DA Form 2408 Equipment Log Assembly (Records)

What Is DA Form 2408?

DA Form 2408, Equipment Log Assembly (Records) provides a list of operational symbols, duty symbols, flight condition symbols, aircraft, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) condition status symbols, and codes used on the DA Form 2408-12, DA Form 2408-13, DA Form 2408-13-1, DA Form 2408-13-2, DA Form 2408-13-3, and other related maintenance forms.

The DA 2408 is a part of a series of 40 forms along with the DA Form 2408-12, Army Aviator's Flight Record, used for recording aircraft maintenance information and flight operations.

The Department of the Army (DA) released the latest edition of the form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DD Form 2408 - in October 1997. An up-to-date DA Form 2408 is available for download below or can be found on the Army Publishing Directorate (APD) website.

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SYMBOLS AND CODES TO BE USED ON AIRCRAFT OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE FORMS
DUTY SYMBOLS
STATUS SYMBOLS
WHEN DISCOVERED CODES
HOW RECOGNIZED CODES
A
Aerodynamic/Vibration
AO
Aerial Observer
X
= RED X. Shows that a
W
Acceptance Inspection
deficiency exists and the aircraft
B
Audio/Hearing
N
AOAP Results
CE
Crew Chief, Flight Engineer
is unsafe for flight.
C
Std Cockpit Instruments
J
Calibration
CP
Copilot
D
Onboard Test Equip
X
Daily/PMS Inspection
FI
Flt Engineer Instructor
X
= CIRCLED RED X. Indicates a
F
Ground Spt Test Equip
P
Diagnostic Test
IE
Instrument Flight Examiner
deficiency. The aircraft may be
Visual
G
D
Depot Level Repair
flown under specific limits as
IP
Instructor Pilot
Odor
H
G
Flight
directed by higher authority or
ME
Maintenance Test Flight
Feel
K
B
Handling
as directed locally until
Evaluator
M
Off Acft Maint
corrective action is taken.
Y
Intermediate Inspection
MO
Flight Surgeon or other
Special Insp
O
-
Maintenance Oper Check
L
Medical Personnel
RED DASH. Shows that an
M
Maintenance Test Flight
inspection, service, calibration,
MP
Maintenance Test Pilot
Z
Periodic Inspection
MISSION SYMBOLS
including HIT checks, TEAC's and
NCT Nonrated Crew Trainer
H
Phase/PPM Inspection
MOC's or test flight is required. It
T
Preflight inspection
T
Training Flight
Aircraft Maintenance
OR
also shows that a normal MWO,
Personnel, Technical
C
Combat Mission
V
Postflight Inspection
SOF or TB is due or overdue.
Observer, Fire Fighter, Aerial
S
Service Mission
R
Rearmament
Photographer, Gunner, or
D
Imminent Danger
S
Reconfiguration
duties requiring flight.
F
Maintenance Test flight
Q
Servicing
/
RED DIAGONAL. Indicated an
PC
Pilot in Command
A
Acceptance Test Flight
O
Special Inspection
unsatisfactory condition exists
PI
Pilot
X
Experimental Test Flight
E
Storage
on the aircraft that is not urgent
SI
Standardization Flight
or dangerous enough to ground
U
Thru Flight Inspection
Engineer Instructor
the aircraft.
K
Unscheduled Maintenance
SYSTEM CODES
SP
Standardization Instructor
Pilot
Aircraft
LAST NAME INITIAL
MALFUNCTION EFFECT
A
CODES
Armament
Shows that a completely
W
UT
Unit Trainer
satisfactory condition exists.
Electronic
E
XP
Experimental Test Pilot
1
No Malfunction
Other
O
2
No Effect
3
Partial Failure
CIRCLED RED
N
, RED
B
, RED
C
FLIGHT CONDITION SYMBOLS
4
Reduced Performance
The red letter N (Nuclear), B
5
Mission Abort
(Biological), or C (Chemical)
AA Air to Air
DG Day Goggles
NS Night Systems
6
Precautionary Landing
inside a red circle shows that the
D
Day
H
Hood
TR Terrain
7
Forced Landing
aircraft has been or may have
DS Day Flight
N
Night
W Weather
8
Incident/Accident
been contaminated.
Using Night
9
Off Acft Maint
NG Night Vision
Systems
Goggles
DA FORM 2408, OCT 1997
APD LC v1.01
EQUIPMENT LOG ASSEMBLY (RECORDS)
DA FORM 2408, NOV 91, IS OBSOLETE
For use of this form, see DA PAM 738-751; the proponent agency is DCSLOG
SYMBOLS AND CODES TO BE USED ON AIRCRAFT OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE FORMS
DUTY SYMBOLS
STATUS SYMBOLS
WHEN DISCOVERED CODES
HOW RECOGNIZED CODES
A
Aerodynamic/Vibration
AO
Aerial Observer
X
= RED X. Shows that a
W
Acceptance Inspection
deficiency exists and the aircraft
B
Audio/Hearing
N
AOAP Results
CE
Crew Chief, Flight Engineer
is unsafe for flight.
C
Std Cockpit Instruments
J
Calibration
CP
Copilot
D
Onboard Test Equip
X
Daily/PMS Inspection
FI
Flt Engineer Instructor
X
= CIRCLED RED X. Indicates a
F
Ground Spt Test Equip
P
Diagnostic Test
IE
Instrument Flight Examiner
deficiency. The aircraft may be
Visual
G
D
Depot Level Repair
flown under specific limits as
IP
Instructor Pilot
Odor
H
G
Flight
directed by higher authority or
ME
Maintenance Test Flight
Feel
K
B
Handling
as directed locally until
Evaluator
M
Off Acft Maint
corrective action is taken.
Y
Intermediate Inspection
MO
Flight Surgeon or other
Special Insp
O
-
Maintenance Oper Check
L
Medical Personnel
RED DASH. Shows that an
M
Maintenance Test Flight
inspection, service, calibration,
MP
Maintenance Test Pilot
Z
Periodic Inspection
MISSION SYMBOLS
including HIT checks, TEAC's and
NCT Nonrated Crew Trainer
H
Phase/PPM Inspection
MOC's or test flight is required. It
T
Preflight inspection
T
Training Flight
Aircraft Maintenance
OR
also shows that a normal MWO,
Personnel, Technical
C
Combat Mission
V
Postflight Inspection
SOF or TB is due or overdue.
Observer, Fire Fighter, Aerial
S
Service Mission
R
Rearmament
Photographer, Gunner, or
D
Imminent Danger
S
Reconfiguration
duties requiring flight.
F
Maintenance Test flight
Q
Servicing
/
RED DIAGONAL. Indicated an
PC
Pilot in Command
A
Acceptance Test Flight
O
Special Inspection
unsatisfactory condition exists
PI
Pilot
X
Experimental Test Flight
E
Storage
on the aircraft that is not urgent
SI
Standardization Flight
or dangerous enough to ground
U
Thru Flight Inspection
Engineer Instructor
the aircraft.
K
Unscheduled Maintenance
SYSTEM CODES
SP
Standardization Instructor
Pilot
Aircraft
LAST NAME INITIAL
MALFUNCTION EFFECT
A
CODES
Armament
Shows that a completely
W
UT
Unit Trainer
satisfactory condition exists.
Electronic
E
XP
Experimental Test Pilot
1
No Malfunction
Other
O
2
No Effect
3
Partial Failure
CIRCLED RED
N
, RED
B
, RED
C
FLIGHT CONDITION SYMBOLS
4
Reduced Performance
The red letter N (Nuclear), B
5
Mission Abort
(Biological), or C (Chemical)
AA Air to Air
DG Day Goggles
NS Night Systems
6
Precautionary Landing
inside a red circle shows that the
D
Day
H
Hood
TR Terrain
7
Forced Landing
aircraft has been or may have
DS Day Flight
N
Night
W Weather
8
Incident/Accident
been contaminated.
Using Night
9
Off Acft Maint
NG Night Vision
Systems
Goggles
DA FORM 2408, OCT 1997
APD LC v1.01
EQUIPMENT LOG ASSEMBLY (RECORDS)
DA FORM 2408, NOV 91, IS OBSOLETE
For use of this form, see DA PAM 738-751; the proponent agency is DCSLOG
ACTION CODES
FUNCTIONAL GROUP CODES
02
Airframe
19
Avionics
These codes will be used to record maintenance actions
performed on aircraft when correcting faults on the DA
03
Landing Gear
30
Armament Sub System
Form 2408-13-1. Only a listing is provided. See DA
04
Power Plant Installation
31
Fire Control Sub System
Pamphlet 738-751 for detailed instructions of each code.
05
Rotor System
32
Hellfire Sub System
A
REPLACED
06
Drive System
33
TADS Assembly
B
ADJUSTED
07
Hydraulics/Pneudraulics
34
PNVS Assembly
C
REPAIRED
Area Weapon System
08
Instrument System
35
D
MANUFACTURE/FABRICATION
Other Weapon Systems
09
Electrical Installation
36
F
INITIAL INSPECTION
10
Fuel System
37
Fire Control/RADAR
G
FINAL INSPECTION
Symbol Generation
11
Flight Control System
38
MWO APPLIED
H
IHADDS
12
Utility System
39
TESTED
J
Auto Pilot System
13
Environmental Control System
52
IN PROCESS INSPECTION
K
Electronic Countermeasures
14
Hoists and Winches
76
REMOVED AND REINSTALLED
L
Special Tools
15
Auxiliary Power Plant
80
CHECKED NRTS
Flyaway Items
M
16
Mission Equipment
82
CHECKED - NOT REPAIRABLE
Ground Support Items
N
17
Emergency Equipment
83
OVERHAULED/REBUILT/REMANUFACTURED
O
CHECKED - SERVICEABLE
P
NOTE: All functional group codes do not apply to all models.
MWO REMOVAL
Q
REMOVED
R
TIME CONVERSION TABLE
INSTALLED
S
SOF/ASAM/TB SOU/TB COMPLIANCE
T
MINUTES
PARTS OF HOUR
DECONTAMINATION
U
0.......................................................0.0
W HOUR METER CHANGE
1-6....................................................0.1
X
GUN CHANGE
7-12..................................................0.2
Y
SPECIAL MISSION ALTERATION APPLY/APPLIED
13-18................................................0.3
1
SERVICING-SCHEDULED
19-24................................................0.4
2
SERVICING-UNSCHEDULED
25-30................................................0.5
3
PMD/PMS/PMS-1
31-36................................................0.6
MAINTENANCE TEST FLIGHT/MOC
4
37-42................................................0.7
PERIODIC/PHASE/PPM INSPECTION
5
43-48................................................0.8
6
SPECIAL INSPECTION
49-54................................................0.9
GROUND HANDLING
7
55-60................................................1.0
SAMS UNIQUE CODE
8
MODIFICATION BY REPLACEMENT
9

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How to Use DA Form 2408?

The DA 2408 provides information to assist aircrew, UAS operator, and maintenance personnel on filling out the logbook, maintenance, and historical forms, records, and files.

The codes described on the DA 2408 are part of the Logistics Information System and appear in drop-down lists to help in completing the necessary forms and records. All flying duty symbols, mission symbols, and flight condition symbols can also be found in the Army Regulation 95-23 (for UAS) and Army Regulation 95-1 (for aircraft). The information in both Army Regulations takes precedence over the form if there is a conflict between codes.

Additional information and DA Form 2408 instructions can be found in the Department of the Army Pamphlet 738-751 (Functional Users Manual for the Army Maintenance Management System - Aviation) released in February 2014.

This form is a permanent part of an Aircraft Logbook. When a form is soiled or damaged replace it with a new one. Other aircraft logbook forms include the following:

  1. DA Form 2408-4-1, Weapon Record Data.
  2. DA Form 2408-4-2, Weapon Sighting Data (OH-58D).
  3. DA Form 2408-4-3, Weapon Sighting Data (AH-64A).
  4. DA Form 2408-4-4, Weapon Sighting Data (AH-64).
  5. DA Form 2408-12, Army Aviator's Flight Record.
  6. DA Form 2408-13, Aircraft Status Information Record.
  7. DA Form 2408-13-1, Aircraft Inspection and Maintenance Record.
  8. DA Form 2408-13-2, Related Maintenance Actions Record.
  9. DA Form 2408-13-3, Aircraft Technical Inspection Worksheet.
  10. DA Form 2408-14-1, Uncorrected Fault Record (Aircraft).
  11. DA Form 2408-18, Equipment Inspection.
  12. DA Form 2408-31, Aircraft Identification Card.
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