The Maintenance Planning Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the Virgin Atlantic (VAA) fleet compliance is maintained in accordance with the approved Maintenance Programme as specified by the legal & mandatory requirements of the Air Navigation Order, Part M, Part 145, EU-OPS and relevant EASA regulations.
This is achieved by the timely planning and co-ordination of maintenance planning activities in close liaison with other Engineering and Airline departments including the production and issue of technical documentation to the appropriate environment. These are to include the VAA Line / Hangars and outstations.
The overall aim is to integrate the maintenance needs of the VAA fleet with the Flying Programme in a safe and cost effective manner.
To ensure continued compliance through the ongoing review and management of the maintenance plan on the relevant IT systems and take appropriate action in order to ensure that compliance for planned tasks is always maintained.
Produce an optimised maintenance plan taking into account capacity and resource in line with the SLA (Service Level Agreement) within the appropriate planning environment.
Manage the maintenance plan minimising delays / cancellations, maximising downtime, whilst continually safeguarding compliance of the aircraft.
Compile maintenance documentation according to environment via the loading of applicable tasks into the IT computer system.
Ensure that maintenance and supporting documentation is printed in line with departmental procedures and SLA’s.
Plan maintenance on a continuous basis against available capacity in order to maximise aircraft availability.
Monitor all aircraft maintenance work packages on an ongoing basis to ensure that maintenance task compliance is met at all times.
To manage the Maintenance Programme in line with departmental procedures whilst responding to changes in the operational flying programme.
To review all deferred defects and plan workable defects into the aircraft inputs as appropriate. Coordination and control of any internal / external third party requirements.
Liaise with appropriate and other appropriated departments within the maintenance environment (MRO / Hangar / Line) to ensure that all technical and administrative queries are resolved.
Attend and where required host planning meetings in order to facilitate the effective handover of the maintenance documentation.
Produce reports as required for relevant production environment in relation to maintenance planning activities and service.
Resolve all relevant documentation queries as appropriate with other departments in Virgin and third parties where appropriate in order to ensure the smooth running / closure of the input packages.
Adhere to and participate in the updating of EDP’s (Engineering Departmental Procedures) and LOI’s (Local Office Instructions) in order to continually improve the Maintenance Planning function.
To ensure that all computer systems (Ultramain, OMS, AMOS & Sharepoint Sites) are used appropriately to perform planning functions.
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