What does an Aircraft
Maintenance Engineer (AME) do?
Maintenance Engineers are employed throughout the aviation
industry. They are
responsible for many types of aircraft. Engineers inspect,
maintain, modify and
repair airframes, engines and avionics.
There is also a large amount of sheet metal repairs and
removal on airframes during hangar visits.
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA),
conducted at EASA Maintenance Training School Approval No. EI
aviation industry is regulated in Europe by the European
Aviation Safety Agency
(EASA), in America by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
and in Ireland,
by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). EASA
is the Gold Standard in aviation maintenance training and is
The programme is 2 years in duration
with 2 programme
intakes per year (June & September) and is open to EU and
Visit our website, www.atlanticaviationinstitute.ie for information on our next intake.
mode and Location:
Aviation Institute, Shannon, Ireland
What you need to become an Aircraft
Engineer (EASA Part 66 CAT A1):
Theoretical Training: EASA Part
66 CAT A1 Technical
Training, Certificate of Recognition
Training: 1 years’
work experience in
a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) or airline maintenance
The programme is designed to bring students
fundamentals of Aircraft System Design, Human Factors,
and Aviation Legislation required to become a competent Aircraft
Engineer. On successful completion of the programme,
participants will be
capable of carrying out maintenance work on large passenger
aircraft. The two-year Aircraft Maintenance
Engineer programme is fully approved by EASA.
The syllabus and examination standard
is outlined in the
EASA Part 66 regulation. The duration of the training is two
Theoretical and 50% Practical Training. The Theoretical
is divided into 13 modules with a multiple-choice examination at
the end of
Year 1: Theoretical
Training (21 weeks):
covers Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry.
matter, mechanics thermodynamics, light and sound.
Fundamentals – covers all aspects of basic electrical theory.
Techniques Electronic Instrument Systems – theory of aircraft
Hardware – learn all about materials and hardware used in
Practices – understand the practices used to safely maintain
aircraft to the
Aerodynamics – understand how aircraft fly, composition of the
aerodynamics, theory of flight and stability.
Factors – understanding
the Physical and Cognitive ergonomics, and the human interface
Legislation – an important module that introduces the learner to
world of the laws governing aviation.
Structures and Systems – in-depth study of the structures and
systems found on
Engine – covers all aspects of turbine engine operation.
– covers seven chapters including construction and maintenance.
Year 2: Practical Training:
will be spent transferring the knowledge gained in year 1 into
application conducted in 2 phases.
Phase 1 (11 weeks):
training is delivered in dedicated training workshops where you
will gain the
hand skills and know-how to use the tools and instrumentation
safely maintain modern jet aircraft. On successful completion of
Phase 1, you
can progress to Phase 2.
Phase 2 (6 and ½ week’s practical
training plus 1
year’s maintenance experience):
training is conducted in the busy environment of live aircraft
Atlantic Aviation Group. You will be actively involved in actual
activities on Boeing 737, Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft
carrying out or
assisting in such tasks as: engine replacements, cabin
structural repair, flight control and landing component
replacements and system
the trainee, will be working together with experienced engineers
support you during this phase and bring you to the competency
by industry leaders such as Atlantic Aviation Group. You will
substantial insight of the management of aircraft overhaul in
one of the
world’s leading MRO providers.
To successfully complete the programme,
pass all examinations at the required pass mark of 75%. All
assessments must be successfully completed and meet the minimum
requirement of 3,072 hours over the duration of the course,
including all hours
for each module.
Note: Atlantic Aviation Institute basic
course is 1,152
hours in duration, this includes theoretical, workshop and
Atlantic Aviation Institute can issue a certificate after 1,152
theoretical, workshop and practical training is successfully
completed. The Irish
Aviation Authority (IAA) issues the licence upon receipt of the
one year’s experience. Approximately another 1,920 hours work
experience is required
to qualify for the Cat A1 licence. Successful completion of
Atlantic Aviation Institute
EASA Part 147 approved training programme entitles the student
to an EASA Part
66 A1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence.
This programme is aimed at anyone who
wishes to gain
the skills and experience that will allow them to perform
maintenance work on
large commercial aircraft, such as Airbus and Boeing. This programme will enable
you to become an
EASA qualified Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. This is a career
growth possibilities that will allow you to travel all over the
world, as EASA approved
qualifications are recognised globally. The airline industry
will see solid long-term
growth over the next 20 years, with yearly passenger numbers
climbing from 713
million to 1.3 billion, which will require more aircraft, which
in turn will require
additional aviation maintenance personnel.
These positions will be located all over the world,
providing you with
the opportunity to travel and see the world. EASA qualified
Maintenance Engineers are highly sought after due to the high
are many career progressions available to EASA AME’s. Many of
trainees have become world leaders in the aviation community,
& Head of Technical EMEA with AerCap
Technical with Aergo
Manager with KLM Asia
Why train at Atlantic Aviation
The company has developed a rich and vibrant history of
class Aircraft Maintenance Engineers over the past 30 years. The 2013 and 2015 World Skills Aircraft
Champions, Ros Wynne and Joseph Kelly were trained at Atlantic
Aviation. The company
has also produced the last 5
Irish National Skills Champions.
Our Trainers are some of the most experienced and
knowledgeable in the
industry. They strive to
ensure that you
gain the best learning experience and successfully pass the
Atlantic Aviation Institute is one of the most experienced
training organisations within the industry and we will work to
where possible, to gain work experience and employment within
MRO facilities and
airlines across the globe.
You will have the opportunity to complete your practical
training in a
live aircraft maintenance environment.
Why train in Shannon, Ireland?
Ireland is the gateway to Europe and Shannon in particular
and led the global aviation industry for many years. Living and training amongst
the world’s best
ensures that you get the highest standard of training and
Ireland is the only Eurozone country with English as the
language. Located on the
West of Europe,
English is the universal spoken language in Ireland. Aviation English is the de
international language of civil aviation.
The cost of living in the Mid-West of Ireland is much
lower than many
other European locations.
Traditional culture plays a part in everyday life when
training to be an
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in a country known as “The Land of a Thousand Welcomes.”
Ireland is one of the most beautiful countries in the
world. Atlantic Aviation
Institute is located in the
middle of the world famous, Wild Atlantic Way, close to many
and 1,000 year old castles so you will enjoy the very best of
what Ireland has