This course is aimed at those employed as technical records staff in Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations and Maintenance Repair Organisations wishing to have basic knowledge of aircraft technical records management policy and best practice. It is designed to prepare delegates to operate in an aircraft technical records management department within all aircraft operations including general aviation, helicopter, airlines and charter operations.
This is the perfect introduction for new aircraft technical records employees or those who are considering employment as such and is also, a solid learning platform for those who wish to broaden their knowledge of aircraft technical records. Regulatory Inspectors and compliance auditors who have responsibility for the aircraft technical records function of continuing airworthiness approvals may also benefit from the course.
The aims of the course are to enable delegates to understand and use maintenance systems for the collection, storage, retrieval and retention of aircraft technical record documents and information. It looks at international, European and national aviation requirements as relevant to record keeping with specific references to EC Regulation 1321/2042 Part M and Part 145.
The objectives of the course are;
1. To give delegates a basic understanding of the regulatory requirements for aircraft technical record keeping.
2. To understand in a practical sense what constitutes aircraft technical records.
3. To introduce delegates to practical examples of best practice of safe and compliant record keeping.
The benefits of attending the course are;
1. Delegates will have an introduction to the concept of airworthiness including a basic understanding of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) recommendations and European requirements (EC 1321/2014 Part M and Part 145) as relevant to aircraft technical records.
2. Delegates will have an understanding of the purpose of properly documenting all aircraft maintenance activities. What aircraft technical records are, the mandatory requirements and the importance of following company procedures.
3. Delegates will have been introduced to best practice record keeping and will have the opportunity to see and comment upon actual records (good and bad).
The key topics of the course are;
- What is airworthiness? An introduction to the concept of airworthiness
- What are Technical Records? ICAO Recommendations and EASA Requirements. Definitions commonly used.
- Aircraft Continuing Airworthiness Records (Part M) and Maintenance Records (Part 145)
- Examples of best practice. Common pitfalls and how to address them.