An Aircraft Maintenance Engineers keeps the aircraft in working order through maintenance, repairs and inspections. The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), regulates mechanical work on aircraft, and individuals entering this field must meet specific training and certification requirements. Aircraft Maintenance Engineers must be prepared to carefully follow DGCA regulations and work long hours on emergency repairs.
An aircraft maintenance engineer is responsible for ensuring an aircraft operates properly and safely. Anaircraft maintenance engineer may make repairs, troubleshoot problems, conduct inspections and make upgrades to aircrafts. Daily duties may include keeping records of and performing scheduled maintenance, making emergency repairs, or preparing for Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) inspections.
An aircraft maintenance engineer works with specialized aviation and power tools, computers, diagnostic equipment and x-ray machines. While working, he or she may climb ladders or stand on scaffolds, manage other maintenance staff or spend long hours on emergency repairs. Maintenance engineers must carefully observe all DGCA rules and regulations when performing any job duty.
WIIA is approved byDirector General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Govt. of India to conduct Aircraft Maintenance Engineering in Mechanical Stream, which covers Light Aircraft, Piston Engine, Heavy Aircraft and Jet Engine.
WIIA also in coloration with Institute of Aviation Technology and Engineering (IATE), Constituent of Indus Universityprovide B.Sc. (Hons) in Aircraft Maintenance which further helps the students for their higher study.
An Aircraft Maintenance engineering are open to both men and women. During training candidates are allowed to appear for Aircraft Maintenance Licensing examinations held by DGCA, Govt. of India. The licenses are issued for a particular type of aircraft. Hence, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers who hold license of servicing Boeing planes are authorized to inspect only Boeing aircraft and certify its fitness.
The total training period is spread over a period 3 years in six semesters.
Employment or Career Prospects after Aircraft Maintenance Engineering:
- All schedule and non schedule Airlines
- Maintenance Organizations
- Flying Clubs
- Charter Services
- Tech Publication
- Cargo & Air Taxi
- Higher Education
- All Government Sector