AIR FORCE - AFI 13-204 VOL 4
MANAGEMENT OF GROUND RADAR AND AIRFIELD SYSTEMS
|Publication Date:||18 January 2017|
This instruction applies to the 1C8 Ground Radar/Airfield Systems career fields working on ground radar/airfield systems equipment unless exempted by the career field functional manager. It also applies to any organization with production responsibilities for ground radar and airfield systems/equipment and processes unless exempted by the appropriate AF-level functional manager. This includes all Air Force (AF) military and civilian personnel, members of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), Air National Guard (ANG), and AF contractors. The procedures and practices listed in this instruction are established by Department of Defense (DoD), Air Force Instructions, Air Force Occupational Safety and Health (AFOSH), and other guidance. Note: Units using AF contractors will follow guidance provided in paragraph 1.6, Contract Maintenance.
Maintenance Objective. The primary objective of maintenance is to ensure continued operational availability of systems and equipment used to support the Air Force mission. A key factor in achieving this objective is maintenance discipline. Maintenance discipline involves integrity in all aspects of the maintenance process. It is the responsibility of all personnel to comply with all written guidance to ensure required repairs, inspections, and documentation are completed in a safe, timely and effective manner. Managers must establish a climate that promotes maintenance discipline.
Depth of Maintenance. Technology is constantly changing and traditional maintenance concepts must be adapted to the new environment. The depth and breadth of these concepts will vary considerably across the maintenance complex. Normally, older systems will be more maintenance intensive, than newer equipment sustained under the Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) replacement concept.
Readiness Expectations. Readiness requirements may cause deferment of essential maintenance or training. Failure to recognize and support valid requirements might cause maintenance backlogs or mission failure. Managers must ensure every action is taken to make systems available for required maintenance actions and ensure maintenance is completed to meet mission requirements.