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MSG-3 Foundation Course

Course Description

This four day course by Mr Gavin Walker is designed to provide the student with a detailed understanding of the MSG-3 process, complemented with a sound knowledge of the underlying principles.

The course commences with a detailed introduction to the fundamentals of Maintenance Steering Group aims and historical origins. This foundation is built upon using a combination of advanced presentation techniques, informal instructor-student interaction and formal syndicate and individual exercises.

Students are provided with an understanding of reliability and failure characteristics theory, which is necessary to understand the logic, components and methodology of MSG-3. Separate modules cover MSG-3 specifics such as Structurally Significant Items (SSI), Zonal Maintenance and Lightning/High Intensity Radiated Field (L/HIRF) Analysis.

The course wraps up with a look at MSG-3 Management issues, and a summary of the course and conclusion.

Target Audience

The course is designed to meet the needs of Aviation personnel who require a comprehensive understanding of MSG-3.

Course Outline

Introduction and MSG-3 Defined

This module explains the requirement for and describes a brief history of MSG-3. The meaning of key MSG-3 terminology is explained and an overview of the MSG-3 process is described. The major differences between MSG 3 and MSG 2; the shortfalls of MSG 2 and what is required to transition from an MSG 2 MRBR to an MSG 3 MRBR.

The Failure Process

This module describes the reliability theory necessary for an understanding of MSG-3 and explains the meaning of key Reliability theory terminology. The module also describes the basis of engineering failures and how this influence’s maintenance decisions and explains the meaning of key engineering failure terminology.

MSG-3 Maintenance Significant Item Selection

The Maintenance Significant Item (MSI) selection process is introduced and the purpose of the activities, which occur in a MSI selection process is covered with an explanation of the meaning of key MSI terminology.

CMR definition and Safety Assessment

MSG 3 struggles to define exactly what the relationship the CMR process and system safety assessment. It is useful for design engineers to understand the limitations that exist between each process and touches on Mil Stan 1629 and the CMR advisory Circular processes.

The outcome should be a managed and agreed initial scheduled maintenance report, both elements complimenting each other.

MSG-3 Functions - Failures - Effects - Cause Sheet

In order for the MSG-3 Analyst to fully appreciate the reason for and the requirements of a Functions - Failures - Effects - Cause Sheet it is necessary to fully understand the principles behind this technique. This module identifies the details of a Functions - Failures - Effects - Cause Sheet in relation to MSG-3 and shows the inspector how to interpret this information once collected. The activities necessary to organize equipment for MSG-3 analysis are also explained along with meaning of key MSG-3 terminology relating to this stage of the analysis.

There is a significant practical element to this module.

Supplementary information – MSG 3 Process

Some of the practical issue around MSG 3 and the process are discussed.

MSG-3 Maintenance Tasks

This module lists and describes the types and characteristics of MSG-3 Preventive Maintenance tasks and explains the meaning of key Preventive Maintenance terminology.

Supplementary Information - MSG 3 development

More additional information around the MSG 3 process and its development

MSG-3 Task Selection

Appreciate and describe in detail the basis of preventive maintenance task preference, evaluation and selection. There is a significant practical element to this module.

MSG-3 Structural Maintenance Analysis Procedure

Structure design philosophy, the procedure for analyzing and determining structural maintenance requirements and the meaning of structural maintenance terminology are addressed in this module.

Supplementary information – Documents

Some explanation about the development of the documents including the relationship between system safety analysis and the CMR / MSG 3 process.

Zonal Maintenance Analysis Procedure

This module covers the principles behind Zonal Maintenance and explains the meaning of Zonal Maintenance terminology. The ATA iSPEC 2200 Standard for Zonal Plans is covered.

Lightning / High Intensity Radiated Field (L/HIRF) Analysis Procedure

Lightning / High Intensity Radiated Field (L/HIRF) analysis is established in the aviation industry as dedicated maintenance to reduce the possibility of single failure cause and occurrence of common failure cause across redundant channels and L/HIRF causing aircraft airworthiness implications.

This module provides an overview of the analysis procedure used to determine L/HIRF maintenance requirements.

Implementing MSG-3 & Age Exploration

This module addresses the problems associated with producing the MSG-3 derived task recommendations into a workable Preventive Maintenance program and looks at the finer points of management relating to the MSG-3 effort.

If MSG-3 is to be the success it should be, it is vital that the project is properly controlled. This must start at the very first approaches to MSG-3 and continue right through the analysis and subsequent implementation of the maintenance program. Properly implemented MSG-3 will certainly reap benefits for any organization because it will develop a scheduled maintenance program which will be focused and optimized for the aircraft equipment in its operating context.

This should have the advantage of reducing the overall cost of maintenance, Preventive and Corrective. The activities necessary to implement and sustain an MSG-3 analysis program are addressed along with the principles of an Age Exploration program.

Results from a complete MSG-3 analysis for Systems/Powerplants, Structures, and Enhanced Zonal Inspections will be given. The student will learn how those results are applicable to Certified Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), Airworthiness Limitations, Life Limits, and CAMP, the Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program.

MSG-3 Summary and Conclusion

A DETAILED summary of the key points of the course, discussions with the student-inspectors, and course Conclusion.

Course Details

Course start 12/03/2019
Course end 15/03/2019
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Course location Adelaide
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