is a new report for rectifications which if you enter a job will report only those rectifications for that job.
You can convert a inspection to a rectification by clicking the “Convert to rectification” button on the inspection detail pop up window. This will remove it from the inspections table.