Need some AET terminology advice

#1
Hey all,

Just wondered if anyone could help, currently looking at training in the AET section of the RN and have been looking at documents and can't seem to find specific information. I just wondered if anyone could give me some help.

What does AMCO stand for and what are the procedures with a AMCO liaison.

Also I’m very much aware of line operations however can't seem to find information about Line office liaison.

If anyone could help would be very much appreciated.
 

sulzer

Lantern Swinger
#5
Waspie said:
sulzer said:
AMCO = Air Maintence Control Office. They used to keep the log books and schedule servicing etc
My bold. Don't they any more?

Serious question from an oldie! :?
I am also a very oldie so I have "used" as things may have changed although the function must still exist.
 
#6
The fleet air arm used to have a language all of its own.
here are a few examples though after 25 years they may well be out of date.
After leaving training and starting to work on aircraft you used to need two qualifications:

QM
Qualified to maintain, this normally related to a specific aircraft type, change aircraft type and you need to qualify on he changed aircraft.

QS
Qualified to sign, you only do this once, the qualification means that you can sign for unsupervised aircraft work. This means AF (after flight inspection) NFC (Night flying conditional) BF (before flight inspection) and DI (Daily inspection. All other work you do WILL be supervised.

SAMCO (Short Air Maintenance Course)
Frequently incorporated with advancement courses (Leading Hand, Petty Officer) to save money. Mainly used when new aircraft and equipment introduced into service. These courses (if you are lucky) may take place at the aircraft/equipment manufacturers site, or a Naval training establishment.

Part 5 Entry
This refers to the aircraft log book the A700 (may have changed since I left. The part 5 is (was) the section where the aircraft state was changed from serviceable to unserviceable. Anyone can put an aircraft unserviceable, only qualified personnel can change the state back to serviceable.

Early Chop
Means that you can finish work early and go on the piss :p

Grubber
Someone who works on the airframes and engines

Greenie
An electrical specialist

Chock head
Aircraft handler (mangler)

AEO
Air Engineering Officer. Senior engineers on squadrons or workshops.

SMR
The senior Maintenance Rating of a squadron or flight. On a flight the SMR has almost the same power and authourity as an AEO

You will find many more if you manage to get into the RNs best branch :p
 
#8
sulzer said:
AMCO = Air Maintence Control Office. They used to keep the log books and schedule servicing etc
Wont find one of those in the JFH world, (Line Office and Docs Office) :?

you forgot the most important terms

Pinky = God!!! :D

CrabFat Cnut = Your workmates :D
 
#11
:roll: :roll: SLIM not forgetting the most important page on the A700?? Part two green deferred defects :wink: :wink: where you can fiddle the serviceability of the cab :wink: :wink:
 
#12
Joint_Force_Harrier said:
sulzer said:
AMCO = Air Maintence Control Office. They used to keep the log books and schedule servicing etc
Wont find one of those in the JFH world, (Line Office and Docs Office) :?

you forgot the most important terms

Pinky = God!!! :D

CrabFat Cnut = Your workmates :D
Unfortunately I believe that the Pinkie is like the Unicorn and Dodo an Extinct species :cry:
 
#13
I have my start date for the 05/09/10, all going well is there leave to take after passing out or is it straight to HMS Sultan,

sorry for hi-jacking thread

as I am joining the AET branch,

I have plenty more questions but I will go through the threads first and see if they have been answered.

thanks
 
#14
I had my AET interview yesterday and passed so I'm looking at mid summer next year for HMS Raleigh. Presuming fimbletes is coming up to the interview stage I would advise studying up on basic avoinics such as how a jet engine works, how a helicopter produces lift, things like that. I was suprised that alot of the stuff that I was advised to study on here never came up, such as the role of the Navy, history or current affairs but still be prepared for this. Good luck.
 
#19
scouse said:
:roll: :roll: SLIM not forgetting the most important page on the A700?? Part two green deferred defects :wink: :wink: where you can fiddle the serviceability of the cab :wink: :wink:
Part 2 = Limitations Log
Part 3 = Acceptable Deferred Faults Log
Part 4 = Equipment use and Running log (Oil Replenishment, Engine Hours Etc)

I use EHUDS now so the MF700C is almost redundant apart from a couple of sections including PPI's and WT & MMT.

L & R trades are now becoming AV trade, AEA's no longer exist apart from non ACC CPO's, things have changed, and not all for the better.

A_C