a. Any NDI technician who (a) develops an NDI technique or procedure not presently contained in the
existing NDI applications manuals or other applicable T.O. manuals, (b) improves an existing NDI
procedure, or (c) determines an area or condition where an NDI procedure would be advantageous will
initiate an AFTO Form 242 in accordance with the instructions prescribed in subsequent paragraphs.
b. The initiator will also prepare an AFTO Form 22 in accordance with T.O. 00-5-1 to serve as a
processing document for the AFTO Form 242. The AFTO Form 22 should cite the NDI applications
manual (Dash 36) for the applicable weapons system or other manual in which the proposed procedure
should be incorporated. On commodity items, that do not have an NDI applications manual, the
applicable technical order manual containing service, operating and maintenance instructions should be
cited. One copy of the applicable AFTO Form 242 will be attached to each copy of AFTO Form 22.
c. The initiator shall complete the applicable sections of AFTO Form 242 as described in paragraph 1.3.5.
The AFTO Form 22 and 242 shall be submitted to the ALC NDI Manager when the
inspection technique directly involves parts that are on or associated with the
weapon system. Support equipment items require only the approval of the local lab
a. The supervisor of the person initiating the AFTO Form 242 shall review the completed form to insure
that all information is included. He shall also witness a demonstration of the technique following the
instructions on the AFTO Form 242 to verify the capability of performing the inspection as it is
described. In addition, the supervisors will initial/date the AFTO Form 242 confirming that he/she has
witnessed the inspection.
b. After approving the technique, the supervisor will submit the Forms 22 and 242 to the responsible ALC
Air Force ALC NDI Program Manager.
a. The responsible ALC NDI Program Manager is responsible for ensuring the technical accuracy of the
technique. He will add, revise or supplement the submitted technique as required to produce a workable
procedure. He will validate the final technique and take action to include it in the appropriate technical
b. The manager will provide a copy of the Forms 22 and 242 to the AF NDI Program Manager.
Air Force NDI Program Manager.
The AF NDI Program Manager will distribute information copies of the approved technique to all Command NDI
Program Managers as applicable.
The Army uses DA Form 2028 when developing a NDI technique or procedure not presently contained in existing
manuals. AFTO Forms may be reproduced and used to supplement DA Form 2028. Send to Commander, US Army
Aviation Systems Command, ATTN: AMSAV-MC, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63120-1798.