HELI-EXPO 2013 Professional Education Courses

Essentials of Troubleshooting

March 2, 2013 | | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2
Maintenance Skills Track


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Aviation maintenance technicians who use effective troubleshooting techniques save their organizations significant financial resources. By addressing maintenance problems in a thoughtful and systematic manner, technicians reduce wasteful spending on parts, the amount of time aircraft spends in the shop (and not in the air), and the hours of labor required for repairs, all during a time of critical staff shortages.

This course will introduce attendees to the four-step process of troubleshooting:

  • Step 1 – understand the problem clearly, including utilization of good debriefing techniques
  • Step 2 – develop a plan to solve the problem, including the use of troubleshooting charts and fault isolation manuals
  • Step 3 – check critical paths using schematics and meters
  • Step 4 – take corrective action.

For each step, attendees will learn key considerations, practical tools, and actions that should be taken. The instructor will use in-class exercises to help attendees practice putting the four-step process in action.

Attendees will learn how to effectively solve maintenance problems and will understand the cost of failing to utilize a troubleshooting process.

Randy Jaboubek has been the Hawker/Beechcraft program instructor at Global Jet Services for more than 10 years, bringing with him more than 35 years of experience. His background includes FAR Part 91, 121, 135, and military experience. Randy has worked as a technician, director of maintenance, and instructor on Hawkers, Challengers, Beechjets, and Falcons and has earned FAA Diamond Awards for Excellence for his outstanding efforts. Randy's background allows him to understand not only the technician's perspective, but also the manager's needs and concerns. He uses an interactive, hands-on approach to training that is beneficial to all.

Who Should Attend
Aviation maintenance technicians, current and future managers, supervisors, directors of maintenance, and upper management. In addition, individuals responsible for the management of spares, logistics, quality control, and warranties will find the material covered invaluable.

Course Prerequisites

Professional Development Credit