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MGMT 419 : Aviation Maintenance Management

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Aviation Maintenance Management
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.

Students will study and learn how typical major air carrier and general aviation organizations are structured as well as their responsibilities under Federal Regulations, advisory circulars, and to the traveling public. The concepts of Reliability Center Maintenance (RCM), the Maintenance Steering Group (MSG) committee approach for the development large aircraft maintenance programs, the aging aircraft problem, and the logistics support and maintenance scheduling aspects of aircraft maintenance programs will also be explored. Students will prepare and present an oral presentation and written term paper that is formatted in accordance with the APA Guide and which addresses some specific aspect of aircraft maintenance management, the topic of which is approved by the instructor.

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.

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
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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
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Aaron Glassman - 6/22/2015
Bobby McMasters
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