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To be an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer has always has been the most exciting career choice by students. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer as a career choice is not only challenging but also gives you very high rewards in your career. So, a career as an AME not only gives higher salaries but exciting experience & exposure. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) is a licence offered by Director General of Civil Aviation, Government of India, New Delhi. 

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), also called Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME or L-AME), is, a person who carries out Aircraft Maintenance and certifies the aircraf. The license is recognized internationally by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). AME Course is related to the maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of the difficulties faced in the aircraft. Approval from a licensed AME is mandatory to take off the aircraft. AME has to make sure the fit-to-fly condition of an aircraft. There is huge scope in the maintenance of the aircraft in India and abroad because all airlines, MRO’s and flying institutes are involved in the maintenance of the aircraft.



*Students are maximum selecting Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Licence Course after Class 12th. Currently AME is a highly demanding course in India/ Abroad 

In the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering College, you can see the aircraft in working condition and different types of components, equipment, engine, electrical, instrument and radio equipment. Lots of job opportunities there in all the Airlines, maintenance organization, flying clubs, technical publications for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering students.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Scope in India is rising day by day, due to the expansion of the aviation sector, the need for highly trained Aircraft Maintenance engineers has increased enormously. Hence, the scope of career as Aircraft Maintenance Engineer is also rising as India is in the race to become the 3rd largest in the aviation sector which is a great achievement for a country. According to DGCA, at least 7,54,00 Licenced AME are required worldwide. There is already a shortage of AME in the World, so an AME can make his/her career in India and abroad as well. The UDAN scheme is giving a boost to the AME career. UDAN Scheme makes airfare affordable for common people to travel through.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course Duration

   AME Course has mainly Two categories mentioned below:

  1. Category A- Category ‘A ’licence is of 1 year programme includes a total 800 hours of training, it also includes training in the actual airport environment in an airlines or Maintenance Repair Organization(MRO). After category “A’ licence engineer can do layover inspection of aircraft.After completion of the course, students can apply for the license. The license is issued by DGCA, Govt. of India.

  2. Category B- Category ‘B’ licence is of 4 year programme including total 2400 hours of training. It also includes training in the actual airport environment in an airlines or Maintenance Repair Organization(MRO). Category ‘B’ Licence holders can do all types of minor & major Maintenance tasks in aircraft. After completion of the course, students can apply for the license. The license is issued by DGCA, Govt. of India.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course Categories (Stream)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Course Sub- Categories(Stream) are as mentioned below

Category A- category “A’ licence engineer can do layover inspection & minor maintenance tasks of aircraft. its sub-categories are

A1- Aeroplane Turbine fitted with Jet Engine

A2- Aeroplane Turbine fitted with Piston Engine

A3- Helicopter Turbine with Jet Engine

A4- Helicopter Turbine with Piston Engine

Category B- Category ‘B’ Licence holders can do all types of minor & major Maintenance tasks in aircraft. Category further has two sub categories B1 (Mechanical Stream) & B2 (Avionics Stream).

Category B1- This includes all kind of minor & major maintenance of Airframe & Engine system which covers Mechanical has further below mentioned sub-categories

B1- Aeroplane Turbine fitted with Jet Engine

B2- Aeroplane Turbine fitted with Piston Engine

B3- Helicopter Turbine with Jet Engine

B4- Helicopter Turbine with Piston Engine


Category B2- This includes all kinds of minor & major maintenance of Aircraft Electrical, Instrument & Radio system covers Avionics stream.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course Eligibility Criteria for admission

  1. For Aircraft Maintenance Engineering eligibility is 12th pass with Physics, chemistry and Mathematics

  2. 3 year Engineering Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical /Electronics 

  3. Candidate age at the time of admission should be minimum 16 years.

  4. Candidates must pass a general medical test & color blindness test.

  5. Candidates passed from NIOS can also register for admission.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering DGCA Module Syllabus

  1. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Course syllabus includes theoretical & practical training on below mentioned subjects.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Career Opportunities in India & Abroad

The aviation industry in India has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country during the last three years. India has become the third largest domestic aviation market in the world and is expected to overtake the UK to become the third largest air passenger market by 2024.

With middle-class people taking to the skies against the backdrop of economical air fares, the Indian aviation market has grown at an average rate of 16 percent over the last decade.

Airlines- Airlines provide transport service to all the passengers across India & throughout the globe at various destinations. None of the aircraft can fly unless it has been signed & approved by Aircraft Maintenance Engineer that all its systems are fit to fly. Numerous opportunities are there for students after Completion of AME Course.

Maintenance Repair Overhaul(MRO’s)- MRO’s perform all the maintenance from minor to major for all the flying aircrafts, carrying out maintenance on airframe, jet engine, piston engines, electrical, Radio, Instruments & various other systems of aircraft. Like airlines, a lot of job opportunities are there for students after Completion of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course.

Aircraft Manufacturing Companies- Aircraft manufacturing companies such as Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Cessna Aircraft, Dassault falcon deals in manufacturing of aircraft & aircraft systems also provide job opportunities to Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.


Aircraft Spares Manufacturing Companies- Spares manufacturing companies work in manufacturing of various aircraft parts, few companies such as General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce work in manufacturing of aero engines and also hire Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.


Civil Aviation Department & Defence- Civil Aviation Department, Director General of Civil Aviation, in defence Air force also hires Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Institutes- AME institutes also hires Aircraft Maintenance Engineers as in Training instructors for theoretical & practical training.


Flying Training Schools- Flying Training Schools provide training to the pilots on various single & multi engine aircrafts to maintain their aircrafts, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers hired by Flying Training Schools.


Aviation Technical Publication Companies- Technical publication companies maintain various paperwork of airlines related to maintenance & flying. To maintain this paperwork, they hire Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.

Admission in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Licence Course 

  1.  Fill the form & register for taking admission for AME Course. To Register you have to visit, Or call us at +91-9304915854, Or Email us at:

  2.   We help you to get admission in best AME Training School in India & abroad at very less costing.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Fees Structure

Fee for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course is from 05 lakh to 08 lakh depend on the Training Institute candidate choose in India or Abroad. It’s also depending on the country you choose & training facility reputation of the AME Training Institute

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Salaries in India & Abroad

AME Course Salary will depend on the firm and the skills of the candidate. Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is one of those fields in which the aspirants are paid with a really handsome package. Furthermore, this field attracts many candidates due to its huge scope as well as its amazing salary package. One who is interested in making their career in the field of aviation must pursue this course.

An AME is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the aircraft and its passengers. Furthermore, without the approval of an AME, no aircraft is allowed to take off.

AME Salary in India

The field of AME holds one of the highest salary packages in the whole aviation sector. Furthermore, with the growing Indian aviation industry, many new career opportunities for an AME are rising. The average AME Salary in India varies from INR 10-15 lakhs per annum.

AME Salary in Abroad

The AME Job salary in foreign is relatively more as compared to India. Furthermore, the license of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer is valid worldwide. Various countries lately have been facing a shortage of AMEs which means that the demand for the same is in abundance.

Furthermore, there are various countries that pay a really handsome package to an AME:-

  • Qatar - A monthly salary of up to $18,333 (13,50,501.36 Indian Rupees)

  • UAE - A monthly salary of up to $16,666 (12,27,701.72 Indian Rupees)

  • The Netherlands - A monthly salary of $20,416 (1503945.66 Indian Rupees)

  • France - A monthly salary of $19,583 (1442582.67 Indian Rupees)

  • Ireland - A monthly salary of $18,750 (1381219.69 Indian Rupees).

Top National & International Recruiting Airlines for Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is the most demanding course as according to DCGA, there is a demand for 7,54,000 licensed AME's worldwide. The shortage of AME's are both in India and abroad so, the one pursuing the AME course will have huge opportunities in the future.


  A Licenced AME, can be recruited in the following working sectors , which are mentioned below:-

  1. Airlines

  2. Maintenance, Repair and Overhauls (MRO) industries

  3. Aircraft Manufacturing Companies

  4. Aircraft Part Manufacturing Companies

  5. Aircraft Operation Organizations

  6. Flying Clubs

  7. Aviation Training Centres

  8. Civil Defence Forces

  9. And any place where an aircraft is used in civil

  10. There are many top recruiting companies in the aviation sector. Many airlines are ordering new airactfs which may open the gateway of job opportunities for an AME. Boeing and Airbus are going to set up their MRO Organisation in different states of India which in turn builds thousands of jobs for AME. Qatar Airways, WOW Airlines, etc. are entering in India’s aviation market which raises the hike in the requirement of AME.

List of Top AME Colleges in India

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