Systems and Powerplant Analysis
From the identification of maintenance significant items (MSIs) to the generation of the final report document, MPC guides you through the entire MSG-3 process for aircraft systems and powerplant analysis. In the Synthesis version, this functionality is now more flexible and user-friendly than ever!
Identify Maintenance Significant Items (MSIs)
In MPC's System Hierarchy interface, the intuitive tree structure makes it easy to define and manage the system configurations you wish to analyze. For systems and subsystems, you can select from the complete list of ATA chapters and sections defined in iSpec 2200: Aircraft Systems. Then you have the flexibility to define your own sub-subsystems and parts.
MPC also provides built-in logic to help you identify maintenance significant items (MSIs) and flag them for more detailed analysis.
Functional Failure Analysis (F-F-E-C)
For each MSI, you can easily define the related functions, failures, effects and causes in another intuitive hierarchy that is easier to navigate and more flexible than ever before. In the new interface, it is now much faster and easier to add and edit analysis records, and task descriptions are now displayed directly in the hierarchy view. We've also added a new Filtered View that makes it easy to see only those records of a specific type (e.g., a list of effects sorted by FEC, or a list of maintenance tasks sorted by interval). You also have the option to import this data from Microsoft Excel® worksheets, if desired.
Categorizing Effects and Selecting Maintenance Tasks
MPC includes built-in logic diagrams to help the team determine and record the failure effect category (FEC) and select the scheduled maintenance tasks that will be applicable and effective.
In the Synthesis version, you can now use the Check MSI Analysis window at any time to check the answers to the MSI selection questions against the FECs. You no longer have to wait until you are generating a report!
When defining maintenance tasks, we've also added the option to use predefined time units for maintenance task intervals — no more inconsistencies from manually typed abbreviations!