Accession Number : ADA303602

Title :   Training Situation Analysis for Flightline Maintenance Training: Implications for IMIS.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical paper Feb 92-Jan 93,

Corporate Author : MEI TECHNOLOGY CORP SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Hicks, Kimberly ; Gugerty, Leo ; Young, Steven ; Walsh, William ; Reiners, Ann W.

PDF Url : ADA303602

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : This report is the first part of a project to evaluate how the Integrated Maintenance Information System (IMIS) can be used in aircraft maintenance training. The report presents the results of a Training Situation Analysis, in which the current Air Force maintenance training environment was analyzed and hypotheses were developed about how IMIS may affect maintenance training. Furthermore, in order to develop hypotheses about MIS's effect on training, the Air Force maintenance process and IMIS's capabilities were also investigated. In performing the Training Situation Analysis, structured interviews were conducted at Air Force maintenance and maintenance training facilities, including Technical School Field Training Detachment, Logistics Support Training, and on-the-job training sites. Additional data were collected through literature reviews and observations of MIS demonstrations. The data suggested that maintenance technicians need training in (1) a variety of maintenance procedures, and (2) the problem-solving skills needed to handle troubleshooting problems that are not solvable by standardized procedures (e.g., technical orders). Current training to provide this problem-solving knowledge needs considerable improvement. (AN)

Descriptors :   *JOB TRAINING, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, SIMULATORS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SKILLS, TRAINING DEVICES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), DEMOGRAPHY, PROBLEM SOLVING, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, TECHNICIANS, AIR FORCE TRAINING, JET FIGHTERS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, APPRENTICESHIP, TROUBLESHOOTING, TRANSFER OF TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Aircraft
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE