Seminar of The Society of Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers of Nigeria (SLAMEN).

At the recently concluded Seminar of the Society of Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers of Nigeria (SLAMEN) in Lagos, the Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Usman Muhtar in his keynote address to the participants said:

”During the early days of aviation, maintenance was performed as necessary and the machines often required several hours of maintenance time for every hour of flying time. The major maintenance activities were overhauling of almost everything on the aircraft on a periodic basis. Even though aircraft and their associated systems were quite simple at that time, maintenance carried out in this manner was very expensive. With the increased complexity of aircraft systems the  expenses also increased accordingly.

In the aviation industry unlike in other modes of transportation, we cannot pull off the road to fix a problem whenever an issue crops up. Accordingly, regulations have developed  to ensure that all maintenance requirements must be met before an aircraft can be released into service.

There are many challenges in aviation maintenance. The challenge of finding , training and keeping qualified personnel in the aviation industry is very high. Most organisations struggle with the challenge of maintaining  ageing aircraft while staying abreast with evolving aircraft, system, avionics and test equipment technology. Organisations feel the pinch of providing fair wages and benefit while trying to control the cost of every man-hour involved in maintenance. They struggle to minimize the cost of mistakes and maximize in a continuing manner, aircraft, workers and passenger safety.

The greatest challenge is, however, the need to maintain professionalism and personal integrity in the face of enormous pressure as the responsibility of flying passengers safely is huge. Every Aircraft Maintenance Engineer faces a situation they have to decide whether to release an aircraft for flight by ticking all the boxes or to hold it back for some additional maintenance that may not be needed immediately but can cause trouble later and also cause them extra expense and delay.

How an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer deals with this constitutes the greatest challenge of all. It does determine the level of professionalism and integrity in the long run and also is a measure of the overall personal satisfaction from the career of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Workers must be internally as well as externally motivated to ”do the right thing” that includes attitudes and behaviors  on topics like uncompromised compliance with company procedure and technical documentation; understanding and adherence to fitness for duty requirements with particular regard for fatigue issues; sensitivity to culture and the importance of workplace communication among diverse ages and nationalities and other non-technical and technical behavioral patterns and performance. Again, like safety culture, professionalism is contagious.

However recent reports have attributed 18% of all accidents to maintenance factors. The aircraft inspection/maintenance system is a complex one with many interrelated human and machine components. The linchpin of the system is however, the human. Since it is difficult to eliminate error altogether, continuing emphasis must be placed on developing interventions to make inspection and maintenance more reliable and/or more error tolerant”.

Ajayi Adigun | October 27, 2018

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Writing has always been my passion. At school, my composition scripts were often taken to the school office to entertain visitors. Documentation and record keeping in Aircraft Maintenance  Engineering is as important as the work itself. Report writing in the office helped to hone my writing ability and to crown this I enrolled for a comprehensive course in creative writing with Writers Bureau Courses in Manchester, England.

My first book “Restored Hope from Ifon to Israel” an autobiography of Emmanuel Ajayi Adigun  published in November 2015 was dedicated to all indigent students in secondary schools in Ifon  It is my hope that they will benefit from my experience as a struggling student in the same town and be inspired by the help God sent to me.

In the course of my learning at the Writers Bureau, I realized the importance of having a family history in every family.  Coming from an important family of chiefs, I have a clear understanding of my family background and this allows me to better appreciate the things many people take for granted. A person’s roots and origin is one of the most important things to explore. It alone can bring you close to self-discovery. I enjoy writing family history for those who wish to have a better perspective of their life.

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Book launch 2015

My ExpertiseMy Expertise

Engineering Maintenance and Allied Services Limited (EMAS) was incorporated to practice and promote effective maintenance culture in the industries, private and public enterprises in other to save costs by ensuring that equipment, plants, and machines serve the right span of life for which they are intended.

We develop maintenance management practices in aircraft maintenance, engineering maintenance, and workshop support equipment maintenance services. We carry out maintenance and complete overhaul work on industrial equipment such as Air compressors, water pumps, air-conditioning units, small, medium and high powered generating sets.

Emas Limited as Industrial Training Fund Recognised Training Consultant, offers intensive, in-depth training in the above areas to individuals and industries. Our Basic Workshop Training for technicians in the Industries enjoy tremendous patronage in Ogun and Lagos States among others. Please contact us for your training needs in any of the above areas and we shall be happy to furnish you with details of our training programmes for 2018 and 2019.     

We undertake technical writing covering preparation of instructional manuals, how-to guides, articles describing information in simple ways and other content needs.

Our services include the following:Our services include the following:

Maintenance Management
  • Aircraft Maintenance & Workshop Practice
  • Engineering Plants & Equipment Maintenance
Industrial Training
  • Intensive, In-depth training for beginners and the more advanced personnel in the maintenance of production plants and engineering services.
  • Basic Aircraft & Engine Maintenance Training
Technical Writing
  • Industrial manuals, articles, reports & how-to guide
  • Biography, family history writing, research & development

ClientsClients

Some of our numerous clients are

LEVER BROTHERS NIGERIA PLC.

CHEVRON NIG PLC.

INTERNATIONAL DISTILLERS LTD

KORLOCOTE NIG LTD

NESTLE FOODS NIG PLC.

AFPRINT NIG PLC

NIGERIA AIRWAYS LTD

FABRICON LIMITED.

NATIONAL OIL & CHEMICAL CO.

LAGOS STATE WATER CORP.

AUTO COMPONENTS

About MeAbout Me

Ajayi Adigun started his career in Nigeria Airways Ltd as an assistant engineer in aircraft maintenance engineering after training in Mechanical Engineering in Israel and Britain. He rose to become an aircraft maintenance engineer and quality assurance inspector, chief engineer and general manager in 24 years stint in aviation before going into private practice.

His consultancy services in maintenance management encourage the adoption of effective maintenance culture to ensure that resources are used for the right span of life for which they are intended. His training programmes seek to sharpen technical skills, attitudes and positive human traits for an enduring maintenance culture.

Ajayi is into technical writing, biography and family history research and development. His book titled “RESTORED HOPE from Ifon to Israel” an autobiography of Emmanuel Ajayi Adigun was published in November 2015.

MY STORY

GALLERY

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Mission, Vision & Objectives

To be one of the best Maintenance Management Companies in Nigeria.

To encourage maintenance culture in Nigeria

To save cost by ensuring that resources in our industries and public places are used maximally.

my blogmy bloggy

I blog on technical topics, maintenance and good house- keeping in Engineering practice, reviews and reports on technological advancement, and environmental pollution abatement through the encouragement of effective maintenance culture in the industries, public institutions and in our daily lives.
Seminar of The Society of Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers of Nigeria (SLAMEN).

At the recently concluded Seminar of the Society of Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers of Nigeria (SLAMEN) in Lagos, the Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Usman Muhtar in his keynote address to the participants said:

”During the early days of aviation, maintenance was performed as necessary and the machines often required several hours of maintenance time for every hour of flying time. The major maintenance activities were overhauling of almost everything on the aircraft on a periodic basis. Even though aircraft and their associated systems were quite simple at that time, maintenance carried out in this manner was very expensive. With the increased complexity of aircraft systems the  expenses also increased accordingly.

In the aviation industry unlike in other modes of transportation, we cannot pull off the road to fix a problem whenever an issue crops up. Accordingly, regulations have developed  to ensure that all maintenance requirements must be met before an aircraft can be released into service.

There are many challenges in aviation maintenance. The challenge of finding , training and keeping qualified personnel in the aviation industry is very high. Most organisations struggle with the challenge of maintaining  ageing aircraft while staying abreast with evolving aircraft, system, avionics and test equipment technology. Organisations feel the pinch of providing fair wages and benefit while trying to control the cost of every man-hour involved in maintenance. They struggle to minimize the cost of mistakes and maximize in a continuing manner, aircraft, workers and passenger safety.

The greatest challenge is, however, the need to maintain professionalism and personal integrity in the face of enormous pressure as the responsibility of flying passengers safely is huge. Every Aircraft Maintenance Engineer faces a situation they have to decide whether to release an aircraft for flight by ticking all the boxes or to hold it back for some additional maintenance that may not be needed immediately but can cause trouble later and also cause them extra expense and delay.

How an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer deals with this constitutes the greatest challenge of all. It does determine the level of professionalism and integrity in the long run and also is a measure of the overall personal satisfaction from the career of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Workers must be internally as well as externally motivated to ”do the right thing” that includes attitudes and behaviors  on topics like uncompromised compliance with company procedure and technical documentation; understanding and adherence to fitness for duty requirements with particular regard for fatigue issues; sensitivity to culture and the importance of workplace communication among diverse ages and nationalities and other non-technical and technical behavioral patterns and performance. Again, like safety culture, professionalism is contagious.

However recent reports have attributed 18% of all accidents to maintenance factors. The aircraft inspection/maintenance system is a complex one with many interrelated human and machine components. The linchpin of the system is however, the human. Since it is difficult to eliminate error altogether, continuing emphasis must be placed on developing interventions to make inspection and maintenance more reliable and/or more error tolerant”.

WHY MAINTENANCE CULTURE MUST BECOME A WAY OF LIFE.

The introduction to this article titled “Poor Maintenance Culture
In Nigeria Demystified” drew attention to the fact that the
bureaucratic system in the civil service militates against efficient
maintenance culture in our public enterprises. The solution to this

POOR MAINTENANCE CULTURE IN NIGERIA DEMYSTIFIED

Loads of articles have been written on the topic: Lack Of Maintenance Culture In Nigeria. Right thinking men and women can’t understand why the culture of maintenance can not be adopted by Nigerians.Some even say that given the way we go about our lives recklessly,it would seem maintenance culture is alien to us. Convinced that the culture of maintenance is not alien to us as a people,I will attempt in this article to highlight the root causes of poor

SAFETY IN AVIATION

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) was reported to have attributed half of the air crashes that occured around the globe in the year 2012 to Africa. African airlines recorded one accident for every 270,000 flights in the same year while the industry average was one accident for about five million flights. The Director- General of AITA, Tony Tyler described the above figure in Lagos as shocking and therefore urged African governments to invest

THE PROPOSED NATIONAL CARRIER

The honourable Minister of State- Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika recently unfolded the vision and strategies of  the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration for the Nigerian Aviation Industry. The aviation sector of the economy has not been performing optimally for some time now. Nigeria Airways, the defunct national airline, was liquidated over ten years ago by the President Olusegun Obasanjo Administration.  

AIRPLANE, SPEED AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

“The story of speed is the story of technology, travel and economic growth”, wrote Leo Schefer in the Journal of the Society of Licensed Aircraft Engineers and Technologists. He added, “Transportation has progressed through a series of speed plateaus which represent a stage in technological development, a need for moving faster and a spur to economic expansion”.  This is unassailably true.

Contact UsContact Us

GET IN TOUCH

Ready to start your maintenance management development projects? Industrial training programmes? technical writing, biography and family history writing? research and development? then give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Address

7, Adekunle Anjuwon Street. Ajuwon Via Agege Lagos State Nigeria.

Phone

(+234) 806-772-3940

Mail

ajayiadigun@gmail.com

CONTACT FORM

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

My BooksMy Books

Writing has always been my passion. At school, my composition scripts were often taken to the school office to entertain visitors. Documentation and record keeping in Aircraft Maintenance  Engineering is as important as the work itself. Report writing in the office helped to hone my writing ability and to crown this I enrolled for a comprehensive course in creative writing with Writers Bureau Courses in Manchester, England.

My first book “Restored Hope from Ifon to Israel” an autobiography of Emmanuel Ajayi Adigun  published in November 2015 was dedicated to all indigent students in secondary schools in Ifon  It is my hope that they will benefit from my experience as a struggling student in the same town and be inspired by the help God sent to me.

In the course of my learning at the Writers Bureau, I realized the importance of having a family history in every family.  Coming from an important family of chiefs, I have a clear understanding of my family background and this allows me to better appreciate the things many people take for granted. A person’s roots and origin is one of the most important things to explore. It alone can bring you close to self-discovery. I enjoy writing family history for those who wish to have a better perspective of their life.

Picture2
Picture3
Picture1
Book launch 2015

My ExpertiseMy Expertise

Engineering Maintenance and Allied Services Limited (EMAS) was incorporated to practice and promote effective maintenance culture in the industries, private and public enterprises in other to save costs by ensuring that equipment, plants, and machines serve the right span of life for which they are intended.

We develop maintenance management practices in aircraft maintenance, engineering maintenance, and workshop support equipment maintenance services. We carry out maintenance and complete overhaul work on industrial equipment such as Air compressors, water pumps, air-conditioning units, small, medium and high powered generating sets.

Emas Limited as Industrial Training Fund Recognised Training Consultant, offers intensive, in-depth training in the above areas to individuals and industries. Our Basic Workshop Training for technicians in the Industries enjoy tremendous patronage in Ogun and Lagos States among others. Please contact us for your training needs in any of the above areas and we shall be happy to furnish you with details of our training programmes for 2018 and 2019.     

We undertake technical writing covering preparation of instructional manuals, how-to guides, articles describing information in simple ways and other content needs.

Our services include the following:Our services include the following:

Maintenance Management
  • Aircraft Maintenance & Workshop Practice
  • Engineering Plants & Equipment Maintenance
Industrial Training
  • Intensive, In-depth training for beginners and the more advanced personnel in the maintenance of production plants and engineering services.
  • Basic Aircraft & Engine Maintenance Training
Technical Writing
  • Industrial manuals, articles, reports & how-to guide
  • Biography, family history writing, research & development

ClientsClients

Some of our numerous clients are

LEVER BROTHERS NIGERIA PLC.

CHEVRON NIG PLC.

INTERNATIONAL DISTILLERS LTD

KORLOCOTE NIG LTD

NESTLE FOODS NIG PLC.

AFPRINT NIG PLC

NIGERIA AIRWAYS LTD

FABRICON LIMITED.

NATIONAL OIL & CHEMICAL CO.

LAGOS STATE WATER CORP.

AUTO COMPONENTS

About MeAbout Me

Ajayi Adigun started his career in Nigeria Airways Ltd as an assistant engineer in aircraft maintenance engineering after training in Mechanical Engineering in Israel and Britain. He rose to become an aircraft maintenance engineer and quality assurance inspector, chief engineer and general manager in 24 years stint in aviation before going into private practice.

His consultancy services in maintenance management encourage the adoption of effective maintenance culture to ensure that resources are used for the right span of life for which they are intended. His training programmes seek to sharpen technical skills, attitudes and positive human traits for an enduring maintenance culture.

Ajayi is into technical writing, biography and family history research and development. His book titled “RESTORED HOPE from Ifon to Israel” an autobiography of Emmanuel Ajayi Adigun was published in November 2015.

MY STORY

GALLERY

  • 0%
    MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
  • 0%
    INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
  • 0%
    TECHNICAL WRITING
  • 0%
    BIOGRAPHY AND FAMILY HISTORY WRITING,
  • 0%
    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

SERVICES

Mission, Vision & Objectives

To be one of the best Maintenance Management Companies in Nigeria.

To encourage maintenance culture in Nigeria

To save cost by ensuring that resources in our industries and public places are used maximally.

my blogmy bloggy

I blog on technical topics, maintenance and good house- keeping in Engineering practice, reviews and reports on technological advancement, and environmental pollution abatement through the encouragement of effective maintenance culture in the industries, public institutions and in our daily lives.
Seminar of The Society of Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers of Nigeria (SLAMEN).

At the recently concluded Seminar of the Society of Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers of Nigeria (SLAMEN) in Lagos, the Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Usman Muhtar in his keynote address to the participants said:

”During the early days of aviation, maintenance was performed as necessary and the machines often required several hours of maintenance time for every hour of flying time. The major maintenance activities were overhauling of almost everything on the aircraft on a periodic basis. Even though aircraft and their associated systems were quite simple at that time, maintenance carried out in this manner was very expensive. With the increased complexity of aircraft systems the  expenses also increased accordingly.

In the aviation industry unlike in other modes of transportation, we cannot pull off the road to fix a problem whenever an issue crops up. Accordingly, regulations have developed  to ensure that all maintenance requirements must be met before an aircraft can be released into service.

There are many challenges in aviation maintenance. The challenge of finding , training and keeping qualified personnel in the aviation industry is very high. Most organisations struggle with the challenge of maintaining  ageing aircraft while staying abreast with evolving aircraft, system, avionics and test equipment technology. Organisations feel the pinch of providing fair wages and benefit while trying to control the cost of every man-hour involved in maintenance. They struggle to minimize the cost of mistakes and maximize in a continuing manner, aircraft, workers and passenger safety.

The greatest challenge is, however, the need to maintain professionalism and personal integrity in the face of enormous pressure as the responsibility of flying passengers safely is huge. Every Aircraft Maintenance Engineer faces a situation they have to decide whether to release an aircraft for flight by ticking all the boxes or to hold it back for some additional maintenance that may not be needed immediately but can cause trouble later and also cause them extra expense and delay.

How an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer deals with this constitutes the greatest challenge of all. It does determine the level of professionalism and integrity in the long run and also is a measure of the overall personal satisfaction from the career of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Workers must be internally as well as externally motivated to ”do the right thing” that includes attitudes and behaviors  on topics like uncompromised compliance with company procedure and technical documentation; understanding and adherence to fitness for duty requirements with particular regard for fatigue issues; sensitivity to culture and the importance of workplace communication among diverse ages and nationalities and other non-technical and technical behavioral patterns and performance. Again, like safety culture, professionalism is contagious.

However recent reports have attributed 18% of all accidents to maintenance factors. The aircraft inspection/maintenance system is a complex one with many interrelated human and machine components. The linchpin of the system is however, the human. Since it is difficult to eliminate error altogether, continuing emphasis must be placed on developing interventions to make inspection and maintenance more reliable and/or more error tolerant”.

WHY MAINTENANCE CULTURE MUST BECOME A WAY OF LIFE.

The introduction to this article titled “Poor Maintenance Culture
In Nigeria Demystified” drew attention to the fact that the
bureaucratic system in the civil service militates against efficient
maintenance culture in our public enterprises. The solution to this

POOR MAINTENANCE CULTURE IN NIGERIA DEMYSTIFIED

Loads of articles have been written on the topic: Lack Of Maintenance Culture In Nigeria. Right thinking men and women can’t understand why the culture of maintenance can not be adopted by Nigerians.Some even say that given the way we go about our lives recklessly,it would seem maintenance culture is alien to us. Convinced that the culture of maintenance is not alien to us as a people,I will attempt in this article to highlight the root causes of poor

SAFETY IN AVIATION

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) was reported to have attributed half of the air crashes that occured around the globe in the year 2012 to Africa. African airlines recorded one accident for every 270,000 flights in the same year while the industry average was one accident for about five million flights. The Director- General of AITA, Tony Tyler described the above figure in Lagos as shocking and therefore urged African governments to invest

THE PROPOSED NATIONAL CARRIER

The honourable Minister of State- Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika recently unfolded the vision and strategies of  the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration for the Nigerian Aviation Industry. The aviation sector of the economy has not been performing optimally for some time now. Nigeria Airways, the defunct national airline, was liquidated over ten years ago by the President Olusegun Obasanjo Administration.  

AIRPLANE, SPEED AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

“The story of speed is the story of technology, travel and economic growth”, wrote Leo Schefer in the Journal of the Society of Licensed Aircraft Engineers and Technologists. He added, “Transportation has progressed through a series of speed plateaus which represent a stage in technological development, a need for moving faster and a spur to economic expansion”.  This is unassailably true.