Course Name: Aircraft Maintenance Technician Traineeship (EASA).
Study mode: Full time, over 2 years.
Location: Atlantic Aviation Institute, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland.
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:
- Theory based Training/Assessment
- Practical Assessment
- Work Experience
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 inspect, maintain, modify and repair air-frames, engines and avionics. There is also a large amount of sheet metal repairs and corrosion removal on air-frames during hangar visits.
- Hold a Leaving 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 may 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