Singapore University of Social Sciences

Aviation Maintenance Management (MGMT419)

Synopsis

Students will perform a comprehensive examination of organizational maintenance policies, programs, and procedures. Emphasis is on maintenance planning, forecasting and cost control, reliability, safety, and flight schedule performance.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Introduction to FAA approved and the USAF aircraft maintenance programs
  • FAA and other governmental regulations applicable to aircraft maintenance organizations
  • Maintenance Steering Group (MSG) development
  • The nature of failure and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Maintenance Control by Reliability Methods
  • Aircraft maintenance organizational structure
  • Aircraft maintenance record keeping and documentation
  • Aging Aircraft
  • Human Factors in aircraft maintenance management.

Learning Outcome

  • Compare and contrast the components of a FAA approved aircraft maintenance program and a USAF aircraft organizational level maintenance program (AFI 21-101)
  • Recognize the effects of FAA, Environmental or other government regulations on maintenance operations carried out by manufacturers, carriers, General Aviation, repair facilities, corporate aviation and military operations
  • Understand the various elements of the Maintenance Steering Group (MSG) program and how they relate to large aircraft maintenance program development
  • Characterize the nature of failure and the concept of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), which is common to both civil and US military aircraft maintenance programs
  • Identify Maintenance Control by Reliability Methods and other metrics in order to determine how they apply to the management of a particular aircraft maintenance organization
  • Recognize the organizational structure of a typical aircraft maintenance organization and the method by which it is integrated into the overall corporation
  • Compare maintenance record keeping and documentation requirements and
  • Understand civil and US military aging aircraft philosophies and demonstrate how they relate to cost trade-offs as well as their effect on Operational Availability (Ao) and other performance metrics
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