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Aviation Maintenance Management - Harry A. Kinnison

Aviation Maintenance Management

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This unique resource covers aircraft maintenance program development and operations from a managerial as well as technical perspective. Readers will learn how to save money by minimizing aircraft downtime and slashing maintenance and repair costs.
* Plan and control maintenance
* Coordinate activities of the various work centers
* Establish an initial maintenance program
* Develop a systems concept of maintenance
* Identify and monitor maintenance problems and trends

List of Figuresp. xiii
List of Tablesp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Fundamentals of Maintenancep. 1
Why We Have to Do Maintenancep. 3
Thermodynamics Revisitedp. 3
A Saw Blade Has Widthp. 4
The Role of the Engineerp. 4
The Role of the Mechanicp. 5
Two Types of Maintenancep. 5
Reliabilityp. 7
Redesignp. 7
Failure Rate Patternsp. 9
Other Maintenance Considerationsp. 11
Establishing a Maintenance Programp. 13
Development of Maintenance Programsp. 15
Introductionp. 15
The Maintenance Steering Group (MSG) Approachp. 16
Process-Oriented Maintenancep. 18
Task-Oriented Maintenancep. 22
The Current MSG Process--MSG-3p. 24
The Maintenance Program Documentsp. 28
Maintenance Intervals Definedp. 29
Changing Basic Maintenance Intervalsp. 30
Definitions, Goals, and Objectivesp. 33
Definitions of Important Termsp. 33
Maintenancep. 34
Inherent Reliabilityp. 36
Mechanics, Technicians, Maintainers, Engineersp. 36
Word Pairs Used in Aviationp. 36
Goals and Objectives of Maintenancep. 39
Maintenance Program Contentp. 41
Discussion of the Five Objectivesp. 41
Summaryp. 44
Aviation Industry Certification Requirementsp. 45
Introductionp. 45
Aircraft Certificationp. 45
Delivery Inspectionp. 49
Operator Certificationp. 53
Certification of Personnelp. 54
Aviation Industry Interactionp. 54
Documentation for Maintenancep. 57
Types of Documentationp. 57
Manufacturer's Documentationp. 58
Regulatory Documentationp. 62
Airline Generated Documentationp. 63
ATA Document Standardsp. 66
A Closer Look at the TPPMp. 70
Requirements for a Maintenance Programp. 75
Objectives of a Maintenance Programp. 75
Aviation Maintenance Program Outlined (AC 120-16D)p. 75
Summary of FAA Requirementsp. 81
Additional Maintenance Program Requirementsp. 82
Summaryp. 84
The Maintenance and Engineering Organizationp. 85
Organization of Maintenance and Engineeringp. 85
Organizational Structurep. 85
The M&E Organizational Chartp. 87
General Groupingsp. 87
Manager Level Functions--Technical Services Directoratep. 88
Manager Level Functions--Aircraft Maintenance Directoratep. 90
Manager Level Functions--Overhaul Shops Directoratep. 91
Manager Level Functions--Materiel Directoratep. 92
Manager Level Functions--Maintenance Program Evaluation Directoratep. 93
Summary of Management Levelsp. 94
Organizational Structure and the TPPMp. 94
Variations from the Typical Organizationp. 95
Technical Servicesp. 97
Engineeringp. 99
Introductionp. 99
Makeup of Engineeringp. 100
Mechanics and Engineersp. 101
Engineering Department Functionsp. 103
Engineering Order Preparationp. 108
Production Planning and Controlp. 111
Introductionp. 111
Forecastingp. 113
Production Planningp. 113
Production Controlp. 121
Feedback for Planningp. 122
Organization of PP&Cp. 123
Technical Publicationsp. 125
Introductionp. 125
Functions of Technical Publicationsp. 125
Airline Librariesp. 126
Control of Publicationsp. 127
Document Distributionp. 128
Technical Trainingp. 129
Introductionp. 129
Organizationp. 130
Training for Aviation Maintenancep. 131
Maintenance Resources Managementp. 132
Airframe Manufacturer's Training Coursesp. 133
Other Airline Training Coursesp. 133
Computer Supportp. 135
What Is a Computer?p. 135
Airline Uses of Computersp. 136
Computer Program Modulesp. 138
Selecting a Computer Systemp. 138
Maintenance and Material Supportp. 141
Line Maintenance (on-Aircraft)p. 143
Makeup of Line Maintenancep. 143
Functions that Control Maintenancep. 144
Maintenance Control Center Responsibilitiesp. 145
Line Maintenance Operations--Generalp. 147
Aircraft Logbookp. 148
Ramp and Terminal Operationsp. 149
Other Line Maintenance Activitiesp. 150
Line Station Activitiesp. 151
Maintenance Crew Skill Requirementsp. 152
Morning Meetingp. 153
Hangar Maintenance (on-Aircraft)p. 155
Introductionp. 155
Organization of Hangar Maintenancep. 156
Problem Areas in Hangar Maintenancep. 157
Maintenance Support Shopsp. 159
Ground Support Equipmentp. 159
Hangar Maintenance Activity--A Typical "C" Checkp. 162
Maintenance Overhaul Shops (off-Aircraft)p. 165
Organization of Overhaul Shopsp. 165
Types of Shopsp. 165
Operation of Overhaul Shopsp. 167
Shop Data Collectionp. 168
Material Supportp. 169
Organization and Function of Materialp. 169
The Materiel Directoratep. 170
M&E Support Functions of Materielp. 171
Other Materiel Functionsp. 176
Oversight Functionsp. 179
Quality Assurancep. 181
Requirement for Quality Assurance (QA)p. 181
Quality Auditsp. 182
ISO 9000 Quality Standardp. 186
Technical Recordsp. 188
Other Functions of QAp. 190
Quality Controlp. 191
Introductionp. 191
Quality Control Organizationp. 191
FAA and JAA Differencesp. 192
QC Inspector Qualificationsp. 193
Basic Inspection Policiesp. 194
Other QC Activitiesp. 195
Reliabilityp. 201
Introductionp. 201
Types of Reliabilityp. 202
A Definition of Reliabilityp. 206
A Reliability Programp. 206
Elements of a Reliability Programp. 206
Other Functions of the Reliability Programp. 217
Administration and Management of the Reliability Programp. 217
Maintenance Safetyp. 221
Industrial Safetyp. 221
Safety Regulationsp. 221
Maintenance Safety Programp. 223
General Responsibilities for Safetyp. 223
General Safety Rulesp. 225
Accident and Injury Reportingp. 227
Appendixesp. 229
Systems Engineeringp. 231
Introductionp. 231
Systematic versus Systems Approachp. 231
Systems Engineeringp. 232
Definitionsp. 233
System Interface Controlp. 235
System Optimizationp. 236
An Example of a System--The "Onion Layered" Structurep. 236
Summaryp. 238
Human Factors in Maintenancep. 239
Backgroundp. 239
Basic Definitionsp. 240
Human Factors and Systems Engineeringp. 240
Goals of the System versus Goals of the Userp. 241
Designing for the Human Interfacep. 242
Human Factors in Maintenancep. 242
Human Factors Responsibilitiesp. 243
Safetyp. 244
Summaryp. 244
The Art and Science of Troubleshootingp. 245
Introductionp. 245
Three Levels of Troubleshootingp. 246
Knowledge of Malfunctionsp. 247
Knowledge is Powerp. 250
Building Your Own Knowledge Basep. 252
Understanding the Sequence of Eventsp. 253
Eight Basic Concepts of Troubleshootingp. 254
Summaryp. 257
Investigation of Reliability Alertsp. 259
Introductionp. 259
A Review of Reliabilityp. 259
Alert Investigation--A Cross-Functional Activityp. 260
Zeroing in on the Problemp. 261
About the Alert Analysis Flow Chartsp. 262
Extended Range Operations (ETOPS)p. 273
Introductionp. 273
Backgroundp. 273
Deviation from the 60-Minute Rulep. 275
ETOPS Maintenance versus Conventional Maintenancep. 277
ETOPS for non-ETOPS Airplanesp. 278
Summaryp. 279
Glossaryp. 281
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780071422512
ISBN-10: 007142251X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 18.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1