Part M - Implementing, Developing & Managing an EASA Reliability Program

Part M

Brochure ButtonWhen dealing with the complex technical systems involved in air transport and the extensive competition, the consequences of unreliable services become critical and may include:

- A high cost of operation;
- A loss of productivity;
- Incidents, and
- Exposure to accidents.

To this end, aircraft operability is considered one of the major requirements by air operators. Aircraft operability is the aircraft’s ability to meet the operational requirements in terms of operational reliability (i.e. the percentage of scheduled flights that depart and arrive without incurring a chargeable technical/operational interruption).

Reliability programs form an essential element of the continuing airworthiness process and in fact, are mandatory when aircraft are managed using MSG methodology.

The purpose of a reliability program is:

- To ensure that the aircraft maintenance program tasks are effective and their periodicity is adequate, in addition,
- The reliability program may result in the escalation or deletion of a maintenance task, as well as the de-escalation or addition of a maintenance task.

Whilst the primary purpose is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Aircraft Maintenance Program, we can use the reliability program to support both the optimisation and development of the maintenance program.

Reliability data is also collected and analysed by the manufacturer as a tool to optimise the maintenance process and such information is typically considered by the MRB working groups.

This intensive 3 Day practical course is specifically aimed at organisational personnel who are required to actively control and deliver the aircraft reliability program.

- The training focuses on the gathering and processing of data.
- The display of Reliability Data and the way in which this data may be used to benefit the maintenance program.


It is for persons who are involved in the technical management of Commercial Aircraft Maintenance (CAMO), In Particular Persons with responsibility for the Reliability function. Technical Engineering, Maintenance Planning, CAMO Quality Auditors, Technical Records as well as anyone with an interest to achieve an effective interface between the reliability function and other departments within the organisation.


a) Understand the role of Reliability within the CAMO group
b) Understanding how an effective reliability program can drive operational optimizations
c) Develop enhanced awareness of warranty related benefits
d) Consider the role of reliability driven Aircraft System and Vendor Service Bulletin implementation
e) Achieve a solid understanding related to Subpart G Reliability related Continued Airworthiness Management (CAM) Regulatory Requirements
f) Be able to explain the purpose and operational functionality of the Reliability process within your organisation.


Abbreviations & Terms
Why is Reliability Data Important?
Operator Responsibility
Maintenance Planning Engineering Function
Measuring the Effectiveness of the Maintenance Planning Process
Managing Check Findings in Context of Reliability
Understanding Strip Reports
Aircraft Maintenance Programme - Reliability Compliance

M.A.302(f)(2) – Aircraft Maintenance Programme
M.A.6.5.1 – Objectives
M.A.6.5.2 – Identification of Items
M.A.6.5.3 – Terms & Definitions
M.A.6.5.4 – Information Sources & Collection
M.A.6.5.5 – Examination, Analysis, & Interpretation
M.A.6.5.7 – Corrective Actions
M.A.6.5.8 – Organisational Responsibilities
M.A.6.5.9 – Presentation of Information to Competent Authority
M.A.6.9.10 – Evaluation & Review
M.A.6.5.11 – Approval of Maintenance Programme Amendment
Appendix II to AMC M.A.711(a)(3) – Sub-Contracting of CAM Tasks

Measures of Reliability
General Introduction to Aircraft Reliability Systems
Structure of the Reliability Programme
Reliability Programme Administration
Managing Competencies
Managing External Information Sources
Developing Reliability Procedures
Reliability Auditing
Corrective Actions
Reporting & Sources of DataIndicators of Structural Reliability
Indicators of Structural Reliability
Indicators of Component Reliability
Engine Reliability Programme
Presenting Reliability Data
Reliability Driven Optimization
Standard Deviation
Performance Standards - Setting the ALD
Benefits of an Effective Reliability Programme


CAMO staff involved in managing the Maintenance or Reliability programs, Reliability Staff and other staff with technical involvement in the Aircraft reliability processes.


A background in an aviation airworthiness environment. Detailed awareness of Part M CAMO obligations and processes.


A reliability program provides an appropriate means of monitoring the effectiveness of the maintenance program. This training covers all elements required to ensure you achieve the maximum benefit from your Reliability Program.


Course type: Presentation without voice over
Duration equivalent to 3-day classroom training
Category: Part M
Price: 170 EUR


This course is part of the following programs:
Consolidated EASA Reliability & Mathematics Package


3 to 5 courses/delegates - 5%
6 to 10 courses/delegates - 10%
11 to 24 courses/delegates - 15%
25 to 49 courses/delegates - 20%
> 50 courses/delegates - 25%

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