AME course in DGCA approved institutes will be taught to educate the student about the maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting the problem of the complex parts of the aircraft. It is one of the highly in demand profession in the aviation sector as they are concern with the safety and security of the aircraft.
What are the eligibility criteria for AME course in DGCA approved institutes?
Passing the 10+2 exam with subjects in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or passed a diploma (Mechanical, Electrical or Aeronautical engineering) at the time of admission
At the time of entrance, 16 years old is the minimum age.
From a Registered Medical Practitioner, candidate must have a certificate of medical fitness.
What is the duration of the AME course in DGCA approved institutes?
According to regulatory criteria, the AME Course duration in DGCA approved institutes must be completed in 1440 hours of theoretical and 960 hours practical instruction at DGCA-approved AME colleges in India. The core components of aircraft maintenance engineering are covered in this seventeen modules, or aviation subjects in total. The DGCA conducts exams three times a year using computer-based multiple-choice questions for the pertinent modules.
A base maintenance AME engineer falls under Category B, which also refers to aircraft maintenance certifying staff. The AME’s Category B aircraft maintenance license scope is broken down into two categories and four subcategories, namely the AME mechanics and AME avionics streams.
Mechanics has the following sub categories:
B1.1 (Aeroplane Turbine): This subcategory of aeroplane maintenance engineering limits the area of work to mechanical equipment and components installed on heavy pressurized aircraft weighing more than 5500 kg MTOM(maximum take-off mass) for repair, rectification, replacement, debugging, and inspection.
B1.2 (Aeroplane Piston): The range of work that falls under this category of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is restricted to light aircraft repair, replacement, inspections, and troubleshooting. The majority of the uses for the piston-powered aircraft in this category are aerial surveying, farming, adventure & leisure sports, and flying training.
B1.3 (Helicopter Turbine): This category manages maintenance tasks for big or large helicopters and rotorcraft powered by jet or turbo shaft engines. Given its complexity, helicopter maintenance requires a high degree of expertise and understanding. It is one of the most complicated flying machines. The hardest problems for an aircraft maintenance engineer to tackle in a helicopter are those involving noise and vibration.
B1.4 (Helicopter Piston): Light helicopters equipped with piston engines fall under this category of aviation maintenance engineering. He is only permitted to repair and overhaul structures, machinery, and components related to light helicopters within the privileges of engineer under Category.
B 2 (Avionics):
This category refers to the upkeep, repair, and overhaul of an airplane’s electrical and electronic systems, including the wiring, oxygen, fire, and lighting systems. With similar training and experience requirements, the scope of an AME holding a Cat B2 aircraft maintenance license is comparable to that of an aeroplane turbines engineer, with a stronger emphasis on electrical, electronics, instrumentation, and radio navigation and less on aircraft structure and aerodynamics.
Conclusion: AME is a respectful course attracting various candidates, increasing every year. The course is diverse and has various types, one can decide their choice of department according to their interests.