(b) The maintenance code entered in the fourth position tells whether or not the item is to be
repaired and identifies the lowest maintenance level 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 level of
maintenance, if authorized by the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) and SMR codes. This position will
contain one of the following maintenance codes.
Organizational or (aviation unit) is the lowest level that can do complete repair of the item.
Direct support or aviation intermediate is the lowest level that can do complete repair of the
H GeneraI Support is the lowest level that can do complete repair of the item.
Specialized repair activity is the lowest level that can do complete repair of the item.
D Depot is the lowest level that can do complete repair of the item.
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
Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, condemn and dispose of the item at the level of
maintenance shown in 3d position of SMR Code.
Reparable item. When not economically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at
organizational or aviation unit level
F Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the
direct support or aviation intermediate level
H Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the
general support level.
Reparable item, When beyond lower level repair capability, return to depot, Condemnation
and disposal of item not authorized below depot level.
L Reparable item. Condemnation and disposal not authorized below specialized repair
Item requires special handling or condemnation procedures because of specific reasons
(e.g., precious metal content, high dollar value, critical material, or hazardous material). Refer to appropriate
manuals/directives for specific instructions.