What is Aviation Maintenance Engineering

Aircraft Maintenance is the overhaul, repair, inspection or modification of aircraft or aircraft component. Aircraft Maintenance is highly regulated with a small number of airworthiness authorities around the world. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is one of the major authorities.

This programme offers a unique blend of academic and industry-focused content, designed to prepare students for senior positions in the aircraft industry, not just limited to the Aviation Maintenance Engineering sector, but throughout the aviation industry.

Why do Aviation Maintenance Engineering?

  • Rapid growth in the aviation industry results in increased demand for qualified aviation maintenance engineers. It is the fastest growing international industry in the world. More technical training centres of high-calibre e.g. Shannon Aerospace.
  • Be a part of an industry where the demand is more than the recruits graduating.
  • Progression/Opportunities: - There is a wide range of opportunities open to a qualified Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Graduates of Shannon Aerospace have progressed in the following areas:-
    Quality/Training/Engineering/Maintenance Management/Aircraft Management.
  • Young vibrant workforce
  • Exciting innovative industry which is constantly improving and inventing itself with the absorption of new technologies.
  • Stable industry which is constantly increasing in size
  • Travel:- A qualified AM Engineer will find themselves open to work in any part of the world. With the appropriate qualifications opportunities in this field are extensive – EASA is now becoming the most desired qualification in the field.

EASA (European Aviation Safety Authority)

EASA is the authority which approves Shannon Aerospace training programmes. Shannon Aerospace is the professional body working in line with the University of Limerick specific to their academic aviation programmes.

Air transport is one of the safest and fastest growing. This is why the European Union decided on a common initiative to keep air transport safe and sustainable, allowing for continued growth and improved safety. This initiative is called EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
EASA promotes the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation in Europe and worldwide. It is the centrepiece of a new regulatory system which provides for a single European market in the aviation industry. It validates pilots aircraft maintenance personnel, ATL, airport personnel and aircraft airworthiness.
The Agency’s responsibility includes the following:-
  • Expert advice to the EU for drafting new legislation
  • Implementation and monitoring safety rules, including inspections in the Member States
  • Type-certification of aircraft and components, as well as the approval of organisations involved in the design manufacture and maintenance of aeronautical products
  • Authorisation of third-country (non EU) operators
  • Safety analysis and research