RCM is an analytical process to determine the appropriate failure management strategies, including PM requirements and other actions that are warranted to ensure safe operations and cost-wise readiness. This process of developing PM requirements, with an auditable documentation package, is based on the reliability of the various components, the severity of the consequences related to safety and mission if failure occurs, and the cost effectiveness of the task. The primary objective of the RCM process is to identify ways to avoid or reduce the consequences of failures which, if allowed to occur, will adversely impact personnel safety, environmental health, mission accomplishment, or economics. Preventive maintenance is only one way that failure consequences can be mitigated. A PM task should be implemented when it is appropriate to do so, but that might not be the best solution in all cases. The RCM analysis might indicate, for example, that the best solution is to simply allow the failure to occur, then perform corrective maintenance to repair it. In yet other instances, analysis might indicate that some other action is warranted, such as an item redesign, a change in an operational or maintenance procedure, or any number of other actions which will effectively reduce the consequences of failure to an acceptable level.
Our task is to: function as the Naval Air Systems Command RCM technical experts, provide assistance in the implementation and application of RCM to new acquisitions and in-service weapon systems and equipment, and provide RCM training to the naval aviation community. For more information, please access the "Contacts Information" page at left.
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The NAVAIR RCM Training program is undergoing changes due to organizational and personnel realignment. In the future, training will be available from several sources via certified instructors using a common core curriculum. Costs must be born by attendees or training sponsors. Information regarding these changes will be updated to this web site or you may contact us.
The Fundamentals of RCM Analysis Course provides instruction in determining effective failure management strategies through the use of RCM methodology as presented in NAVAIR 00-25-403 (Management Manual: Guidelines for the Naval Aviation Reliability-Centered Maintenance Process). Topics include RCM introduction, The RCM Process, How to Perform RCM, and Additional Topics. In addition, the course provides hands-on training with the current RCM analysis software.
Personnel tasked with performing an RCM analysis. Completion of this course and familiarization with NAVAIR 00-25-403 will qualify an individual for NAVAIR Level 1 RCM certification.
Students must have a basic understanding of computer operation.
Varies, may be taught on-site by certified RCM instructors.
The RCM Management Brief will promote an understanding of NAVAIR RCM Program policy and associated analysis process to enable informed implementation and sustainment decisions that support Cost-wise Readiness initiatives.
PMA's, PEO's, TYCOM's, FST leaders, OPNAV requirement and resource sponsors, Competency managers, and any others interested in an upper-level overview of the RCM process. The class is especially aimed at those responsible for implementing and funding an RCM program. This class may be used in conjunction with the Fundamentals Course in training a team undertaking a significant RCM project.
Varies, may be brought on-site by request.Back to Course Information
Course materials have been updated in conjunction with establishment of the RCM certification program. The material is provided as reference for students to stay abreast of changes in course approach and NAVAIR RCM policies and processes, but does not represent the complete curricula of a certified course. Updated course materials will be posted as approved. The Fundamentals Course files available for download include references to the appropriate NAVAIR 00-25-403 section in each slides notes. The Management Course files include extensive notes to supplement the slides for use in presenting the overvew to various audiences. Fundamental Course slides can be viewed as individual modules by clicking on the titles in the Course Agenda above.
Courses may be arranged for NAVAIR and NAVAIR-affiliated personnel (i.e., personnel providing RCM-related products/support under NAVAIR contract), taught by certified NAVAIR instructors. Additionally, courses may be arranged via contract personnel for non-NAVAIR personnel. Arrangements for these non-NAVAIR offerings are the sole responsibility of the requestor. Cost for both NAVAIR and Non-NAVAIR offerings are the responsibility of the attendees or the training sponsors.
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