The Aviation sector is highly regulated because of the priority accorded to the safety regulations. Apart from the well known Pilot & Air Hostess courses, the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) course is also becoming popular. Currently there are 49 approved training institutes across the country that offer the AME course.
The Aviation sector is highly regulated because of the level of risk involved and the importance accorded to safety regulations. Apart from the well known Aircraft Pilot and Air Hostess courses, the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) course is also becoming popular. Only those training institutes approved by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) are authorized to run these courses. As of 30th June 2016, there are 49 training institutes approved by the DGCA offering the AME course.
Four Categories of Licenses
Licenses to engineers for maintenance of aircraft / engines/ components are issued by DGCA under the provision of Rule 61 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937. There are four categories of licenses A, B1, B2 & C. The procedure for issue of licenses has been given in Section 2 – Airworthiness (Series ‘L’) of the Civil Aviation Requirements.
List of approved AME Training Institutes
As on date, 49 training institutes have approval from the DGCA to run the AME course. 15 of these are in the North, 4 in the East, 13 in the West and 17 in the South. The details of these institutes along with the approved courses and the validity of approval are given below.
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