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Aircraft Reliability Monitoring and Maintenance Cost


6-Week Online Course Facilitated by Rudolph Hirdes, Senior Aviation Consultant

Covering the regulatory Requirements from JAA, EASA and FAA, this online learning course outlines the background of the Aircraft Reliability Program, as part of the operator’s Maintenance Program and will specifically emphasize on issues related to Maintenance Cost.

Course Outline

Week 1:

Presentation 1 – Aircraft Reliability Monitoring

Module 1 – General Introduction to Reliability
Module 2 – Appendix I to AMC M.A.302
Module 3 – FAA Advisory Circular AC 120-79A
Module 4 – Failure Considerations And Analysis
Module 5 – Data Collection And Reporting Schemes
Module 6 – Reliability Data Monitoring

Week 2:

Presentation 2 – Aircraft Maintenance Planning

Module 1 – Source Documents (AD, MRB, MPD, CMR, etc.)
Module 2 – Operator’s Maintenance Programme
Module 3 – Scheduled Maintenance
Module 4 – Task / Function Codes (MSG-3)
Module 5 – Logistics and Man-hour Planning
Module 6 – Maintenance Task Packaging
Module 7 – Maintenance Task Cards
Module 8 – MSG Decision Logic
Module 9 – Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs) and Airworthiness Limitations (ALIs)
Module 10 – Maintenance Programme Implementation and Development

Week 3:

Presentation 3– Aircraft Maintenance Cost

Module 1 – Maintenance Cost Baselines
Module 2 – Maintenance Contracts – Cost Aspects
Module 3 – Maintenance Cost Reporting
Module 4 – Maintenance Cost Analysis
Module 5 – Cost Benefit Model
Module 6 – Change Proposals

Week 4: Exercises

  • Case Study 1 : Reliability Improvement
  • Case Study 2 : Reliability Reporting

Week 5: Exercises

  • Case Study 3 : Aircraft Maintenance Program
  • Case Study 4 : Aircraft Maintenance Program

Week 6: Exercises

  • Case Study 5 : Aircraft Maintenance Costs
  • Case Study 6 : Aircraft Maintenance Costs

Facilitated by Rudolph Hirdes, Senior Aviation Consultant

With more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, Rudolph is an Independent Aviation Specialist at Aviation Consultancy Holland, having its main interest in the area of Airline Management. This includes all activities related to Flight Operations, Maintenance Management as well as Quality and Flight Safety Management. His customers include airlines, MRO’s, military operators, civil aviation authorities and the EU commission. As safety expert, he was involved with various EU development projects, completing various missions in Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon and Syria.

He started his career between 1978 and 1987 as a project leader and scientific researcher for large civil and military aerodynamic development projects at the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory NLR. Then he took on the role of Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer at the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory NLR and became involved as project leader with flight testing and instrumentation of the Fokker 50 and Fokker 100 prototypes. From 1989 to 1991 he held the position of Senior Airworthiness Inspector at the Dutch Civil Aviation Authorities CAA-NL, where he was responsible for the surveillance of Air Operators and Maintenance Organizations.

In 1991, he became Managing Director Quality Assurance at the Maintenance & Engineering department of the Dutch airline Martinair. In this role, he was responsible for the implementation of JAR-145 and the achievement of the FAA Repair Station Certificate. Between 1995 and 1999, he assumed the position of Managing Director – Engineering at the Maintenance & Engineering department, Martinair.

In 2000, he took on the role of Interim Managing Director Design & Engineering of Fokker Services, responsible for the entire coverage of the design & engineering aspects to effectively manage and protect the Type Certificates of the Fokker Aircraft products.

Rudolph brings forward his knowledge and experience by frequently facilitating workshops on various topics for the airline industry in locations such as Amsterdam, Athens, Basel, Geneva and Dubai. He has also been a regular speaker in various Aviation Industry Conferences.

Certificate of Completion

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


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