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Aircraft maintenance engineers: Engaging the next generation

Irish-based Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in conjunction with Lufthansa Technik Shannon Limited (LTSL) have launched a new course in aviation open to students all over the globe.

The new Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is a full-time QQI Level 7 accredited course that will run for 28 months.

Successful students will not only be awarded with a degree from LIT, they will also have completed an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-66 Category A program as well as completing 70% of the B1 and 50% of the B2 aircraft maintenance licence modules.

The high-caliber training program is divided into 3 stages. Students will gain experience across every area of the aircraft and will experience modules such as Electric Fundamentals, Inspection Techniques, Basic Aerodynamics, and many more to bolster their knowledge.

Students will also have the opportunity to complete On-The-Job training in Lufthansa Technik Shannon, an EASA and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 145 facility, which specializes in providing airframe heavy maintenance services.

On successful completion, graduates will be qualified to apply to the Irish Aviation Authority for an EASA Part-66 Category A Aircraft Maintenance License. Requirements for the license have been carefully integrated into the program so that students can begin their career immediately.

Graduates from this program can also find employment as Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in aircraft base maintenance facilities, Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in airline line maintenance, Complete B1.1 and or the B2 license, and Tech Services/Continued Airworthiness Management to name a few.

Interested candidates will have the opportunity apply directly to the BSc in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering or learn more about it from both Limerick Institute of Technology and Lufthansa Technik Shannon who will attend the bi-yearly Education in Ireland fairs held in Bangalore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Pune and Mumbai in October 2019.

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