Here are some of the more commonly asked questions if you are interested in an aircraft’s mechanics. If you have any unanswered questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Do you offer full-time courses?

Yes. We require your complete commitment to training and attendance.

What is the difference between Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Aerospace Engineering?

Aircraft maintenance engineering maintains the airworthiness and validation of the health of aircraft. Aerospace engineering focuses on the design and build of an aircraft or spacecraft.

What is the body which issues the licence?

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is an agency of the European Union (EU) with regulatory and executive tasks in civilian aviation safety. EASA will issue the licence upon completing training at an approved EASA Part-147 training centre and two years of on the job training.

Which parts of an aircraft would I be maintaining as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)?

Your role as an AME depends on the certification you obtain when you complete the course. Aircraft maintenance engineering consists of two areas of study Mechanical (B1) and Avionics (B2). A mechanical engineer (B1) works on jet engines and aircraft systems such as electrical, flight controls, hydraulics, and pressurization. In contrast, an avionics engineer is responsible for the aircraft’s electrical, instrument, communication and navigation systems.

What qualifications do I obtain from the training in an EASA Part-147 training centre?

Upon completing of program, you will be issued an EASA Certificate of Recognition and a Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering as part of a tertiary academic requirement.

How long does it take to complete training?

It takes 18-24 months of training.

What work experience is required to become a fully Licenced AME?

After graduating from an approved EASA Part-147 training centre, you will need to work in the aviation industry for up to 2 years before your licence is issued.

What is the difference between pursuing a Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and a Licensed based program?

The aviation industry requires an individual to have a licence to certify an aircraft. In most cases, degree holders must acquire a licence before becoming a full-fledged AME, which entails completing the Licensing Program. Obtaining a licence is the fastest route to becoming a Licensed AME.

What is the importance of enrolling in an EASA Part-147 training centre?

The difference between enrolling with an EASA Part-147 approved centre and one that does not become apparent with the amount of time required to obtain the License. It could take up to 5-7 years of practical experience for an engineer who is trained at a centre without the EASA part-147 approval, whereas it would only take a maximum of 2 years of practical experience for an individual who is trained at an EASA Part-147.

Where do I work once I graduate?

Airlines and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO). You can choose to work anywhere in the world with the internationally acclaimed EASA certification.

Would I be training locally or abroad?

Our EASA approved centres are located in Brisbane, Australia and Xiamen, China. You are required to go overseas for training.

With my AME licence, will I be able to fly?

Unfortunately, you will need to acquire a pilot licence to fly.

Would the course be predominantly theoretical or practical?

EASA has stipulated that AME training involves both theoretical and practical aspects. During the training course, the students will go through a sequence of modules with practical training.

At what age can I start my AME training?

You can start right after you have completed your high school education. Our students begin at the age of 18, but you may start as early as 17.

Do I need to study maths or science at school?

You do not need to study science or maths at school to obtain an AME Licence. Having this knowledge certainly does help, but it is in no way a requirement.

Do I need to undergo a medical test?

You will require to undergo a general medical examination for visa application purposes.