Career in Aircraft Engineering

The aviation industry is the fastest growing sector in the world. There are wide scope of employment in aircraft maintenance. At present, around five lakh passenger and cargo aircraft, apart from 40 lakh small private aircraft used for business and personal work, are being used worldwide.

In this case India is also involved in rapidly developing neighbors, where there has been a tremendous increase in the field of citizen aviation. The aviation industry consists of two major branches: Flying Branch and Maintenance Branch. The responsibility of the maintenance of the aircraft is the responsibility of the engineer of the aircraft department.

Nature of Work

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer has a large role in keeping an aircraft flying. Responsibility for the repair, maintenance and control of the instrumentation and other related parts of the aircraft depends on the person entrusted with the responsibility for aircraft maintenance. He also examines aircraft engines and continuous working spares. Apart from this, in the field of aircraft engineering, designing, construction of aircraft and their maintenance, apart from Navigational Guidance, Instrumentation, Hydraulic and Notification, Engine and Fuel System, Control and Communication System. Aircraft mechanic has to work in a variety of different planes. The training of electrical systems, inspections and air conditioning mechanisms is also given to these mechanics to increase the capacity of aircraft. Aircraft mechanics work under two types of operation.

Line maintenance mechanics

- Line maintenance mechanics can work on any related parts of aircraft.
- Emergency or repairing work at the airport at the time of need
- Flight 'take-off time' inspection work as per the engineer's instructions

Overhaul mechanics

- After the flight of the aircraft is over, their routine maintenance work is done in supervision of mechanics.
- Aircraft airframe mechanic is responsible for the airframe and repair of aircraft.
- While working on the engine of the aircraft power plant mechanic aircraft.


After studying with science stream (with physics, chemistry and mathematics) in XII, the candidates can sit in its entrance exam. Candidates can get a job in this area after admission to the four-year Aerospace Engineer Course. To get entry-level jobs, work can be done from Bachelor Engineering (BE) degree, whereas it is mandatory to master or doctoral degree to reach higher positions.

Eligibility for admission to AME course

- In the 12th, the total aggregate of physics, chemistry and math should be 50 percent
- Or a 3-year diploma from any engineering department
- After graduating with B.Sc in Pharmacy, Chemistry and Mathematics after 12th standard, it is necessary to get a license from the Civil Aviation Director General (DGCA) to get jobs in any post in the field of aircrafts

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering License

It is very necessary to obtain a license from the DGCA to come to India in the field of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. In this direction, the Associate Membership Examination issued by the Aeronautical Society of India has to be present in the certification. After successfully passing the exam, the candidates can enroll in any institute certified by the DGCA. This is just because training is given for the most important membership exam in those same institutions. DGCA will issue you AME license after passing in the International Examination section A and B. Age limit has been fixed for 23 years, but graduates in engineering and science can get some discounts.

Prominent AME Colleges in India

- Indian Institute of Aircraft Engineering, Delhi
- Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Bowenpally, Secunderabad
- Hyderabad (AP) Institute of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Gautam Nagar, Secunderabad
- Bengaluru Hindustan Aviation Academy, Chinnappanahalli, Bengaluru
- Center of Civil Aviation Training, Delhi
- Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount, Chennai
- Aeronautical Training Institute, Lucknow