Figure 4-1. MEL-factor graph.
b. Multiply the Maintenance Expenditure Limits Factor by the Current
Replacement Cost to Determine the Maximum Allowable Repair Costs. In the
above example, the maximum allowable repair costs is
,890 (,500 x 54 percent).
c. Determine if Equipment Should be Repaired or Replaced.
(1) Direct-labor cost. Estimate the direct-labor cost for retail maintenance
(unit, direct support, and general support levels).
(a) Multiply the chargeable manhours required to perform corrective
maintenance, as determined by a technical inspection, with the applicable direct-labor
(b) Use the following criteria to determine the direct-labor rate.
1 Determine the chargeable manhours (labor specifically identified
to the corrective maintenance).
2 Determine the nonchargeable manhours (technical inspections
and all other labor classified as indirect labor).