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 Career in Aircraft Maintenance Engineer


“An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) in India is a person specifically licensed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India, to certify the airworthiness of an aircraft, power plant, aircraft system or component after maintenance. Any aircraft engaged in public transport including aerial work and flying training shall not be flown unless it has been maintained in accordance with such requirements as may be specified by the Director-General; and all such maintenance has been certified by appropriately licensed engineers, approved or authorized persons by means of such a ‘certificate’ as may be prescribed by the Director-General.” – Taken by Wikipedia

Key to Success

To be successful in engineering you should have/develop:

  • Interest in Understanding how machines work
  • Scientific and analytical mind
  • Numerical ability
  • Inquisitiveness

Scope and Opportunities

An aircraft maintenance engineers are requires to get a license from DGCA and they will get it they may get an attractive job offers in varies fields of the aviation industry, including airports and aircraft manufacturing/maintenance firms. They can even join private airlines for a great salary package. There is no limit of development for hard-working and technically proficient persons. Since aircraft engineers have great demand worldwide, they even can join aviation industries abroad.

Lifestyle & Social Status

  • No fixed working shifts and long working hours
  • In house as well as outdoor job
  • Social Status, Attractive pay and perks
  • Intensive travelling

Job Profile

Job profile of an aircraft maintenance engineer is to take care of the functionality and the security of the Aircraft. They may repair, upgrades, repair or troubleshoot problems in aircraft. They have to make sure of successful completion of an aircraft operation.

An aircraft maintenance engineer is required to handle specialized aviation tools, diagnostic equipment, computers, x-ray machines and power tools. As a routine an aircraft maintenance engineer is required to perform activities like inspections, emergency repairs, scheduled maintenance and recordkeeping of all maintenance activities

Skill Sets

  • Complex problem solving
  • Analytical Skills
  • Basic drawing and sketching skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Creative and analytical Mind
  • Numerical

Work Value

  • Challenging
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Achievement
  • Persistence
  • Innovation
  • Working with hands

Current Job Scenario

The remuneration offered to an aircraft maintenance engineer as a fresher can be anywhere between Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 40, 000/-. As a fresher it will be considered a very attractive salary. Increment in this field is completely dependent on the qualities, domain skills and experience of an engineer which will be easily up to lakhs.

Top Recruiters

  • Air India
  • Jet Airways
  • British Airways
Course Options Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance BE/B.Tech ME/M.Tech
Academic Eligibility SSC/HSC Science (PCM) HSC Science (PCM) Graduate with Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Fees Rs.30k per annum Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh per annum Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh per annum
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs
Expenditure in Tier-2 Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs
Duration 3 Years 4 Years 2 Years
Mode Regular Regular Regular
Approved State BTE AICTE AICTE
Affiliation Respective University Respective University Respective University
Entrance Exam NA JEE Mains

JEE Advanced


Career prospect

  1. Major or regional airlines
  2. Airport authorities
  3. Aircraft manufacturing firms

Entrance Exam

  1. JEE Mains
  2. JEE Advanced
  3. State Level Entrance exam for engineering course

Success story

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA2Gp48UmsE
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