Training timelines

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Brice
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Training timelines

#1 Post by Brice » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:02 am

I'm doing a bit of a survey here, so bear with me.

I need to know the timeline that is required for a civilian AME working on M2 cat aircraft, how long it takes from being a green apprentice to being fully type certified (airframe and engines) and being confident to sign off the maintenance release for the entire aircraft.

I've been hearing that its generally around 4-5 years depending on airframe, but would like more input.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Training timelines

#2 Post by Heliian » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:42 am

Minimum requirements are met by doing 2 years of college training and then 2.5 years of apprenticeship. 70% of appropriate tasks filled in in AME log. Once complete, you write the test(s). You pass, you receive licence. Take a type course at some point and have 6 months experience on type and voila, ACA. Some people are lifelong apprentices because they aren't comfortable with the responsibility. When you're ready, you'll know.
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Re: Training timelines

#3 Post by Pacqing » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:20 pm

Is not the ACA issued by your employer or AMO? You could have a M1,M2 with factory training on a type and more than enough experience but until the AMO issues you a ACA you're not releasing for return to service anything.
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