MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART
Section I. INTRODUCTION
This section provides a general explanation of all maintenance and repair function authorized at vari-
ous maintenance categories.
The Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) in Section II designates overall authority and responsibility
for 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 maintenance
Maintenance functions will be limited to and are defined as follows:
Inspect. To determine the serviceability of an item by comparing its physical, mechanical, and/or elec-
trical characteristics with established standards through examination (e.g., by sight, sound, or feel).
Test. To verify serviceability by measuring the mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, or electrical charac-
teristics 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 lean
(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.
Align. To adjust specified variable elements of an item to bring about a optimum performance.
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 dis-
crepancy in the accuracy of the instrument being compared.
. To remove and install the same item when required to perform service or other mainte-
nance functions. Install may be the act of emplacing, seating, or fixing into position a spare, repair part,
or module (component or assembly) in a manner to allow the proper functioning of an equipment or