COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS
COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE: AVM 376 Aviation Maintenance Management
AVM MISSION STATEMENT:
To familiarize the student with the functions and responsibilities of the aviation maintenance manager.
Maintenance management at the fixed base operator, commuter/regional airline and national air carrier
levels will be studied. Aviation maintenance management problem areas will be reviewed using the
case study method.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Define aviation maintenance departments and levels of activity within aviation maintenance
2. Identify the various regulatory, legal and technical requirements of the aviation maintenance
3. Explain aviation maintenance programs from a management perspective.
4. Identify the various applications of aviation maintenance policies and procedures for different
levels of the aviation industry.
5. List and define the specific safety management concepts required in the aviation maintenance
6. Analyze maintenance problem areas using a case study approach.
TOPICAL OUTLINE: PERCENTAGES:
I. Fundamentals of Maintenance 20%
A. Why we have to do maintenance
B. Development of maintenance programs
C. Definitions, goals, and objectives
D. Aviation industry certification requirements
E. Documentation for maintenance
F. Requirements for a maintenance program
G. The maintenance and engineering organization
II. Technical services 20%
B. Production planning and control
C. Technical publications
D. Technical training
E. Computer support
III. Types of Aviation Maintenance Programs 20%
A. Line maintenance (on-aircraft)
B. Line maintenance operations-general
C. Hangar maintenance (on-aircraft)
D. Maintenance overhaul shops (off-aircraft)
E. Maintenance overhaul shops (off-aircraft)
F. Materiel support
IV. Aviation Maintenance Management Support Functions 20%
A. Quality assurance
B. Quality control
D. Maintenance safety
V. Project 20%
A. Systems engineering
B. Human factors in maintenance
C. The art and science of troubleshooting
D. Investigation of reliability alerts
E. Extended range operations (ETOPS)
Please refer to the textbook list on the OCAP website for the updated textbook list:
Once you are at the OCAP home page, click on the appropriate program to view the latest textbook list.
King, F. H. (1985). Aviation maintenance management (D. A. NewMyer, Ed.). Carbondale, IL:
Southern Illinois University Press.
Instructors will provide guidance and direction to students in the classroom in the event of an
emergency affecting your location. It is important that you follow these instructions and stay with your
instructor during an evacuation or sheltering emergency. If you are located on a military installation,
and depending on the type emergency a senior military member may take control of the situation and
direct you on the action to take. Please follow their instructions and do as asked. Similarly, if you are at
a community college, their security personal may arrive and take control of a situation, please follow
their instructions as well.
Students may be subject to disciplinary proceedings resulting in an academic penalty or disciplinary
penalty for academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a
test, plagiarism, or collusion.
ADA STATEMENT FOR STUDENTS REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS:
As per 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disabilities Act (ADA) of
1990, if accommodations are needed, inform the instructor or program advisor as soon as possible.