Directorate General of Civil Aviation is an attached office of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is the regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation primarily dealing with safety issues. It is responsible for regulation of air transport services to/from/within India and for enforcement of civil air regulations, air safety and airworthiness standards. It also co-ordinates all regulatory functions with International Civil Aviation Organisation.
The headquarters are located in New Delhi with regional offices in the various parts of India.
The AME certification is specialized licensing programme for servicing and maintenance of Aircraft and only those institutes approved by the DGCA can impart training in this field to prepare you for the AME exam conducted by the DGCA. DGCA will issue an AME licence.
The salient features of Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course based on CAR 147 (Basic) conducted by Thakur Institute of Aviation Technology are mentioned below:
The duration of this course is of 2 to 2.5 years (2400 hours) (4 semester) and students will be issued with Certificate of Recognition on successful completion of training course. Out of total practical training hours 70% of the practical training will be carried out Inhouse and 30% of the total practical training hours will be carried out in CAR 145 Maintenance Organisations (Leading Airlines) i.e. Actual Environment Training (AET) for all B1.1, B1.3 and B2 categories. The practical task will cover cross representative sections of the aircraft systems and accordingly TIAT has long term agreement with CAR 145 organisations (Leading Airlines) to impart practical training to the students undergoing CAR 147 Basic training in 2 to 2.5 years (2400 hours) of AME Curriculum. After successful completion of theoretical and practical training including Phasor examination (Semester Examinations) and Assessments the “Certificate of Recognition” will be issued to the students.
Students are required to pass the semester/phasor module examinations of this institute along with DGCA modular examination.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers play a Major role among the Maintenance personnel to keep the Aircraft ‘Airworthy’ at all times. No Civil Aircraft reg. in India can be operated without being certified as Airworthy by the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s holding AME licenses in the respective categories. The maintenance of modern sophisticated aircraft calls for high degree of technical knowledge, competence, proficiency & integrity on the part of the concerned personnel. Tremendous responsibility lies upon the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers who are certifying the modern sophisticated Aircraft’s, manned by experienced crew trained at high cost and great care carrying the precious load of ever increasing number of passengers.
Approval by Vide following Letter No. (previously E part VIII):