-Specialized repair activity can remove, replace, and usthe
-Depot category can remove, replace, and use the item.
(b) The maintenance code entered in the fourth position tells you whether or not the item is to be repaired
and identifies the lowest maintenance category with the capability to do complete repair (i.e., perform all authorized
repair functions). (NOTE: Some limited repair may be done on the item at a lower category of maintenance, if
authorized by the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) and SMR codes.) This position will contain one of the following
-Organizational or aviation unit is the lowest category that
can do complete repair of the item.
-Direct support or aviation intermediate is the lowest
category that can do complete repair of the item.
-General support is the lowest category that can do com-
plete repair of the item.
-Specialized repair activity (designate the specialized repair
activity) is the lowest category that can do complete repair
of the item.
-Depot is the lowest category that can do complete repair of
-Nonreparable. No repair is authorized.
-No repair is authorized. No parts or special tools are
authorized for the maintenance of a "B" coded item.)
However, the item may be reconditioned by adjusting,
lubricating, etc., at the user level.
(3) Recoverability Code. Recoverability codes are assigned to items to indicate the disposition action on
unserviceable items. The recoverability code is entered in the fifth position of the SMR Code as follows:
-Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, condemn and
dispose of the item at the category of maintenance shown in
3d position of SMR Code.
-Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn
and dispose of the item at organizational or aviation unit