MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART. (CONT)
(2) Aviation Intermediate Maintenance (AVIM) provides mobile, responsive one-stop
maintenance support. (Maintenance functions which are not conducive to sustaining air mobility will
be assigned to depot maintenance.) AVIM may perform all maintenance functions authorized to be
done at AVUM. Repair of equipment for return to user will emphasize support or operational readiness
requirements. Authorized maintenance includes replacement and repair of modules/components and
end items which can be accomplished efficiently with available skills, tools, and equipment. AVIM
establishes the Direct Exchange (DX) program for AVUM units by repairing selected items for return to
stock when such repairs cannot be accomplished at the AVUM level. The AVIM level inspects, trouble-
shoots, performs diagnostic tests, repairs, adjusts, calibrates, and alines aircraft system modules/
components. AVIM units will have capability to determine the serviceability of specified modules/
components removed prior to the expiration of the Time Between Overhaul (TBO) or finite life.
Module/component disassembly and repair will support the DX program and will normally be limited to
tasks requiring cleaning and the replacement of seals, fittings, and items of common hardware. Air-
frame repair and fabrication of parts will be limited to those maintenance tasks which can be per-
formed with available tools and test equipment. Unserviceable reparable modules/components and
end items which are beyond the capability of AVIM to repair will be evacuated to Depot Maintenance.
AVIM will perform aircraft weight and balance inspections and other special inspections which exceed
AVUM capability, AVIM provides quick response maintenance support, including aircraft recovery and
air evacuation, on-the-job training, and technical assistance through the use of mobile maintenance
contact teams. AVIM maintains authorized operational readiness float aircraft and provides collection
and classification services for serviceable/unserviceable material. (The aircraft maintenance
company within the maintenance battalion of a division will perform AVIM functions consistent with air
mobility requirements and conservation of personnel and equipment resources. Additional
intermediate maintenance support will be provided by the supporting nondivisional AVIM unit.)
B-2. USE OF MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART (SEC II).
a. The Maintenance Allocation Chart assigns maintenance functions to the lowest category of
maintenance based on past experience and the following considerations:
(1) Skills available,
(2) Worktime required.
(3) Tools and test equipment required and/or available.
b. Only the lowest category of maintenance authorized to perform a maintenance function is
indicated. If the lowest maintenance category cannot perform all tasks of any single maintenance
function (eg, test, repair), then the higher maintenance level(s) that can accomplish additional
tasks will also be indicated.
c. A maintenance function assigned to a maintenance category will automatically be authorized to
be performed at any higher maintenance category.
d. A maintenance function that cannot be performed at the assigned category of maintenance for
any reason may be evacuated to the next higher maintenance category. Higher maintenance
categories will perform the maintenance functions of lower maintenance categories when required or
directed by the commander that has the authority to direct such tasking.
e. The assignment of a maintenance function will not be construed as authorization to carry the
related repair parts or spares in stock. Information to requisition or otherwise secure the necessary
repair parts will be as specified in the associated Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL).