Atlantic Aviation Institute

Atlantic Aviation Institute, Ireland

Become an EASA qualified Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Do you wish to become an aircraft maintenance engineer? if so then, here is the opportunity for you to train with the best in the aviation industry.

The Atlantic Aviation Institute is an approved EASA Part 147 Training Organisation located near Shannon Airport in the West of Ireland. It is a part of the Atlantic Aviation Group, an independent aviation company with over 50 years of aviation experience.

The aviation industry is regulated in Europe by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), in the United States of America by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in Ireland, by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). EASA is the European governing body for aviation safety.

About Atlantic Aviation Group

Atlantic Aviation Group is an aviation company providing a range of aviation solutions, including aircraft maintenance, technical services, design services and custom training solutions.

Situated in the west coast of Ireland, with over 50 years of experience, having a strong reputation of quality, experience, problem solving capability and providing a personal service to their customers.

So what does an aircraft maintenance engineer actually do?

An aircraft maintenance engineers are responsible to maintain, inspect, repair an aircrafts air-frames, engines and avionics. They also perform sheet metal repairs and corrosion removal on an aircrafts air-frames.

  • Why Atlantic Aviation Institute?
  • Courses
  • Application guidelines
  • Visa application

Why Atlantic Aviation Institute, Ireland?

  • The Atlantic Aviation Institute has a rich history of training world class Aircraft Maintenance Engineers over the past 30 years.
  • The 2013 and 2015 World Skills Aircraft Maintenance Champions were trained at Atlantic Aviation, the company has also produced the last 5 Irish National Skills Champions.
  • The trainers at Atlantic Aviation Institute are some of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry. They strive to ensure that you gain the best learning experience and successfully pass each course.
  • Atlantic Aviation Institute is one of the most experienced and respected training organisations within the industry.

Courses in Atlantic Aviation Institute


Atlantic Aviation Institute offers various range of courses at different categories.

Aircraft Maintenance Technician Traineeship (EASA)

Study mode

Full time


2 years

About the programme

The programme is designed to bring students through the fundamentals of Aircraft System Design, Human Factors, Maintenance Practices and Aviation Legislation required to become a competent Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.

On successful completion of the programme, participants will be capable of carrying out maintenance work on large passenger aircraft. The two-year Aircraft Maintenance Engineer programme is fully approved by EASA.

Programme Content (Assessment)

The syllabus and examination standard is outlined in the EASA Part 66 regulation. The duration of the training is two years: 50% Theoretical and 50% Practical Training. The Theoretical training programme is divided into 12 modules with a multiple-choice examination at the end of each module.

Year 1: Theoretical Training (21 weeks)

Mathematics covers Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry.
Physics includes matter, mechanics thermodynamics, light and sound.
Electrical Fundamentals covers all aspects of basic electrical theory.
Digital Techniques Electronic Instrument Systems theory of aircraft instruments.
Materials and Hardware learn all about materials and hardware used in aircraft.
Maintenance Practices understand the practices used to safely maintain aircraft to the manufacturer’s data.
Basic Aerodynamics understand how aircraft fly, composition of the atmosphere, aerodynamics, theory of flight and stability.
Human Factors understanding the Physical and Cognitive ergonomics, and the human interface within aviation maintenance.
Aviation Legislation an important module that introduces the learner to the complex world of the laws governing aviation.
Aeroplane Aerodynamics Structures and Systems in-depth study of the structures and systems found on turbine aircraft.
Gas Turbine Engine covers all aspects of turbine engine operation.
Propeller covers seven chapters including construction and maintenance.

Year 1: Workshop Training (12 weeks)

The training is delivered in dedicated training workshops where you will gain the hand skills and know-how to use the tools and instrumentation required to safely maintain modern jet aircraft. Upon successful completion of the Workshop Training (12 weeks), students will progress to Practical Training (6 and 1/2 weeks).

Year 2: Maintenance Experience in an EASA Part 145 Organisation

Practical training is conducted in the busy environment of live aircraft maintenance at Atlantic Aviation Group. You will be actively involved in actual maintenance activities on Boeing 737, Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft carrying out or assisting in such tasks as: engine replacements, cabin refurbishment and structural repair, flight control and landing component replacements and system testing.

You, the trainee, will be working together with experienced engineers who will support you during this phase and bring you to the competency levels expected by industry leaders such as Atlantic Aviation Group. You will also gain substantial insight of the management of aircraft.

For more details on the courses, please visit the following page

Application guidelines and requirements

English language requirements

TOEFL / IELTS / PTE score sheet or other internationally recognised English language test score if applicable. An overall IELTS score of 6.0 with not less than 5.5 in any module is acceptable or equivalency in TOEFL or PTE.

Application Guidelines

Please ensure that you include the following with your application,

  • The application must have achieved a minimum of 60% / 6.0 out of 10 CGPA overall.You are also required to have maths and physics in high school (10th) and senior school examination (12th) or a diploma in aviation maintenance from a recognised AME college.
  • CV / resume detailing your academic / work history year-by-year with no gaps.
  • Statement of purpose / student profile indicating the reasons for your choice of course to study in Ireland and at AAI.
  • Copies of university / third level award certificate (if applicable) and provisional certificate must be provided if the award has not been issued.
  • Copy of relevant pages of passport.
  • One recent passport.

Visa Application Guidelines

If you need a visa to study in Ireland, you must apply to your local Irish embassy/ Consulate. Students from visa required countries must apply for a study visa for Ireland.

Generally the following documentation is required to support a visa application

  • Visa Application Form.
  • Valid Passport.
  • Police Clearance Certificate.
  • High school and degree certificates.
  • English proficiency certificates such as IELTS / TOEFL / PTE
  • Evidence of finances - you should be able to demonstrate that you (or your sponser) have sufficient funds to support your living expenses while in Ireland and be able to meet the cost of the programme. The immigration office recommends students have access to € 7000 per year for living expenses.
  • Proof of medical insurance - AAI will provide medical insurance for all students.
  • Proof of payment of tuition fee / initial deposit.
  • Proof of enrollment on the stated course
  • Evidence of previous immigration and travel history, if any.
  • Evidence of previous work experience, if any.
  • Proof of income.


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How to Apply?

To apply for the next intake at Atlantic Aviation Institute in Ireland or to know more about it, please contact BroadMind Overseas Education Consultant, an authorized representative of AAI, Ireland. Register your names by clicking on the button below. Our study abroad counselor will get in touch with you at the earliest for further career guidance and support.