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ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT FOR LOW VELOCITY AIR DROP SYSTEMS (LVADS)
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS), INTRODUCTION
The following describe PMCS procedures on the unit support levels. The PMCS table has been provided
to ensure the ancillary equipment is in proper operating condition, and ready for its primary mission.
Be sure to perform your PMCS each time you use the equipment. Always do your PMCS in the same
order, so it gets to be a habit. Once youve had some practice, youll quickly spot anything wrong.
Do your BEFORE (B) PMCS just before you use the equipment. Pay attention to WARNINGs,
CAUTIONs, and NOTEs.
Do your DURING (D) PMCS while you use the equipment. During operation means to check the
equipment and its related components while it is being used. Pay attention to WARNINGs, CAUTIONs
Do your AFTER (A) PMCS right after using the equipment. Pay attention to WARNINGs, CAUTIONs and
Do your WEEKLY (W) PMCS once a week.
Do your MONTHLY (M) PMCS once a month.
Use DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet) to record any faults that you
discover before, during, or after operation, unless you can fix them. You DO NOT need to record faults
that you fix.
Frequency of Performing PMCS. PMCS will be performed before equipment is rigged for use, during
modification and repair, after use, or at any time deemed necessary by the air delivery equipment
PMCS Columnar Entries Table 1. Enter data in columns as follows:
Item number. The item number column shall be used as a source of the item number required for the
TM Number column on DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet), when
recording the results of the PMCS.
Interval. This column identifies the required PMCS interval.
Item to be inspected. Contains the common name of the item to be inspected.
Procedures. Provides a brief description of the procedures by which the checks are to be performed.
The items are listed consecutively and the numbers indicate the sequence of minimum inspection
requirements. The types and intervals of inspection required for the platform are as follows:
Routine inspection: Before and after operation.
Technical/Rigger-type Inspection: Before rigging, and before and after maintenance.
Item Number. Item numbers (ITEM No.) shall be assigned to the PMCS procedures. The PMCS
procedures shall be arranged in a logical sequence requiring minimum time and motion on the part of the
person(s) performing them and shall be so arranged that there will be minimum interference between
persons performing the checks simultaneously on the same end item.