The Western AME Association is pleased to announce the 2014 Mini-Course program to be offered at the 2014 Symposium and Trade Show.
This year we are offering an aggressive training program to our members and the aviation maintenance community at large. Three days of training will be offered at competitive rates for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, and AMO’s seeking update and professional development training.
You must be an Update 2014 registrant who is a new or renewing Western AME Association member to register for these courses. Please complete the Update 2014 registration and Western AME Association application/renewal in addition to registering for a course. Please register for these courses online or click hereto download a registration form.
The following courses are being offered this year:
Maintenance Synergies, Analytical and Strategic Troubleshooting System in Aircraft Maintenance. Max 20 Participants. 14 Hours. Cost $530.00+GST. (Includes Book)
Analytical and Strategic Troubleshooting System in Aircraft Maintenance speaks to the technician and maintenance organization with a comprehensive description of a defined troubleshooting process that is transferable to any aircraft type or system within. The defined stepped process sets a foundation to ensure efficient and effective troubleshooting while identifying the direct and indirect benefits both technically and commercially. Samples of some of those benefits are listed below.
DIRECT AND INDIRECT BENEFITS FOR THE AIR OPERATOR OR MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION:
- Increased safety margin
- Reduced direct and indirect costs
- Reduces operational delays
- Increased productivity and capabilities
- Reduced inventory
- Workforce with transferable knowledge
- Workforce with a greater operational awareness
FOR THE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN:
- Skill development
- Transferable knowledge
- Potential for career advancement
- Comprehension of the effects of troubleshooting
- Use and development of the critical thought process
Dueck Aviation, CARs Maintenance Release Course. Max 30 Participants. 6.5 Hours. Cost $280.00+GST.
This course is designed to apply to any person who signs, or will be signing, a maintenance release, whether for “on-aircraft” work (as an AME with or without ACA) or for “off-aircraft” (“shop”) work (with SCA).
Introduction: The participant will be able to identify the components of the maintenance release statement as stipulated by the CARs.
The participant will be able to distinguish between a maintenance release and certification of a product.
The participant will be able to identify maintenance as distinct from maintenance control, and to identify the relevant assigned persons responsible for each and the CARs subparts upon which each is based.
has been performed
The participant will be able to identify a maintenance release as the quality control function in aircraft maintenance.
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The participant will be able to differentiate between adherence and compliance.
The participant will be able to correctly relate a maintenance release to a Certificate of Airworthiness.
The participant will be able to identify the correct perspective of the term airworthiness in the context of maintenance.
a)The participant will be able to identify the airworthiness requirements as to the applicable maintenance standards, including the requirements pertaining to installation of parts.
b)The participant will be able to identify the airworthiness requirements with respect to authorization to perform maintenance work.
c)The participant will be able to identify the airworthiness requirements with respect to records of maintenance work performed.
d)The participant will be able to identify the airworthiness requirement for a maintenance release as distinct from technical dispatch of an aircraft.
e)The participant will be able to identify the airworthiness requirements with respect to certification authority.
DTI Training Consortium, Quality Assurance for AMO’s. Max 20 Participants. 7 Hours. Cost $400.00+GST.
This comprehensive training workshop concentrates on what a good AMO Quality Assurance program should have. It looks at the AMO’s QA program from a “Systems Approach.” This is the approach used by Transport Canada to assess your QA program as an “Enterprise.” From the history of QA to the difference between QA and QC is clearly defined. This workshop is facilitated by the same authors of the Transport Canada’s Quality Assurance Training program for Government Safety Inspectors and the developers of the QA program for NASA at Kennedy Space Center’s Safety and Mission Assurance Program. This workshop features the design, development and deployment of procedures, processes and Auditing of the AMO’s system. Participants will also view Quality Management techniques from Dr. W. Edwards Deming and participate in exercises that emphasis the QA program outcomes. We will also introduce Statistical Process Control, SPC, techniques that will not only allow management to predict process outcomes but will also show when a process is in or out of control. SPC is the world’s number one tool for process monitoring and improvement and allows for the elimination of Audits. This workshop will show the participants a simple and step-by-step approach to implementation of a Transport Canada compliant Quality Assurance Program.
Who should attend: QA Managers, Accountable Executives, QA auditors, PRM’s, and anyone who would be affected by the companies QA program.
DTI Training Consortium, Corrective Action Plans and Root Cause Analysis. 7 Hours Max 20 Participants. Cost $400.00+gst.
This comprehensive training workshop is presented by the same facilitator that designed, developed and deployed the Surveillance Training Program for all 950 Transport Canada Civil Aviation Inspectors required for their delegation authority. The regulatory requirement for development of CAPs has changed over the past two years. Most companies are confused by the requirement of an acceptable CAP. The results of a rejected CAP can be fines and even Notices of Suspension, NOS. Learn CAP development from Transport Canada’s own CAP requirement teacher from the regulators own procedure, SUR 001.
One of the most important requirements of a CAP is the proper use of Root Cause Analysis techniques. After you have learned the requirements of producing an acceptable CAP you will then participate in “Hands-on” team exercises with “real world” examples of incidents that you will reinforce the training of Root Cause Analysis techniques. We will be using the best selling RCA tool book, (The SMS Memory Jogger II), written by your facilitator.
Who should attend: Accountable Executives, QA managers and auditors, PRM’s, and anyone who would be required to participate in the development of a Corrective Action Plan and Root Cause Analysis.
System Safety Services, Human Performance in Maintenance - Pt. 3 (Human Factors Training). Max 30 Participants. 7 Hours. Cost $280.00+GST
Part 3 is designed to be a follow on from Part 2 and can include pilots and management staff as well.
The workshop is designed to be one day and covers the following Chapters or topics
- Introduction or “Why Are We Here?”
This serves to answer the question and introduces the objective.
- Conflict Resolution in a team environment or “Sorting it Out”
This Chapter demonstrates the importance of teamwork and how conflict can interfere with that teamwork. It provides solutions to conflict.
- Risk Management “How Do We Do It?”
This important Chapter leads into the next as a Safety Culture is about managing risk.
The participants learn about risk management and are provided a simple model that looks at the three elements of risk: Frequency, Severity and Benefit and uses a formula to determine a Risk Quotient.
They are then given 5 exercises to determine the risk quotient.
- What is a Safety Culture “It’s Not What is Said that Defines a Safety Culture. It’s what is Done.”
This Chapter in effect defines what constitutes a Safety Management System and provides a simple model to understand it.
- Case Studies
Two case studies are used to reinforce the lessons learned. Both case studies are based on actual events.
The greater the mix of participants the better.
Some Comments from participants
- Wow. Entertaining, educational and even inspirational. Thanks
- Really helped put things in prospective. Am more aware of how we all work together.
- Very well done. I will use it and pass it on to others.
- Thanks for making me more aware. I know that what I learned today will stop something bad from happening in the future.
All five workshops are designed to be entertaining as well as educational. All material is designed to be useful to the participant in his work.
They are simple and do not require memorizing lists or acronyms.
All have or will have follow up posters to help maintain the level of awareness the workshop provides.
As with all our workshops, we offer this guarantee:
“If at the end of the day, you honestly feel that the workshop was a waste of your time, we will refund your money minus only expenses. (No free donuts)”