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Course Overview

An intensive, hands-on course of instruction, into all facets of Reliability Centred Maintenance. The course presents a no-nonsense approach to applying the latest techniques for development of a cost-effective Scheduled Maintenance Programme. Students participate in syndicates to complete a series of exercises in performance of RCM decision criteria, cost-benefit analysis and Maintenance Schedule Development.

Delivery Options:

Open Public Classroom Course: 3 days

On-site: 3 days

Is this course for me?

This course is relevant to Reliability Engineers, ILS and Supportability Engineers, LSA Engineers, AR&M Engineers, Support Engineers and managers. 

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This course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and contributes to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. 

Course Outline

Module 1:  RCM Programme

  • Introduction to RCM
  • History of RCM
  • Definitions
  • Maintenance and Support Philosophy 
  • Overview of RCM
  • Attributes of RCM
  • RCM Standards:
    • MSG3
    • MIL-STD-2173
    • Def Stan 00-045
    • ASD S4000P
    • JA1012
    • RCM2 
  • Reliability
  • Failure Patterns

Session 2:  RCM Process

  • MSG-3 Objectives
  • Input Requirements 
  • Operating Context
  • Functional System Definition
  • Functional Partitioning
  • Allocating Assets to Functions 

Session 3:  Assessing RCM Cost Effectiveness

  • Determining the cost of RCM
  • Determining the cost of no RCM
  • Balancing the Results

Session 4:  Spares Holdings

  • Sparing Determination
  • Anticipatory Sparing
  • Spares Modelling
  • Operational Availability

Session 5:  FMECA – Functionally Significant Items (FSIs)

  • Identification of Failure Modes & Effects
  • Criticality of Failures
  • Safety Assessment
  • Minimum Mission Essential Functions

Session 6:  FMECA – Structurally Significant Items (SSIs)

  • Fatigue Damage (FD) 
  • Accidental Damage (AD)
  • Environmental Deterioration (ED)
  • Criticality of Failures
  • Damage Modes

Session 7:  RCM Logic Application

  • MSG-3
    • Systems / Powerplant, including components and APU‘s
    • Maintenance Significant Items (MSI)
    • Aircraft Structures
    • Structural Significant Items (SSI)
    • Zonal Inspections
    • Lightning/High Intensity Radiated Field (L/HIRF) protection systems
  • Def Stan 00-045
  • ASD S4000P

Session 8:  Task Rationalisation & Maintenance Schedules

  • Task Frequency
  • Certification Maintenance Requirements
  • Task Rationalisation
  • Maintenance Schedule Preparation

Session 9:  RCM Implementation

  • RCM Analysis Team
  • Buyer & Seller Responsibilities 
  • Contracting for an RCM Study
  • RCM and Warranties
  • RCM and COTS Items 

Session 10:  RCM for In-Service Systems

  • Validating the RCM Programme
  • Using In-Service Data
  • Through Life Management


Course Locations:

Allan Webb’s Open Public Classroom Courses are delivered at the Delta by Marriott, Cheltenham Chase,
Shurdington Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4PB.

If required, and where student numbers justify doing so, the course can be tailored to a specific organisation or industry (whilst retaining all the core elements) and conducted at an individual company’s premises.


Classroom Course: £1,140 + VAT

On-site: Priced on Request

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Upcoming Courses

Dates: 8th - 10th March 2022

Location: Cheltenham Chase Hotel

Bespoke Courses

Allan Webb also offers bespoke courses to meet the needs of our clients. If our public course offerings are not quite what you are looking for, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. From mixing and matching modules from existing courses, to arranging on-site or in-house sessions for large groups on a convenient date, Allan Webb works with our clients to ensure that they get the experience that works for them.
Contact: Ruth Warner, Head of Learning, on +44 1453 824581 or
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