Prepares studies, evaluations, special reports, and records pertaining to aircraft maintenance, component repair, and related activities. Plans aircraft maintenance areas, components repair shops, and facilities. Applies production control, quality control, and other maintenance management principles and procedures to aircraft maintenance and shop operations. Supervises the verification and validation of technical manuals, training devices, and contractor furnished training material pertaining to new aircraft and/or component fielding. Supervises research and development projects in aviation and related areas. Assists in the development of maintenance procedures for prototype aircraft and components. Supervises the development and instruction of training programs. Recommends and establishes plans, policies, and procedures for aircraft maintenance operations. Maintains supply economy and discipline.