The Outcome-Oriented Academy

Aircraft Maintenance Planning - A Practical Hands-On Approach

6-Week Instructor-Led Online Course

Want to Learn Planning with Exercises Featuring Real Maintenance Data?


Covering the regulatory Requirements from EASA and FAA, this online learning course will introduce you to most of the planning considerations based on the facilitator’s experience and will help you and your organization achieve excellence in maintenance planning.

Led by Peter Cooper, Senior Aviation Consultant


With more than 50 years of experience in the aviation industry, Peter is an Independent Aviation Specialist, who continues to be active in planning management some years after normal retirement age. This includes maintaining aircraft technical records, defining bridging checks and calculating man-hour estimates, to mention just three. His customers include airlines, leasing companies and management specialists.

He started his career in 1959, joining the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force as an Aircraft Apprentice at the renowned No. 1 School of Technical Training, graduating in 1962. He then followed a standard military career until 1984 when he retired voluntarily to pursue his aviation interests in civilian life.

From 1984 until 1992 he was employed in a number of disciplines commencing with Airwork Limited at Bournemouth as the senior technical controller. This position was followed by a move to British Caledonian Helicopters at Aberdeen to take up the position of Deputy Technical Services Manager. These two positions provided the grounding in technical records and schedules engineering along with other experience of the aviation civilian industry. Unfortunately the value of North Sea oil dropped dramatically and he was made redundant. Not long afterwards BCAL Helicopters ceased to exist. The connection with British Caledonian Airways provided the opportunity to continue civilian aviation development when he accepted a position as a Materials Planning Engineer, looking after the Airline’s outstations as core employment but gaining valuable experience in the fields of initial provisioning and Third Party Maintenance at Gatwick. Shortly after the takeover of BCAL by British Airways he accepted a position with the then Qualitair Aviation at Stansted (later FFV Aerotech) as a Projects/Planning Engineer. Here he saw more experience in the shape of Facilities Planning (new hangar), Equipment Planning (added capability) and MRO type Materials Planning. This position was followed by a move to a sister company at Manchester as Planning Superintendent and Deputy Planning Manager.

In 1992 FFV Aerotech had become an FLS Aerospace company as a result of the shrinking industry much smaller in size. He accepted a position with the newly formed Shannon Aerospace at Shannon, Ireland, as a Planning Engineer, prior to the formal opening. He later became Senior Planning Engineer with responsibility for Boeing B757 and B767 aircraft types, leaving a few months short of formal retirement age in 2007.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend This Unique Course.

  • Get up to 2 hours of Personal Instructor feedback / interaction over 6 weeks

  • Learn Anywhere, Anytime at Your Convenience

  • Proven course with High Ratings from past participants

  • Gain Hard Copy Certificate of Completion by Courier

  • Weekly Activities, Q&A Forums and Exercises for Maximum Retention of Knowledge

  • Maintenance Planners / Engineers
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • CAMO / Technical Records staff
  • Project Managers and Account Managers

  • Sales Managers
  • Back shop / Workshop Supervisors
  • Estimators
  • Potential planners

  • Potential Senior Managers
  • Fleet Managers
  • Production Planning & Control Staff
  • Engineering & Operations Managers

Week 1: Introduction to Planning

  • Evolution of Maintenance Planning
  • AMP Regulations – EASA M.A. 302 and FAA Sec. 125.247
  • Definitions and Extracts
  • Qualifications & experience
  • Training

Week 2: Owner/Operator Planning

  • Responsibility for maintenance
  • Forecast planning
    • Long range
    • Medium range
    • Short range
  • Technical records
  • Bridging checks
  • Summary

Week 3: Hands-On Exercises

Exercise 1 – Schedules Engineer
Exercise 2 – Forecast Planning

Week 4: Hands-On Exercises

Exercise 3 – Last Done Next Due
Exercise 4 – EoL LDND

Week 5: Presentation 3 – MRO Planning

  • Pre planning
  • Estimate
  • Pre input
  • Task cards
  • Identifying materials
  • Identifying tools & equipment
  • Manpower planning
  • During the check
  • After the check
  • Summary

Week 6: Hands-On Exercises

Exercise 5 – Estimate
Exercise 6 – Loads and Progress

Group Discounts and Early Bird Discounts are Available!

What the Past Participants Say About Our Courses?

The new ideologies brought up and applicability. Many Thanks to Paul for his great work!
Stephane Landry
Seaplane Pilot / Jet Ops, Dubai
It was nice to see some other perspectives and refresh some concepts.
Caio Rosante Garcia
Captain / Azul Brazilian Airlines, Brazil
I would like to thank Outcomy team for maintaining a cordial relationship with the participants.
Raman Giridhar
Licensed Aircraft Engineer / Air Canada Jazz, Canada
I liked the interaction between the participants since it allows to draw from others’ experiences.
Erika LaCour-Loyd
Lead Engineer – Reliability Engineering / American Airlines, USA
The course got me thinking and it was nice to see how others do things around the world.
Jo-Anne Fletcher
Airworthiness Assistant / Flybe, United Kingdom
I like the way in which the course was organized and I could participate at my convenience.
Boril Yonchev
Planning & Engineering Department / Lufthansa Technik Sofia Ltd., Bulgaria
Very good "Case Studies", since they helped directly apply the learning.
Maurizio Tomassi
Planning & Continuous Airworthiness Surveillance Manager / INAER Aviation Italia

24x7 Learning Anywhere. Anytime. Flexible and Convenient. No time off from work.

Thousands of Learners representing 300 Clients in 100 Countries have Attended these Courses.

Leslie Munnings, Bahamas Air, Past Participant

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