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Approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India, Sha-Shib Aviation Academy (SAA) has established itself as one of the premier Aircraft Maintenance Engineering institutes in India. As a part of the Sha-Shib Group of Institutions, the largest group in South Asia dedicated to providing training in the field of aircraft maintenance engineering, SAA is committed to offering quality education to its students. We provide all the necessary facilities for an exceptional academic experience with the support of the Sha-Shib Academic Council and our Group's Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Organizations, in addition to collaborations with various other aviation companies.

At our Cochin campus, we offer Aircraft Maintenance Engineering programs in both Mechanical (B.1.1) and Avionics (B2) streams. Our goal is to provide high-quality Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) education and training, in strict compliance with DGCA regulations. We aim to equip our students with the skills, knowledge, and ethical values necessary to excel in the aviation sector.

Sha-Shib Aviation Academy has established partnerships with various airlines and a vast alumni network, which provides valuable placement opportunities for our students upon completing their courses. The academy enjoys a strong reputation in the aviation industry and is renowned for producing competent professionals.

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The growth of the Indian aviation industry and mandatory regulations have made Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) one of the major career options in the global aviation sector.

If you have passed the 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from a recognized Board or University, or possess a 3-year diploma in mechanical / electrical / electronics / aeronautical engineering, AME is the perfect choice for you. Sha-Shib Aviation Academy, approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India, is one of the best Aircraft Maintenance Engineering training institutes in India, offering AME courses in two major streams:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering B1.1 (Mechanical)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering B2 (Avionics)

For a stellar career in aviation, the key is to prioritize finding the finest aviation institute to pursue your dream course. Look no further than Sha-Shib Group, the largest Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) training institute in South Asia, boasting a remarkable legacy of 33 years in imparting education in aviation, science, and management. Seize this opportunity to select the best aviation program and learn from the absolute best!

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According to the Indian Aircraft Act, 1934, and the rules made thereunder, the release of Indian Registered Aircraft for flying is mandated to be certified by an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) licensed by the DGCA. A licensed AME certifies that the aircraft is airworthy and safe for flying before it undertakes any flight. An individual aspiring to obtain an AME licence needs to undergo a licensing program as per DGCA regulations. Once licensed, an AME can be employed in various national and international aviation industries across the world.

Even if you hold a BSc, BE/B.Tech, ME/M.Tech, or PhD in Aviation/Aeronautical/Aerospace, certification of any Indian registered aircraft requires licensing by the DGCA, as per regulation (CAR-66). Only a licensed AME can certify an aircraft for airworthiness and safety.

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To enhance your career prospects, Sha-Shib group stands out as the premier aviation training institution in South Asia.


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Our National & International Presence

Established in 1991, Sha-Shib Group sprouted from a fundamental yet profound idea – to meet the escalating demand for technical professionals capable of staying abreast of the ever-evolving technical landscape. Guided by visionary leadership, the founder members propelled Sha-Shib to soar to unprecedented heights, securing its position as the largest group in South Asia dedicated to providing practical training in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

Sha-Shib Group stands as a trailblazer in the realm of higher education, driven by a passion to empower the youth with the latest technology and contemporary educational curricula that offer students a competitive edge throughout their careers. The group's influence extends far beyond national borders, with a footprint in India, the UK, and the USA. Our reach encompasses 9 DGCA approved aircraft maintenance engineering colleges, a commercial pilot licensing institute, a B.Tech college, an engineering college, two science and management colleges, and an air hostess and ground staff training institute, strategically located in Mumbai, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Pune, Cochin, Bhubaneswar, Jamshedpur, Guna, and Gurugram.

Additionally, we own eleven Maintenance Repair Overhaul Organisations (MROs) across India, enhancing the practical training facilities available to our students. The strategic presence of Sha-Shib Group at seven-plus airports in India provides students with exposure to real working environments. These airports include Guna Airport, Madhya Pradesh, Sonari Aerodrome- Jamshedpur, Ratlam Airstrip- Madhya Pradesh, Chhindwara Airport- Madhya Pradesh, Biju Patnaik International Airport- Bhubaneswar, Karad Airport- Maharashtra and Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh. Our flying club, Sha-Shib Flying Academy, further complements our comprehensive educational offerings.

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1. What is Aircraft Maintenance Engineering?

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) is a specialised discipline that focuses on ensuring the safety and airworthiness of aircraft. AME professionals play a critical role in inspecting, maintaining, and repairing aircraft to ensure they meet stringent safety standards and regulatory requirements. Licensed AMEs work closely with aviation authorities, following guidelines set by organizations such as the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India and other international regulatory bodies. They adhere to strict protocols and documentation procedures, maintaining detailed records of all maintenance activities performed on an aircraft. To become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, individuals typically undergo specialized training in approved institutions like Sha-Shib Aviation Academy, gaining theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. After completing the required training and accumulating the necessary practical hours, candidates must pass licensing examinations of DGCA to obtain the necessary certifications. In essence, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is a crucial profession that ensures the airworthiness of aircraft, contributing significantly to aviation safety and the overall efficiency of the aviation industry.

2. What are the minimum qualifications for admission to the AME course?

The minimum qualification required to gain admission to to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course is the successful completion of the Class XII examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from a recognized board or university. Alternatively, candidates with a three-year Diploma in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, or Aeronautical engineering, or its equivalent, are also eligible to apply. It is imperative that students are medically fit. For international students, obtaining security clearance through DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) is a prerequisite for admission to the course.

3. Is the AME course accredited by UGC, AICTE, Ministry of Education, or similar regulatory bodies?

The AME course holds recognition and approval from the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. DGCA, serving as the regulatory authority for civil aviation, is responsible for overseeing air transport services to/from/within India and enforcing civil air regulations, air safety, and airworthiness standards. It also collaborates on regulatory functions with the International Civil Aviation Organization. It's important to note that accreditation from AICTE, UGC, NCTE, etc., is not a requirement for this course as DGCA serves as the sole regulatory body for civil aviation activities in India.

4. Why Choose Sha-Shib Aviation Academy for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering?

Sha-Shib Aviation Academy (SAA) in Kochi, backed by the Sha-Shib Group, stands as the premier training institution for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) in the South Asian region. SAA Kochi prides itself on delivering world-class education and practical knowledge through its professional and internationally experienced faculty. The academy follows a centralized learning system and is among the top 7 AME institutions in India, all approved under DGCA. What sets us apart is our unique association with major Maintenance Repair Overhaul organizations (MROs) in India, including AIESL, Airworks India, Go Air, Indamer Aviation, Global Vectra, GMR Aero technic, TAAL, IASPL, ARDC, SFA, and more. This collaboration ensures hands-on practical training for our students. Additionally, our in-house placement facility further enhances opportunities for deserving candidates, with connections to 15+ educational institutions, 11 MROs, and 7 airports. SAA Kochi is dedicated to turning your aspirations into reality by providing an exceptional training environment, bringing you one step closer to realizing your dreams in the field of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

5. What are the key employment opportunities for licensed AME?

After acquiring a license from DGCA as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), numerous employment prospects become available within the aviation industry. The primary segments include Commercial Airlines, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Organisations, Aerospace Manufacturing Companies, Corporate Aviation Sector, and Government Agencies. It is mandatory by law to have licensed AMEs in these sectors.

6. What are the employment opportunities while pursuing the examination for an AME license?

Individuals undergoing the examination process for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) license can explore promising job prospects and career options based on their completed courses and maintenance experience. Possible roles include Aircraft Maintenance Manager, Workshop Maintenance Manager, Quality Manager, Continuing Airworthiness Manager, Planning Manager, Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Technical Officers, and Store Inspectors.


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