ARP5987 A Process for Utilizing Aerospace Propulsion Health Management Systems for Maintenance Credit

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12/06/2018

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Scope
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The process detailed within this document is generic and can be applied to commercial and military applications. It applies to the entire end-to-end health management system throughout its lifecycle, covering on-board and on-ground elements. The practical application of this standardized process is detailed in the form of a checklist.
The on-board element described here are the source of the data acquisition used for off-board analysis. The on-board aspects relating to safety of flight, pilot notification, etc., are addressed by the other SAE Committees standards and documents.
This document does not prescribe hardware or software assurance levels, nor does it answer the question “how much mitigation and evidence are enough”. The criticality level and mitigation method will be determined between the ‘Applicant’ and the regulator.
In order to provide some detailed guidance utilizing the process and checklist, some high-level examples of previous successful cases of Maintenance Credit applications are included. At this point, it is incumbent on the ‘Applicant’ to explain any differences in terminology between the health management system they are seeking a credit for and the appropriate regulatory references. For example, the system name often uses interchangeable terms such as Engine Health Monitoring, Equipment Health Management, Prognostic Health Management, Powerplant Health Management, etc.
Rationale
Content
This document has been written to provide a process to achieve Maintenance Credits using Aerospace Propulsion Health Management Systems in a consistent way. This will help Regulators carry out assessments of the merits of a Maintenance Credit application with a view to provide approval.
This document reflects the fact that regulatory approval has been provided to multiple engine and aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), allowing the use of Propulsion Health Management functionality in the mitigation of Airworthiness Directives, extending inspection intervals, compliance with Maintenance Steering Group-3 (MSG-3) and more effective utilization of component lives to increase ‘time on wing’.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/ARP5987
Pages
1
Citation
SAE International Recommended Practice, A Process for Utilizing Aerospace Propulsion Health Management Systems for Maintenance Credit, SAE Standard ARP5987, Issued December 2018, https://doi.org/10.4271/ARP5987.
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Published
Dec 6, 2018
Product Code
ARP5987
Content Type
Recommended Practice
Status
Current
Language
English

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