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Airframe Aviation Maintenance (AAM.S.CRT)

  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Aviation Technology

The Airframe Aviation Maintenance certificate provides the knowledge and skill required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the airframe maintenance technician student. Students will learn to apply the knowledge and skills covering the required sections of training for the Airframe certificate as required by the Federal Aviation Administration under Part 147 Appendix C. Those subjects include assembling and rigging, metallic and non-metallic structures, fuel systems, electrical power production and distribution, instruments, communication/navigation systems, cabin atmospheric control systems, landing gear, hydraulics and pneumatics, fire protection systems, aircraft finishing, ice protection systems and welding inspections.

Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company recently predicted 1,000,000 more jobs in aviation in the next 15 years. Airbus of Europe has predicted about 800,000 more jobs in the next 15-20 years. Both predictions are based on anticipated growth in aircraft production and flying passengers. Many mechanics will reach retirement age in the next three years as a result of an interruption of current certificates issued by the FAA. More jet aircraft means more need for mechanics. The general aviation sector already has a shortage of certificated mechanics.