||Development of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Training Handbook in Training Specification, Competence Standard and its Application
||Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics (on the job class)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
The safety in aviation is the most important issue that we all concern about since the aircraft have been developed and become more complicated recently with the high technology been used and equipped onboard the aircraft. The person who maintains the aircraft is maintaining the same but requiring a higher skill and more capable competences to ensure the aircraft is safe for dispatch.
In according to the adoption of Taiwan Aviation License Standard from FAA Part-65 to EASA Part-66, the training specifications for Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) and its requirements of competences are more strictly required to be standardized into training courses and authorized procedures theoretically and practically. So that the aircraft repair station will need to meet the requirements of the aviation regulations to enhance the ability and qualification of handling and maintaining the aircraft for their maintenance personnel on the specific assigned and authorized tasks.
The Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with License will need to receive aircraft maintenance experiences practically, be trained as a skilled person, completed a specific aircraft type training (theoretical and practical courses), and be evaluated for the competences and be authorized by the repair station to gain the privilege for the Certification of Return to Service (CRS) on the type he/she is authorized.
The practical experiences, skilled training, type training, competences evaluation and authorization procedures are required to be standardized and based on the requirements of aviation regulations to set up and define all the detailed procedures with documents. This is the purpose of my thesis.
In addition, the core concept of this training program can be transferred into departments of organization to train the department members theoretically and practically. This idea can also work for the school (college, vocational/high school) to educate the students before they join the aviation industry which can reduce the period of time in training. Furthermore, this training program can assist the students to gain the basic skills that required in the career and help them to cope with the career after graduation.
Finally, Taiwan’s competition among the aviation can be increased accordingly due to the enhancement of capabilities and qualifications of Aircraft maintenance engineers through this high standard and detailed process training program.
ABSTRACT IN CHINESE iii
LIST OF TABLES xv
LIST OF FIGURES xvii
CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1
CHAPTER II MOTIVATION 2
CHAPTER III METHODOLOGY 3
CHAPTER IV OUTCOME-TRAINING HANDBOOK 4
4.1. Preface 4
4.2. Introduction of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License (AMEL) 5
4.2.1. Categories of AMEL 5
4.2.2. Privileges of AMEL 7
4.2.3. Basic Knowledge Requirements 9
4.2.4. Basic Experiences Requirements 13
4.2.5. Requirements of Trainings 17
4.2.6. Continued Validity of AMEL 19
4.2.7. Endorsement with Aircraft Ratings 19
4.2.8. Limitations 23
4.3. Preparation of Knowledge and Skills (Basic, Type, Tasks Training) 25
4.3.1. Basic Training 27
4.3.2. Type Training 30
4.3.3. Tasks Training 43
4.4. Preparation of Practical Maintenance Experiences and OJT 46
4.4.1. Practical Maintenance Experiences 46
4.4.2. On-the-Job Training (OJT) 46
4.5. Requirement of Competences as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) 77
4.5.1. Scope of Competences for AME 77
4.5.2. Knowledge 82
4.5.3. Skills 83
4.5.4. Attitude 83
4.5.5. Evaluation of the Competence 84
4.6. Authorization of Certification of Release to Service (CRS) as an AME 94
4.6.1. Training Requirements 94
4.6.2. Company Procedures (Customers Required Trainings) 97
4.6.3. Capability of Required Language 98
4.6.4. Specific Requirement of Experiences 99
4.6.5. Adequate Competences (Technique, Procedures, Safety, Human Factor) 100
4.7. Application of the AME Training Program 101
4.7.1. Maintenance Personnel 101
4.7.2. Department Members 102
4.7.3. School Students 102
4.7.4. Statistics Related to Training Program 102
22.214.171.124. Training Courses 103
126.96.36.199. Training Implementation 103
188.8.131.52. Statistics 107
CHAPTER V CONCLUSIONS 109
CHAPTER VI RECOMMENDATIONS 110
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