Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

By , May 5, 2014

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers identify problems and repair and overhaul aircraft structural, mechanical and electrical systems. Interpreting technical manuals, drawings and blueprints, and testing aircraft systems require mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity, a good understanding of computerized machinery, strong analytical skills, and the ability to read and understand service manuals. An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer is responsible for ensuring the airworthiness of an aircraft, whether it is a fixed-wing airplane or a helicopter.

The 15-month Basic Training program is designed to train individuals wanting to work in the aerospace industry. There are three components required for licence application: training, experience, and successful completion of the Canadian Aviation Regulation exam. Aircraft Main­tenance Engineers must complete a certified training program along with the required hours in industry to become certified. The program at Northern Lights College provides the full training component and 1.5 years of the four-year experience component required for licensing, category M1 or M2.

Admission Prerequisites

  • Grade 11 level completion that includes: Grade 11 English, Grade 11 Math (Foundations) and Grade 11 Science (Physics) or equivalent, all with 67 per cent (C+) or higher.

Where is the program offered?

Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek (starts September and February)


For more information and a Job Description for an Aircraft Maintenance, see Page 2!

For more information on the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering program at NLC, go to the NLC website.

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