Career in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

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Career in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Introduction: Aircraft maintenance engineers are those people who explore, plan, construct and maintain air...

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Career in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering


Aircraft maintenance engineers are those people who explore, plan, construct and maintain aircraft. They work on every mechanical look of the craft, including airframes, hydraulics and pneumatics, engines and fuel systems and control and communications systems.

Those who are deciding to make their career in aircraft maintenance should be responsible. The duty of Aircraft engineers is to keep the aircraft in optimum circumstance for safe and effective working. The engineers have to detect the mechanical failure and then solve it by testing several aircraft systems to discover the cause of malfunction.

Aircraft Engineers are required in aircraft production and manufacture such as in the new products invention for ex components or engines, for the manufacturing and assembly of aircraft parts; or explore complex engineering problems; or for maintenance of the completed craft. Their skills are based in the mechanical, electrical or electronic fields.

Nature of the Work

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that all airlines should be inspected and tested for safety. It is the engineer’s duty to repair the aircrafts whenever required. They can lose their FAA licenses if the planes are not in perfect condition.

Aircraft maintenance engineers and mechanics should regular inspect the parts of the plane and other works like ancillary fittings, aircraft frame, engine and electrical systems. Namely two types of works are done by the maintenance team. Aircrafts maintenance engineers have to very careful in terms of maintenance  as a single mistake will bring the life of many people in danger. Thus, the job of airplane maintenance engineers is of high responsibility.

Career Prospects

There are several career opportunities for the aircraft maintenance engineers with private companies. Other employer’s works in Armed Forces, government departments and agencies, and regulatory authorities such as the Civil Aviation Authority. There are several employment opportunities in aircraft maintenance engineering. Few years back there were only 2 airlines in the India. They are Air India and the Indian Airlines. Now an increase in the number of private airlines like Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Air Deccan. An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer can get up to Rs.1, 00,000 as per his job profile and work experience.

Below list includes some Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Jobs

  • Flight and Ground Instructors
  • ·         Factor Facilitators
  • ·         Aviation Psychologists
  • ·         Aviation Doctors

  Professional Course

Aircraft maintenance engineering is not a degree or a diploma course, but a training programme. On completion of the training, a license is issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Educational Qualification

One who wants to make their in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering should completed 10 + 2 or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and secured a minimum of 50 per cent marks in Physics and Mathematics are eligible for admission into the Bachelor’s degree programme in aircraft maintenance engineering.


Training related significant points:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Bachelor in Engineering
  • Commercial Pilot License

Colleges, Institutions and Universities

Below list includes some colleges for Aircraft Engineering:

1) Indian Institute of Aeronautical Science

Address: Sonari Aerodrome, Jamshedpur

2) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Agragami VSM Aerospace AME Training School Address: Bangalore

Contact No. : 08041757405, 9902467961

 3) Indian Institute of Aeronautics

Address: House No. 55, Punjabi Bagh (West)

New Delhi

4) Guru Gram Institute of Aeronautical Engineering & Technology

Address: Gurgaon Campus

Laxman Vihar, Dhanwapur Road, Gurgaon, India

Pincode: 122001

Contact No. : 01242252668, 9818059667, 01243294473

5) Thakur Institute of Aviation Technology

Address: Thakur Complex, On 90 Ft. Road, Kandivali (East), Mumbai, India

Pincode: 400101

Contact No. : 02228542481, 02228543540, 02228547707

 6) JRE Group of Institutions

9B, Rajendra Park, Pusa Road, New Delhi

Pincode: 110060

7) Nehru College

Address:  Kuniyamuthur, Coimbatore-8

8) Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology

Address: 40, G.S.T. Road, St. Thamos Mount, Chennai-16

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