The Abu Dhabi Polytechnic – Al Ain aviation program is an approved program under the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Part 147 and the General Civil Aviation Authority’s (GCAA) CAR 147 to provide the theoretical and practical training, examination, and assessment required to support the course(s) specified in Maintenance Training Organization Exposition (MTOE) Part 1.9 and Part 2.1. All training is conducted in accordance with PART 66 requirements. The programs are as follows:
The Diploma program in Aircraft Maintenance is a two years program leading to an EASA and/or a GCAA Category A1 licenses. The licenses, issued by the indicated authority, require a one year aircraft maintenance experience of trainees to become eligible to apply for a Category “A1.1” “Basic aircraft maintenance license”.
This program also provides students with a Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance. The diploma program embeds the requirements for the licenses. These qualifications enable graduate to be ready to work in civil aviation upon graduating in any approved aircraft maintenance facility, worldwide.
Students completing the diploma program in Aircraft Maintenance have the option to further their education with an additional one year of advanced studies and training. The advanced training embeds major elements of EASA’s and/or GCAA’s CAT “B1.1” Aircraft Maintenance Licence under the associated Part 147 and CAR 147. Students in this program are awarded the Higher Diploma only. The license requirement for this programs’ training will be a minimum of five years of aircraft maintenance experience.
Students completing the applied bachelor program in aircraft maintenance have the option to further their education with an applied master at another university. The applied bachelor degree also opens new opportunities for students to join the workforce as managers in airlines, MRO companies, or other aviation organizations.