The Outcome-Oriented Academy

Aircraft Reliability Monitoring and Maintenance Cost

6-Week Instructor-Led Online Course Starting 10 October 2017

In-house Presentation and Blended Learning Options for Organizations


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.

Led by Rudolph Hirdes, Senior Aviation Consultant

Rudolph HirdesWith 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.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend This Unique Course.

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

  • Online, In-house and Blended Learning Delivery Options

  • 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 Professionals
  • Reliability Professionals
  • Airworthiness Inspectors
  • Quality Assurance Professionals

  • Safety Professionals
  • CAMO Managers
  • Service/Design Engineering Professionals
  • Technical Support Staff

  • MRO Line/Base Maintenance Staff
  • Workshop Personnel
  • Fleet Managers
  • Leasing Company’s Technical Staff

This course is based on a combination of the facilitator’s industry experience and the safety management principles for the development, operation and maintenance of aircraft.

Week 1: Participant Introductions

Week 2: Presentations

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 3: Presentations

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 4: Presentations

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 5: Exercises

Case Study 1 : Reliability Improvement
Case Study 2 : Reliability Reporting
Case Study 3 : Aircraft Maintenance Program

Week 6: Exercises

Case Study 4 : Aircraft Maintenance Program
Case Study 5 : Aircraft Maintenance Costs
Case Study 6 : Aircraft Maintenance Costs

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

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

Leslie Munnings, Bahamas Air, Past Participant

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