Date(s): Feb. 25 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Maintenance Organization Quality Management

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: James Simmons

Price by Jan. 12: $490 Member | $720 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 12: $635 Member | $925 Nonmember

This course presents a fresh approach that benefits both established organizations and new ventures, providing them with a fundamental framework to develop and implement new strategies in their operations. This ensures the maintenance of quality processes while continuously striving for improvement. Attendees will leave the course with a renewed motivation to create new visions and goals, placing a strong emphasis on quality and cost reduction.

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

  • Identify the maintenance organizational Dirty Dozen
  • Recognize common pitfalls and challenges in maintenance organizations
  • Develop effective communication strategies within maintenance teams and departments
  • Understand the distinction between violations and errors and then implement appropriate management responses
  • Employ techniques and approaches for mitigating risks associated with maintenance operations
  • Use maintenance data and trend analysis to identify training needs and improve performance.

Instructor Bio

With nearly three decades of experience in both military and civilian rotary-wing maintenance, production control, maintenance management, and quality management, James Simmons possesses a wealth of expertise. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in technical management with a minor in aviation safety and a master of science degree in management with distinction from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Additionally, he actively maintains his airframe and powerplant (A&P) technician status with inspection authorization (IA) privileges and holds a Part 107 UAS operator certificate. James is deeply involved in the aviation industry and contributes as a volunteer. He currently serves as the chair of HAI’s Workforce Development Working Group and represents the state of Alabama as an FAA Safety Team representative.

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