(b) Aircraft that are undergoing a comprehensive, depot-level modification action, as defined by
paragraph 2.(c), may have the provisions
of the JACE satisfied coincidentally with that modification action
by the agency
(Government or Contractor) conducting the modification action The affected service may elect to postpone the JACE
until after the completion of the modification action and subsequent delivery to the Government. In this event, the
aircraft shall be subject to a maximum operational time limit that shall not exceed 30 consecutive calendar days from the
date of Government acceptance, or 50 total flying hours from the logbook time of Government acceptance, whichever is
the lesser. At the expiration of this time limit, the aircraft shall be placed into a nonflying status until such time as the
JACE is conducted.
(c) Aircraft deployed to a Combat/Hazardous Duty Zone, a remote field exercise site, and/or aircraft
deployed aboard an under way vessel, shall be subject to a maximum operational time limit that shall not exceed 30
consecutive calendar days from the date of return from the deployment, to Continental United States (CONUS) and/or an
Outside CONUS (OCONUS) location not designated as a Combat/Hazardous Duty Zone, or 50 total flying hours from
such return from the deployment, whichever is the lesser. At the expiration of this time limit, the aircraft shall be placed
into a nonflying status until such time as the JACE is conducted.
(d) Aircraft exempted by virtue of command authority shall be subject to a maximum time limit for
operation after release from command authority, as specified by the command authority granting the exemption, at the
time of the release. At the expiration of that time limit, the aircraft shall be placed into a nonflying status until such time
as the JACE is conducted.
(5) REMEDIAL ACTION RECORDS: The affected service shall be responsible for maintaining records of the
remedial actions taken for any aircraft exempted for any reasons specified herein, and shall transmit those records to the
Trend Analysis Database System Administrator for incorporation into the database. The records must include the aircraft
tail number, action taken, result (score), and the date of the completion of the action.
(6) DEFECT CORRECTION Correction of defects uncovered as a result of JACE is driven by two criteria
defect severity and corrective action maintenance level. The guidelines for this policy are provided below.
Minor All Minor defects identified during the JACE inspection, correctable at the
Organizational/intermediate (0/I) level, may be corrected at the convenience of the Unit Commander, or a designated
representative, hereinafter referred to as Unit Commander. By definition, a minor repair should be correctable at the unit
(b) Major Major defects identified during the JACE inspection, falling within similar guidelines, also may
be correctable at the 0/I level at the convenience of the Unit Commander. However, according to the nature of the
severity of the defect, every effort should be made to correct the defect at the earliest possible opportunity. Major
defects that are identified as correctable at the depot level require that the Unit Commander and the affected service.