OKAY, I'M SOLD. THIS IS AMAZING.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Pursue studies in the science stream. This will ensure that your basic concepts in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are in place.
Apply for a three-year Aircraft Maintenance Engineering License training course. This should be from a training institute approved by the Department General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Your PCM (Physics/Chemistry/Math) scores from Junior College will be evaluated to gain admittance.
Three-year Diploma holders in any branch of Engineering or BSc. Degree holders with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are also eligible to pursue this course. This is not a degree but a specific licensing programme. It will prepare you for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering exam conducted by the Aeronautical Society of India. There are numerous such DGCA approved institutes spread across the length and breadth of our country.
Each year consisted of two semesters. After completing year one, you are ready to take the first Paper I of the License Exam. This is followed by Papers II and III at the end of year two and Semester V (two and half years) respectively. After clearing these papers, you are awarded the Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Certificate (BAMEC) from DGCA. This leaves you with Paper IV, which will test your competence in a particular area. Once you clear this examination, you earn the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Licence.
Congratulations, you’re now officially an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer!
Once you have completed the training and earned the certificate, you can start applying to aircraft maintenance firms or aircraft manufacturers. You can also apply to airports to explore potential aircraft maintenance openings that they may have.
You are also required to undergo short-term training programmes that are regularly conducted by the DGCA. This is a lifelong process to keep you updated on the latest regulations, planes and equipment thereof.