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Aviation Parts Handling Cost & Risk Management


6-Week Online Course Facilitated by Pat Duggins, Senior Aviation Consultant

Passenger, Freight, Business and General aircraft operations require the support of airworthy parts, appliances and components despite the aircraft size or fleet population being operated. Regardless of its condition (Airworthy, Scrap, Unairworthy, Repairable), each of them requires different handling, transportation and storage. This course will allow you to discover the impact of Aircraft Materials Handling, Transportation and Storage regarding airworthiness and how the process works.

This instructor-led online course is developed and facilitated by Pat Duggins, Senior Aviation Consultant. The asynchronous delivery approach will help you attend the course from anywhere, anytime. The course features several learning activities and you will have to complete them in sequential order and progress toward completion.

Course Outline

Week 1 – Part Pedigree

Documentation Requirements

  • FAR/EASA Regulations

Who needs the documents?

  • Mechanics
  • Inspectors
  • Transportation Personnel
  • Warehouse Personnel
  • Stockroom Personnel
  • Shipping Personnel
  • Receiving Personnel

Part Process

Part Handling / Storage

Part Airworthiness

What produces Un-airworthy Parts

What produces Un-airworthy Parts

Week 2 – Parts Handling Goals

Damage Prevention

  • Proper Packaging for transportation/shipping
  • HAZMAT Knowledge
  • Protection from Environment
  • Proper Storage
  • Proper Handling

Regulatory and Contractual Requirements

  • Maintenance Facility
  • Maintenance Facility Providing Service to other Operators
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Vendor Contracts

Certificate of Conformance

Part Packaging

Standards for Stocking & Handling Aviation Parts

What is my Role?

Week 3 – Formal Policy

What are the Benefits?

What are the Negatives?

General Policy Content

  • Identification of who is responsible
  • Violation reporting
  • Awareness of special protection
  • Alertness that all aviation parts (serviceable, unserviceable or scrap must be handed the same)
  • Notice of handling fixtures requirements
  • Caution of personnel hazards (belt buckles, rings, buttons, watchbands or other items contacting aviation parts)

Week 4: Exercises

Participant Assignment

  1. Prepare an outline for a formal company policy for Aviation Material Handling and Transportation for the following Aviation Maintenance Repair Organization.
  2. Instructor to provide 3 to 5 slides about the capabilities, organization structure and physical layout of the facility.
  3. Participants have to provide an outline for review..

Week 5: Exercises

Case Study – ValuJet Flight 592 Accident

  1. Examination of 1 part “Oxygen Generator”
  2. Packaging
  3. Company policy
  4. Contract Requirements
  5. Documentation
  6. Transportation
  7. HAZMAT Handling

Week 6: Exercises

Presentation 4 – Your Role

  1. Management
  2. Maintenance
  3. Quality Assurance
  4. Supply Personnel

Facilitated by Pat Duggins, Senior Aviation Consultant

Pat Duggins’ career in the aviation industry spans 37 years and includes work in turbine power plant, aircraft overhaul and component repair and overhaul. He has performed risk assessment for the insurance industry and both corporate and business aircraft owners have utilized his talents. In addition, the US Department of Justice, Department of Transportation and the US Coast Guard have benefited from Pat’s assistance. He has received many awards from the Federal Aviation Administration while maintaining a staff position with the Transportation Safety Institute. He is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Professional Aeronautics. Additionally, he is a current member in good standing with the NAAA and holds the title of Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser (NSCA) endorsed by the USPAP. Pat is also a Registered Safety Professional and member in good standing of the International Society of Safety Professionals (ISSP). He has been a keynote speaker for Aviation Safety Conferences throughout the industry. He is certified by the National Aircraft Appraisers Association for aircraft appraisals. The Federal Aviation Administration has certified him to be an Airframe and Power plant mechanic. He is also a proud member of the Cherokee Nation.

Certificate of Completion

All participants successfully completing this program will get a certificate of completion.


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