MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART
Section I. INTRODUCTION
provides a general explanation of all maintenance and repair functions authorized
at various maintenance categories.
The Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) in Section II designates overall authority and
responsibility for the performance of maintenance functions on the identified end item or component.
The application of the maintenance functions to the end item or component will be consistent with the
capacities and capabilities of the designated maintenance categories.
Section III lists the tools and test equipment (both special tools and common tool sets) required
for each maintenance function as referenced from Section II.
Section IV contains supplemental instructions and explanatory notes for a particular
B-2. MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS.
Maintenance functions will be limited to and defined as follows:
Inspect.. TO determine the serviceability of an item by comparing its physical mechanical,
red/or electrical characteristics with established standards through examination (e.g., by sight, sound,
Test. To verify serviceability by measuring the mechanical, pneumatic, hydaulic, or electrical
characteristics of an item and comparing those characteristics with prescribed standards.
Service. Operations required periodically to keep an item in proper operating condition, i.e., to
clean (includes decontaminate, when required), to preserve, to drain, to paint, or to replenish fuel,
lubricants, chemical fluids, or gases.
Adjust. TO maintain Or regulate, within prescribed limits, by bringing into proper Or exact
position, or by setting the operating characteristics to specified parameters.
Aline. To adjust specified variable elements of an item to bring about optimum or desired
Calibrate. To determine and cause corrections to be made or to be adjusted on instruments or
test, measuring, and diagnostic equipments used in precision measurement. Consists of comparisons
of two instruments, one of which is a certified standard of known accuracy, to detect and adjust any
discrepancy in the accuracy of the instrument being compared.