Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME)  -- They are the nuts-and-bolts people of the aviation sector

While the aviation sector needs all the professionals to do their part to keep travel safe, the AMEs probably perform one of the most crucial functions. Every aircraft has to be certified safe by an AME before it’s allowed to fly. The responsibility to maintain the aircraft and its engines rests with technical engineers, technicians and mechanics who work in airlines and maintenance-repair-overhaul (MRO) facilities.

Eligibility for AME course

  • 10+2 or its equivalent with Math Physics Chemistry
  • Medical Fitness by certified doctor in prescribe format
  • Police verification

Course Duration

2 Years at Academy and 1 Year Aircraft Maintenance Work Experience at Flytech Hanger)

The course is structured with both theory and practical training. Of the total practical training, 30% practical training is imparted at Air India  MRO facility.

Candidate has a choice between Mechanical (or B1) and Avionics (or B2). There are total 11modules for B1 and 10 modules for B2.

SYLLABUS

Category B1.1

Modules

Category B2

 

Year I

 
Module 3 Electrical Fundamentals Module 3
Module 4 Digital Techniques Module 4
Module 5 Digital Techniques and Electronics Module 5
Module 6 Aircaft Materials and Hardware Module 6
Module 7A Aircraft Maintenance Practices Module 7A
Module 8 Basic Aerodynamics Module 8
Module 9A Human Factors Module 9A
Module 10 Civil Aviation Requirements Module 10
 

Year II

 
Module 11A Aeroplane Systems | Aeroplane Avionics Module 13
Module 15 Gas Turbine Engine | Propulsion Module 14
Module 17A Propeller | NIL  

Total Modules = 11

 

Total Modules =10

Practical Training at :

  • Air India Hyderabad
  • Flytech’s Maintenance Facility

Presently Flytech Aviation Academy has a tie up with Air India Engineering Services Limited or AIESL (ie the aircraft maintenance division of Air India) located at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad  (Hyderabad) for imparting practical training required under CAR 147.

Air India is a prestigious govt organization that flies to both domestic and international destinations and operates a fleet of Airbus and ATR aircraft. AIESL carries out maintenance of not only their own aircraft but caters to maintenance of other Airline aircraft too

Students also get practical training exposure on light aircraft at Flytech’s DGCA approved maintenance facility.

Examinations

  • Internal: Academy conducts internal examinations in theory and practical in each module..

Pass mark is 75/100.

  • DGCA exams : Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) conducts module examinations thrice a year. The first eight examinations cover basic modules i.e Module 03 to Module 10.  There after students can appear in specific module examinations  - chosen from module 11 to 17 - depending on choice of category.

Pass mark is 75/100.

At the end of the courses, student obtains a Basic Certificate of Recognition, with which he can enroll with an airline or MRO and gain work experience as mandated by the DGCA.

Intake

No of full time Instructor = 10,

No of Instructor from FAA AMO/CAM = 04.

2018 Batch

No of stds enrolled under car 147 september 2018 intake

B2:28

B1:30

2019 Batch

No of stds enrolled under car 147 August 2019 intake

B1:25

Fleet & Facilities

Our fleet of Training aircraft is largest in India, in private sector training facilities with 6 Cessna 152'S, 1 Cessna 172 Glass Cockpit, 2 Beech Baron-58's, Hawker HS125, DC-3, 1 Bell 206 III B and SA315, and Chetak 355 Helicopters

Work Experience

Of the three yrs work experience required, one year credit of work experience is given for candidates who pass out from an AME institute with a valid pass certificate 

Airlines and MROs provide the mandatory practical work experience, after which the candidate can get a basic license, called a Category A license. If a candidate wishes to specialize in one type of aircraft then he or she will have to clear the experience and test requirements applicable for B1 or B2 license.

A candidate can, in fact, even aim towards  achieving both  B1 and B2 licenses! 

It pays

While an AME’s salary varies from airline to airline, the job pays Rs.60,000 to Rs.70,000 a month appx for starters. For an AME with a B1 license and experience, the sky is the limit – with salaries as high as Rs.2 to 3 lakhs per annum

Industry Opportunities

  • India’s aviation industry is largely untapped with huge growth opportunities, considering that air transport is still expensive for majority of the country’s population, of which nearly 40 per cent is the upwardly mobile middle class. 
  • By 2025 India would be well placed to achieve its vision of becoming the third-largest aviation market
  • In the coming 20 years, Indian companies are expected buy 2,100 new planes worth US$ 290 billion. Also, domestic air traffic in India is expected to cross 150 million in FY19-20, on the back of unprecedented capacity induction by airlines.

Aviation Companies as Investors In India

  • Airbus (France)
    • Boeing International Corporation (USA)
    • Air Asia (Malaysia)
    • Rolls Royce (UK)
    • Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide (Germany)
    • Honeywell Aerospace (USA)
    • Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (Malaysia)
    • GE Aviation (USA)
    • Airports Company South Africa Global (South Africa)
    • Alcoa Fastening Systems Aerospace (USA)
    • Singapore Airlines (Singapore)
    • Etihad Airways (UAE)
    • Fairfax (London)