An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) is basically a person licensed to certify the aircraft or its component for its airworthiness before its release to service.
Hindustan Aerospace and Engineering offers Aircraft maintenance Engineering course which is approved by Director General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Civil aviation, Govt. of India under CAR 147(Basic). The course is offered in different categories as per CAR 66. This institute covers the major categories of training as follows:
1. Cat. B1.1 (Mechanical-Aeroplane Turbine) – The Engineers licensed in this category certify the maintenance of Heavy Aeroplane fitted with Jet-Engine. If anyone has dream to work in Indian of foreign Airlines in Mechanical category He / She must opt the category B.1.1
2. Cat. B 2(Avionics) – Engineers licensed in this category certify (As per the scope of Authorization) the various Avionics systems fitted on any Kind of Aircraft. Avionics System means the electrical system, Instrument Systems and Radio Navigation Systems.
Students of any Nationality may be admitted for the A.M.E. course. The minimum Educational qualification is as below:
» The applicant must have passed 10+2 examination in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics from recognized board or university or have completed three years Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Aeronautical engineering from recognized board or university.
Apart from this student shall be subjected to a Medical Examination before they are admitted to the Institute, by a Doctor (To be attested & certified by Registered Medical Practitioner holding at a least MBBS degree) & applicant age at the time of admission should not be less than 14 years.