Singapore University of Social Sciences

Aviation Maintenance Management

Aviation Maintenance Management (ASCI419)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


Students will perform a comprehensive examination of maintenance policies, programs, and procedures. Emphasis is placed on all aspects of maintenance, including organizational management, planning, forecasting, cost control, reliability, flight scheduling and safety.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.


  • Introduction to FAA approved and the USAF aircraft maintenance programs
  • FAA and other governmental regulations applicable to aircraft maintenance organizations
  • Maintenance Steering Group (MSG) development
  • The nature of failure and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Maintenance Control by Reliability Methods
  • Aircraft maintenance organizational structure
  • Aircraft maintenance record keeping and documentation
  • Aging Aircraft
  • Human Factors in aircraft maintenance management

Learning Outcome

  • Understand and apply the policies, practices, and procedures of aircraft maintenance, including the General, Airframe and Powerplant criteria specified in FAA Advisory Circulars AC65-9A, AC65-12A, and AC65-15A.
  • Determine and contrast the components of a FAA approved aircraft maintenance program and a USAF aircraft organizational level maintenance program (AFI 21-101).
  • Recognize and assess the effects of FAA, Federal Aviation Regulations (FARS), Environmental, and other government regulations on maintenance operations carried out by manufacturers, carriers, General Aviation, repair facilities, corporate aviation and military operations.
  • Understand and evaluate the various elements of the Maintenance Steering Group (MSG) program and how they relate to large aircraft maintenance program development.
  • Comprehend and analyze the nature of failure and the concept of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), which is common to both civil and US military aircraft maintenance programs.
  • Identify Maintenance Control by Reliability Methods and other performance based metrics in order to determine how they apply to the management of a particular aircraft maintenance organization and how these principles can promote cost savings.
  • Recognize the organizational structure of a typical aircraft maintenance organization and the method by which it is integrated into the overall corporation.
  • Understand and apply the requirements of an aviation safety program to a maintenance organization, including FAA, EPA, OSHA, and other applicable federal, state and local regulations.
  • Determine maintenance record keeping and documentation requirements and understand the legal and ethical ramifications of FAA and US military required maintenance documentation.
  • Understand civil and US military aging aircraft philosophies and demonstrate how they relate to cost trade-offs as well as their effect on Operational Availability (Ao) and other fleet performance metrics.
  • Students will prepare and present an oral and written project, which addresses all aspects of aviation maintenance, management, and safety.
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