Aircraft maintenance competencies development


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The training for EASA license focuses on 2 areas, the knowledge and skills. While the knowledge component is well defined in the part 66 guide, the skills is not well defined. It is up to the approved training school (ATO under 147) to plan, conduct the training and do the assessment.

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Aircraft maintenance competencies development

  1. 1. DEVELOPMENT OF AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE COMPETENCIES (SKILLS)This short paper was prepared to guide a team to implement the project.Source: 1. Introduction a. Competencies for a specific job are the cluster of skills set required to perform the JOB effectively according to a given performance criteria. In aircraft maintenance, the performance criteria are set by the authorities and the aircraft manufacturers the like of maintenance manual or CAIP. 2. Competency Development Model a. It is imperative that the skill development processes start from the day the trainees join APR and ended on their graduation. It is frustrating and counterproductive to view the LOG BOOKS of final year students with BLANK entry for BASIC SKILLS. Competency Competency Competency Plan Development Assessment CONTINUOUS RECORDINGS/ PERIODIC ASSESSMENTThe model consists of 4 basic components, competency plan, competency development, assessmentand recording. 3. DCAM Requirements: DCAM is very clear and specific on the Knowledge Requirements as detailed in the AN1101/Part 66. However the skills components are open and best guided by the Logbook CAP 741. 4. The broad requirements are given under AN1201 para 6.4 – a. Basic Practical Training and Validation i. The practical training element shall cover the practical use of common tooling/equipment, the disassembly/assembly of a representative selection of aircraft parts and the participation in representative maintenance activities being carried out relevant to the particular modules such as Modules 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 of Appendix 1 specified in AN No. 1101. ii. The skills and experiences acquired by the trainees at the ATO or maintenance organisation shall be validated by a Validator. iii. The evidence of validation shall be documented using a document approved by DGCA. b. Basic Practical Assessment shall:Created 23 Jul 2012 Submitted: 24 Jul 2012 Discussed: 24 Jul 2012
  2. 2. DEVELOPMENT OF AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE COMPETENCIES (SKILLS) i. be conducted by an approved practical assessor and carried out in a manner that is acceptable to DGCA; and ii. ensure evidence of skill and experience acquisition and determine whether the student is competent at using tools and equipment and working in accordance with maintenance manuals. The student shall also be assessed on their situational awareness ability. 5. PROPOSED METHOD: There are 4 interrelated processes, Planning, Development , Assessment and Recording a. PLANNING i. The planning to be linked to the modules, OJT, the logbook and the assessment processes. ii. Example.. Year Modules/ OJT Expected Skills Log Book to Fill/ Record Assessment 1 Foundation – 1.Use basic tools a. 2.2.B2 When to do Basic Workshop 2.micrometer b.2.2.A1 assessment 1 Foundation Safety awareness a. 2.2.A1 When to do Safety assessment b. IMPLEMENT i. Implementing the planned target competencies and the related processes. ii. Continuous monitoring of the processes c. ASSESSMENT i. Periodic Assessment to be planned ii. Assessment Kits to be designed iii. Record keeping 6. PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION a. Concept Discussion and agreement b. Processes and time line c. Resource 7. WAY FORWARDCreated 23 Jul 2012 Submitted: 24 Jul 2012 Discussed: 24 Jul 2012