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What is an A.M.E License?
A.M.E License is an authority issued by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India, to maintain & certify the fitness of the civil aircraft prior to each flight. After earning this license, an AME certifies the fitness of an aircraft. Any aircraft cannot fly without this fitness clearance from an AME.
What is DGCA and what is the role of DGCA in getting AME License?
An AME is the key person in-charge of the fitness or the health of an aircraft. Each flight has to go through a Daily Inspection (DI) before it is allowed to take off. Routine inspections are done on strict periodic intervals depending upon the hours of flight. No aircraft can take off without a Certificate Release to Service (CRS) issued from an AME.
How to become an AME?
Though it is an engineering programme, the AME license course does not require approvals from the AICTE. Licenses are issued by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India. DGCA coordinates all regulatory functions with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). To become an AME, one has to undergo training from a DGCA approved institute and then clear DGCA exams. One has to clear six semesters to receive the Basic AME Certificate License (BAMEL).
What is the minimum qualification required to get admission in this course?
To make a career as an AME one needs to have passed at least 10+2 / Intermediate, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, or its equivalent from any recognised board / university. The applicants appearing in these exams can also apply. The admission to the course is subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria.
If my 10 +2 marks is less than 50% aggregate in PCM but I have passed B.Sc. with PCM then am I eligible for the A.M.E course?
Yes, even appearing candidates of final year of B.Sc. may also apply AME course.
Are there any entrance test for joining this course?
Test conducted by our organization. One check with the website or organization to find out the examination date.
Are there any scholarship available?
Yes, various scholarships are available to meritorious students. These scholarships usually depend on the results of the entrance examinations and sometimes also on the individual performances through the study curriculum. Click here for scholarship details.
Can a student avail loan from bank?
Yes, Bank at its discretion give the loan provided the students produce all the required documents to bank including admission letter, institutes approval letter, validity sheet, scope of approval and students below poverty line can approach to the welfare department also in their corresponding state for study loan, if available. IIA Group helps students in procuring these loans from the banks.
Are the hostel facilities available?
Yes, we provide hostel facilities on the basis needs.
What are the salient features of the AME course?
The AME training courses are designed to give students a comprehensive knowledge of the aircrafts, their systems and good maintenance practices to equip the students to become skilled and competent aircraft maintenance professionals. The syllabus covers knowledge of Indian Aircraft Rules, Civil Aviation Requirements, theoretical and practical training, technical knowledge of design, construction, maintenance and operation of aircraft, engines, systems and aircraft materials used in the construction of airframes, engines and accessories; knowledge of engineering practices and skill in the use of various equipment; knowledge of good maintenance practices, human factors and human performance, necessary judgment and competence required to assess the airworthiness of aircraft and its equipment etc.
What is the industry outlook for the job opportunity?
The sector is promising and placements are never a problem after successful completion of such courses. Aviation is the fastest growing industry in India in comparison to other sectors. Sources report that Indian carriers have ordered nearly 500 aircrafts which will be delivered over next decade, 05 aircrafts a month, and as per industry standards, 30 maintenance personnel are required per aircraft. After allowing foreign investments in Indian Aviation Industry, international players are positively looking Indian market. A lot is already happening in Indian Aviation with Jet-Etihad deal, Tata-Singapore collaboration, and Tata-Airasia JV creating more jobs in near future.
Can AME's from institute join defence services?
Although this course is only for civil aviation industry but, BSF also recruits BAMEL holders passed from our colleges.
Why only IIA group?
IIA Group is proud to provide Indian Aviation Industry with more than 50% of technical workforce in last 3 decades. May of our Alumni are holding senior positions across the leading companies. There is a very high probability that one of our alumni be a part of the panel members who would take your interviews when you appear for placement interviews.
How is the AME course curriculum designed?
There are five semesters each on six months for theory and practical. The syllabi are primarily differentiated in Mechanical and Avionics streams and broadly undertake the following:
- Mechanical stream (Aeroplane and Powerplants)
- Light Aircraft (LA) Heavy Aircraft (HA) Piston Engine (PE) and Jet Engine (JE)
- Mechanical stream (Helicopter and Power plants) Rotary Wing Aircraft (RA)
- Piston Engine (PE) and Jet Engine (JE)Avionics stream Electrical System (ES)
- Instrument System (IS) and Radio Navigation System (RN)
The sixth semester before the BAMEL certificate focuses on training on the aircrafts. This is usually provided on aircrafts such as the Bonanza A-35, Heavy pressurised Aircraft Hawker HS-125, Learjet-24, Helicopter SA-318C, and Eurocopter EC-120B. As per the DGCA regulations, the institute offering AME course should have these aircrafts within the campus.