Turbomeca to sponsor Conklin & de Decker Maintenance Management Seminar

Turbomeca to sponsor Conklin & de Decker Maintenance Management Seminar

18-Mar-2011 Source: Conklin & de Decker

Conklin & de Decker’s Helicopter Maintenance Management – Essential Tools for Your New Role, received a recent boost when Turbomeca agreed to sponsor the 2-day event.

“We recognize the value of maintenance technicians receiving training that supplements their technical backgrounds as they make or have the desire to make the transition into managerial positions. The Helicopter Maintenance Management Seminar offers that value,” said Leo Morrissette, Head of the company’s Marketing and Commercial Methods Department.

“Conklin & de Decker delivers a message that is often overlooked within our industry; the business side of the maintenance organization,” continued Morrissette.

This program was presented by Conklin & de Decker for many years through the Helicopter Association International and will now be held for the first time in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area on March 28th & 29th, 2011.

Every maintenance technician in an organization has the appropriate tools to maintain their aircraft but which tools do maintenance managers possess to meet their daily management duties?  Do they have the necessary skills to manage personnel in the maintenance department, interact with other departments, and consume the organization’s resources efficiently?

This 2-day seminar will answer these questions and give current, new, and/or prospective maintenance managers the tools to gain control of the many complex variables faced in today’s dynamic environment.

The seminar will be presented by Brandon Battles, Vice President for Conklin & de Decker and Gary Potochnik, Vice President in charge of Certification and Quality Management at Rotorcraft Services Group, who have taught the course’s content for 15 years. The seminar will focus on:
The Principles of Management – Explain what the basic principles are and how to apply certain techniques when working with people and the tasks they perform.
Financial Management – Identify the reasons why budgets are important to an organization and how to build a budget for the maintenance department. A general overview of principles of finance and accounting will identify the maintenance department’s responsibilities within the overall organization.
Inventory – Explore the purpose of inventory and the various techniques that will make an inventory meet the organization’s operating objectives more effectively using fewer resources.

Information Systems – To manage, one must control. To control, one must measure. To measure, one must have information. Identify the activities in the maintenance organization that typically consume the most resources and offer suggestions to develop systems that will assist in the measurement and control of those areas.
Regulatory Issues – The technical aspects of the maintenance organization cannot be ignored due to their complexity and constantly changing nature.  Review the latest and more complex issues involving regulations and their effect on your maintenance organization.

The Conklin & de Decker Helicopter Maintenance Management Seminar will be held on March 28th and 29th at the Sheraton Grand DFW Airport and costs $800 per person. An early registration discount of $200 is offered to anyone registering by February 6, 2011.

Conklin & de Decker, celebrating over 25 years in business, is a leader in aviation research, consulting and education with offices in Orleans, Massachusetts, Arlington, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. The company, founded in 1984, focuses on fixed- and rotary- wing aircraft operating cost, performance and specification databases, maintenance management software, financial management, fleet planning, market research, aviation tax issues, and financial, tax and management seminars.

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