Aircraft me the constant evolving and exciting nature of

 

 Aircraft Maintenance Management       

City,
University of London

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Personal
Statement Prepared by Matthew Boraman

 

In my lifetime, the number of
air passengers have nearly triple to 4 billion people and according to the
International Air Transport Association (IATA), that number will double again
by the early 2030s. The rapid advancement of the industry has led to many new
challenges and striking a balance between profits and safety is even more
crucial today than ever before. I would relish the opportunity to build upon my
experiences as a licensed engineer and lead a team to succeed in keeping
aviation as safe but efficient as possible. I intend to pursue a career in aircraft maintenance management
so that I can be part of this continued growth which will undoubtedly
lead to many new challenges that will require MROs (Maintenance Repair and
Overhaul) and more importantly aviation managers to continue to adapt and
overcome. Managers who innovate and implement new,
dynamic strategies will no doubt re-write the future of the aviation as we
continue to see rapid growth in all markets. During my time based in Nigeria, I found I had to be very adaptable
as I was responsible for supervising local Nigerian trainees as part of the
nationalisation program. My time in Nigeria taught me valuable skills which
will be helpful on this course, such as the ability to prioritize my workload; including
how to manage multiple people with a positive attitude as well as communication
skills with a different culture to my own.

 

Whilst always having a keen, wider interest in
aviation from a young age, I decided that I wanted to become a licensed
aircraft maintenance engineer as this offered me the chance to work up close on
some of the most advanced machines in the world. During my apprenticeship at
Farnborough College of Technology I had the opportunity to work not only on
helicopters, which I later became licensed on, but business jets and commercial
airliners. It highlighted
to me the constant evolving and exciting nature of aviation that is available.  This coupled with the capacity to apply my
engineering knowledge and my natural curiosities to the industry among others
are the reasons I became a LAE (licensed aircraft engineer). I quickly found
that I had a passion for aviation and with my self-motivation; by the age of
only 21 I had self studied my modules and became the youngest person in my
company to receive a basic EASA B1.3 license. The five years since receiving my
license and type rating on the Sikorsky S92, I have had the opportunity of
working abroad in diverse locations such as Norway & Nigeria on VIP, Military
and oil and gas aircraft. Working on such a range of operations has taught me
how to manage a full work schedule whilst maintaining quality and safety as
well as personal working relationships with diverse cultures, which will
certainly help me through the course and beyond in my career as an aviation maintenance
manager.

 

There is no doubt to me that Aviation
Maintenance Management at the University of London will refine my abilities and
equip me with the necessary skills to move forward and make a positive impact
on the future of aviation and meet these new challenges head on. I am
enthusiastic and ready to make the transition from engineer to manager by
building on skills such as report writing and my knowledge of regulatory bodies
and procedures. Looking into the future of my career I wish to
become a form 4-post holder and implement new safety systems that will keep
aviation the safest form of transport.  I
hope I will be successfully accepted on to the course, as I will able to expand
on my ideas and knowledge.