Aircraft Maintenance Management City,University of LondonPersonalStatement Prepared by Matthew Boraman In my lifetime, the number ofair passengers have nearly triple to 4 billion people and according to theInternational Air Transport Association (IATA), that number will double againby the early 2030s. The rapid advancement of the industry has led to many newchallenges and striking a balance between profits and safety is even morecrucial today than ever before. I would relish the opportunity to build upon myexperiences as a licensed engineer and lead a team to succeed in keepingaviation as safe but efficient as possible.
I intend to pursue a career in aircraft maintenance managementso that I can be part of this continued growth which will undoubtedlylead to many new challenges that will require MROs (Maintenance Repair andOverhaul) and more importantly aviation managers to continue to adapt andovercome. Managers who innovate and implement new,dynamic strategies will no doubt re-write the future of the aviation as wecontinue to see rapid growth in all markets. During my time based in Nigeria, I found I had to be very adaptableas I was responsible for supervising local Nigerian trainees as part of thenationalisation program. My time in Nigeria taught me valuable skills whichwill be helpful on this course, such as the ability to prioritize my workload; includinghow to manage multiple people with a positive attitude as well as communicationskills with a different culture to my own. Whilst always having a keen, wider interest inaviation from a young age, I decided that I wanted to become a licensedaircraft maintenance engineer as this offered me the chance to work up close onsome of the most advanced machines in the world. During my apprenticeship atFarnborough College of Technology I had the opportunity to work not only onhelicopters, which I later became licensed on, but business jets and commercialairliners. It highlightedto me the constant evolving and exciting nature of aviation that is available.
This coupled with the capacity to apply myengineering knowledge and my natural curiosities to the industry among othersare the reasons I became a LAE (licensed aircraft engineer). I quickly foundthat I had a passion for aviation and with my self-motivation; by the age ofonly 21 I had self studied my modules and became the youngest person in mycompany to receive a basic EASA B1.3 license. The five years since receiving mylicense and type rating on the Sikorsky S92, I have had the opportunity ofworking abroad in diverse locations such as Norway & Nigeria on VIP, Militaryand oil and gas aircraft. Working on such a range of operations has taught mehow to manage a full work schedule whilst maintaining quality and safety aswell as personal working relationships with diverse cultures, which willcertainly help me through the course and beyond in my career as an aviation maintenancemanager. There is no doubt to me that AviationMaintenance Management at the University of London will refine my abilities andequip me with the necessary skills to move forward and make a positive impacton the future of aviation and meet these new challenges head on.
I amenthusiastic and ready to make the transition from engineer to manager bybuilding on skills such as report writing and my knowledge of regulatory bodiesand procedures. Looking into the future of my career I wish tobecome a form 4-post holder and implement new safety systems that will keepaviation the safest form of transport. Ihope I will be successfully accepted on to the course, as I will able to expandon my ideas and knowledge.