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This unique Masterclass, hosted by Baines Simmons Limited, is designed to provide the delegate with an understanding of the UK Ministry of Defence Maintenance Approved Organisation Scheme (MAOS). It also previews and discusses the upcoming changes to the military requirements concerning continuing airworthiness in the military domain both in the UK and across Europe


Benefits of Attending:

• Gain practical understanding of the evolving UK Military requirements for continuing airworthiness management
• Manage your approved organisation more effectively by gaining a clearer understanding intent of the different elements of MAOS
• Plan better for the upcoming changes by recognising the potential benefits the ‘new’ continuing airworthiness management regime.
• Join fellow industry professionals to both network with and learn from.
• Apply these new skills to your own airside operations


Key topics Include:

• What is the MAOS scheme - its origins, aims and objectives.
• The future of Continuing Airworthiness within the military domain
• Update on the European Defence Agency tasks for European military airworthiness requirements
• Understanding MAA Military Regulatory Publication (MRP) Part M and the transition to Military Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO’s)
• Understanding Mil Part 145 – its objectives, roles and responsibilities of key personnel with the maintenance organisation.



Masterclass programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Introductory Remarks & Welcome

9:15 The Maintenance Approved Organisation Scheme (MAOS), its origins and objectives along with an update on EDA activities

10:30 Morning Coffee

10:45 Mil Part M and the transition to Military Continuning Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO's)

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:15 Mil Part M ad the transition to Military Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO's)

14:45 Afternoon Tea

15:00 Mil Part 145, understanding its intent and requirements

16:30 Closing Remarks


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Coram Street
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United Kingdom

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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.

CPD Certificates

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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