Aircraft Maintenance Engineering School.

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Air Traffic Service & Comm. Sch.

Aeronautical Telecomm Eng. Sch.

Aircraft Maintenance Eng. Sch.

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As one of the pioneering Schools of the College, the AME School started training students in Airframe and Powerplant disciplines. The Avionics discipline was later introduced. From a single Airframe and Powerplant Department in 1964, the School has grown into the present four departments, namely:

Airframe Department

This department conducts training on composite and metal structure of the aircraft and its systems - hydraulics, landing gears, pneumatic and environmental control leading to category “A” (Airframe) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License.

Powerplant Department

The Powerplant Department is charged with the training of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers as well as Technicians in piston and gas turbine engine and engine systems - fuel, fire protection, lubrication and air cooling systems.

Avionics Department

This department handles the training of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and Technicians in electrical, instruments, airborne radio and radar systems.

Aircraft Maintenance and Related Sciences.

This department trains Engineers and Technicians in general aviation-related sciences such as aerodynamics, aircraft materials, maintenance economics and occupational health and safety.

Training for ab-initio and other aviation courses in the School are based on International Civil Aviation Organization Standardised Training Manuals and African Civil Aviation Commission documents. On completion of such programmes, students acquire ICAO Type II licence and a Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Airframe and Powerplant or Instruments and Electrics.

Training Programme
The following Courses are offered in the AMES:
License Preparation Course Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course (Airframe and Powerplant)
Wheels and Brakes Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course (Electrical and Instruments)
Type Course with Loggings Abridged Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course (Airframe and Powerplant)
Basic Technicians Certificate Course Abridged Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course (Electrical and Instruments)
Intermediate Technician Certificate Course Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Special (Certificate Course)
Pressurised Airframe Structure Course Gas Turbine Engine Modular Course (GTE)
Digital Electronics Logic Technique Direct and Remote Reading Magnetic Compass Course
Flight Path and Air Data Computation Maintenance Organization and Regulation (Air Legislation Ethics)
Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Course  

The School’s abridged and modular programmes are for university graduates and students with equivalent engineering qualifications working in the aviation industry.  In order to satisfy some technical training needs, the School has designed Basic and Intermediate Technicians Certificate Courses for Aircraft Maintenance Organization personnel who require basic aircraft engineering knowledge.

The School is being equipped to carry out training in Airborne Radio and various Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods such as dye penetrant, magnetic flux, eddy current, ultrasonic and radiographic.


The training programmes of the School are carried out in a modern facility with five state-of-the-art classrooms, a training hangar and fifteen workshops. 


Since its inception, over 560 graduates have been awarded Diplomas and Certificates by the School.  Most of them have found employment in the airlines and aviation establishments.  Some of the graduates came from other African and Asian countries.

Furthermore, a number of instructors are been trained in preparation for the JAR-66 conversion course to be introduced soon in the School’s training program in line with the new Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Licensing programme.

Future Aspirations 

The School intends to introduce the following Courses in the near future:

Airborne Radio Course Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection (NDTI) Course
JAR-66 Conversion Course Helicopter Maintenance
Aircraft Maintenance Management Advanced Structural Repairs (Metallic and Composite Materials)
Air Transport Engineering