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Maintenance Management Fundamentals


Learn about the joint McMaster University & Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA) Maintenance Management Fundamentals Professional Micro-Credential Certificate course.

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Maintenance Management Fundamentals


31 Jan, 02 Feb 2024 | Two Half Days | Online Live

Registration Open | Closes 26 Jan 24

Focused on enabling Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME's) and Lead Hands with the competencies to enhance their management, execution and leadership skills needed to meet current industry challenges. 

A joint training initiative between McMaster University and the Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA)  - the Maintenance Management Fundamentals (MMF) course uses an industry-led approach bringing together senior business leaders to share best practices, lessons learned, tools & techniques.


Participants will gain insight into the challenges and opportunities prevalent within digitized aviation operations. They will also understand the utility of adaptive leadership techniques to enhance efficiency and resilience, while developing competencies in communication, building conflict constructive teams, daily management execution, and team member talent development.

This course is designed for new AME's or Lead Hands, or members seeking to enhance their knowledge and skill sets in order to successfully manage aviation maintenance teams.

Watch Our Maintenance Management Fundamentals Webinar

Watch our recent 15 min webinar to learn about the unique industry-led approach utilized in the IOLM Program, bringing together over 130 senior industry leaders worldwide. As well you will gain an understanding of the Maintenance Management Fundamentals course launching on 22, 24 February, 2023

Live Online Teaching

Real-time interactive conference-style education brought to you anywhere.

Earn a McMaster Certificate

Walk away with a McMaster Certificate and practical skills to think and problem-solve like a leader.

Skilled Industry Experts

Hear from academic instructors and experienced industry experts across disciplines.


Grow your professional network by connecting with like-minded business leaders across multiple industries.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the execution of Industry 4.0 Operations.

  • Conduct a self-assessment to identify your current Leadership style and a desired development path.

  • Understand the evolving practice and utility of Adaptive Leadership within an aviation industry environment.

  • Understand how to tailor performance management techniques to best suit the situation and learner maturity.

  • Define, optimize and coach the six stages to work center shift execution.

  • Learn the strategies, best practices and lessons learned used by senior AME's to overcome key professional development challenges.

  • Understand the principles needed to build conflict constructive teams.

  • Develop an Immediate Action approach to anticipating and managing operations disruptions.

  • Gain industry insight & lessons learned to build resilient frontline management teams.


Hours of Training


Half Days Live




Course Content Breakdown

Day 1 | 22 Feb, 2023

8:30am - 12:00pm Est

Day 2 | 24 Feb, 2023

8:30am - 12:00pm Est

  • Understand the value and approach to building conflict-constructive teams.

  • Develop an understanding of frontline disruption management and critical communication techniques.

  • Learn how to enhance team operations resilience from senior industry leaders through a guided panellist discussion.


Learn directly from senior industry leaders on the Maintenance Management Fundamentals Course. Through our leadership panellist discussion, you will learn firsthand insights to lead resilient front-line teams.

Who Should Attend?

  • New Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME)/ Aviation Lead Hands

  • AME's looking to enhance their skills

  • Lead Hands within the aviation industry.

  • Frontline Managers seeking to enhance coaching and performance management of AME teams.

Upcoming Course Date

31 Jan, 02 Feb 2024

Two Half Days | Online Live

Registration Open | Closes 26 Jan 24

Admission Details

Participants should have relevant work or training experience or education in their industry field; a college or university education is an asset but not required.


Please contact the Program Lead if you have specific questions about the background knowledge required to maximize your benefits from the program.

Tuition & Fees

Please note costs noted below are in CAD dollars, and do not include the 13% HST - Harmonized Sales Tax charged for Canadian Applicants.

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Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Initiative

We would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada's support through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) for the Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI). The ARRI project has enabled a 90% subsidy cost reduction opportunity for qualifying members who work in a small to medium enterprise and support the Southern Ontario Aerospace sector. We are also pursuing other subsidy options for our participants; please contact the Program Lead for more information. 


Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples | Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Initiative

In partnership with the Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples (OCIP), The ARRI project and OCIP have enabled up to a 100% subsidy cost reduction opportunity for qualifying members who are located within the Southern Ontario sector. Please complete the registration form with your selected courses and a member of OCIP will contact you to determine eligibility. 

Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Cost

Subsidized Cost

$75 CAD


CCAA Regular

Subsidized Cost

$650 CAD

CCAA Partner Cost

Subsidized Cost

$550 CAD

McMaster Alumni, Staff

$550 CAD

Regular Cost

$750 CAD

Would you like a PDF copy of the Maintenance Management Fundamentals Course Brochure?

Click to download the PDF.

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Apply Now

Apply for the Maintenance Management Fundamentals Course on our New Registrant Application Page

Program Lead

Industry Operations Leadership & Management

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Ashan Corea

McMaster University

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Certificates of Completion Professional Programs

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