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AIR FORCE - AFI 21-110

ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES

inactive, Most Current
Organization: AIR FORCE
Publication Date: 16 June 2016
Status: inactive
Page Count: 14
scope:

AFETS personnel are the primary source of ETS support in the AF. AFETS field technicians shall be used and retrained as necessary to meet technical needs. (T-1). CETS are important elements in developing an independent AF capability on new systems; however, units must develop their own organic and AFETS capability whenever possible. (T-2). Organizations should normally terminate CETS within 12 months after obtaining self-sufficiency. However, when considering software issues, numerous modifications and extended life programs of most Mission Design Series (MDS), an appropriate level of CETS support over the weapon system life cycle may be considered necessary. ETS requirements within the AF will normally be satisfied through the use of AFETS where practical.

Exclusions. ETS covered in this AFI excludes:

Engineering review and resolution of service-revealed deficiencies reported through normal maintenance information systems.

Material deficiency reports covered in TO 00-35D-54, USAF Deficiency Reporting, Investigation and Resolution.

The engineering determination of material integrity.

The engineering or technical services used in 61-series instructions.

Purpose.

The Air Force (AF) must maintain its weapons systems and equipment to meet mission operational needs at a reasonable cost. To accomplish this, units need the capability to quickly resolve complex or unusual technical problems and provide enhanced system-specific technical training to AF technicians and operators. It is not cost effective to train all technicians to this high level of expertise. Therefore, the AF authorizes Engineering and Technical Services (ETS) programs to accomplish these critical technical tasks. Both, AF Engineering and Technical Services (AFETS) and Contractor Engineering and Technical Services (CETS), are expeditionary resources prepared to deploy as needed.

Document History

AFI 21-110
June 16, 2016
ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
AFETS personnel are the primary source of ETS support in the AF. AFETS field technicians shall be used and retrained as necessary to meet technical needs. (T-1). CETS are important elements in...
April 12, 2012
ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
AFETS employees are the primary source of ETS support in the Air Force. AFETS field technicians shall be used and retrained as necessary to meet technical needs. CETS are important elements in...
August 1, 2000
ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
This instruction implements AFPD 21-1, Air Force Maintenance Management, DoDD 4205.2, DoD Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS), 10 February 1992, along with AFI 63-401, Contracted Advisory and...

References

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