Course Name: EASA Part 66 CAT A1 Basic Training
Study mode: Full time with Atlantic Aviation Institute and LCETB
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Start Date: March 29th, 2021
Location: Atlantic Aviation Institute, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
PLEASE NOTE: This programme is NOT the Atlantic Aviation Group Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship.
Learners will follow a course of training that will lead to their attainment of the internationally recognised EASA Part 66 Category ‘A’ Aircraft Maintenance Licence.
This is an excellent opportunity for people interested in a career in the aviation maintenance industry.
The Traineeship consists of:
- Theoretical Training – 12 CAT A modules
- Workshop Training
- On the Job Training (OJT) and experience in the Atlantic Aviation Group MRO
About the programme:
The programme is designed to bring students through the fundamentals of Aircraft System Design, Human Factors, Maintenance Practices and Aviation Legislation required to become a competent Aircraft Maintenance Technician. On successful completion of the traineeship, participants will be capable of carrying out maintenance work on large passenger aircraft’s. The two-year Aircraft Maintenance Technician Traineeship is fully approved by EASA.
What does an Aircraft Maintenance Technician do?
Aircraft Maintenance Technicians are employed throughout the aviation industry. Technicians perform skills such as removal and installation of components, servicing, trouble shooting, structure repairs, rectification, rigging and adjustment/test and assist with inspections and modifications on both Airframe and Engines.
- Hold a Junior Certificate or education equivalent
- Have good spatial/numerical ability
- Have an aptitude for working in a mechanical environment
- Possess good written/verbal skills
- Be a team player
- Obtain Garda Vetting Clearance
The selection process will include an aptitude test for:
- Numerical Reasoning
- Spatial Awareness
- Manual Dexterity
- Colour Vision
NOTE: Candidates will be required to undergo a medical assessment
EASA Part 66 Category ‘A’ Aircraft Maintenance Licence.
Career Progression, Employment, Learning and Development Opportunities:
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 Technician. This is a career with long-term 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 aircraft maintenance personnel. These positions will be located all over the world, providing you with the opportunity to travel and see the world. EASA qualified Aircraft Maintenance Technicians are highly sought after due to the high standards they must maintain.
There are many career progressions available to EASA AME’s. Many of our former trainees have become world leaders in the aviation community, some examples below:
- Vice President & Head of Technical EMEA with AerCap
- Vice President, Technical with Aergo Capital
- Operations Manager with KLM Asia