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|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B737 Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||maintenance : technician|
|Qualification||technician : powerplant|
technician : airframe
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other other : 1|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Maintenance||contributing factor : work cards|
performance deficiency : non compliance with legal requirements
|Problem Areas||Maintenance Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Maintenance Human Performance|
I was accomplishing a dual FMC software update and cds software update. The FMC is not a CAT item but the cds is. On both pieces of paperwork; step 31 says return aircraft to service. On the cds paperwork it also says 'include recertification of hgs to CAT III status.' on the cds paperwork I missed this part of the signoff. I am used to seeing return aircraft to service as the final action to be taken on the aircraft. I should have seen this portion of the block but believe it would be helpful to separate these 2 actions into 2 blocks.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A B-737 ACFT MECHANIC REPORTS ON HOW HE MISSED A MAINT SIGN-OFF AFTER HE COMPLETED THE UPDATING OF DUAL FMC SOFTWARE AND SOFTWARE FOR THE CDS.
Narrative: I WAS ACCOMPLISHING A DUAL FMC SOFTWARE UPDATE AND CDS SOFTWARE UPDATE. THE FMC IS NOT A CAT ITEM BUT THE CDS IS. ON BOTH PIECES OF PAPERWORK; STEP 31 SAYS RETURN ACFT TO SVC. ON THE CDS PAPERWORK IT ALSO SAYS 'INCLUDE RECERTIFICATION OF HGS TO CAT III STATUS.' ON THE CDS PAPERWORK I MISSED THIS PART OF THE SIGNOFF. I AM USED TO SEEING RETURN ACFT TO SVC AS THE FINAL ACTION TO BE TAKEN ON THE ACFT. I SHOULD HAVE SEEN THIS PORTION OF THE BLOCK BUT BELIEVE IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO SEPARATE THESE 2 ACTIONS INTO 2 BLOCKS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.