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GENERAL

A/C documentation products mostly differentiate and address the needs for:
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Single Aisle family products (A318, A319, A320, A321), with red brown colored book
covers,
Long Range family products (A330, A340), with green brown colored book covers.

Single aisle

Long range
Typical users:
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flight operations,
line and base maintenance,
engineering, shop and overhaul maintenance,
cabin staff.

This training is dedicated for the line and base maintenance personnel, to operate and maintain
the A/C in the optimum condition.

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STANDARDS
Most manuals follow the ATA guidelines and standards around the world:
A/C Maintenance Manual (AMM), Illustrated Parts Catalog (IPC), A/C Schematic Manual (ASM),
A/C Wiring Manual (AWM), ...
Trouble Shooting Manual (TSM) is not ATA 100 aligned, because it is defined under an AIRBUS
SPECIFICATION. Most technical documents are divided into ATA chapters from ATA 05 to ATA
80.Page blocks numbers are used to separate the subjects within manual chapters into topics
for easy reference. The page blocks system applies to the AMM, Component Maintenance
Manual (CMM), Structural Repair Manual (SRM) and TSM.

ATA BREAKDOWN
The ATA 100 numbering system uses a six digits dash number breakdown, which divides the
documented material into chapter (system), section (subsystem), sub-section (sub-subsystem)
and subject (unit).

MANUAL CUSTOMIZATION
The technical documentation is customized manuals and non-customized manuals. The
customized manual contains only the information applicable to a particular airline or a group of
operators like the AMM, TSM, IPC, ...
The non-customized manual contains information applicable to all airlines for one A/C type
family (envelope) or applicable to all Airbus products (generic).
Non-customized manual is called "envelope" when the information is applicable only to specific
A/C, type or series (id est Single Aisle family) like the Illustrated Tool and Equipment Manual
(TEM), Service Bulletin (SB), Service Information letter (SIL), Operations Engineering Bulletin
(OEB), Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL), SRM, ...
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It is called "generic" if the information is applicable to all A/C models, types or series (id est all
AIRBUS types A300, A310, A320, A330, A340) like the Electrical Standard Practices Manual
(ESPM).

LINE AND BASE MAINTENANCE DOCUMENTS


The line and base maintenance documents are:
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TSM,
Additional Cross Reference Tables (ACRT),
IPC (airframe),
Power Plant IPC (PPIPC),
Support Equipment Summary (SES),
TEM,
Tool and Equipment Index (TEI),
Tool and Equipment Drawings (TED),
Maintenance Facility Planning (MFP),
Maintenance Review Board (MRB),
Maintenance Planning Document (MPD),
AMM,
ASM,
AWM,
A/C Wiring List (AWL),
ESPM,
Consumable Material List (CML),
Component Location Manual (CLM).

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MAIN
MANUALS FOR LINE MAINTENANCE
Flight Operations:
The MMEL specifies the components or systems which may be inoperative and the associated
operational procedures which allow the A/C to be cleared for flight.
The MMEL provides the necessary information to operators for definition of their Minimum
Equipment List (MEL).
AIRNav tool for maintenance:
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AMM,
TSM,
IPC (airframe),
ASM,
AWM,
AWL,
ESPM.

NOTE: in a near future, shall be incorporated in AIRNav:


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Standards Manual (SM),


CML.

The PPIPC is supplied by the engine manufacturer. Other documents reached via AOLS are:
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CLM,
MPD, notice that MPD comprises the Time Limited Maintenance Checks (TLMC),
ACRT.
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DOCUMENTATION MANAGEMENT
The document management will be seen in this topic.
LINK BETWEEN MANUALS
AIRNav makes full use of the Functional Item Number (FIN) information. The FIN provides a
unique links between the manuals, and each FIN is a unique reference for Line Replaceable
Unit (LRU) identification.
The AMM is reached from the MPD, the TEM, the MMEL or the Configuration Deviation List
(CDL) and cross-references to the TEM, MMEL and to the MPD.
The AMM and the IPC are supplemented by the CLM for the consumable materials described
by their specification, supplier code and applicability versus A/C safety.
The IPC links to the PPIPC and is supplemented by the SM for the standard parts. The TSM
links to the AMM and to the ASM, and can also link to the AWM. TSM procedure is reached via
the AIRNav trouble shooting function.
The AWM links to the AWL and to the ESPM, if required for wiring repair.

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AMTOSS TASK NUMBERING


The 12 digits Task Number gives the ATA and the detailed page block by the A/C Maintenance
Task Orientated Support System (AMTOSS) reference. Searched procedure is found after
navigation through the manual and its table of contents:
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on the PDF manual only the page block is shown,


on the AIRNav the complete AMTOSS reference is shown.

FUNCTION CODE TO PAGE BLOCK RELATIONSHIP TABLE


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For the majority of tasks, the page block in which the cross-referenced task is contained can be
found by using the fourth element of the task number.
The relationship table is found in AMM Chapter 00 - INTRO. Here you can see an example with
TASK 29-11-43-610-041, whose function code 610, of group 600 is found in page block 301.
The relevant section and the relevant TASK is found on the page block 301, through the table of
contents, equally on:
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the PDF CD (AMM),


the AIRNav DVD (AMM manual).

FRONT MATTER PAGES AND CHAPTER 00


The preliminary pages found at the beginning of the manual are the front matter pages and the
Chapter 00.
The front matter pages include:
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record of revisions that gives the AMM revision numbers and issue dates and is updated
by the operator,
list of TRs that is the list of the temporary revisions (concerning all chapters) which shall
be removed from the manual or which remain still effective,
list of SBs which are applicable for at least one A/C of the fleet,
Customer Originated Changes (COCs) that is the list of the COCs which are applicable
for at least one A/C of the fleet,
specifically for the AMM, the deactivation/reactivation index, that gives the link to the
AMM tasks called from the CDL or from the MMEL,
specifically for the TSM, the indexes for warnings and malfunctions and for the fault
messages.

The CHAPTER 00 includes:


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highlights that give the reason for change of the modified data introduced at last revision,
List of Effective Pages that lists all effective pages for a given revision issue. New pages
are indicated by "N", Revised by "R" or Deleted by "D",
Table of Contents that shows the detailed breakdown of the manual and lists each
chapter and procedures,
introduction - Chapter 00 that gives explanation on how to use the manual, the symbols
used in the manual and comprises the Effectivity Table that gives the relationship
between the Fleet Serial Number (FSN) and the Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) and
the A/C model.

LIST OF EFFECTIVE PAGES AND LIST OF SERVICE BULLETIN


Revision marker: "N", "R" or "D" indicates pages which are New, Revised or Deleted
respectively. The incorporation code is the SB configuration in the manual and can be "S" or
"C". "S" is used to indicate Split or Dual configuration and "C" is used to indicate Complete
(final) configuration.

REVISION SERVICE AND TEMPORARY REVISION


There are two types of revisions, normal and temporary. The normal revisions are calendar
scheduled. For most manuals they are every three months.
The Temporary revisions are used for urgent information requiring immediate attention or
advance notification. They are shipped on yellow pages, yellow floppy disc and today on CD
ROM.
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AIRCRAFT
MODEL AND EFFECTIVITY TABLE
The A/C is identified by digits:
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A/C model is the 4th digit: id est 100, 200, 300, 500, 600,
engine is the 5th digit,
thrust rating (Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) pin programming) is the 6th
digit.

The effectivity table is found in the manual section 00 - INTRO, with the following data:
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MSN,
FSN,
the VERSION indicates the initial ownership, to which company the A/C was
manufactured in.

The page effectivity is by the FSN in the customized manuals and by the MSN in the non
customized manuals.

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TYPICAL USE OF AIRBUS DOCUMENTATION SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE.


The deferred work packages, selected SBs and the tasks called by MPD are scheduled.
UN-SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
That is the crew entry report on the TECHNICAL LOGBOOK that makes the maintenance action
/ reply mandatory.
The FAULT symptom is made typically of the ECAM warning associated with the BITE fault
message, and it is normally printed on the Post Flight Report (PFR) too.
The maintenance team can use:
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the MMEL or the CDL, consulting a particular permitted de-activation on the A/C system
or A/C part. The AMM contains full de-activation task and associated procedures,

the TFU, giving the result of the technical investigation about a particular warning or
event, and its recommendation may include a "MAINTENANCE ADVICE" for LINE or
SHOP maintenance,

the SIL 00-028/038/041, covering the messages / BITE deviations and for which the
statement "NO MAINTENANCE ACTION, if ..." may exist.

The technical services team can assist the maintenance team, by retrieving information from:
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the applicable Flight Operations Telex (FOT), OEB, All Operator Telex (AOT) or Operator
Information Telex (OIT),
any other document, consulting EDCI,
any other document, consulting AOLS.
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When troubleshooting is unavoidable, the maintenance team is using the following manuals:
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TSM, ASM, AMM, IPC, AWM, AWL and ESPM.

TROUBLE SHOOTING TOOL


The fault symptom is typically available on the printed out PFR. The fault symptom can be found
in the AIRNav or in the TSM.
In the AIRNav (web technology tool):
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using the AIRNav trouble shooting function, the relevant fault symptom is found in the
index, then linking to the relevant TSM task,
simultaneously, the fault symptom can be displayed,
other manuals (AMM, IPC, ASM, ...) can be reached by hyperlinks from the TSM task.

In the TSM, as a back-up using the PDF media:

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by page turning through its Index or TSM page block 101, and through its respective
entry sections: ECAM, EFIS, LOCAL, OBSerVations or Centralized Fault Display System
(CFDS)/Central Maintenance System (CMS), the relevant fault symptom is found with
the TSM procedure number cross-referenced.

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS
The following terms are used in the AMM and are defined as follows:
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WARNING calls attention on the use of material, processes, methods, procedures or


limits which must be followed precisely to avoid injury or death to persons,

CAUTION calls attention on methods and procedures which must be followed to avoid
damage to equipment,

NOTE calls attention to methods which make the job easier or provide supplementary or
explanatory information.

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