Up skill yourself as an aircraft mechanic & land your dream job with an array of certified professional assurance courses to keep those engines running. Being a pilot might be one of the more well-known careers in aviation, but without aircraft mechanics or aircraft maintenance engineers (AME), the planes would just sit on the ground
Calling all aircraft mechanic wannabes.
Up skill yourself as an aircraft mechanic & land your dream job with an array of certified professional assurance courses to keep those engines running.
Being a pilot might be one of the more well-known careers in aviation, but without aircraft mechanics or aircraft maintenance engineers (AME), the planes would just sit on the ground – only dreaming of the big blue sky.
As you may know, there is a huge skills shortage and a big need for qualified AMEs who have completed aircraft maintenance planning courses and aviation quality assurance courses.
Belinda Werner recently spoke on The Aviation Radio Show to give more insight into what it takes to be an aircraft mechanic. Belinda has 25 years of aviation experience and she spoke about the different avionics and electrical systems and how they work.
Belinda explained that an aircraft mechanic and an aircraft maintenance engineer do the same apprenticeship and they take the same time to qualify but the different courses they do distinguish them. Both have to have 24 months of practical experience and they have to do the right courses.
It takes 5 to 6 years to qualify as an aircraft mechanic or AME: The 5 to 6 years are made up of 1 year of theory, 1 year of on-the-job training, 2 years for the trade test, and 1 year to do the first engineering license. After that, the different courses you complete determine what you can specialise in.
Belinda said a career as an aircraft mechanic or AME is very challenging but also very rewarding. “You have to keep up with technology and every day is a learning curve when you go to work. But we make this job look good.”
There is quite a variety in the technical side of aviation – from component level work to airframe level work; compass and autopilot to general avionics and general electrical – there is something for everyone. You will definitely not be bored! Belinda also mentioned, “We train mechanics that do work on smaller airplanes all the way up to Boeings.”
And although there is a lot of pressure on aircraft mechanics or AMEs to not make any mistakes, Belinda said the following about the industry: “A quality product and a good reputation is good. Aviation is demanding, fast, and there is a lot of responsibility on your shoulders. But that’s also why you would use a dual inspection system to take some of the pressure off. Every day is different and fast.”
There is a high demand for good aircraft mechanics and AMEs because it is a specialised field – just like with doctors or lawyers. There are essentially two types of avionics/electrical courses- Category X (general electrical, instrument, radio, and radar courses) and Category W (aircraft avionics).
We are sure you are chomping at the bit to get going with your aviation quality assurance courses or aircraft maintenance planning courses, right?
Debela Training and Management is renowned for the training of AMEs. Our courses have been designed to meet customers’ requirements and can be presented on or off site.
At Debela Training and Management, we offer a combination of Category X and W courses to make it easier to qualify as an aircraft mechanic or AME. Debela provides SACAA approved, international quality accredited training and courses for aircraft maintenance engineers.
From engines to airframes, you name it, we train it. We offer practical, hands-on training, videos, and theoretical modules. The courses are also presented on a wide range of aircraft.
Contact Debela Training & Management today to upskill yourself as an aircraft mechanic and land that dream job!