This interactive Master Class is designed to provide the delegate with a basic overview of Continuing Airworthiness Management within the requirements of MAOS regulations.

It discusses the important aspects of Mil Part M and Mil Part 145, and its similarity to EASA regulations.

Since MOD strategy is driving aircraft maintenance further towards the use of 3rd Part Maintainers, the workshop concludes with a presentation on Aircraft Maintenance Contracts, utilising the Nimrod Aircraft as an example.



Benefits of attending:

Upon Completion of this Master Class you will:

  • Be furnished with a strong perception of Mil Part M from the perspective of the EASA regulatory approach.
  • Understand the key roles within the CAMO
  • Have a broad understanding of the importance of key Part M documentation.
  • Apply the knowledge gained in order to introduce the building-blocks of Continuing Airworthiness Management into your particular working environment

 About your Master Class leaders:

Alan Miles, Director, Regulatory Services and Training, IBA Group

Born and educated in Bristol, Alan Miles started his aviation career in 1970 as an apprentice technician with Rolls-Royce.  During his twenty-three year career with the Company, he progressed from manufacturing and aircraft maintenance planning through to project management, to become Business Manager of their third-party maintenance organisation.

In 1994, Alan joined European Aviation Air Charter (EAAC) where he set-up and quickly established the airline with its sister organisation, a JAR-145 approved maintenance company.  During his eight-year period with EAAC, Alan was promoted to the role of Engineering Director following his successful management of the organisation’s expansion plans which saw them become a major operator and maintainer of BAC 1-11 and B737 aircraft.

After leaving EAAC, Alan worked in various senior management positions within the aviation industry and as a freelance consultant, working on creating new opportunities relating to the leasing and operation of aircraft.  This was in addition to running his own aviation supply company in East Africa.

In 2006, Alan joined the IBA Group as Director, Asset Management before recently being appointed as Director, Regulatory Services and Training.  Now heading up IBA’s training division, Alan is fully conversant with all relevant regulations and ‘best practice’, including the current EU-OPS-1 and Part-145 legislation as applied to maintenance issue and Part-M requirements for Continuing Airworthiness Management.



Rus Sutaria, Consultant, Aviation Resourcing and Consultancy (ARC-Aero)

Rustom "Rus" Sutaria, is a graduate from Kingston University with a B.Eng (Hons.) in Aerospace Engineering, and a student of City University in London, where he is working towards an MSc in Aircraft Maintenance Management.

He possesses 16 years experience within Aircraft Engineering and maintenance, of which 10 years has been spent working for various high-profile aviation businesses in Technical Services functions.  Rus has recently launched ARC-Aero, which is an aviation consultancy that provides recruitment, training and consultancy support for aviation. The company is managed to provide ARC-Aero clients with a significantly cost effective option to all the recruitment, training and consultancy players involved with aviation and aerospace.

Rus Sutaria has developed and delivered aviation training courses through ARC-Aero's consultancy partnership with IBA Group as follows:
• Continuing Airworthiness Management
• Quality Systems and Audit Management

In association with:

Founded in 1988, the IBA Group has become one of the leading aviation consultancies in the world, focusing on commercial and technical issues in the global aerospace community.  Headquartered in the United Kingdom, near Gatwick Airport, IBA is an independent organisation which provides impartial opinions and recommendations to its broad portfolio of clients, without any conflict of interest.

IBA advises commercial and business aviation clients, aircraft and engine manufacturers, owners and operators.  Services include asset valuations, consulting and commercial services, technical and engine management, services for corporate aircraft and owners, industry and sector research and analysis, training and regulatory services.

Masterclass programme

8:30 Registration

9:00 Introductory Remarks & Welcome

9:15 Maintenance Approved Organisation Scheme (MAOS)

10:30 Morning Tea

10:45 An overview of Mil Part M

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Quality Management & Assurance

14:45 Afternoon Tea

15:00 Military Maintenance Contracts – the Nimrod Example

17:00 Close


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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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