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S5C2 - TRANSFER OF AERONAUTICAL PRODUCT (CANNIBALISATION)
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WARNING - AAP 7001.059 TAREG VERSION
The procedures in AAP7001.059-TAREG support compliance with AAP7001.053-Technical Airworthiness Regulations, which have been superseded.
Procedures supporting compliance with AAP8000.011-Defence Aviation Safety Regulations are contained in AAP 7001.059-DASR
An organisation’s exposition details which 059 version is applicable
1. The transfer of serviceable aeronautical product from one aircraft or higher assembly to another is sometimes necessary to overcome temporary logistic problems in meeting operational requirements. This practice is commonly called cannibalisation, which is a short-term management method used to generate aircraft or aeronautical product after a failure in the logistics pipeline.
2. Cannibalisation is a short-term expediency that consumes workhours, and is indicative of shortcomings in the logistics pipeline. Transfers must be closely controlled to ensure that short-term expediencies do not lead to more serious long-term management problems. Where particular aeronautical product is transferred repeatedly, or where increasing maintenance effort is indicative of transfer trends, authorising officers are to investigate the cause and initiate resolution.
3. The transfer of aeronautical product between aircraft is only permitted when such action is necessary to support an essential flying or maintenance program.
4. This chapter prescribes the Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) responsibilities and procedures to be followed when transferring aeronautical product.
Senior Maintenance Manager
5. The Senior Maintenance Manager (SMM) is responsible for authorising and controlling all transfers of aeronautical product between aircraft and other aeronautical product within their AMO. The SMM may delegate this responsibility to appropriately qualified personnel who are to be promulgated in local instructions.
Systems Program Office
6. The responsible Systems Program Office (SPO) is the authorising authority for the transfer of aeronautical product from aircraft in storage.
7. An aircraft is not to be cannibalised to such an extent as to render the eventual replacement of transferred aeronautical product beyond the AMOs resources.
8. The cannibalisation of aeronautical product is not to be used for troubleshooting when a serviceable aeronautical product is available from the logistics pipeline.
9. Prior to authorising the transfer of aeronautical product the following factors must be considered:
10. After the authorisation process has been completed, the AMO must ensure that:
11. Each AMO is to maintain a register of all transfer actions carried out (internal and external) and report the action in the Monthly Flying and Maintenance Report (MFMR) or Monthly Maintenance Report (MMR).
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