AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING
EITHER DO THE BEST IN THE WORLD OR DON’T DO IT AT ALL.
FIND OUT WHY?
CHECK OUT THESE SHOCKING FACTS FROM ANY TECHNICAL EXPERT FROM THE AVIATION INDUSTRY IN INDIA
FROM ANY B Tech or AME PASSOUT STUDENTS.
IN INDIA: Majority of students who have passed a Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from any University or an AME from any Aviation College are currently UNEMPLOYED or UNDEREMPLOYED
IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD: There exists an ACUTE GLOBAL SHORTAGE of Aircraft Maintenance professionals across the world
Global employers are starved of manpower and seek Aviation professionals with EASA LICENSE but Indian Aviation graduates are currently found unemployable as they fall well below this standards.
• Thousands of B Tech and AME Diploma students graduate every year from Indian Colleges and Universities, but tragically, a majority of them are underemployed or unemployed.
• Eligibility for an EASA License program is just 12th standard but it is B Tech’s, some with distinction who are forced to opt for this program after their graduation and comprise 95% of admissions for this EASA License program
• In the craze for an academic degree rather than developing their skills and capability, Indian Aeronautical Engineering students invest 4 year doing B Tech in fancy institutions and then another couple of years waiting for an elusive job. Thereafter they are either forced to do this EASA program or forced to abandon their dreams of an Aviation Maintenance Career and seek a career in totally unrelated areas. On an average around 6 to 7 years of each Aeronautical Maintenance student is wasted in a meaningless academic pursuit.
• Any student doing this EASA Licensing program becomes employable in just 2.5 years with an EASA license . They not only become globally employable and preferred over any graduates or postgraduates but also command a premium in the international job market.
• Without a globally recognized professional license like an EASA License students hardly get any meaningful employment in the field of Aircraft Maintenance on any private aircraft, irrespective of their degree or excellent marks.
• No institution or organization in India can currently provide a complete one stop solution for an EASA License to any student because it requires a live Maintenance and Repair Organization (MRO), which is approved by the European Licensing authority with both an EASA 145 (Maintenance) License and EASA 147 (Training) License.
• Those claiming to train EASA can maximum provide a classroom route to an EASA certification which is meaningless if not backed up by live “On-The Job Exposure” (OJE) on live aircrafts and converted into a License thereafter since nobody can assure this in India.
• Absolute absence of practical orientation and proven exposure to live working environment especially on any private aircrafts is the prime reason for the same.
• No Airline or MRO in India or elsewhere would allow any student, howsoever bright and academically intelligent, to touch any of their aircraft, each valued around Rs. 500 Crore, purely on the basis of their academics. They need proof of their capability, in terms of a globally recognized license like EASA.
• The students are therefore caught in a classic “chicken and egg” situation. To touch an aircraft one needs EASA license and to earn an EASA license one needs to touch a live aircraft. Thus Indian graduates of Aircraft Maintenance are helpless and are going round in circles.
• Teaching any worthwhile Aircraft Maintenance primarily requires a dedicated Maintenance & Repair facility (MRO) that maintains live modern aircrafts which are in operation.
• Most students learn on dummy outdated showpiece aircrafts or smaller non passenger aircrafts. It’s similar to any surgeon learning surgery on a dummy. You become a surgeon only when you do an actual operation on a live person. Similarly you become a proper Aircraft Maintenance Engineer only when you have worked on live aircrafts
• Even if any bright student has passed an EASA Certification on their own, no Aircraft owners or Airlines would allow the student even one minute of OJE as they are not willing to risk their aircraft or safety.
• Airlines or MRO generally allow only those manpower which they have trained under their supervision or from competing similar airlines or MRO’s, to touch their aircraft. Hence such a paper EASA certification also is useless without any OJE back up to convert it to a license.
• Airlines and MRO’s also assess the facility from where the student has learned and obtained their license and also the type of aircrafts that they were exposed to in the course of their licensing. An exposure to a world class facility is the best option
• Atlantic Aviation Institute (AAI) offers Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program leading to EASA A License at their training centre attached to their MRO in Ireland Shannon.
• In the process of the training AAI students not only get exposure on commonly used live passenger aircrafts in its wide bodied aircraft MRO Aircraft hangar in Europe.
The heart of this program is the EASA A Licensing modules and students get trained to clear all the relevant papers to get an EASA CERTIFICATION
• Students are provided the much needed hands on exposure (OJE) on live modern wide body aircrafts being maintained at its MRO facility in Shannon Ireland, to convert their certification to an EASA LICENSE. Thus the student becomes industry ready and employable in just a span of 2 and half years.
• A 12th Standard qualification in Science with good scores in Phy or Maths.
• English Language score (IELTS Academic) is 6.0 overall or equivalent in Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academics. IELTS/PTE scores are required only while filing your visa and not for blocking your admission.
• Tuition Fee: Euro 22500 for 2.3 years of the program. Euro 11250 each, payable in the beginning of both first and second year.
• Living expense: Euro 23334 to be shown as the living expense of this program.
• Total funds needed to be shown to embassy for visa processing: Euro 45834 viz Approx Rs.36 lakhs
• At least one year fees needed to be shown can be paid from own funds. Rest need to be as the total funds with the sponsors and can also be as education loan (Maximum of up to 3 sponsors from close relatives allowed)
• The funding pattern of each student for their visa need to be independently assessed and advised by the authorized agents/consultants Transworld Academics
• Batch size is limited to 16 students maximum per batch and the fees are high because this is a highly specialized training, not easily available anywhere in the world. Students directly learn from highly experienced and expert EASA Licensed Engineers as resource trainers and whose services are very costly in the job market. They accommodate the student in their work schedule and each student would be specifically assigned to one specific EASA Licensed Engineer for supervision while working on aircrafts, during OJT period. You learn from the experts, working hands on, rather than from a classroom.
“Despite 4 years of time invested in an University studying Aircraft Maintenance most students cannot progress in their career or get any global opportunities without this EASA License.”
Admission open for the program and is limited to 16 seats per batch on ‘first come first’ basis. Interested students are advised to send their CV with contact number to [email protected]/ or send your details through the WhatsApp facility provided herewith on this mobile screen.Contact us on +91 9020938331
Please note admissions are on “FIRST COME FIRST” basis subject to meeting eligibility. Those students eligible but failing to get admission for this batch may have to be deferred to the next batch.