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S8C20 - MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS

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INTRODUCTION

APPLICATIONS

OVERVIEW OF CAMM2

OVERVIEW OF NETMAARS

Authority for the Use NetMAARS

OVERVIEW OF OMEGAPS–WSDB

Authority for Use of OMEGAPS

FLEET MANAGEMENT TOOLS

Authority for the Use of FleetPlanner2

INTRODUCTION

1. Software based maintenance management applications are progressively being introduced into the ADF to improve the management of data in an integrated logistics environment. These applications need to be provided centrally to ensure that they meet the technical airworthiness requirements of the Technical Airworthiness Regulator, and to minimise instances of development of disparate systems which duplicate functionality and incur higher life cycle costs. These applications also need to be controlled by the appropriate authority to ensure that data integrity, which is critical in determining the technical airworthiness condition of a weapon system, is maintained as aircraft and aeronautical product information is passed from one system to the next.

2. This chapter provides an outline of recently introduced maintenance management applications available to Approved Maintenance Organisations (AMO) to assist in the effective management of aviation maintenance.

APPLICATIONS

3. The applications covered in this chapter are:

  1. Computer Aided Maintenance Management 2 (CAMM2)
  2. Networked Maintenance Activity Analysis and Reporting System (NetMAARS)
  3. OMEGAPS – Weapon System Database
  4. Fleet Management Tools

OVERVIEW OF CAMM2

4. CAMM2 is a management tool that can be accessed and updated by maintenance personnel, authorised aircrew and Logistic Managers. CAMM2 is utilised for the following:

  1. Configuration Management. CAMM2 uses position based configuration control based on Logistics Support Analysis concepts specified in GEIA-STD-0007A —Logistics Product Data. CAMM2 receives policy data from the Capital Logistic information system to define build structure and maintenance policy and uses this to define structures and plan maintenance for aircraft and Maintenance Managed Items (MMIs).
  2. Asset Management. Asset Management encompasses several processes including reception, structure management, tracking, history recording and decommissioning. Tracking and control of individual assets includes both End Items (aircraft) and MMIs.
  3. Maintenance Management. Maintenance Management is the process of maintaining End Items and MMIs. CAMM2 functionality includes the application of maintenance policy to individual assets, forecasting, initiation of maintenance jobs and the controlling of work in progress.
  4. Operations Management. Operations Management includes the allocation and preparation of aircraft (including aircraft configuration changes) for missions. The outcome of the missions and their related maintenance impact are recorded.
  5. Planning. Planning in CAMM2 consists of planning for scheduled operations and planning for scheduled servicing events.
  6. Materials and Inventory. Materials and Inventory is concerned with the provision and location of items required for the maintenance process.
  7. Venue Management. Venue Management includes registering venues (AMOs) to servers (bases), with defined locations within venues.
  8. Reporting. The CAMM2 user has the ability to select from a list of standard reports, or tailor reports to obtain the specific information required. The reports may be printed out or viewed on the screen and saved if required. Reports can be run and printed automatically.
  9. Maintenance. CAMM2 is to be utilised for recording all maintenance conducted by AMOs. This includes all replenishments, servicings, MMI installations and removals, and unserviceabilities. CAMM2 has incorporated the ability to record ‘Maintenance’ following Captains Acceptance.
  10. Operation of Aircraft. Authorised aircrew acceptance, operation reporting, recording of operational events, hours of operation recording and release of aircraft to maintenance may be carried out on CAMM2 for all ADF aviation AMOs.
  11. Maintenance Policy. CAMM2 is used by System Program Offices (SPOs) to input and manage maintenance policy information.

    NOTE

    For further details on CAMM2 utilisation, refer to the AAP 7001.060-1-1 to -6 CAMM2 Manual series

OVERVIEW OF NETMAARS

5. NetMAARS is a Data Warehouse and Reporting tool that has been developed to replace and enhance the functionality of the legacy Maintenance Activity Analysis and Reporting System (MAARS). NetMAARS is accessible to authorised personnel through an Intranet website on the Defence Restricted Network (DRN). NetMAARS stores available historic and current maintenance and operational data previously collected by MAARS in addition to various maintenance and logistics management systems such as CAMM2 and OMEGAPS.

6. Data collected by NetMAARS is stored in a temporal database that can be queried through a web interface. Report results can then be exported in additional formats such as PDF, Microsoft Excel, CSV etc. NetMAARS has the capacity to include new export formats as required for specialist analysis software.

7. Additional to the NetMAARS website, is a companion website known as the NetMAARS SharePoint Portal. The purpose of the NetMAARS SharePoint Portal is to provide a mechanism for NetMAARS administrators and users to discuss issues, reports and improvements through web based forums.

Authority for the Use NetMAARS

8. The NetMAARS Access Request form is available from the NetMAARS website on the DRN Intranet. Access to aviation, operation and maintenance data must be approved by the responsible ADF SPO Chief Engineer or delegate whose data the user wishes to access.

OVERVIEW OF OMEGAPS - WSDB

9. The Weapon System Data Base (WSDB) is a Logistics Support Analysis Record (LSAR). OMEGAPS (including Reports) is the software package used to develop, manage and maintain the WSDB. The WSDB records the Weapon Systems maintenance policy that has been derived from Maintenance Requirements Determination (MRD) processes, ie Maintenance Engineering Analysis (MEA), Repair Level Analysis (RLA) and Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA). TMPs and Planned Servicing Schedules (PSSs) are generated from the WSDB through Reports.

10. An OMEGAPS–WSDB can only record the results of RLA and MTA; however, it has the functionality to enable the systematic conduct of Maintenance Engineering Analysis, which includes Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM). Thus a record of information used and the decision rationale can be maintained and accessed when needed for MEA reviews and for considering maintenance policy extension requests.

Authority for the Use of OMEGAPS

11. In accordance with AAP 7001.038—Maintenance Requirements Determination (MRD) Manual Section 4 the TMP is the formal statement of maintenance policy for aircraft and associated aeronautical product. OMEGAPS is the application currently used to develop and host maintenance policy which is subsequently used in other maintenance management applications such as CAMM2. When required OMEGAPS is used to update hard copy TMPs. Accordingly, for AMOs that have validated OMEGAPS WSDBs, the electronic maintenance policy is the authoritative data for maintenance management and the population of related maintenance management applications.

12. Detailed instructions on the use of OMEGAPS to determine and host maintenance policy are contained in AAP 7001.038 Section 2.

FLEET MANAGEMENT TOOLS

13. Fleet Management Tools (FMTs) assist Aircraft Fleet Planners to manage aircraft fleets at a strategic level over an extended period. An FMT allows Fleet Managers to provide accurate advice to Force Element Group (FEG) Commanders on the status of their aircraft and the impact of significant scheduled or unscheduled down times on availability. The tools may also be used to determine maintenance surge capability in support of air operations, ie exercises, and assess the subsequent maintenance requirements.

14. A generic FMT, named FleetPlanner, has been developed by Directorate of Aviation Regulation (DAVREG–DGTA) within the Directorate General Technical Airworthiness (DGTA–ADF) for ADF corporate use. Specifically, FleetPlanner has the capacity to:

  1. model scheduled and unscheduled maintenance out to 25 years
  2. model modification programs
  3. model exercise periods
  4. model storage periods
  5. provide extensive reports
  6. perform extensive ‘What If’ scenarios.

Authority for the Use of FleetPlanner2

15. AMOs and contractors who have a requirement to perform ADF aircraft fleet management may submit a request to DAVREG–DGTA for the installation, training and authorisation to use the FleetPlanner2 application. DAVREG–DGTA will issue a Letter of Authorisation or a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to AMOs/ contractor organisations approved to use FleetPlanner2.

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