May the APML delegate the task and designate someone to sign maintenance plans on his
behalf (aka 'By Direction' authority)? Please cite references.
BLUF: No. Assistant Program Manager for Logistics (APML) signature authority for Maintenance Plans may not be delegated. NAVAIRINST 4790.22C provides APML signature reference for Maintenance Plans. Per Navy, this NAVAIR instruction is currently being updated/revised to include additional clarification to ensure stakeholder understanding of APML requirements for Maintenance Plans.
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Please contact NAVAIR, AIR-188.8.131.52, Supportability Analysis and Maintenance Planning Branch, for more specific information.