Air Operations Administration

Air Operations Administration

Is the department's Missions, Functions, tasks (MFT) statement correct with regard to current airfield capabilities and services, and as they are funded according to ROC/COLS/IMAP? (CNIC N32 Business Rules)

Does the department issue an annual Managers Internal Control (MIC) Plan? Are there any existing material deficiencies or reportable conditions? (SECNAVINST 5200.35E)

Does the Operations Officer personally engage in routine processes to determine whether the department is meeting air department customer requirements? (CNIC N32 Business Rules)

Does the Operations Officer have an AICUZ/RAICUZ study that reflects current airfield aircraft types? (OPNAVINST 11010.36C, Encl (1))

Does the Operations Officer conduct an annual review of airfield related policies and procedures to include LOAs, MOUs, Operations Plans (OPLANs), Host Tenant Support and Joint-Use Agreements? (CNIC N32 Business Rules)

Are all departmental personnel (MPN, civilian) correctly assigned to a funded billet in TWMS? (CNIC N32 Business Rules)

Does the department ensure that billet reconciliations are performed and on what periodicity? (CNIC N32 Business Rules).

Does the Operations Officer monitor civilian labor execution, including overtime? (CNIC N32 Business Rules)

Is the Operations Officer directly engaged in developing/managing departmental budget execution phase plans? (CNIC N32 Business Rules)

Does the Operations Officer validate, approve, and monitor funds requests? (CNIC N32 Business Rules)

Does the Operations Officer understand the term “unauthorized commitment”? (Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, Section 252).

Does the Operations Officer have a tracking process to monitor major repair and replacement timelines for capital equipment (PAR, TACAN, arresting gear engines, etc)? (CNIC N32 Business Rules).

Does the Operations Officer have an active role in 3M management oversight reporting, to include participation in periodic spot checks? (Draft NAVSEAINST 4790.8C.).

Does the Operations Officer monitor ATC MDAT reports and ensure they are forwarded to SPAWAR on the required periodicity? (CNIC N32 Business Rules)

Is the Operations Officer involved in the planning, development, submission, and monitoring of airfield waivers? (CNIC N32 Business Rules)

Does the installation have a published BASH policy and does it specify appropriate incident reporting responsibilities/procedures for airfield personnel and tenant squadrons? (Draft CNICINST 3760)

Does the Operations Officer participate directly in BASH management, training, requirements development, or a BASH Working Group? (Draft CNICINST 3760)

Is the Operations Officer actively involved in management oversight of operational performance/readiness across the air department functions? (CNIC N32 Business Rules)

Is the Operations Officer actively involved as a key chain of command reporting node for the following reports: HAZREPs, CASREPs, DRRS-N? (CNIC N32 Business Rules)

Are reporting processes in place at the department head level to periodically monitor contract compliance and contractor performance? (CNIC N32 Business Rules).

Is the Operations Officer a reporting node in a process to monitor and track functional training completion rates and personnel qualifications? (CNIC N32 Business Rules)

Airfield Management References

Airfield Management References

CNICINST 3700.3 Airfield Management Operations Program

SECNAVINST 5210.1 Records Management

NAVAIR 51-50AAA-2, Airfield Marking and Lighting

UFC 3-535-01 Design Standard for Visual Air Navigation Facilities

UFC 3-260-01 Airfield and Heliport Planning and Design

UFC 3-260-02 Pavement Design for Airfield

NAVFAC P-80.3 Facility Planning Factor Criteria

FAA AC 150/5340-1, Standards for Airport Markings

UFC 2-000-05N Airfield Pavement Criteria

Flight Information Publications - General Planning, Enroute Supplement

Airfield Management

Airfield Management

Is the airfield inspected daily for discrepancies, hazards, safety and compliance with established airfield planning and design criteria? (Ref: A0001)

Has the AFM developed a recommended list of airfield construction and repair projects (including priority and justification) and provided to Air Operations Officer, for budgetary and MILCON project meetings? (Ref: A0001)

Does the AFM annually review airfield related policies and procedures to include LOAs, MOUs, Operations Plans (OPLANs), Host Tenant Support and Joint-Use Agreements? (Ref: A0001)

Is a file copy of the results of Airfield Inspections/checks maintained in accordance with SECNAV Manual 5210.1 Records Management? (Ref: A0001 and A0002)

Is there a locally developed checklist/diagram or electronic equivalent used to conduct and document airfield inspections/checks? (Ref: A0001)

Has the AFM coordinated with PW, or contractors to ensured snow and ice control plans includes procedures to remove snow from the airfield, aircraft arresting systems and navigational aids? (Ref: A0001, A0003, A0004)

Has the AFM identified, documented and reported airfield lighting discrepancies? (Ref: A0001, A0003 and A0004)

Has the AFM identified, documented and reported obstruction discrepancies to PW through a work order for correction? (Ref: A0001)

Has the AFM identified, documented and reported improperly installed or faded, missing airfield markings? (Ref: A0001, A0003)

Has the AFM identified and documented airfield signs not in compliance with NAVAIR 51-50 AAA-2, and reported deficiencies to PW through a work Request? (Ref: A0001, A0003)

Has the AFM identified, documented and reported pavement area discrepancies and/or hazards to PW through a work order for correction? (Ref: A0001, A0006)

Has the AFM identified, documented, and reported aircraft arresting system discrepancies and/or hazards to PW through a work order for correction? (Ref: A0001)

Has the AFM identified, documented, and reported FOD/BASH/Habitat control, ponding, etc. problems to safety and PW through a work order for correction? (Ref: A0001)

Has the AFM, Public Works (PW) and Aviation Safety representative conducted an annual airfield inspection using the Airfield Certification/Safety Inspection Checklist? (Ref: A0001)

Are additional airfield inspections conducted and documented with PW and Aviation Safety before and after completion of any airfield construction, changes or additions to the flying mission or changes affecting existing aircraft parking or taxi procedures? (Ref: A0001, A0005)

Does the AFM maintain an airfield safety waiver program binder that includes all currently approved waivers? (Ref: A0001, A0005)

Does the AFM ensure airfield construction projects do not start without an approved temporary waiver by the installation commander? (Ref: A0001, A0005)

Has the AFM developed a continuity book and/or file plan to track and monitor active work request, information providing status of airfield discrepancies, to include proposed fix actions/estimated completion dates; airfield construction project plans and drawings; and airfield construction meeting minutes? (Ref: A0001)

Has the AFM developed procedures (e.g. Checklist, Form, NOTAM or electronic equivalent) through Base Operations to notify applicable flying and base support agencies of conditions that may impact the airfield or flying operations? (Ref: A0001)

Does AM monitor and track contractors working on or near the airfield IAW local procedures? Is ATC notified of contractor activities/movement? (Ref: A0001)

Has the AFM ensured appropriate airfield lighting leading to or located within closed areas, such as construction, are turned off and barricades properly sited? (Ref: A0001, A0005)

Does the AFM coordinate on new aircraft parking plans, keep a file copy and annually review existing plans for compliance with airfield planning and design criteria in UFC 3-260-01, NAVFAC P80.3 Facility Planning Factor Criteria as appropriate? (Ref: A0001, A0005 and A0007)

Does the AFM maintain a current copy of the Explosive Safety Quantity Distance map on file in AM? (Ref: A0001)

Is there a local operating procedure (LOP) for PW/contractor personnel to inspect and report airfield lighting systems reliability/outages? (Ref: A0001)

Has the AFM identified, documented, and reported trees penetrating imaginary surfaces or those posing a hazard to safe airfield operations to PW through a work order to remove, top or otherwise control the trees? (Ref: A0001, A0005 and A0007)

Is local FLIP airfield data information published accurate and consistent with information published in other FLIPs (e.g., weight restrictions, approach plates, enroute supplement, area planning, etc.)? (Ref: A0001, A0010)

Airfield Markings

Airfield Markings

Are runways properly marked as applicable, i.e., basic, non-precision instrument approach, or precision instrument approach? (Ref: A0001, A0003, A0004)

Are airfield markings peeling, blistering, chipping or fading and creating an unsafe condition? (Ref: A0001, A0003)

Have permanently closed taxiways, ramp, and runways markings been removed or obliterated? (Ref: A0001, A0003)

Are holding positions properly placed? ( Ref: A0003 WP 005)

Are paint and retro reflective glass beads applied to runway and taxiway markings? If so, are required markings reflective at night? (Ref: A0003 WP 005)

Are runway displaced thresholds marked according to the intended use of the area? (Ref: A000 WP 004, A0004 and A0008)

Are aircraft arresting system warning markings properly located, painted correctly and visible according to retro reflective requirements? (Ref: A0001, A0003 WP 004)

Are runway overrun chevrons located correctly and properly painted to indicate the area is not an operational surface? (Ref: A000 WP 004, A0004 and A0008)

Are taxiways, taxi lanes and apron edge markings properly marked? (Ref: A0003 WP 004, A0004 and A0008)

Are helipads properly marked? (Ref: A000 WP 004, A0004 and A0008)

Are closed airfield pavements marked correctly (“X” size, color, location, etc.)? (Ref: A0001, A0003 WP 004)

Are shoulder markings (Deceptive Surfaces) painted in areas where there is a lack of distinction between the load-bearing and non-load-bearing pavement? (Ref: A0001, A0003 WP 004)

Are interior and peripheral secondary taxi lanes centerlines painted correctly and the correct distance from the edge of the full strength pavement, other aircraft and from obstructions? (Ref: A0001, A0003 WP 006)

If airfield painting is outline with black borders, are the borders a minimum of 6" wide? (Ref: A0003 WP 004, A0008)

Are Ground Receiver Checkpoint markings (VOR & TACAN) correct? (Ref: A0003 WP 005).

Airfield Lighting

Airfield Lighting

Is an ALSF-1/2 system installed and properly configured where Category I/II/III conditions exist? (Ref: A0001, A0003 WP 003, A0004)

Are LIRLS, MIRLS, or HIRLS installed and configured properly? (Ref: A0003 WP 004, A0004)

Are required visual aids installed based on the runway’s operational category (i.e., Night VMC, Non-precision, and CAT I, II or III)? (Ref: A0003 WP 003, A0004).

Are there hazards from objects that penetrate the approach light plane? If so is an appropriate waiver on file with mitigation actions taken? (Ref: A0001, A0003 WP 003 and A0007)

Are threshold and runway end lights installed and properly configured? (Ref: A0003 WP 003/004, A0004)

Are wind cones serviceable, properly sited, and illuminated to support night operations? (NLT 400' from RCL, 12 ' long and pole is pivoted. At OLF's 150' from runway edge). (Ref: A0003 WP 003)

Is an aerodrome beacon installed/operating showing a double-peaked white beam and a single-peaked green beam? (Ref: A0003 WP003, A0004)

Are taxiway edge lighting installed and properly configured as needed? (Ref: A0003 WP 003, A0004)

Are Taxiway End Lights (where installed) properly configured where a taxiway ends at a crossing taxiway? (Ref: A0003 WP 005, A0004)

If taxiway centerline lights are installed in the area of the holding position, are holding position lights installed? (Ref: A0003 WP 005, A0004)

Are entrance/exit lights properly installed on intersections of taxiways with runways or aprons when required? (Ref: A0003 WP004, A0004)

Are aircraft operations restricted on taxiways without edge lighting during night Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) or instrument operations? ( Ref: A0003 PW005, A0008)

Signs

Signs

Are signs mounted on frangible couplings? ( Ref: A0003 WP 005)

Do taxiway signs have the correct designations? ( Ref: A0003 WP 005)

Is a mandatory sign (white inscription/red background) installed when an instruction must be followed, such as at an instrument or runway hold position? ( Ref: A0003 WP 005)

Are signs with an overall height of no more than 24 inches above taxiway surface placed at not less than 25 feet from the taxiway edge? Note: Signs mounted 30 inches above the taxiway surface shall be installed not less than 35 feet from the taxiway edge. ( Ref: A0003 WP 005)

When guidance signs are installed do they portray the correct background/inscription and, illuminated to support night and instrument operations? ( Ref: A0003 WP 005)

When installed, are runway exit signs on the same side as the runway exit prior to the intersection? ( Ref: A0003 WP 005, A0008)

Are arrows located on the taxiway/runway directional signs properly aligned and located prior to the upcoming taxiway/runway intersection? (Ref: A0003 WP 005)

Are holding position signs in line with holding position markers? (Ref: A0003 WP 005)

If holding position is over 150', are holding position signs located on both sides of taxiway? (Ref: A0003 WP 005)

Is a TACAN Checkpoint Sign provided when an airfield has a TACAN system, is the sign installed correctly and the information correct? (Ref: A0003 WP 005, A0008)

Are Runway Distance Markers (RDM) installed on runways with IFR/night jet aircraft operations? If so are they internally illuminated and configured properly? (Ref: A0003 WP 005)

Are Arresting Gear Markers configured properly? (Ref: 0003 WP 004)

Are waivers to requirements on file where signage system compliance is not practical or feasible? (Ref: A0003 WP 005)

Pavement

Pavement

Are runway, taxiway and apron pavement areas free of depressions and drain sufficiently to prevent ponding that obscure markings, attract wildlife or impair safe aircraft operations? (Ref: A0001, A0005 Para 5-11.1 & 6-18)

Are unpaved shoulders graded to prevent water from ponding on the adjacent paved area UFC 3-260-01, 3-9?

Has AM coordinated with PW and taken the appropriate corrective actions based on results of most recent Runway Friction Characteristics Report?

Airfield Safety Clearances

Airfield Safety Clearances

Has AM coordinated with PW and taken the appropriate corrective actions based on results of most recent Runway Friction Characteristics Report?

Is the graded portion of the runway clear zone free of above ground structures, objects, or roadways with the exception to those items authorized in UFC 3-260-01 or waived? (Ref: A0005 Table 3-5 item 5, A0007)

Are taxiways in compliance with criteria established in UFC 3-260-01, Table 5.1, UFC 2-000-05N Para 112?

Are aprons in compliance with criteria established in NAVFAC P80.3, UFC 2-000-05N Para 113?

Airfield Waivers

Airfield Waivers

Have appropriate actions been taken to waive existing facilities, equipment, or obstructions violating airfield criteria, and do temporary waivers have a project or work order in place to correct the violation? (Ref: A0001, A0007)

Is an operational risk assessment performed and documented on each waiver (temporary/permanent)? (Ref: A0001, A0007)

Arresting Systems References

Arresting Systems References

NAVAIR 51-5-31, E-28 Maintenance, Operation and Overhaul

NAVAIRINST 13800.13B, Shore-based Arresting Gear Certification

MIL-HDBK-1021/4, Rigid Pavement Design

NAVAIR 51-50AAA-2, Airfield Marking and Lighting

NAVEDTRA 43542-A, E-28 PQS

OPNAVINST 4790.4, 3M Manual

OPNAVINST 4790.15, ALREMP Manual

Local Instructions

Administration and Training

Administration and Training

Are personnel trained/qualified to operate and maintain E-28 Arresting Gear? (Ref AG 0005)

Does the facility have a copy of the latest annual arresting gear certification letter? (Ref AG 0001)

Does the work center maintain current copies of aircraft recovery bulletins? Are work center personnel trained in their usage? (Ref AG 0001)

Does the work center maintain a current copy of Ref B0001, Operation, Maintenance and Overhaul?

Are designated Quality Assurance Inspectors designated in writing by the Commanding Officer? (Ref B0007)

Is there a tool control program? (Ref AG 0007)

Is there an active maintenance log on hand to provide complete and accurate maintenance history? (Ref AG 0001)

Are maintenance requirements being performed IAW the planned maintenance system? ( Ref AG 0006)

Equipment

Equipment

Are spare tapes sheltered to prevent any weather damage? (Ref AG 0001)

Is the arresting gear cross deck pendant properly supported with pre-determined amount of donuts (ample to deck width)? (Ref AG 0001)

Does spare cross deck pendants have donuts pre-installed to provide capability for immediate pendant replacement? (Ref AG 0001)

Is the cross deck pendant at the proper height of (2"-5 1/2")?(Ref AG 0001)

What is the condition of the wire supports (donuts) and runway markings for the spacing of CDP wire supports? (Ref AG 0001)

Is the runway directly beneath the cross deck pendant in good condition? (Ref AG 0001)

Is the tube and roller assembly tension set properly (Marks on deck, 84"+2") IAW applicable MRC's?

Is the required Arrest sign located behind the cooling system tank assembly? (Ref AG 0001)

Are the out of battery systems functioning properly and are they visible from the ATC tower? (Ref AG 0004)

After each aircraft arrestment, is all data recorded onto the quarterly runway arresting gear engagement report for submission to NAWC Lakehurst NJ?

What is the condition of all firefighting equipment? Is PMS being properly performed IAW applicable MRC's?

Air Terminal Operations

Air Terminal Operations

Is a copy of the Air Station Operations Manual/SOP available?

Does the work center have an active long-range training plan available? Is the monthly training plan posted?

Is training being documented in all training records? Is all training being verified with signed lecture attendance sheets?

Are personnel that operate mobile equipment properly trained and licensed? (Ref AT 0001)

Have all assigned personnel attended the airfield vehicle operator's indoctrination course on an annual basis? (Ref AT 0002)

Have all personnel received the annual audiogram? Is a copy of the audiogram in each individual training jacket? (Ref AT 0005)

Have all personnel received annual training on hearing conservation? (Ref AT 0005)

Have all personnel received annual training on sight conservation? (Ref AT 0005)

Is the Air Terminal properly manned to meet manifest/dispatch responsibilities?

Are passengers being properly manifested and are next of kin forms utilized? (Ref AT 0002)

Does the Terminal area prominently display one or more WARNING signs that help ensure security regulations? (Ref AT 0003)

Is the WARNING sign within the correct size specifications and is the content correct (in verbatim)? (Ref A0003)

Are prohibited articles in personal possession confiscated? (Ref AT 0003)

Are passengers Identification Cards checked against the manifest at boarding time? (Ref AT 0003)

Does the Air Terminal have a designated space to process anticipated passenger loads, including a waiting area, scales and a secured area for inspected passengers and baggage? (Ref AT 0003)

Is weekly walk-through metal detector equipment calibration being conducted by designated supervisors? Is it documented? (Ref AT 0003)

Does the terminal independently weigh all bulk cargo? Are scales properly calibrated/certified? (Ref AT 0003)

Is passenger information displayed in a conspicuous place near the terminal entrance to include: Local check-in procedures and flight information? (Ref AT 0003)

What is the condition of all firefighting equipment? Is PMS being properly performed IAW applicable MRC's? (Ref AT 0003)

Is the equipment utilized for boarding/loading of aircraft being properly maintained? (Ref AT 0003)

Is the Air Terminal properly manned to meet manifest/dispatch responsibilities?

Are passengers being properly manifested and are next of kin forms utilized? (Ref AT 0002)

Does the Terminal area prominently display one or more WARNING signs that help ensure security regulations? (Ref AT 0003)

Is the WARNING sign within the correct size specifications and is the content correct (in verbatim)? (Ref AT 0003)

Is there a secured area for inspected passengers and baggage? (Ref AT 0003)

Is there a secured area sufficient for expected cargo? (Ref AT 0003)

Does the terminal possess Ground Support Equipment for anticipated aircraft loads, including cargo/baggage carts and passenger ramps? (Ref AT 0003)

Does the terminal possess appropriate passenger inspection devices either permanent or handheld? (Ref AT 0003)

Does the terminal display (bulletin board/TV monitor) a schedule board to include: flight number, aircraft type, destination, origin, arrival/departure time, load, space available, and other pertinent information? (Ref AT 0003)

Does the terminal display local facility information board showing including: local transportation schedules, location/hours of operation for exchange, mess, recreation, and medical facilities? (Ref AT 0003)

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.