The Airframe difference course extends privileges of a mechanics technician to a new aircraft type in accordance with EASA PART 147 requirements.
Have a basic level of knowledge of the B1-3 category
Hold an academic degree in aircraft maintenance
Hold the certification (release to service) of the “grand-father law”
Have a PART 147 T1 airframe type qualification for the aircraft
Be capable of reading and understanding the official maintenance documentation, and have the ability to write and communicate in comprehensive English, to prevent any misunderstandings.
It is strongly recommended to have at least 6 months of practical experience on helicopter airframe within the prior 24 months.
To evaluate your aptitudes to join the course, the following tests are available on the Learner Portal, free of charge for the customer (strongly recommended):
Fundamentals of Mechanics
THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION (Duration: 1 to 3 WEEKS)
(Note: Depending on the aircraft, the following contents may not appear in all courses).
Ventilation & heating
Instruments / Avionics system
Ice and rain protection
Radio communication and navigation systems
Equipment and furnishing
All PART 147 courses may be completed with certification at the customer’s facilities (aircraft availability is mandatory)
Throughout the courses, the trainee will perform type rating skills tests and practical assessment in compliance with PART 147 requirements. The applicant should demonstrate the required skills to operate the corresponding type of helicopter in the safest conditions.
After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded: