What is AME License And Process To Get AME License
The Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License means to carry out and certify aircraft maintenance. It is internationally valid and recognised/issued under the guidance of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). This license is valid for 6 years. After 6 years, the license gets renewed.
Here are some definitions of the license types and their requirements. These are specific to the countries governed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and India is governed by the Directory General Council of Aviation.
AME Licence Categories
There are 5 license categories for Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. One can found them as follows:
A and B1 are categorised into 4 subcategories :
- A1 and B1.1 : Aeroplane Turbine
- A2 and B1.2 :Aeroplane Piston
- A3 and B1.3: Helicopter Turbine
- A4 and B1.4: Helicopter Piston
The A and B1 subcategories are the same but the level of their work is totally different. Furthermore, the detailed description of these categories below:
AME Licence Categories In Detail
This category license holder will be able to issue a certificate of release for the service after the minor scheduled line maintenance and simple defect rectification. The Category A license is issued by the DGCA.
B1 is the license for Mechanical stream in Aircraft. The Mechanical Stream is related to the components such as Fuselage, Landing Gear, and Wings etc. No troubleshooting is done by the B1 licensed category. Their responsibility is only to deft rectification in the aircraft.
Category B2 license holders are full scope aviation license holders. They can perform all the aviation-related tasks in an aircraft. They also certify their task. The B2 license holders can also do some simple mechanical related task and certify the same. However, that should not involve any troubleshooting.
Category B3 licensed holders will be able to issue Certificate of Release to Service (CRS) after doing any maintenance task on an aircraft, any mechanical task and much more. It is specifically mentioned in the B3 Category that it should be piston engine aircraft and non-specified aircraft, the maximum take off of which should be 2000 kg or less.
The Category C licence holders are normally found in the basement department. Furthermore, they will able to issue CRS on the type of aircraft. They are specifically endorsed in this license.
Process To Get AME License
To get an AME license, first, the candidate should qualify the AME Entrance Exam and then take admission in AME Institute. Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course is of the duration of 4 years. In these 4 years, 2 years will be an academic program and the other 2 years will be live training.
There will be some modules conducted by DGCA. After clearing the modules and 2 years of practical training, the license will be issued to the candidate by DGCA Govt of India. The AME License is a mandatory qualification to become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer worldwide.
If the applicant is interested in Aviation courses, then he/ she should immediately go to the www.amecet.in and fill the application form.
For the admission in one Top AME colleges in India, here is the procedure that the student can follow:
- Students can first fulfil the eligibility criteria for the AME course.
- The candidates should qualify for the AME CET 2021 exam to get admission in one of the top aviation colleges with scholarship.