Is AME Course a Diploma or Degree?

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) Course is License training program, its curriculum is designed and approved by Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Govt. of India for becoming an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME). The main responsibility of an AME is to deal with the Minor inspection (Line Maintenance) to scheduled maintenance and repair of different parts of an aircraft (Major Maintenance). It may be noted that this program is neither a degree nor diploma as only a licensed person has the authority to carry out maintenance task & inspection on an aircraft but not a regular Engineering graduate or Diploma holder. It is a specialized course, which requires knowledge and skill and is ascertained by the examination conducted by DGCA, which is the regulatory authority in India.

COURSES CONDUCTED BY THE IIA GROUP

Indian Institute of Aeronautics (IIA) is one of the premiers Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Institutions in India, which imparts DGCA approved Aircraft Maintenance Training for the last 38 years. As a Part 147 Basic Training Organisation, all courses conducted by the IIA group are approved & accepted by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is European Airworthiness Licensing Authority as well as by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India. With 38 years of experience, IIA has produced some of the world’s best Aircraft Maintenance Engineers who are serving in the majority in Indian & international aviation industry.
Indian Institute of Aeronautics (EASA approved) & JRN Institute of Aviation Technology (DGCA approved) at New Delhi and Bharat Institute of Aeronautics (DGCA approved) at Patna are part of the IIA Group of Institutions which conduct Aircraft Maintenance Training in the following Categories:

1. Category A1:

Minor or Line maintenance of heavy aircraft fitted with a jet engine.

2. Category B1.1:

Major maintenance including repair/replacement/overhauling of mechanical components of heavy aircraft fitted with a jet engine.

Eligibility:

Candidates who would like to pursue a course in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering must have passed XII Std with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Minimum age at the time of admission must be 16 years. Diploma candidates having completed their course in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Production may also apply for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course.

On successful completion of the 1-year Basic Training at IIA Group, (For Category A) the students are awarded the Certificate of Recognition issued by DGCA. After this Basic training, a candidate has to undergo 1 years of Actual Maintenance Experience in an Airline/ Maintenance Organisation to gain practical experience, which will enable him to acquire Cat A1 license issued by DGCA, Govt. of India.

On successful completion of the 2-year Basic Training at IIA Group, (For Category B1.1) the students are awarded the Certificate of Recognition issued by DGCA. After this Basic training, a candidate has to undergo 2 years of Actual Maintenance Experience in an Airline/ Maintenance Organisation to gain practical experience, which will enable him to acquire Cat B1 license issued by DGCA, Govt. of India.

For acquiring this Actual & Practical Maintenance experience, IIA Group has the arrangement with leading Airline Maintenance Organisations like Air India Engineering, GMR Aero Tech, Indamer Aviation & Shaurya Aeronautics in India. For EASA trainees, collaboration with Maintenance Organisations in Europe & Middle East has been accorded for fulfilling training requirement as per stipulated regulations.