MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART
a. The Maintenance Allocation Chart identifies the maintenance operations that
must be performed. It assigns each of those operations to the lowest level of mainte-
nance authorized to perform the complete task, or any part of the task, in terms of
availability of time, tools, test and support equipment, skills and employment of the
b. The Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) in Section II designates overall re-
sponsibility for the performance of maintenance functions for the Tunable Coupler
c. Section III lists the special tools and test equipment required for each
maintenance function as referenced from Section II.
d. Section IV contains supplemental instructions on explanatory notes for a par-
ticular maintenance function.
a. Inspect. To determine the serviceability of an item by comparing its physical,
mechanical and /or electrical characteristics with established standards through exami-
b. Test. To verify serviceability and detect incipient failure by measuring the
mechanical or electrical characteristics of an item and comparing those characteristics
with prescribed standards.
c. Service. Operations required periodically to keep an item in proper operating
condition; i.e., to clean (decontaminate), preserve, drain, paint or replenish fuel,
lubricants, hydraulic fluids, or compressed air supplies.
d. Adjust. To maintain, within prescribed limits, by bringing into proper or ex-
act position, or by setting the operating characteristics to specified parameters.
e. Aline. To adjust specified variable elements of an item to bring about opti-
mum or desired performance.