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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. No aircraft can fly without this fitness clearance from an AME.
- What is DGCA and what is the role of DGCA in getting AME License?
DGCA stands for Directorate General of Civil Aviation which comes under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. DGCA is the regulating authority of aviation in India. It conducts the AME & Pilot License examinations and issues the license to the candidates without which a student cannot become Aircraft Maintenance Engineer / Pilot.
- What does an AME do?
An AME is the key person in-charge of the fitness or the health of an aircraft. Each plane has to go through an 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 semester course to receive the basic AME Certificate License (BAMEL).
- What is the minimum qualification required to enroll for this course?
To pursue a career as an AME one should be a 10+2 / Intermediate, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, or its equivalent from any recognised board / university. The applicants appearing for 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?
Ans. Yes, even appearing candidates of final year of B.Sc. may apply for AME course.
- Are there any entrance tests for joining this course?
Yes. Students who have passed 10+2 / Intermediate with PCM are eligible but they have to undergo an entrance test conducted by our colleges. These tests are usually taken in the month April. One can check with colleges to find out the examination dates.
- Can a student avail bank loan?
Yes, Bank at its’ discretion can provide loan facilities provided the students produce all the required documents to the bank including admission letter, institutes approval letter, validity sheet, scope of approval and students below the poverty line can approach the welfare department at 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 arrange for hostel facilities on requirement basis.
- How is the AME course curriculum designed?
There are five semesters of six months each for theory portion or part. The syllabus is primarily differentiated by Mechanical and Avionics streams and broadly classified under 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)
- Electrical System (ES)
- Instrument System (IS) and
- Radio Navigation System (RN)
The sixth semester prior to the BAMEL certificate focuses on training on the aircraft. This is usually provided on different types of aircrafts. As per the DGCA regulations, the institute offering AME course should have aircraft within the campus.
- 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 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 job opportunities?
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 with other sectors. Sources report that Indian carriers have ordered nearly 500 aircrafts which will be delivered over next decade, 5 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 to invest in Indian market. Lot has been happening in the Indian Aviation market with Jet-Etihad deal, Tata-Singapore collaboration, and Tata-Air Asia JV which will create more jobs in the future.
- Can AME’s from institute join Defence Services?
Although this course is designed for civil aviation industry, BSF recruits BAMEL holders graduated from our college.
- Why only ACAPL?
ACAPL is proud to supplement the Indian Aviation Industry with more than 50% of technical workforce in last 3 decades. Many of our Alumni are holding senior positions in leading companies. There is a high probability that one of our alumni will be among the panel members who would conduct your interview when you appear for placement interviews.