Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast the components of a FAA approved aircraft maintenance program and a USAF aircraft organizational level maintenance program (AFI 21-101).
2. 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.
3. Understand the various elements of the Maintenance Steering Group (MSG) program and how they relate to large aircraft maintenance program development.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Recognize the organizational structure of a typical aircraft maintenance organization and the method by which it is integrated into the overall corporation.
7. Compare maintenance record keeping and documentation requirements and understand the legal and ethical ramifications of FAA and US military required maintenance documentation.
8. 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 (OA) and other performance metrics.
9. Compare and contrast the relationships of material support, quality assurance, and aviation safety in aviation management to foster sound decision-making resulting in the encouragement of effective maintenance processes to improve flight schedule performance.