Career In Aviation Maintenance – jobs , salary, duties
The field of aviation maintenance is changing almost as fast as the evolution of airplane and flight maintenance technology. There is a lot to know about the field, and in order to better decide if this might be the field for you – we are providing you with ten things you may not have already known about aviation maintenance.
An aircraft maintenance technician works in the commercial and public service sectors, performing a range of processes on aeronautical products. The aircraft maintenance technician has a critical responsibility to work professionally to ensure the safety of customers and maintain the reputation of the team or organization.
The aircraft maintenance technician normally works in an aircraft hangar. However, there are times when working outdoors is required. He or she may work for large and small organizations and occasionally directly for individual customers. He or she will undertake a number of processes including inspection, servicing, troubleshooting, removal, installation, rigging, testing and repairing. An aircraft maintenance technician may specialize by working on particular aeronautical products such as helicopters and UAVs (Unmanned Aeronautical Vehicles), and tilt wing aircraft. Whether or not he or she specializes, work organization and self-management, communication and interpersonal skills, problem-solving and the ability consistently to work safely and rigorously, adhering to industry regulations and manufacturers’ instructions are the universal attributes of the outstanding aircraft maintenance technician.
What is Aircraft Maintenance Engineering :
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) is 4 years License program regulated by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer are responsible for safety and security of the Aircrafts, Helicopters and other flying machines. They are specially trained to carryout complex maintenance process including periodical maintenance program as per the Aircraft manufactures requirements and issue Flight Release Certificate for safety before each flight. To carry out this maintenance process and issue Flight Release Certificate an individual has to undergo 2 years of approved training program in approved institution and two years of OJT either in any airline or MRO as per CAR 66 and CAR 147 requirements and obtain an Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License from DGCA, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.
Students who have Passed/Appearing 10+2 (PCM) Group Candidates are eligible to apply for the Programme. 3 Years Polytechnic Diploma candidates also eligible for AME.
AME has got tremendous career opportunity in Airlines, General Aviation industry, manufacturing industry and defence sectors due to all round strong growth in Aviation Industry. The latest aviation policy of Govt. of India also highlights this fact and projects over 3.3 lacs new jobs in next few years in this sector.
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