Module Title:Technical Aircraft Leasing and Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: • Teaching will be a blend of lectures and case studies • There will be at least one guest lecturer from a leading leasing company executive to cover the financial and legislative aspects of the industry.
Module Aim: To provide students with the knowledge and skills required to operate within the technical area of the aircraft leasing industry, manage engineering projects and to deal with ethical constraints in professional environments.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Appraise each of the major aircraft maintenance events and determine the equations used to compute the respective maintenance reserve rates.
LO2 Interrogate aircraft technical records to ensure compliance with the continuing airworthiness regulations.
LO3 Conduct a technical audit of a commercial aircraft and interpret the guidelines and best practices that ease the transferability of aircraft.
LO4 Apply project management skills to engineering projects.
LO5 Assess ethical constraints in professional environments and the ethical implications of decisions made by engineers
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Maintenance Reserves
- Maintenance Utility consumed - Maintenance reserves economics - Reserves for Airframe Inspections, major component restorations and LLPs - Effect of ageing aircraft - Sample lease contract/s - Managing the Contract - Maintenance reserves coverage and exposure
Airworthiness Directives
- Publication of AD’s - AD status listing, applicability, method of compliance. - AD Dirty Fingerprints
Part M
- ICAO-Chicago Convention - Part M-continuing airworthiness and where it fits in to Regulations - Part M-Subparts explained - CAMO’s
Aircraft Audits / Redeliveries
- Aircraft Audit -what’s expected. - Technical records administration - Component lists - Mods, SBs, STCs - Component Certificates - Aircraft Redelivery considerations - Closing gaps and understanding of what is vital and what “nice to have” - Traceability - Back to birth records – “dirty fingerprints” - Tech Log - Acceptable Deferred Defects Record - Maintenance programmes - Status of aircraft in relation to MPD - Company Maintenance programmes - Structural sampling – fleet programs, sampling, standalone aircraft
Project Management
Project management skills. Financial & scheduling tools. Organisational planning tools. Risk management: evaluating risks and control measures.
Company & contract law. Business funding & finance. Start-up companies. Business plans.
Safety, health and welfare of co-workers, clients, the public. Sustainable development & awareness of environmental issues. Intellectual property rights. Ethical constraints, ethical decision-making, ethical implications of engineering decisions.
Enterprise Information Systems
Management functions & organisational structure. Enterprise Resource Planning. Engineering Change Order.
Guest Lectures
There will be at least one guest lecture from a leading leasing company executive to cover the financial and legislative aspects of the industry
Safety Management Systems
ICAO Annex 19 Overview, Risk Assessments
Incident Response Planning
Overview of Critical Incident Stress Management system, Public relations and press releases, Media and communications, Roles & Responsibilities communicating through Social media
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Mid term class test 1,2,4 20.00 Week 6
Examination End of term class test 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 Week 12
Project Students will complete projects / assignments, for example, a business plan for a start up company, an aircraft audit report, an Airworthiness Directive assessment report, a maintenance reserves report. 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EEAER_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aerospace Engineering 8 Mandatory
CW_EEPLT_D Bachelor of Science in Pilot Studies 2 Mandatory