Date(s): Friday, March 19 – Monday, March 22 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Professional Education Course (PEC)
Maintenance, Operations
Instructor: Brandon Battles, Conklin & de Decker / JSSI

Price by Jan. 29: $980 Member | $1465 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $1280 Member | $1825 Nonmember

Successful management of an aviation business requires knowledge of topics that commonly fall outside the scope of experience of most technically oriented helicopter management personnel. This course’s goal is to help maintenance personnel make the transition from technician to manager. We’ll cover how to manage a maintenance organization, including developing management skills, constructing a budget, maintaining inventory, and managing assets. Current and aspiring maintenance managers will receive the necessary tools to serve their organization more effectively. This course meets the requirements for the renewal of FAA inspection authorization certificates.

This course qualifies for 4 hours toward IA renewal credits.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned how to:

  • Manage people, inventory, and assets
  • Perform basic financial management and accounting tasks, develop a budget, and understand costs and ways to reduce them
  • Make decisions based on objective information
  • Stay abreast of regulations affecting maintenance organizations

Instructor Bio

Brandon Battles, a certified public accountant, is co-owner and VP of Conklin & de Decker, a JSSI aviation consulting company. He has used his business, management, and accounting background to interact with and analyze various elements of many helicopter maintenance organizations. His experience has led to the development of a curriculum that highlights business and management subjects that commonly fall outside the experience of technically oriented maintenance personnel. Brandon designed and has taught “Helicopter Maintenance Management” for 23 years.

View Full Class List