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ASCI 609 : Aircraft Maintenance Management

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Aircraft Maintenance Management
This course features a detailed analysis of commercial air carrier and general aviation aircraft maintenance that includes regulation, organization and structure, capabilities and limitations, maintenance levels, inspection and reporting requirements, and prevention and correction inspections. Case studies of typical and unique maintenance scenarios are utilized. A major course objective is to heighten awareness of the critical interface of maintenance with flight, supply, and training activities.

The course is designed to inform the aviation professional with limited experience in the aircraft maintenance field, of the pertinent regulatory requirements and managerial procedures and techniques available and practiced by managers in the field. Students will study and learn how a typical Major Air Carrier or General Aviation organization is structured as well as their responsibilities under Federal Regulations and to the traveling public. Students will prepare and present an oral and written term paper that is formatted in accordance with the APA Guide and which addresses some specific aspect of aircraft maintenance management. Students should consider the following areas when selecting a report topic: maintenance theory, organizational structure, capabilities and limitations, maintenance levels, inspection and reporting requirements, prevention and correction inspections and the interaction between the maintenance element and other elements within the overall organization.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Identify the regulatory requirements pertinent to the aircraft maintenance manager.

2. Analyze and apply the fundamentals of an approved aircraft maintenance program

3. Determine and analyze the requirements necessary to develop effective and efficient maintenance programs as carried out by manufacturers, carriers, General Aviation, repair facilities or corporate aviation operations.

4. Compare and contrast the various requirements for a maintenance program and how they relate to maintenance program development.

5. Evaluate the integration of the maintenance and engineering organization and its relationship to ancillary functions within a business or corporation.

6. Describe the organization and functions of a maintenance department, such as specific tasks performed by the maintenance activity, use of computer technology in management functions, and performance measurement.

7. Analyze the requirements for engineering technical services and why they are essential for maintenance problem resolution.

8. Analyze and apply the requirements for Technical Publications, organizational training, as well as how to integrate and maximize computer support.

9. Interpret different maintenance levels to gain an understanding of where maintenance is performed and why as well as the varying requirements at each maintenance level.

10. Evaluate oversight functions in a maintenance organization including Quality Control and Assurance, Reliability and Reliability Programs and the Maintenance Safety Function.

11. Analysis Human Factors in aircraft maintenance and inspection.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

12. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Winfred Mihill - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kent Anderson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Ian McAndrew - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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