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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Training School (FM-AMETS)

The AME Training Programme

FM–AMETS is the only Approved Training Organisation (ATO) in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering in Botswana. The institution offers a two (2) year Diploma programme in the Science of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering majoring in Airframe, Powerplant, and Avionics with a total of 270 credits. Moreover, the school offers training that has been accredited by the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) and approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB).

The Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) course of instruction consists of both theoretical and practical skills segments divided into eight interrelated study modules:

  • Basic Subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Air Regulations & Aerodynamics)
  • Fundamentals of Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Aircraft Maintenance Practices
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Helicopters
  • Powerplant
  • Aircraft Electrics/Avionics
Powerplant Practical

On completion of classroom tutorials, to further enhance practical skills, in depth expertise, requisite knowledge and inculcate relevant attitude students are sent on attachment to various Approved Maintenance Organisations (AMO). The exercise helps to expose learners to the real work environment, maintenance procedures, processes and both quality as well as safety management systems undertaken by aircraft maintenance engineers to uphold aircraft airworthiness and comprehensive safety management system.

Upon successful completion of the AME programme, graduates qualify for Botswana Civil Aviation licensing examination process offered by the CAAB. Attainment of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering License (AMEL) is the foundation for all engineering ratings and licenses which are primarily the gate way to aircraft maintenance engineering profession.

Admission Requirements

In order to be eligible for admission into the AME programme, a candidate must have obtained Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or equivalent with a minimum of Grade ‘B’ in Physics, Mathematics and English. Mature entrants with relevant practical experience, may be considered on merit. All applicants are required to complete an initial evaluation exercise prior to acceptance onto the course. Evaluation consists of interviews and aptitude tests.

FM–AMETS Qualification

Upon completing the two year diploma programme at FM–AMETS, graduates are adequately equipped to prepare for AMEL and ratings examinations conducted by the CAAB or other International Civil Authority Organization (ICAO) Contracting State, for entry into the AME employment market with either Air Operators, AMOs or Maintenance Repair Organisations (MROs). Alternatively, graduates possess a strong foundation upon which to proceed to further study or advanced qualification.

FM–AMETS instructors are all time-served qualified aircraft maintenance engineers. A well-furnished institutional hangar houses demonstration aircrafts as well as a properly equipped workshop, where students apply classroom theory in an authentic aircraft maintenance environment.

Professional bodies in the global industry set the benchmark for our quality standards. We then ensure that these standards are built into our course under the supervision of the CAAB thus giving our students the best chance of obtaining their AMEL and access to the aviation job market after successful completion of the training.

Life Skills

Although the primary goal of the programme is to train potential aircraft maintenance engineers, FM–AMETS develops well-rounded individuals who are able to make positive contribution in the society at large. During the students' time at the school, they are taught life-skills to hone their attitude and character to enable them to adequately face the challenges of life outside the normal engineering duties. The life skill sessions covers the five primary dimensions of a person; the emotional part, the mental part, the physical part, the social part and the spiritual part.

Graduation Celebration