Continuing Airworthiness - Planning Skills

TT19M03 | 2 days

Planning is often misinterpreted as there is little regulatory assistance. This leads many organisations and personnel to have conflicting views on responsibilities and processes that fall under this important aspect of continuing airworthiness. Planning is often viewed as an expensive overhead; however, the positive contribution from effective planning in both the CAMO and maintenance environments cannot be underestimated in engendering a cost-effective and safe working regime.

Upcoming Training

10 Jul - 11 Jul 2024

Bracknell Academy

£910.00 (excl. VAT)

06 Nov - 07 Nov 2024

Virtual Classroom

£910.00 (excl. VAT)

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How will this course benefit me?

This highly interactive course is designed to meet the needs of staff and organisations who want to implement a proactive approach to delivering a consistently robust maintenance plan. Through examining industry best practice, the course will provide you with knowledge and techniques you need in order to promote greater efficiency in the continuing airworthiness management and maintenance environments, ultimately improving safety.
Our course, covering planning in both the CAMO and maintenance environments, pulls together the ‘How’ we structure to perform maintenance. Delegates completing this course will engender a full understanding of the needs and pressures faced by colleagues performing complimentary functions, resulting in you:

  • Making more informed decisions when planning maintenance
  • Reducing maintenance errors in your organisation by promoting a structured approach to task accomplishment
  • Reducing aircraft downtime by avoiding duplication of work
  • Using your improved understanding of who the key stakeholders are in the framework to create efficient, clear communication channels and achieve faster responses and resolution to the inevitable day to day queries
  • Assisting your internal or contracted maintenance organisations in understanding the CAMO perspective and vice versa
  • Minimising cost and maximise revenue through more effective management of workflow
  • Improving workplace safety levels through effective planning of maintenance tasks


Key areas of focus

  • Safety, regulations and interfaces in continuing airworthiness
  • Maintenance planning fundamentals – roles in the planning process; why we plan; the benefits of planning
  • Development of efficient Maintenance schedules
  • Planning for/in CAMOs and Maintenance Organisations
  • Data, Records and mandatory requirements
  • Controlling, demonstrating and monitoring successful planning


Is this course right for me?

This specialised course is designed for those working in the planning environments in EASA Part-M and Part-145 organisations, including:

  • Existing planning staff in Part-M and Part-145 organisations
  • Technical Services staff
  • Managers / supervisors in Part-M and Part-145 organisations


This course would also benefit:

  • Graduates looking to move into planning roles
  • Continuing Airworthiness Management
  • Compliance monitoring / Quality Assurance staff



You will need to have an understanding of Part-M and Part-145 regulations and be familiar with Service Bulletins, Airworthiness Directives, maintenance manuals and other technical data. Experience in planning is desirable, but not necessary if you are moving into a planning environment.


Course details

Course format: The course will follow the concept of facilitation as opposed to instruction. It is a balanced mix of PowerPoint Presentations and challenging interactive exercises.
Course level: Practitioner Level Training (P) is suitable for those who have worked in the subject for some time, are familiar with core terminologies and concepts and are looking to develop or update their level of knowledge and practical understanding.
Assessment process: No formal assessment. Formative feedback is provided by the facilitator.
Course size: 12 persons maximum at our Aviation Safety Academy or on-site at your facility

Frequently asked questions

I am a graduate looking to work in the planning area in a CAMO. Is this course suitable?

Yes, as long as you understand the requirements from the regulations in Part-M and Part-145, you will be able to pick up and understand how to effectively plan for success in a CAMO environment

I work as a maintenance supervisor and often prepare work packages for my team. How will this course help me?

This course will enable you to better understand how a CAMO and Part-145 Production planning team can work together to ensure all work required by the CAMO is achieved safely and on time.

I am a planner and I am often asked to deal with different people and organisations. Does this course address these interfaces?

Our course explores the key stakeholders in the planning arena, and looks at who is responsible for what function, enabling you to answer those questions as to who you should interact with.

I work for a Part-145 organisation. Can I just attend the sections on 145 planning?

No. This course looks at the entire planning process from Part-M through to Part-145. We explain how the M and 145 organisations work cohesively to ensure the realisation of the intent of the maintenance programme. Having an understanding of Part-M requirements will enhance your performance in the Part-145 Maintenance organisation.

I used to send my team on your TT04 Effective Aircraft Maintenance Task Planning course. Does this course replace it?

Yes. Whilst covering similar material to TT04, it gives greater focus to the relationship and the different responsibilities between the Part-M and Part-145 function