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CREATING A PART

Parts can only be created in the Item Editor where everything is defined in the same way as a part. RAAS defines a part first by its item type, which is a RAAS category that a part belongs to. For example, an aircraft is an Aircraft item type. Selection of an item type predetermines the possible properties or characteristics you will be able to track; there will be a different set of enabled check boxes for each item type. Item Types include: Aircraft, Base, Consumable, Employee, Engine, Ground Equipment, Inspection, Non-Serialized, Propeller, Serialized, Tool, and Training Requirements.

The following characters should not be used during the creation of a part description, part number, or part serial number: ' " # & + \

Create a Part Description

A part description is designed to allow grouping of similar interchangeable parts (alternatives) that have dissimilar part numbers.

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Figure 4-1: Create a Part Description

  1. Click the Item Type drop-down and select the appropriate item type for the part you wish to create.
  1. Click on [Add New Aircraft (PD)] to display the Item Editor for the part description level on the right side of the window.
  1. Enter the new part's ATA and Part Description; Select the appropriate check boxes to indicate the part’s properties.
  1. Is Rotable and/or Asset – allows the user indicate which parts are rotables for reporting purposes. See REPORTS.
  2. Track Removal/Install – indicates which parts' removals and installations to include in the Removal/Install Log. Because removal/install history is kept for all parts, clicking this check box will display removals and installations that took place prior to this time.
  3. Sep. Time Tracking - indicates that this item tracks time at a different rate than the higher order item in the assembly.
  4. Major Assembly(Make Tech Log) - indicates which parts’ logs to include in the list generated when making a TMI entry.
    See TECHNICAL MAINTENANCE INPUT - CREATING A TMI LOG SHEET RECORD.
  5. Make Removal/Install Log - indicates which parts’ logs to include in the list generated when making a TMI entry.
    See TECHNICAL MAINTENANCE INPUT - CREATING A TMI LOG SHEET RECORD.
  6. Make Modification Log - indicates which parts’ logs to include in the list generated when making a TMI entry.
    See TECHNICAL MAINTENANCE INPUT - CREATING A TMI LOG SHEET RECORD.
  7. Capital Expenditure (CapEx) - indicates that this item is a Capital Expenditure. Items with CapEx selected, can be forecasted separately to identify maintenance events with high associated costs (e.g. engine changes).

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Figure 4-2: Newly Created Part Description

  1. Click Save.

Figure 4-2 shows the newly created part description for AC - Bombardier appearing in the left window with [Add New AC - Bombardier (PN)] located underneath. When the right window refreshes, a new button labelled Change Type will appear to the left of the Save button.

For Aircraft item types, there is a section for entering snag data and alerts.

All other item types have a button for Min Max, which appears at the bottom of the window. When the + button is clicked, a window will pop over to allow entry of the minimum and maximum inventory amounts for each inventory location.


Create a Part Number

A Part Number further defines a part description and typically groups identical parts from a given manufacturer.

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Figure 4-3: Created a Part Number

  1. Click on [Add New AC - Bombardier (PN)] to display the Item Editor for the part number level on the right side of the window.
  1. Enter the new Part Number and select the appropriate Inventory Type, Inspection Type and Track limiters.
  1. By selecting Track Hours, Track Landings, Track Cycles, or Track Calendar, the corresponding limiter checkbox is enabled on Life, Initial and Repeat Constraints tabs. Depending on the Item Type selected, Track Hours and Track Landings are auto-selected and disabled. For applicable Life, Initial, and/or Repeat constraint tabs, enter the limiter data for each selected limiter. Once a limiter is turned on, the constraint is considered set up. All serial numbers created under this part number will inherit these set up constraints.
  2. Data entry applies only to the constraint whose tab is selected.
  3. If an item has been set up with both initial and repeat constraints, RAAS will automatically enter a trigger to reset the repeat constraint upon compliance of the initial.
  1. Click Save.
  2. If the part number you have entered already exists, you will be given a warning and the choice of whether or not to continue using the part number you have entered.
  1. Additional part number set-up option tabs include: 
  1. Applic Inst: Applicable installations are used for Part Planning Detail records and for inspection management (Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins). See APPLICABLE INSTALLATIONS
  2. Triggers: Items triggered by the installation, removal, compliance or reset of a constraint indicated in the upper portion of this pane. This provides an association between items. An example of one item triggering an associated item is the installation of a propellor triggering the reset of the corrosion inspection. See DEFINING TRIGGERS.
  3. Vendors: A list of qualified vendors associated to this part number. The information entered here is used for generating Requests For Quotation (RFQs), and for listing default warranty terms.
  4. Cross Ref:

Create a Part Serial Number

A part serial number uniquely identifies a part within the part description and part number sequence.

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Figure 4-4: Create a Part Serial Number

  1. Click on [Add New DHC-8-Q400 (SN)] to display the Item Editor for the serial number level on the right side of the window.
  1. Enter the new part Serial Number and applicable HSN, LSN, HSO, LSO, and Install date.
  1. Status: refers to the status of the part; parts with status other than Serviceable are not considered available for installation on an aircraft
  2. Export, Inspected, Modified, New, Overhauled, Performance Test, Rebuilt, Repaired, Retread, Serviceable, Tested, Unserviceable, Used
  3. Constraint tab Status (Life, Initial, Repeat): refers to the status of the constraint
  4. Pending: tracking but not issued or open
  5. Issued: tracking and issued from forecasting - see MAINTENANCE PLANNING
  6. Open: tracking with an opened job card created by issuing from forecasting
  7. Suspended: currently not tracking
  8. HSN/LSN: refers to the Hours or Landings Since New
  9. HSI/LSI: refers to the Hours or Landings Since Install
  10. HSO/LSO: refers to the Hours or Landings Since Overhaul

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Figure 4-5: Setting the Current Installation

  1. Click on the ellipse (...) button at the end of the Installation text box to open the Current Installation popup window.
  2. Current Installation window
  1.  3.1 Select the required search criteria and click Find.
  2.  3.2 Select the applicable serial number from the search results in the Serial Number pull-down.
  3. If the part serial number is being installed on another part, the current installation is the part on which this new part serial number is installed. For example, a part installed on an Aircraft has a current installation of the Aircraft or another part installed on the Aircraft, if the current installation is part of a larger assembly. Additionally, the Aircraft has a current installation and location of its home Base.
  4. If the part is not installed on another part, the current installation will be the location in which it will reside.
  5. Locations may include any of the following: Aircraft, Awaiting Repair, Base, Dead, Engine, External Repair, Ground Equipment, Internal Repairs, Internal Shipping, Inventory, Issued For Maintenance, Quarantine, Return to Inventory, Staffing, and Tool Crib
  1. Click Save to accept your current installation selection.
  1. Click Save to complete the creation of the part serial number.