EASA Part M Maintenance Planning Essentials for Leasing Companies – 1 Day


The Maintenance Planning Function is the responsibility of the Operator – Effective Maintenance Planning can contribute significantly to achieving real cost savings within the organization.

Raising awareness and understanding of the Roles and Responsibilities is extremely beneficial to the relationship between the Lease Company and the Lessee

This course considers many of the core elements associated with the implementation and ongoing management of lease obligations, often a “disconnect” occurs which typically costs the leaseholder unbudgeted expenditure.

The Course is primarily aimed at raising awareness of the regulatory obligations to ensure compliance with EASA Regulations.

As well as appealing to members of the leasing community this course will also be of benefit to Quality Audit Staff and persons who normally work within the Part M CAMO environment, particularly if elements of the Maintenance Planning Process are outsourced.

Who is the Course for?

It is for persons who are involved in the technical management of Aircraft Lease Obligations including Commercial Aircraft Maintenance Planning (CAMO) Staff, Technical Engineering, CAMO Quality Auditors, Reliability and, Technical Records as well as anyone with an interest to achieve an effective interface with an EASA Compliant Maintenance Department.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

a) Have an awareness of the structural composition and impact of EASA Part M Maintenance Planning Regulations.

b) Understanding Organisational Roles and Responsibilities Compliant with the management of the Maintenance Program.

c) Understand the development and approval of the Aircraft Maintenance Program (AMP)

d) Understanding the relationship between lessor and lessee related to the role of Maintenance Planning

e) Detailed understanding of options related to Work Planning and Scheduling.

f) Be able to explain how the Maintenance Review Board Process (MRB) Works – MSG 3

g) Understand the Aircraft Certification Process SSA ALI CMR & CDCCL works and how it affects the maintenance program.

h) Have confidence in full EASA compliance and the ability to appreciate the opportunity to optimize the planning process.

i) Be able to understand the role of Part M CAMO Functionality related to Maintenance Planning and to have the knowledge to avoid or mitigate problems

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Introduction
– Abbreviations & Terms
– Regulatory Framework
– The Part M & Part 145 relationship – what it means for the Maintenance Planning Department
– Typical Aviation Lease Holder Maintenance Obligations
– Managing Competencies in a Part M Environment
– Contract & Subcontract Management
– Aircraft Lease Management Continuing Airworthiness – In Services Considerations
– How the MRB Process Works – MSG 1 – 2 & 3
– The Certification Process SSA ALI CMR & CDCCL
– Aircraft Maintenance Programme (AMP), Maintenance Planning Document (MPD)
– Part M Subpart C Continuing Airworthiness
– Considering Aircraft Leases and the potential impact of AD & SB influence on asset value
– Escalation and De-Escalation
– Customization, Variation in Utilization
– Changing Maintenance Programs – Developing a Bridging Check – Low Utilisation Programs
– Aircraft Lease Management Continuing Airworthiness – In Services Considerations
– Field Loadable Software
– Certification of Aircraft Repairs & Modifications
– Managing Engine and Component Status “off-wing”
– Weight & Balance – Maintenance Planning’s Responsibility

Target groups

All personnel with duties and/or responsibilities in the Airline Lease Management Environment. Quality Assurance Staff. Also of Interest to persons working in a CAMO or Part M Quality System. Production Planning and Reliability Specialists, Engineers, Managers & Lease Companies.


General Awareness of the structure and functionality of the EASA Part M would be an advantage, but not essential.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this Training, the delegate should have an understanding of the Roles and responsibilities associated with Maintenance Planning and the importance of delivering an effective Maintenance Planning Function within the organization.

In addition – to have a firm understanding of areas where savings may be developed.

What do People Say About Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“The instructor used the right words to explain the material.”
“The discussions among the group were very beneficial.”
“The instructor showed a very resourceful background and experience.”
“All sections of the course were related to my field.”
“Adequate answers were given to specific questions.”


1 Day – The training will commence at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email office@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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