However, the damage must be summarized on the Estimated Repair Appraisal, and
included with the Request for Disposition Instructions.
3-2. Preparation of Man-hour Repair Estimate. A necessary part of the Damage Assessment Evaluation; is the
estimate of the man-hours needed to repair the aircraft. The following factors will be considered when computing this
Man-hours to replace damaged components.
Man-hours to repair structural damage.
Man-hours to fabricate components.
Man-hours for maintenance operational checks and test flights
Man-hours to complete initial, in-progress and final technical inspection.
Man-hours to complete forms and records.
3-3. Determination of Repair at AVUM or AVIM Level. After completion of man-hours to repair estimate, determine if
the aircraft can be restored to full operational status at AVUM or AVIM level, by answering the following questions:
Is the aircraft listed in Table 2-1?
Are the total man-hours to repair the aircraft within the maximum man-hour allowance listed in Table 2-1?
3. Are all required repairs authorized by the applicable maintenance allocation chart, and within the performance
capability of the AVUM or AVIM level activity?
There is no requirement to request disposition instructions from AMCOM if all of the questions listed above can be
answered "YES." Do not confuse not having to request disposition instructions, with the need to comply with the
provisions of AR 385-40 (Accident Reporting and Records), or other accident, mishap, or incident reporting requirements.
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