WCM Summer School 2023 – open for application! – case RNLAF Woensdrecht

Are you a technical Master/PhD student or young professional (within 10 years after graduation), with a special interest in Maintenance Management & Engineering, then apply to the 12h edition (before June 1st) of our WCM Summer School 2023 (July 31st – August 4th, 2023) and challenge yourself in our exciting program. 

“Challenge yourself in our multi-disciplinary Summer School on Maintenance Management & Engineering. Satisfy intellectual curiosity, gain new professional skills in the area of Maintenance and extend your professional network by joining the WCM Summer School″ (prof. dr. H. Akkermans, and director World Class Maintenance)

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You will learn about the exciting world of maintenance with all its aspects through our workshops on state of the art maintenance tools and approaches. Knowledge gained will be applied immediately as your analytical skills and creativity will be tested to its limits when you are solving the problems presented in our real life case study.


You will cooperate with other participants and you will be guided by our team of top professors in maintenance. On the last day your group will present will present solutions to the problems posed in the case study and a winner will be selected by a jury of representatives from industry and academia.


Besides lectures and work, we have also planned a company visit, a leadership training and a couple of social events; you are guaranteed to meet interesting people and have a lot of fun as well!

Please click here for the application form and more information about the application procedure.

Case Royal Netherlands Air Force Woensdrecht

The maintenance organisation of the Royal Netherlands Air Force Woensdrecht will be providing a real business case regarding Maintenance Engineering & Management.

The Royal Netherlands Air Force is a modern, high-tech armed forces Service that contributes to peace and security on a global basis. For this purpose, it has highly-qualified personnel, aircraft, helicopters and other weapon systems at its disposal. 

The case study will focus on the optimization of the maintenance concept of existing and possible new assets within the RNLAF operations and maintenance organization. The asset of focus will be the Cougar helicopter of which a more flexible use and maintenance is desired in the foreseen future. This will demand one or more smart maintenance solutions.

The main question for you as a participant during the Summer School is to think about how the RNLAF together with her stakeholders can use some of the available maintenance innovations to optimize the maintenance of their assets.