Flashcards in NATOPS Deck (23):
What does NATOPS stand for?
Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization
what is NATOPS?
A positive approach in improving combat readiness and achieving a substantial reduction in aircraft mishap rate
When was NATOPS established?
How many aircraft did the navy and marine corps lose in 1950?
When was the angled flight deck established?
In 1950 what was the mishap to flight hr ratio?
54 mishaps to 10,000 flight hrs
What was the mishap rate by 1961
19 mishaps per 10,000 flight hrs
Mishap rate in 1970?
9 to 10,000
What is the current mishap rate?
2 to 10,000
What was the first standardization program? And what year was it established?
What was the second standardization initiative ad what year was it established?
Fleet replacement squadrons were established in 1961
What are FRS's?
Indoctrination of new aircrew and mechanics to the peculiarities of specific aircraft
What are the most dangerous times for maintainers?
Engine start, operation, and shut down
Briefly describe 5 of the procedures outlined in NATOPS
1: set brakes and chalk ac
2: intake screens in jet ac
3: fod walk downs
4: ac tie down (non pilots starting eng)
5: fire bottle watches on turn up
What does warming mean?
Results in injury or death
What does caution mean?
Damage to equipment
What does note mean?
A procedure that must be emphasized
What word makes a procedure mandatory?
What word is a recommendation?
What is an optional term?
What characters are used for COMNAVAIRLANT?
What characters are used for COMNAVAIRPAC?