Mhafb CDC 2a071 Vol. 1 Maintenance Philosophy And Organizational Structure

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  • 1. 

    (001) What is the primary method used to ensure the widest dissemination of maintenance cross-tell information to highlight trends or safety conditions?

    • A.

      SMS

    • B.

      DMS

    • C.

      MMS

    • D.

      DREAMS system

    Correct Answer
    B. DMS
    Explanation
    The primary method used to ensure the widest dissemination of maintenance cross-tell information to highlight trends or safety conditions is DMS. DMS stands for Data Management System, which is a system that collects, analyzes, and distributes data related to maintenance cross-tell information. This system allows for efficient and effective sharing of information across different departments and stakeholders, enabling them to identify trends and address safety concerns promptly.

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  • 2. 

    (001) An IREP meeting is held at least

    • A.

      Annually

    • B.

      Quarterly

    • C.

      Monthly

    • D.

      Weekly

    Correct Answer
    B. Quarterly
    Explanation
    An IREP meeting is held quarterly because it is a regular meeting that needs to occur frequently to discuss and review the progress, challenges, and goals of the project or organization. Holding the meeting quarterly ensures that there is enough time between meetings to gather sufficient data and information to present and discuss during the meeting. Additionally, quarterly meetings allow for timely updates and adjustments to be made to the project or organization's plans and strategies.

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  • 3. 

    (002) What off-equipment level of maintenance consists primarily of testing and repair or replacement of component parts?

    • A.

      Depot

    • B.

      Scheduled

    • C.

      Intermediate

    • D.

      Organizational

    Correct Answer
    C. Intermediate
    Explanation
    Intermediate level of maintenance consists primarily of testing and repair or replacement of component parts. This level of maintenance is typically performed by trained technicians who have the necessary skills and equipment to diagnose and fix issues with specific components. It falls between organizational maintenance, which focuses on routine inspections and minor repairs, and depot maintenance, which involves major overhauls and rebuilding of equipment. Intermediate maintenance plays a crucial role in ensuring the functionality and reliability of equipment by addressing component-level problems.

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  • 4. 

    (002) What type of maintenance is a hybrid of 3LM and 2 LM that combines intermediate level maintenance from multiple bases at one location?

    • A.

      Centralized intermediate repair facility

    • B.

      Two-level maintenance

    • C.

      Regional repair center

    • D.

      Depot

    Correct Answer
    C. Regional repair center
    Explanation
    A regional repair center is a type of maintenance that combines intermediate level maintenance from multiple bases at one location. It serves as a centralized facility where maintenance tasks are performed, allowing for efficient coordination and utilization of resources. This approach helps streamline the maintenance process and ensures that repairs are conducted effectively and in a timely manner.

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  • 5. 

    (003) Regarding the Reliability and Maintainability Program, who is responsible for developing a proactive program to analyze collected data and act accordingly to implement solutions for those systems under their control?

    • A.

      Maintainers

    • B.

      Single managers

    • C.

      Group commanders

    • D.

      Squadron commanders

    Correct Answer
    B. Single managers
    Explanation
    Single managers are responsible for developing a proactive program to analyze collected data and implement solutions for the systems under their control. This means that they are in charge of monitoring the reliability and maintainability of these systems, identifying any issues or trends through data analysis, and taking appropriate action to address them. This responsibility falls on the individual managers who have direct control over the systems, rather than on maintainers, group commanders, or squadron commanders.

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  • 6. 

    (003) Who is responsible for co-chairing Product Improvement Working Group meetings with the lead command executive agent?

    • A.

      MAJCOM functional manager

    • B.

      Career field manager

    • C.

      Single manager

    • D.

      Lead engineer

    Correct Answer
    C. Single manager
    Explanation
    The single manager is responsible for co-chairing Product Improvement Working Group meetings with the lead command executive agent. This means that the single manager has the authority and responsibility to oversee and facilitate these meetings, ensuring that they are productive and that the goals of the group are met. The single manager is likely someone in a leadership position who has the necessary knowledge and expertise to contribute to the discussions and decision-making processes of the group.

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  • 7. 

    (004) What level of OI is published when responsibilities apply to both the operations group and MXG?

    • A.

      Wing

    • B.

      Group

    • C.

      MAJCOM

    • D.

      Numbered AF

    Correct Answer
    A. Wing
    Explanation
    When responsibilities apply to both the operations group and MXG, the level of OI that is published is at the Wing level. The Wing is responsible for managing and coordinating the operations group and MXG, so it makes sense that the OI would be published at this level to ensure clear communication and alignment of responsibilities. The Group, MAJCOM, and Numbered AF levels may also have their own OIs, but in this specific scenario, the Wing level is the most appropriate.

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  • 8. 

    (004) Who does the OPR designate to meet daily responsibilities for administering an OI?

    • A.

      Section NCOIC

    • B.

      Information security program manager

    • C.

      POC

    • D.

      Flight chief

    Correct Answer
    C. POC
    Explanation
    The OPR designates a POC (Point of Contact) to meet daily responsibilities for administering an OI (Operating Instruction). The POC is responsible for managing and coordinating the implementation of the OI, ensuring that all tasks and requirements are met, and serving as the primary contact for any inquiries or issues related to the OI.

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  • 9. 

    (004) Which MXG organization acts as the OPR for maintenance policy guidance as it pertains to OIs?

    • A.

      Maintenance operations center

    • B.

      Programs and Resources flight

    • C.

      Maintenance Training flight

    • D.

      Quality Assurance

    Correct Answer
    D. Quality Assurance
    Explanation
    Quality Assurance (QA) is the MXG organization that acts as the OPR (Office of Primary Responsibility) for maintenance policy guidance as it pertains to OIs (Operating Instructions). QA is responsible for ensuring that maintenance operations comply with established policies and procedures, and they provide guidance and oversight to ensure that maintenance activities are conducted in accordance with applicable regulations and standards. They play a crucial role in maintaining the quality and reliability of maintenance operations within the MXG.

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  • 10. 

    (004) What type of support agreement is developed when two or more branches of the military are involved?

    • A.

      Intra-service

    • B.

      Inter-service

    • C.

      International

    • D.

      Inter-command

    Correct Answer
    B. Inter-service
    Explanation
    When two or more branches of the military are involved, a support agreement known as an "Inter-service" agreement is developed. This type of agreement facilitates cooperation and coordination between different branches of the military, allowing them to work together effectively towards a common goal. It helps ensure that resources, information, and support are shared among the branches, enhancing overall military operations and effectiveness.

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  • 11. 

    (004) Which of the following is a general rule you should follow while developing support agreements?

    • A.

      It should cover only one receiver

    • B.

      It should clearly state two suppliers

    • C.

      It may hinder mission accomplishment

    • D.

      It voids existing contracts when they perform the same service

    Correct Answer
    A. It should cover only one receiver
    Explanation
    The general rule you should follow while developing support agreements is that it should cover only one receiver. This means that the support agreement should be specific and tailored to the needs of a single recipient, rather than trying to encompass multiple recipients or a broad range of needs. This ensures that the support provided is focused and effective for the specific receiver, rather than diluted or unclear due to trying to accommodate multiple parties.

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  • 12. 

    (005) Once a formal aircraft modification proposal has been submitted, who - in addition to the single point manager and the lead command configuration review board - mustapprove it?

    • A.

      HQ/USAF/A4M

    • B.

      AF Chief of Staff

    • C.

      Secretary of the AF

    • D.

      MAJCOM Command Chief

    Correct Answer
    A. HQ/USAF/A4M
    Explanation
    Once a formal aircraft modification proposal has been submitted, in addition to the single point manager and the lead command configuration review board, the HQ/USAF/A4M must approve it.

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  • 13. 

    (005) In addition to the MAJCOM system functional manager, who is consulted on disposition instructions for a serially controlled item that does not have a readable serial number?

    • A.

      HQ/USAF/A4M

    • B.

      Chief/lead engineer

    • C.

      MAJCOM command chief

    • D.

      Air Logistics Center item manager

    Correct Answer
    D. Air Logistics Center item manager
    Explanation
    The Air Logistics Center item manager is consulted on disposition instructions for a serially controlled item that does not have a readable serial number. This is because the item manager is responsible for managing and overseeing the inventory and distribution of items within the Air Logistics Center. They would have the necessary knowledge and expertise to determine the appropriate disposition instructions for an item without a readable serial number. The MAJCOM system functional manager may also be consulted, but the item manager would be the primary point of contact in this situation.

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  • 14. 

    (006) Historical aircraft records are normally centrally located within the possessing unit.  Who, if anyone, may authorize the files to be decentralized?

    • A.

      Operations officer

    • B.

      Squadron commander

    • C.

      MXG/CC

    • D.

      AMU/OIC

    Correct Answer
    C. MXG/CC
    Explanation
    The MXG/CC, or Maintenance Group Commander, may authorize the historical aircraft records to be decentralized. This means that they have the authority to allow the records to be stored in different locations instead of being centrally located within the possessing unit.

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  • 15. 

    (006) Which of the following may authorize special application uses for the AFTO IMT 95?

    • A.

      AMU/OIC

    • B.

      MXG/CC

    • C.

      Squadron commander

    • D.

      Operations officer

    Correct Answer
    B. MXG/CC
    Explanation
    The MXG/CC (Maintenance Group Commander) may authorize special application uses for the AFTO IMT 95. The MXG/CC is responsible for overseeing maintenance operations within the maintenance group and has the authority to grant special application uses for the AFTO IMT 95.

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  • 16. 

    (007) Which AFMC agency is the primary user of engine inventory management data entered into the Comprehensive Engine Management System?

    • A.

      Ogden Air Logistics Center

    • B.

      Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center

    • C.

      Warner Robins Air Logistics Center

    • D.

      Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center

    Correct Answer
    B. Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center
    Explanation
    The primary user of engine inventory management data entered into the Comprehensive Engine Management System is the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center.

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  • 17. 

    (007) Which MXG section is responsible for leading the Data Integrity Team?

    • A.

      Engine management

    • B.

      Maintenance operations center

    • C.

      Maintenance data systems analysis

    • D.

      Plans, scheduling, and documentation

    Correct Answer
    C. Maintenance data systems analysis
    Explanation
    The Maintenance Data Systems Analysis section is responsible for leading the Data Integrity Team. This section is responsible for analyzing maintenance data systems and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the data. They work closely with other teams and departments to identify and resolve any issues related to data integrity.

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  • 18. 

    (008) What is the common standard interval used for calculating the Fix Rate on non-fighter type aircraft?

    • A.

      4 hours

    • B.

      8 hours

    • C.

      12 hours

    • D.

      16 hours

    Correct Answer
    C. 12 hours
    Explanation
    The common standard interval used for calculating the Fix Rate on non-fighter type aircraft is 12 hours. This means that maintenance and repairs are typically scheduled and carried out every 12 hours of flight time. This interval allows for regular checks and necessary fixes to ensure the aircraft's safety and optimal performance.

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  • 19. 

    (008) How is an aircraft flight malfunction classified if an identical malfunction occurred on this same aircraft four sorties ago?

    • A.

      Recur

    • B.

      Repeat

    • C.

      Not classified

    • D.

      CND

    Correct Answer
    A. Recur
    Explanation
    If an identical malfunction occurred on the same aircraft four sorties ago, it would be classified as a "Recur" malfunction. This means that the malfunction has happened more than once on the same aircraft, indicating a recurring issue that needs to be addressed and resolved.

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  • 20. 

    (009) What maintenance priority designator is assigned to the repair of AGE needed to support primary mission aircraft within six work hours of a scheduled launch?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Maintenance priority designator 2 is assigned to the repair of AGE (Aerospace Ground Equipment) needed to support primary mission aircraft within six work hours of a scheduled launch. This means that the repair of the AGE is considered urgent and needs to be completed quickly in order to ensure that the primary mission aircraft can be launched on time.

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  • 21. 

    (009) What maintenance priority designator is assigned to primary mission aircraft undergoing scheduled maintenance that if not accomplished would prevent or delay mission accomplishment?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    Maintenance priority designator 3 is assigned to primary mission aircraft undergoing scheduled maintenance that, if not accomplished, would prevent or delay mission accomplishment. This indicates that the maintenance task is critical and must be completed in order to ensure the aircraft's readiness for its primary mission.

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  • 22. 

    (009) What maintenance priority designator is assigned to non-primary mission aircraft undergoing extensive repair?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5. In aircraft maintenance, a maintenance priority designator is assigned to indicate the urgency and priority of repairs. A non-primary mission aircraft undergoing extensive repair is assigned a priority of 5. This means that while the repairs are significant, they are not urgent or critical to the primary mission of the aircraft.

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  • 23. 

    (009) Weekly maintenance scheduling meetings forecast and monitor maintenance requirements for the current month as well as how many months in the future?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Weekly maintenance scheduling meetings forecast and monitor maintenance requirements for the current month as well as the next month. This allows the team to plan and allocate resources efficiently, ensuring that all maintenance tasks are completed on time. By looking ahead two months, the team can anticipate any potential challenges or bottlenecks and take proactive measures to address them. This helps in maintaining the smooth operation of the maintenance process and minimizing any disruptions or delays.

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  • 24. 

    (009) In support of the weekly maintenance scheduling meeting, each aircraft maintenance unit is required to provide a one-week forcecast of all scheduled maintenance by 1600 on

    • A.

      Tuesday

    • B.

      Wednesday

    • C.

      Thursday

    • D.

      Friday

    Correct Answer
    D. Friday
    Explanation
    Each aircraft maintenance unit is required to provide a one-week forecast of all scheduled maintenance by 1600 on Friday. This means that by Friday afternoon, the maintenance unit needs to submit their schedule for the upcoming week. This allows for proper planning and coordination of maintenance activities during the weekly maintenance scheduling meeting.

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  • 25. 

    (010) Who has sole responsibility and authority to develop and inplement MESLs for RDT&E missions and aircraft in support of RDT&E?

    • A.

      Headquarters AF

    • B.

      Owning organization

    • C.

      AF Flight Test Center

    • D.

      AF Materiel Command

    Correct Answer
    D. AF Materiel Command
    Explanation
    The AF Materiel Command has sole responsibility and authority to develop and implement MESLs for RDT&E missions and aircraft in support of RDT&E. This means that they are the organization in charge of creating and executing the necessary plans and strategies for testing and evaluating new technologies and equipment within the Air Force. They have the expertise and resources to effectively carry out these tasks and ensure that the RDT&E missions and aircraft meet the required standards and objectives.

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  • 26. 

    (010) What status is reported for an aircraft that has degraded system, subsystem, or component performance but is capable of full mission performance?

    • A.

      NMC

    • B.

      FMC

    • C.

      PMC

    • D.

      NMC Airworthy

    Correct Answer
    B. FMC
    Explanation
    When an aircraft has degraded system, subsystem, or component performance but is still capable of full mission performance, it is considered to be in the Fully Mission Capable (FMC) status. This means that despite the degradation, the aircraft is still able to perform all of its intended missions without any significant limitations.

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  • 27. 

    (011) What overall C-level is reported for a unit that possesses the required resources and is trained to undertake many, but not all, portions of the wartime mission(s) for which it was organized or designed?

    • A.

      C-1

    • B.

      C-2

    • C.

      C-3

    • D.

      C-4

    Correct Answer
    C. C-3
    Explanation
    A unit that possesses the required resources and is trained to undertake many, but not all, portions of the wartime mission(s) for which it was organized or designed is reported as C-3. This indicates that the unit has a moderate level of capability and is able to perform a significant portion of its intended mission, but may still require additional resources or training to fully complete all aspects of the mission.

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  • 28. 

    (011) For a wing's SORTS reporting, who monitors overall weapons load crew status and advises the MXG/CC when the number of fully certified crews falls below the minimum set limit?

    • A.

      Wing Weapons Manager

    • B.

      Chief of Quality Assurance

    • C.

      Armament Flight Commander

    • D.

      Maintenance Operations Flight Commander

    Correct Answer
    A. Wing Weapons Manager
    Explanation
    The Wing Weapons Manager is responsible for monitoring the overall weapons load crew status and advising the MXG/CC when the number of fully certified crews falls below the minimum set limit. This role ensures that there are enough qualified and certified weapons load crews available for operations and maintenance tasks. The Chief of Quality Assurance focuses on quality control and compliance with standards, while the Armament Flight Commander and Maintenance Operations Flight Commander have different responsibilities within their respective areas.

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  • 29. 

    (012) Who is responsible for the status of a unit's individual UTC requirements as reported by the ART?

    • A.

      Wing Commander

    • B.

      Squadron/Unit Commander

    • C.

      Wing Deployment Manager

    • D.

      Squadron/Unit Deployment Manager

    Correct Answer
    B. Squadron/Unit Commander
    Explanation
    The Squadron/Unit Commander is responsible for the status of a unit's individual UTC requirements as reported by the ART. This means that the Squadron/Unit Commander is in charge of ensuring that all members of the unit meet their individual UTC (Unit Type Code) requirements as reported by the Air Reserve Technician (ART). They are responsible for overseeing the deployment readiness of their unit and ensuring that all personnel are properly trained and equipped for their assigned UTCs.

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  • 30. 

    (012) When forecasting readiness for deployment in the ART, an individual should consider how many months in the future?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    B. 6
    Explanation
    When forecasting readiness for deployment in the ART, an individual should consider 6 months in the future. This suggests that the individual should plan and prepare for deployment six months ahead, taking into account any necessary steps and adjustments that need to be made before the actual deployment. Considering this timeframe allows for adequate preparation and ensures that all necessary resources and factors are taken into consideration before the deployment takes place.

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  • 31. 

    (013) The daily meeting to update the wing CC on maintenance issues is called

    • A.

      Maintenance Scheduling

    • B.

      Maintenance Production

    • C.

      Wing Standup

    • D.

      Hot Wash

    Correct Answer
    C. Wing Standup
    Explanation
    The daily meeting to update the wing CC on maintenance issues is called a Wing Standup. This meeting is likely held to discuss and provide updates on any ongoing or upcoming maintenance tasks within the wing. It allows the wing CC to stay informed about the progress and issues related to maintenance activities. The term "Wing Standup" implies a gathering or briefing where individuals stand up, indicating a quick and efficient meeting format.

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  • 32. 

    (013) Which of the following is not a wing commander's responsibility?

    • A.

      Resolving disagreements between groups in the wing

    • B.

      Managing the wing's FOD program

    • C.

      Establishing a CDDAR capability

    • D.

      Publishing operating instructions with specific responsibilities for applicable wing agencies

    Correct Answer
    B. Managing the wing's FOD program
    Explanation
    A wing commander's responsibility includes resolving disagreements between groups in the wing, establishing a CDDAR capability, and publishing operating instructions with specific responsibilities for applicable wing agencies. However, managing the wing's FOD (Foreign Object Debris) program is not a responsibility of a wing commander.

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  • 33. 

    (013) Which of the following is not a MXG/CC's responsibility?

    • A.

      Ensuring manpower is equitably distributed

    • B.

      Authorizing modification of assigned aircraft and equipment

    • C.

      Ensuring strict adherence to technical data and management directives

    • D.

      Approving work schedules only when compatible with local invironmental conditions

    Correct Answer
    B. Authorizing modification of assigned aircraft and equipment
    Explanation
    MXG/CC's responsibility includes ensuring manpower is equitably distributed, ensuring strict adherence to technical data and management directives, and approving work schedules only when compatible with local environmental conditions. However, authorizing modification of assigned aircraft and equipment is not a responsibility of MXG/CC. This responsibility is typically held by higher-level authorities such as the Wing Commander or the Maintenance Group Commander.

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  • 34. 

    (013) Who is charged with overseeing the management of maintenance facilities and aircraft support equipment procurement and maintenance?

    • A.

      MXG/CC

    • B.

      MXG Superintendent

    • C.

      MXG Deputy Commander

    • D.

      AMXS Operations Officer

    Correct Answer
    B. MXG Superintendent
    Explanation
    The MXG Superintendent is responsible for overseeing the management of maintenance facilities and aircraft support equipment procurement and maintenance. They are in charge of ensuring that the facilities are properly maintained and that the necessary equipment is procured and maintained to support aircraft operations.

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  • 35. 

    (013) Which of the following is not a MXG superintendent's responsibility?

    • A.

      Act as liaison between staff and production supervisors

    • B.

      Resolve conflicting maintenance requirements between units

    • C.

      Serve as wing weapons manager and advise wing leadership on weapons issues

    • D.

      Ensure maintenance training programs meet the intent of HHQ instructions

    Correct Answer
    C. Serve as wing weapons manager and advise wing leadership on weapons issues
    Explanation
    The MXG superintendent's responsibility is to act as a liaison between staff and production supervisors, resolve conflicting maintenance requirements between units, and ensure maintenance training programs meet the intent of HHQ instructions. Serving as a wing weapons manager and advising wing leadership on weapons issues is not listed as one of their responsibilities.

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  • 36. 

    (013) The MXG superintendent is responsible for coordinating with unit leadership in rotating personnel between duty positions in order to

    • A.

      Develop individual experience and knowledge

    • B.

      Ensure workers haveing special needs are accommodated

    • C.

      Ensure that the most highly qualified people are moved around

    • D.

      Make sure that personnel are not assigned outside their specialty for too long

    Correct Answer
    A. Develop individual experience and knowledge
    Explanation
    The MXG superintendent is responsible for coordinating with unit leadership in rotating personnel between duty positions in order to develop individual experience and knowledge. This means that by rotating personnel, individuals will have the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in different areas within their field. This can help them become well-rounded professionals and enhance their skills and expertise. Additionally, it can also benefit the organization as a whole by ensuring that there is a diverse pool of individuals with different experiences and knowledge to draw from.

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  • 37. 

    (014) If applicable, who is responsible for managing the squadron's flying crew chief program?

    • A.

      First Sergeant

    • B.

      Squadron Commander

    • C.

      Production Superintendent

    • D.

      Maintenance Superintendent

    Correct Answer
    B. Squadron Commander
    Explanation
    The Squadron Commander is responsible for managing the squadron's flying crew chief program. This role involves overseeing the program, ensuring that crew chiefs are properly trained and assigned to aircraft, and monitoring their performance and effectiveness. The Squadron Commander is ultimately responsible for the overall operation and success of the squadron, including the management of various programs and personnel.

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  • 38. 

    (014) Which of the following is not a squadron commander's responsibility?

    • A.

      Monitoring and reporting on mission capability

    • B.

      Reviewing mobility, contingency, and exercise plans

    • C.

      Managing the squadron's AFREP

    • D.

      Being legally accountable for squadron EPA compliance

    Correct Answer
    C. Managing the squadron's AFREP
    Explanation
    A squadron commander is responsible for various tasks, such as monitoring and reporting on mission capability, reviewing mobility, contingency, and exercise plans, and being legally accountable for squadron EPA compliance. However, managing the squadron's AFREP (Air Force Readiness and Evaluation Program) is not listed as one of the squadron commander's responsibilities. AFREP is typically managed by the unit's readiness officer or a designated individual responsible for evaluating and ensuring the unit's readiness and compliance with Air Force standards.

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  • 39. 

    (014) It is important for a squadron commander to review the squadron's DOC statement to

    • A.

      Monitor and control the daily flying production effort

    • B.

      Monitor and control scheduled and unscheduled maintenance

    • C.

      Ensure that requested aircraft configuration changes do not over task maintainers

    • D.

      Determine if current squadron processes are adequate to meet all tasked requirements

    Correct Answer
    D. Determine if current squadron processes are adequate to meet all tasked requirements
    Explanation
    The squadron commander needs to review the squadron's DOC statement to determine if the current squadron processes are sufficient to meet all the required tasks. This means assessing whether the existing procedures, protocols, and resources are capable of fulfilling the assigned obligations. By doing so, the commander can identify any shortcomings or areas that need improvement to ensure that the squadron can effectively meet its requirements.

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  • 40. 

    (014) What two positions make up what is known as maintenance operations - formerly known as maintenance supervision?

    • A.

      AMU/OIC/superintendent

    • B.

      Operations officer/maintenance superintendent

    • C.

      Production superintendent/flight line expediter

    • D.

      Squadron commander/operations officer

    Correct Answer
    B. Operations officer/maintenance superintendent
    Explanation
    Maintenance operations, formerly known as maintenance supervision, is a crucial aspect of overseeing and managing maintenance tasks. The two positions that make up maintenance operations are the operations officer and the maintenance superintendent. The operations officer is responsible for planning and coordinating maintenance activities, while the maintenance superintendent is in charge of overseeing the execution of these activities. Together, they ensure efficient and effective maintenance operations within an organization.

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  • 41. 

    (014) Working together, the maintenance operations team is tasked with

    • A.

      Providing an up-to-the-minute record of aircraft status

    • B.

      Monitoring and tracking all instances of wire and tube chaffing on fleet aircraft

    • C.

      Ensuring at least one of the team is on the flight line while maintenance is being performed

    • D.

      Providing lower level administration for nearly all programs the squadron commander is responsible for

    Correct Answer
    D. Providing lower level administration for nearly all programs the squadron commander is responsible for
    Explanation
    The maintenance operations team is responsible for providing lower level administration for nearly all programs that the squadron commander is responsible for. This means that they assist in the administrative tasks related to various programs under the squadron commander's responsibility. They may handle paperwork, documentation, scheduling, and other administrative duties to support the smooth functioning of these programs.

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  • 42. 

    (014) Who is the AMU/OIC responsible to for the leadership, supervision, and training of assigned personnel?

    • A.

      Flight commander

    • B.

      Squadron operations officer

    • C.

      Maintenance superintendent

    • D.

      Maintenance operations flight commander

    Correct Answer
    B. Squadron operations officer
    Explanation
    The Squadron operations officer is responsible for the leadership, supervision, and training of assigned personnel in the AMU/OIC. They oversee the day-to-day operations of the squadron and ensure that personnel are properly trained and equipped to carry out their duties. This includes providing guidance and direction to the personnel under their command and ensuring that all tasks are completed efficiently and effectively. They work closely with other leaders within the squadron to coordinate and prioritize tasks, and they are ultimately responsible for the overall success of the unit.

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  • 43. 

    (014) Which of the following is not normally a responsibility of the AMU/OIC/superintendent?

    • A.

      Reviewing pilot reported discrepancies only

    • B.

      Directing cannibalization actions for assigned aircraft

    • C.

      Closely monitoring the flow of aircraft into major scheduled inspections

    • D.

      Ensuring sufficient numbers of aircraft engine run personnel are available

    Correct Answer
    B. Directing cannibalization actions for assigned aircraft
    Explanation
    The AMU/OIC/superintendent is responsible for various tasks related to aircraft maintenance and operations. They are responsible for reviewing pilot reported discrepancies, closely monitoring the flow of aircraft into major scheduled inspections, and ensuring sufficient numbers of aircraft engine run personnel are available. However, directing cannibalization actions for assigned aircraft is not normally their responsibility. Cannibalization refers to the practice of removing parts from one aircraft to repair or maintain another, and this task is typically assigned to a different role or department within the organization.

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  • 44. 

    (014) Who is normally responsible for charing the AMU's daily maintenance production meeting?

    • A.

      Flight line expediter

    • B.

      Squadron operations officer

    • C.

      AMU/OIC

    • D.

      Squadron maintenance superintendent

    Correct Answer
    C. AMU/OIC
    Explanation
    The AMU/OIC (Aircraft Maintenance Unit/Officer in Charge) is normally responsible for chairing the AMU's daily maintenance production meeting. This individual holds a leadership position within the unit and is responsible for overseeing the maintenance operations. They would be the most appropriate person to lead the meeting and ensure that all maintenance activities are coordinated effectively.

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  • 45. 

    (014) The main person responsible for monitoring, tracking, and documenting safety and health information about assigned workers is the

    • A.

      Section NCOIC

    • B.

      Flight commander

    • C.

      Element leader

    • D.

      Flight chief

    Correct Answer
    A. Section NCOIC
    Explanation
    The main person responsible for monitoring, tracking, and documenting safety and health information about assigned workers is the section NCOIC. The section NCOIC, or Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, is typically a senior enlisted member who oversees a specific section or unit within a larger organization. They are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of their assigned personnel, including monitoring and documenting any safety or health issues that arise. This role involves keeping track of safety training, conducting safety inspections, and maintaining accurate records to ensure compliance with safety regulations and promote a safe working environment. The flight commander, element leader, and flight chief may have other responsibilities within the organization, but the section NCOIC is specifically tasked with monitoring and documenting safety and health information.

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  • 46. 

    (014) Which of the following is not normally a section NCOIC's responsibility?

    • A.

      Enforcing strict adherence to technical data

    • B.

      Monitoring the qualification and training of assigned personnel

    • C.

      Acting as the first-line manager and supervisor of maintenance production

    • D.

      Acting as the primary source of help for requesting maintenance support from other agencies

    Correct Answer
    D. Acting as the primary source of help for requesting maintenance support from other agencies
    Explanation
    The section NCOIC's responsibilities typically include enforcing strict adherence to technical data, monitoring the qualification and training of assigned personnel, and acting as the first-line manager and supervisor of maintenance production. However, acting as the primary source of help for requesting maintenance support from other agencies is not normally a section NCOIC's responsibility.

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  • 47. 

    (014) Which of the following is not normally an AMU production superintendent's responsibility?

    • A.

      Signing exceptional releases which clear aircraft to fly

    • B.

      Directing the maintenance effort using available resources

    • C.

      Maintaining a current copy of the on-base disaster map with a cordon overlay

    • D.

      Ensuring all maintenance information system documentation is accurate and complete

    Correct Answer
    D. Ensuring all maintenance information system documentation is accurate and complete
    Explanation
    The production superintendent's responsibility is to oversee and direct the maintenance effort using available resources. This includes managing the maintenance personnel, coordinating schedules, and ensuring that maintenance tasks are completed efficiently. Signing exceptional releases which clear aircraft to fly may be the responsibility of a higher-ranking officer or a designated individual with the necessary authority. Maintaining a current copy of the on-base disaster map with a cordon overlay is important for emergency preparedness and safety, but it may not fall under the specific responsibilities of a production superintendent. Ensuring all maintenance information system documentation is accurate and complete is typically the responsibility of maintenance personnel, such as maintenance data systems analysts or documentation specialists.

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  • 48. 

    (014) Who must the AMU production superintendent inform and coordinate with about the unit's maintenance effort, including providing aircraft status updates as required?

    • A.

      Flight line expediter

    • B.

      Airfield management

    • C.

      MOC

    • D.

      MDSA section

    Correct Answer
    C. MOC
    Explanation
    The AMU production superintendent must inform and coordinate with the MOC (Maintenance Operations Center) about the unit's maintenance effort and provide aircraft status updates as required. The MOC is responsible for managing and coordinating maintenance activities, ensuring efficient use of resources, and maintaining situational awareness of the overall maintenance status. By communicating with the MOC, the production superintendent ensures that the maintenance efforts are properly coordinated and any necessary updates are provided to ensure smooth operations.

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  • 49. 

    (014) What individual is in the best position to ensure that maintainers accomplish maintenance IAW technical data and higher level directives?

    • A.

      Expediter

    • B.

      Flight chief

    • C.

      Production superintendent

    • D.

      Section NCOIC

    Correct Answer
    A. Expediter
    Explanation
    The expediter is the individual who is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the maintenance activities. They are in the best position to ensure that maintainers accomplish maintenance in accordance with technical data and higher level directives. The expediter has a comprehensive understanding of the maintenance requirements and can effectively communicate and coordinate with the maintainers to ensure compliance. They play a crucial role in ensuring that all maintenance tasks are completed correctly and on time.

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  • 50. 

    (014) In managing, controlling, and directing resources to accomplish scheduled/unscheduled maintenance to generate aircraft, expediters work for the

    • A.

      Aircraft section NCOIC

    • B.

      AMU/OIC

    • C.

      Squadron operations officer

    • D.

      Production superintendent

    Correct Answer
    D. Production superintendent
    Explanation
    Expediters work under the direction of the production superintendent in managing and controlling resources for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to generate aircraft. The production superintendent is responsible for overseeing the overall production process and ensuring that resources are allocated effectively to accomplish maintenance tasks. Therefore, expediters report to the production superintendent in order to coordinate and expedite the necessary resources for maintenance activities.

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