Business & GA, Commercial

India Launches Course for A&P Techs

By S.L. Fuller | February 6, 2017

Airbus A320-200 Indigo

Photo courtesy of Laurent Error from L'Union / CC BY-SA 2.0

School for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (SAME) recently opened in India though InterGlobe Education Services Ltd, parent company InterGlobe Enterprises says. The school offers a three-year course in both mechanical and avionics aircraft maintenance, which has been approved by the government’s Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) at the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Students are to learn by way of classroom training, practical knowledge and on-the-job training. Divided into six semesters, the final is to be devoted to training in the field. The course also aims to prepare students to get licensed by the Director General of Civil Aviation for the maintenance of civil aircraft registered in India. After course completion, students could take advantage of the SAME Placement Cell, which can assist them with job placement into domestic and international airlines, including IndiGo.

“In the recent years, the aviation industry in India has witnessed significant growth. Today, India is the 9th largest aviation market in the world with a size of about $16 billion and is poised to become the 3rd largest market by 2020,” InterGlobe says. “With a growing economy and a larger number of people preferring air travel for business and personal requirements, the demand for high quality and well qualified aircraft maintenance engineers is expected to rise exponentially in the future years.”

To be eligible to apply for the program, InterGlobe says students must pass a Class XII examination in physics, chemistry and math from a recognized board, university or equivalent, with a minimum aggregate of 50%.

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