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Aircraft Maintenance for Pilots (Classroom, 5 days)


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Airline pilots are expected to report technical aircraft problems to maintenance engineers - and the ability to communicate these problems accurately can result in safer flights, efficiency in operations and fewer costly delays.

This course will show you how to better identify issues with an aircraft’s systems and components. You will also review the maintenance tasks you can perform under special permission as a pilot and learn how to identify human factor issues in maintenance tasks.

Course details

Available at IATA Training Centers or at your company
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Requirements: None

What you will learn

  • Describe basic licensing requirements for aircraft maintenance engineers, technicians and mechanics
  • Identify the components of maintenance operations and the types of maintance
  • Understand the importance of transit checks, incuding the walkaround inspection and servicing of an aircraft
  • Know which maintenance tasks you can carry out as a pilot
  • Use the aircraft technical log to enter faults encountered during flight and provide information on the condition of a system post rectification
  • Describe the importance of the Minimum equipment list (MEL) in determining if an aircraft can be released for service
  • Recognize human factors issues in aircraft maintenance

Who should attend

  • Airline pilots

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