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Traditionally, the MPD documents recommended the use of Block checks (letter checks A, B,

C, D), by pre-determining the packages for each letter check. However, with the Advancements in aircraft maintenance analysis brought about by the task-oriented MSG-3 And its revisions (rev.1 en rev.2)3, the Boeing Company is tending to opt for non-packaging of maintenance tasks in the MPD, leaving this open for the operator. This has been the case with the Boeing 737 Next Generation (henceforth referred to as 737NG) MPD document. The main reason for this is that the operator gets more freedom to plan maintenance based on aircraft scheduling and utilization, hence having more control over direct maintenance costs. By reviewing an operator's anticipated utilization, environmental considerations, fleet size, seasonal constraints, and other factors, it is possible to package an aircraft's maintenance program taking full advantage of the allowable utilization parameters as specified in the MPD document. The planning and execution of maintenance tasks can be boldly classified into two categories: a. Line maintenance: This can generally be defined as maintenance activities with a preflight, daily, weekly, and periodic (A Check, B Check) frequency (IAR-145 Section 2, paragraph 3.2.2). It mainly consists of visual inspections, lubrication, and general servicing of aircraft and does not require the opening of panels and access doors for detailed inspections. Line maintenance is mainly characterized by short downtime periods of twenty-four hours or less and small maintenance packages, quantified in terms of man-hours. b. Heavy maintenance: This can generally be defined as maintenance activities falling under C Checks and D checks (IAR-145 Section 2 paragraph 3.2.3), requiring panel and access doors opening and disassembly for deeper inspection and eventually repair. Base maintenance is mainly characterized by long downtime periods and large maintenance packages, quantified in terms of man-hours

Tradicionalmente, los documentos MPD recomienda el uso de cheques de bloque ( cheques de letras A, B , C , D ) , por la pre- determinacin de los paquetes para cada cheque letra. Sin embargo , con Los avances en el anlisis de mantenimiento de aviones producidos por la tarea orientada a MSG- 3 Mediante la revisin de la utilizacin prevista de un operador, consideraciones ambientales, tamao de la flota , las limitaciones estacionales y otros factores , es posible envasar programa de mantenimiento de la aeronave aprovechando al mximo los parmetros de utilizacin admisibles segn lo especificado en el documento de MPD . La planificacin y ejecucin de las tareas de mantenimiento se pueden clasificar en dos atrevidamente categoras: a . Mantenimiento de lnea: Esta se puede definir generalmente como actividades de mantenimiento con una prevuelo , diario , semanal y peridica ( un cheque, B Check) frecuencia ( IAR- 145 Seccin 2 , el apartado 3.2.2) . Se compone principalmente de las inspecciones visuales , lubricacin, y en general mantenimiento de aeronaves y no requiere la apertura de los paneles y puertas de acceso para inspecciones detalladas. Mantenimiento de lnea se caracteriza principalmente por perodos cortos de tiempo de inactividad de veinticuatro horas o menos y los pequeos paquetes de mantenimiento , cuantificado en trminos de horas-hombre. b . Mantenimiento pesado: Esta se puede definir generalmente como actividades de mantenimiento de la cada en virtud de cheques y cheques C D ( IAR- 145 Seccin 2, prrafo 3.2.3) , lo que requiere de paneles y puertas de acceso de apertura y desmontaje para la inspeccin ms profunda y eventualmente reparar . Base de mantenimiento se caracteriza principalmente por periodos de inactividad largos y grandespaquetes de mantenimiento , cuantificados en trminos de horas-hombre