AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers or AMEs are employed throughout the aviation industry in a wide range of facilities designed to maintain light, rotary and large commercial aircraft. They are licensed personnel who carry out scheduled maintenance and certifies aircraft fitness to fly. They install, make repairs, troubleshoot problem, conduct inspections and make upgrades to aircraft engines, airframes, airframe systems, electrical, instrument and radio systems, and aircraft structures. He/she will sign the certificate of fitness before every takeoff. No aircraft takes off without being certified to do so by an engineer.
There are 64 DGCA approved AME training institutions in India. DGCA CAR 66 provides the details, requirements for qualifying an individual for obtaining an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s License. The license is widespread internationally and is recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), giving individuals the freedom to work everywhere.