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Specific courses

Mechanics training

Airframe Repair

The composite repair training course is designed to provide the technicians with the necessary knowledge and skills to detect and repair damages on the composite fuselage of the helicopter.

1-3 weeks

GENERAL INFORMATION

Airframe Repair

PREQUESITES

APPLICANTS MUST

(Note: In this course, the number of trainee is limited to 4 persons)
  • Hold a basic technical knowledge on 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.


  • 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):
  • Technical English
  • Standard practices

  • COURSE CONTENT

    THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION (Duration: 1 to 3 WEEKS)

    (Note: 80% of the course is hands-on practical training. This course is customized according to the applicable type of aircraft)

  • Standard repair practice (Implemented resins, creation and use of a vacuum bag, honeycomb exchange)
  • Basic composite knowledge (monolithic and sandwich manufacturing items, vacuum, autoclave, press)
  • Various damage identification and estimation before repairing (tap test, ultrasound check)
  • Material management (glue, tools, equipment)
  • Operation on thermoplastic materials (stop cracks, patch)
  • Inserts removal and installation (cowling, fairing, floor panel
  • Composite and metallic material riveting
  • Touch paint
  • OPTIONAL COURSES

  • Painting course
  • Non-destructive test (NDT) course
  • CUSTOMIZED COURSE

    Customized course can be proposed upon request.

    Important note: All these courses are not Part 147 approved.

    CERTIFICATE

    After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded an AHTS diploma.

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Airframe Repair

    Mechanical Assembly

    The Mechanical Assembly training provides practical knowledge and proficiency to inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair the major components of the aircraft. These skills will be useful for “basic maintenance” and shop repair.

    1-4 weeks

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Mechanical assembly

    PREQUESITES

    APPLICANTS MUST

    (Note: In this course, the number of trainee is limited to 4 persons)

  • Hold a valid type rating on the corresponding type of 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.


  • 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):
  • Technical English
  • Standard practices
  • Fundamentals of Mechanics
  • COURSE CONTENT

    THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION (Duration: 1 to 4 weeks)

    During this training, the trainee will be able to discover the description, function and repair process of the helicopter components.
  • Documentation
  • Main rotor head
  • Main gear box
  • Tail gear box – Tail rotor head
  • Tail gear box – Tail rotor drive shaft
  • Practical hands-on
  • ADVANTAGES

    (Note: This course may be customized according to customer’s request.)
  • Practical tasks on major components
  • Time saver


  • Important note: All these courses are not Part 147 approved.

    CERTIFICATE

    After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded an AHTS diploma.

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Mechanical Assembly

    Auto-pilot hydraulic unit

    This course provides knowledge on how to perform Autopilot Hydraulic Unit maintenance, troubleshooting, inspection and repairs.

    2 weeks

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Auto-pilot hydraulic unit

    PREQUESITES

    APPLICANTS MUST

    (Note: In this course, the number of trainee is limited to 4 persons)

  • Hold a valid type rating on the corresponding type of aircraft
  • OR
  • Have 3 years of experience as an active technician on helicopters, whether civil or military
  • OR
  • Have 5 years of general experience as a civil or military aircraft mechanics or avionics technician
  • AND
  • 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.


  • 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):
  • Technical English
  • Standard practices
  • Fundamentals of Mechanics
  • COURSE CONTENT

    THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION (Duration: 1 to 2 WEEKS)

    During this training, the trainee will be able to discover the function and repair process of the Autopilot Hydraulic Unit.

    Classroom courses and workshops will enable trainees to practice on the systems and associated maintenance tasks.

    ADVANTAGES

    (Note: This course may be customized according to customer’s request.)
  • Time saver
  • Practical exercises with specific tools
  • Strengthens knowledge and use of technical documentation
  • Quickly acquire know-how and expertise
  • Facilitate maintenance operation on the unit


  • Important note: All these courses are not Part 147 approved.

    CERTIFICATE

    After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded an AHTS diploma.

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Auto-pilot hydraulic unit

    Mechanical Standard Practices

    The Standard Practices course provides knowledge on general maintenance procedures and best practices to use maintenance tools. This course also provides safety instructions for technical operations (ex: Refueling, fire extinguishers).

    2 weeks

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Mechanical Standard Practices

    PREQUESITES

    APPLICANTS MUST

  • Hold a valid type rating on the corresponding type of aircraft
  • AND
  • 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.


  • To evaluate your aptitudes to join the course, the following tests are available on the Learner Portal, free of charge for the customer:
  • Technical English
  • Standard practices
  • COURSE CONTENT

    THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS (Duration: 2 WEEKS)

  • General maintenance and repair procedures
  • Standard repairs
  • Cleaning – Protection – Paint
  • Sealing
  • Bonding
  • Handling, safety and technical instructions
  • Periodical and optional monitoring, routine inspections
  • Storage and preservation
  • Blade standard practices
  • Practical “hands-on”


  • Important note: This course is not Part 147 approved.

    CERTIFICATE

    After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded an AHTS diploma.

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Mechanical Standard Practices

    Emergency Floatation System

    The Emergency Floatation System Annual Practice course provides knowledge and proficiency on the annual inspection including the folding of the main and front floats of the helicopter.

    1 week

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Emergency Floatation System

    PREQUESITES

    APPLICANTS MUST

  • 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.


  • To evaluate your aptitudes to join the course, the following tests are available on the Learner Portal, free of charge for the customer:
  • Technical English
  • Standard practices
  • COURSE CONTENT

    THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS (DURATION: 1 week)

    (Note: 80% of this course is “hands-on” Practical training)

  • Description and presentation of the floatation system
  • Annual inspection following the component maintenance manual (CMM)
  • External checks
  • Routine inspection
  • Floats inflating and deflating
  • Floats folding
  • Leak test


  • Important note: This course is not Part 147 approved.

    CERTIFICATE

    After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded an AHTS diploma.

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Emergency Floatation System

    Search & Rescue Equipment

    The Offshore & SAR Mission Equipment training provides knowledge and proficiency in order to inspect, maintain, and repair specific equipment operated during Offshore and SAR missions

    2 weeks

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Search & Rescue Equipment

    PREQUESITES

    APPLICANTS MUST

    Search and Rescue Equipment classes run all year round and you can request a special date which fits better your timetable
    (Note: The course can be delivered to Mechanics and Avionics technicians with specifications related to the client area of expertise)

  • Hold a valid type rating on the corresponding type of 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


  • To evaluate your aptitudes to join the course, the following tests are available on the Learner Portal, free of charge for the customer:
  • Technical English
  • Standard practices

  • COURSE CONTENT

    DURING THIS TRAINING, THE TRAINEE WILL BE ABLE TO DISCOVER THE FUNCTION AND REPAIR PROCESS OF THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS:

    (Duration : Up to 2 weeks)

  • Icing conditions equipment
  • Hydroelectric group
  • Emergency floatation gear
  • Crew change layout/ SAR layout
  • Naval mooring
  • GPS/ FMS
  • NVG Cockpit lighting
  • Search lights
  • Moving map
  • SAR Systems
  • Weather Radar
  • TCAS
  • Radio-communication
  • Auto-Pilot
  • EGPWS
  • Hoist
  • FLIR

  • (Non-exhaustive list)

    CERTIFICATE

    After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded an AHTS diploma.

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Search & Rescue Equipment

    Air Conditioning

    The Air Conditioning course provides knowledge and proficiency to carry out repairing tasks on air conditioning systems which are fitted on all types of aircraft. It includes a theoretical refresh on refrigeration system principles and a large part of on-the-job training on mock-ups or customers’ helicopters.

    1 week

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Air Conditioning

    PREQUESITES

    APPLICANTS MUST:

  • Hold a basic technical knowledge on 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.


  • 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):

  • Technical English

  • Standard practices



  • Note: In this course, the number of trainee is limited to 6 persons.

    COURSE CONTENT

    THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION

    Note: 80% of the course is hands-on practical training. This course is customized according to the applicable type of aircraft

  • System Theory (R134a refrigerant loop) - Theory

  • Location of elements - Theory and mockup

  • Logic of operation - Theory and mockup

  • Using the R134a bench - Charging, recovery, vacuum on mockup with ground support equipment

  • Removal / Installation of elements of the air conditioning circuit (AMM - mockup)

  • Rinsing Principle of the cooling circuit - mockup

  • System Operation - mockup

  • Using the trouble shooting tool ACS-D


  • Customized course

    Course can be customized upon request.

    Important note: All these courses are not Part 147 approved.

    CERTIFICATE

    After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded an AHTS diploma.

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Air Conditioning

    Technical Publications

    The Technical Publications course provides knowledge on Airbus technical publications and their application during maintenance operations on the helicopters.
    The number of trainees is limited to 10.

    3 days

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Technical Publications

    TARGET GROUP

    This course is recommended for technicians, logistics and maintenance managers

    APPLICANTS MUST:

    At AHTS, we use digital devices to provide the highest standard courses
  • The English level of the training course is equivalent to:
    - Test of English for international communication
    - TOEIC: score 605-780 or equivalent
    - BULATS: score 44-59 or equivalent.

    The minimum recommended score to understand this course is:

    - TOEIC: score 405-600 or equivalent.
    - BULATS: score 36 -39 or equivalent.
    - Being able to read, write and communicate using the appropriate technical vocabulary as in the helicopter maintenance documentation.

    A technical English test is available for all trainees, free of charge on the AHTS Learner Portal.
    If the English skills of the trainee are not in accordance with the recommendations stated above, the training will be performed with an interpreter and the cost of the interpreter will be met by the customer. If the interpreter service is used, course duration may increase by 20-30%.



  • COURSE CONTENT (Duration : 3 DAYS)

    TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

    AIRCRAFT PUBLICATIONS :

    • Operation publications
    o Flight manual
    o Maintenance program
    o Airworthiness Limitation Section

    • Maintenance publications
    o Maintenance manual
    o Troubleshooting manual
    o Standard practices manual
    o Storage manual
    o Wiring diagram manual


    • Identification publications
    o Illustrated parts catalogue
    o Tools catalogue

    • Special publications
    o Information/Updating publications (E.ASB-ASB-SB-SIN-IN-LI)
    o Technical publications notification (T.I.P.I)

    • Aircraft publications
    o Aircraft log book
    o Individual inspection log book
    o Journey log book
    • ORION presentation

    o Bookmarks
    o Icons
    o Inspection preparation
    o Spare List Preparation
    o Identification by serial number
    o Use of the technical publication

    ENGINE PUBLICATIONS (general presentation)

    o Maintenance publications
    o Identification publications
    o Technical Publication Notification

    PRACTICAL PROGRAM

    Practical training associated to theoretical topics will be performed.

    CERTIFICATE

    Neither theoretical exam nor practical assessment will be conducted.

    On completion of the course, an attendance certificate will be awarded to the trainees.

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Technical Publications