Training Style

There are two aspects to this training

Academic
Practical

Over the three years, the trainee receives classroom training, covering every aspect within their chosen specialty – mechanical or avionics. Examinations after each unit ensure that they have achieved a level of academic excellence equivalent to that of a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.

Additionally, the trainee will be placed on a three year “work-study” placement, usually rotated throughout Guyana’s aviation maintenance organizations. This ensures that the trainee gets the fullest possible exposure to the widest range of aircraft, with the highest available quality of professional supervision Guyana can offer. Their progress through this manual competence aspect of their training is monitored closely by the School.

In addition, the trainee is required to complete assignments, in their own time, set by the School, which link their classroom studies to the experience they gain in the hangar environment.

Graduation at the end of the Programme is dependent upon success at every stage, in both the academic and practical aspects. The School exercises a high level of quality control over this, and any student unable to achieve our very exacting and high standards of competence and knowledge are referred and recommended to repeat the year.

The Subjects… All the subjects are studied in accordance with the Guyana Aviation Requirements (GARs),British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCAR) Section L syllabus, the new European JAR-66 syllabus and the ICAO Doc. 7192, AN/857 Part D-1, Second Edition – 2003, whichever is the most in-depth.

You have a choice of two disciplines, avionics or mechanical, depending upon your preference. However, the first year and a half is common; therefore you do not need to choose until well into the Programme. Additionally, since the common subjects include both mechanical and avionics sections, you have ample opportunity to decide which discipline you prefer. The School tutors will be able to advise you further on this when the time to decide arrives.

COMMON SUBJECTS

Maths
Physics
Aircraft Safety Equipment & Ground Handling
Workshop Practices
Materials & Materials Testing
Basic Electrics
Theory of Flight
Aircraft Structures
Electrical Systems
Aircraft Regulations
Human Factors in Maintenance
Basic Instruments
Aircraft Engineering Technology

MECHANICAL SUBJECTS

Mechanical Systems
Piston Engines
Propellers
Turbine Engines

AVIONICS

Advanced Electrical Systems
Radio Communication & Navigation
Advanced Instruments