AME BRANCHES

Branches of Aircraft  Maintenance Engineering (AME)


The categories within the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) Licence are:


Category A : Maintenance CertifyingMechanic

Category B1 : Maintenance Certifying Technician (Mechanical)

Category B2 : Maintenance Certifying Technician (Avionics)

Category C : Base Maintenance Certifying Engineer

 


Category A

Category A is further divided into sub categories as follows:


A1 : Aeroplanes Turbine

A2 : Aeroplanes Pisto

A3 : Helicopters Turbin

A4 : Helicopters Piston


The experience demonstrated on application must be relevant to the sub category of licence being applied for and must satisfy certain criteria in respect of recency.


 

Experience Requirements

An applicant for a category A licence must have completed a prescribed period of aircraft maintenance experience. This experience should include minor scheduled line maintenance and simple defect rectification on operating aircraft. Category A applicants should have at least 3 years practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft.


 

Category B1 Licence

The B1 licence is a mechanical based licence and permits the holder to issue certificates of release to service following line maintenance, including aircraft structure, power plants and mechanical and electrical systems. Replacement of avionic line replaceable units requiring simple tests without the use of test equipment to prove their serviceability is also included within the privileges of this licence. A Category B1 licence holder also has a role in base maintenance in supporting the Category C certifier who is the final CRS/SMI signatory.


 

The B1 licence is sub-divided into sub-categories as below:


B1.1 : Aeroplanes Turbine-Engine

B1.2 : Aeroplanes Piston-Engines

B1.3 : Helicopters Turbine-Engine

B1.4 : Helicopters Piston-Engines

 


Experience Requirement Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) B1 Category


An applicant for a category B1 licence must have completed a prescribed period of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering experience. This experience is to be relevant to the licence category required and to the maintenance experience of operating aircraft. This experience should include maintenance on aircraft structure, powerplant, mechanical and electrical systems and replacement of avionic LRU’s requiring simple tests to prove their serviceability. Candidates should have at least 5 years practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft. In case of person has done planned training, then experience duration  is 4 yrs.


 

Category B2 Licence

The B2 licence is avionic based and permits the holder to issue certificates of release to service, following line maintenance on avionic systems. A Category B2 licence holder also has a role in base maintenance in supporting the Category C certifier who is the final CRS/SMI signatory. Candidates should have at least 5 years practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft. In case of person has done planned training, then experience duration  is 4 yrs.


 

The B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) licence broadly covers the following areas:


Instrument Systems

Automatic Pilot Systems (fixed and rotary wing), including Auto-throttle and Auto-land Systems

Radio Communication, Navigation and Radar Systems

Electrical Power Generation and Distribution to Avionic Systems