Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is an international program approved by Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Govt of India. An AME is responsible for safety, security and maintenance of an aircraft. No aircraft can fly without its safety certification by an appropriately License holder AME. Thus as Aircraft Maintenance Engineer shoulders having the responsibility of aircraft safety and the personnel onboard on the behalf of Govt. of India.

To be eligible for issuing Flight Release Certificate (fit to fly), an engineer required to possess a valid AME License issued by the DGCA, Govt. of India.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is a 4 years license program in which candidate has to undergo tentatively between 2 to 2.5* years regular academic program conducted by the DGCA approved AME institutes and 2 year training in Airline or MRO Industries. In the academic program student has to complete their module papers conducted by DGCA.

After completion of modules and required experience student will get AME License and On the basis of AME License student can do job as Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in government sector as well as private sector worldwide.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is divided in following streams.

  • Mechanical (B1)
    • Aeroplane & Power Plant (B1.1 & B1.2)
    • Helicopter & Power Plant (B1.3)
  • Avionics (B2)


  • 10+2 with PCM
  • 3 Years Engineering Diploma in any stream
  • Any higher qualificcation in Science with Physics and Mathmematics

Responsibilities & Lifestyle of an AME

An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer is responsible for ensuring an aircraft operates properly and safely. A maintenance engineer resolve, troubleshoot problems, conduct inspections and make upgrades to aircrafts. Daily duties may include keeping records, performing scheduled maintenance, making emergency repairs and preparing for DGCA inspections.

An AME works with specialized aviation and power tools, computers, diagnostic equipment and x-ray machines. While working, he or she may climb ladders or stand on scaffolds, manage other maintenance staff or spend long hours on emergency repairs. Maintenance engineers must carefully observe all DGCA rules and regulations when performing any job duty.

According to, in May 2016 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME) earned a median annual salary of $62,620/-, in Indian currency it is approx INR 40 Lakhs per year.

Employment Areas

A License Holder Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) have good career opportunities in Government sector and also in Private sector in India as well as in abroad..

  • Airlines
  • MRO Industries
  • Aircraft Manufacturing Companies
  • Aircraft Part Manufacturing Companies
  • Aircraft Operation organizations
  • Aviaiton Training Centers
  • Flying Clubs
  • Civil Forces
  • Civil Aviation Organizations
  • And any place where an aircraft is used in civil.

Job Opportunities

Top National recruiting Airlines

  • Air India
  • Jet Airways
  • IndiGo
  • SpiceJet
  • GoAir
  • AirAsia India
  • Vistara
  • Alliance Air
  • Luwang Air

MRO & Other Organizations

  • Air India Limited
  • Air Works India (Engineering) Pvt Ltd
  • Arrow Aviation Services Pvt Ltd
  • Blue Dart Aviation Limited
  • Cochin International Aviation Services
  • Deccan Aviation
  • Eaton Aerospace
  • and hundreds of more..

Top Global recruiting Organizations

  • All Nippon Airways.
  • Cathay Pacific.
  • Etihad Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • and hundreds of more..

*Accordingly to DGCA requirements.

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