Airline Maintenance

AVA80021 12.5 Credit Points Off-Campus


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide a comprehensive background to the legislative requirements, the technical management and quality processes, and the facilities involved in Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) of aircraft, engines and components in an airline operating under the approval of any of the major regulatory authorities. At the completion of this unit, students will have developed a fundamental understanding of the regulatory environment and its impact on the organisation and the different business dynamics of the M&E discipline of an airline or Maintenance and Repair Organisation (MRO).

Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Discern the influence of the regulatory environment on a maintenance organisation and the regulator’s approval process for maintenance activities
2. Identify and discuss the different dynamics of the administrative, technical, and business control functions of a maintenance organisation
3. Interpret the ICAO basis for Continuing Airworthiness
4. Describe the inherent nature, roles and functions of quality systems, risk assessments and safety management systems in an engineering environment
5. Identify and discuss control systems in maintenance organisations to ensure conformity with regulations and organisational objectives
6. Demonstrate through the acquisition of technical knowledge and informed individual written communications the application of analysis and theory to current practices and developments in maintenance organisations.

Courses with unit

This unit will not be offered from Semester 2 2019