Flying Mission-Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Training School


Diploma Programme

FM–AMETS is the only Approved Training Organisation (ATO) in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering in Botswana. The institution offers a two year Diploma programme in the Science of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering majoring in Airframe, Powerplant & 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).

Admission requirements


In order to be eligible for admission into the AME programme, a candidate must have obtained the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or equivalent with a minimum of 'Credit' 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.


If you meet the eligibility criteria, and would like to apply to train with the FM-AMETS, use the following link to download the application form. After completing the form, follow the instructions within for submission.

Kindly note, that your application is only complete when certified copies of all relevant Certificates, Identity Document, Testimonials and References are submitted with the application form.

The AME Training Programme - Contents

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) course of instruction consists of both theoretical and practical skills segments divided into nine 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

  • Attachment to Approved Maintenance Organisations

On completion of classroom tutorials, to further enhance practical skills, in depth expertise, requisite knowledge and inculcate relevant attitudes students are sent on attachment to various AMOs. This helps to expose learners to the real work environment, maintenance procedures, processes and both quality and 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 Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana. Attainment of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering License is the foundation for all engineering ratings and licenses which are the gateway to the aircraft maintenance engineering profession.

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 a positive contribution to 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 of normal engineering duties. The life skills 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.

FM-AMETS Qualification

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

Our Instructors


FM–AMETS instructors are all time-served qualified aircraft maintenance engineers. A well-furnished institutional hangar houses demonstration aircraft 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 Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana thus giving our students the best chance of obtaining their Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License and access to the aviation job market after successful completion of the training.


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