GOVERNMENT OF INDIA           CIVIL AVIATION REQUIREMENTS
CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT     SECTION 2 - AIRWORTHINESS
                              SERIES 'L' PART XII
                              ISSUE  I, DATED 20TH JANUARY '1992
               
File No. 11/690/91-AI(2)      EFFECTIVE : FORTHWITH                     


Subject :Approval of Graduate Engineers' Training Scheme.

1.   INTRODUCTION :

     Aircraft  Rule (61) lays down the categories and  privileges 
     of   Aircraft  Maintenance  Engineers'  licence   and   also 
     specifies  that an applicant for the issue/grant of  licence 
     shall  prove to the satisfaction of the Director General  of 
     Civil   Aviation   that  he  has  acquired   the   requisite 
     experience.

     A minimum of four years aeronautical engineering  experience 
     is required for persons to apply for a licence  examination.  
     However,  certain  airlines have started a scheme  known  as 
     Graduate  Engineers' Training Scheme.  Considering that  the 
     engineering  graduates have devoted sufficient time  in  the 
     general  engineering and other aspects of engineering in  an 
     organised manner and have obtained the necessary degree,  it 
     will suffice that their training programme  is organised  in 
     such a manner that they do not have to undergo the same type 
     of  experience and training as a normal person  who  applies 
     for AME Examination with the basic qualification of ten plus 
     two.   This  type  of training will  help  the  airlines  to 
     recruit  qualified people and also to help them produce  the 
     right  type of persons in the shortest possible time.   This 
     scheme  is  although limited to two airlines at  present  it 
     could  be used by other big operators, if they have got  the 
     proper  training  school with  suitable  instructors,  class 
     room facilities etc. in accordance with Category 'G' of  CAR 
     Series  'E'.  Approval of such a scheme will  be  considered 
     from  other  operators  who  have got  a  genuine  need  for 
     sufficient  man power and they want the aircraft   engineers 
     for maintaining sophisticated aircraft in large numbers.

2.   APPLICABILITY :

     This part of CAR lays down the requirements and procedure to 
     be  followed  for conducting  Graduate  Engineers'  Training 
     Scheme by different airlines/operators.

3.   DEFINITIONS:

     Paper I : Question paper covering aircraft rules.

     Paper II : Question paper covering general engineering.

     Paper  III: Question paper covering specific  subjects  like 
     Theory  of Flight/Piston Engines/Jet Engines etc.  depending 
     upon the category of licence applied for.

     Paper   IV:  Specific  question  paper  covering   Airframe/   
     Engines/Instruments  etc.  depending  upon the  category  of 
     licence applied for.

     AME  :    Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.

     BAMEC :   Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's Certificate.


     DGCA  Approved  Course : Any Type Course  duly  approved  by 
     DGCA,  the  examination  for which  is  being  conducted  by 
     operator's  approved Training Division in  association  with 
     the representatives of DGCA.

     Main  Course : Detailed familarisation course covering  each 
     topic  of respective category of licence applied  for.   The 
     course  may be divided into number  of phases.   Each  phase 
     will consist of specific Airline Transport Association (ATA) 
     chapter of the airframe/Engine etc. as the case may be.   At 
     the end of each phase there shall be written examination  on 
     the subjects covered.

     Mechanical  Stream  : A  degree  in  Mechanical/Aeronautical 
     Engineering.

     Avionics  Stream  : A degree  in  Electrical/Electronics  or 
     equivalent qualification or M.Sc. in electronics.

4.   PROCEDURE :

4.1  The  airlines/operators  desirous  of  conducting   Graduate 
     Engineers'   Training   Scheme   (GETS)   shall   submit   a 
     comprehensive   proposal  for  approval,   elaborating   the 
     following :

     (a)  Name of the operator/airline
     (b)  Training facilities available
     (c)  Bio-data of the Chief Instructor and other instructors, 
          their responsibilities and the area of proficiency.
     (d)  Detailed syllabus for class room training and practical 
          training giving the duration for different subjects.

4.2  Engineers  undergoing  the training under  GETS  shall  have 
     degree     in     engineering     from     a      recognized 
     university/institution   or  equivalent  qualifications   in 
     mechanical/aeronautical/electrical/ electronics  engineering 
     or equivalent qualification which has relevance to  aircraft 
     maintenance.

4.3  The  graduate engineers qualified in the  mechanical  stream 
     may be trained in Airframe/Engine systems whereas  engineers 
     qualified   in   Avionics   stream   may   be   trained   in 
     Electrical/Instrument/Radio, Navigation systems.

4.4  The GET is eligible to appear for Paper I & II of  AME/BAMEC 
     examination after completion of one year training.

4.5  The  GET  is eligible to appear for Paper III  of  AME/BAMEC 
     examination in their respective field in one category  after 
     the completion of second year training.

4.6  During the third year of training, the candidate may undergo 
     DGCA's  approved  course  on  specific  aircraft  in   their 
     respective  categories.   At  the  end  of  the  third  year 
     phasewise  examination  will be conducted  by  the  training 
     school  under  the  supervision  of  Regional  Airworthiness 
     Office.  The pass marks in the above examination shall be 70 
     per  cent in each phase and 80 per cent in aggregate.   Only 
     such candidates who have passed Paper I, II and III shall be 
     permitted to take the approved course.

4.7  Those candidates who have successfully completed the  3-year 
     training  and  passed  Paper  I,  Paper  II  and  Paper  III 
     conducted by CEO of DGCA and the approved course shall apply 
     to  Regional  Airworthiness  Office  for  oral-cum-practical  

     examination   in   the   relevant   category.    The   Chief 
     Instructor/QCM will make necessary request in this regard.

4.8  During the above 3-year training the candidate  shall have a 
     minimum  of  2 years practical experience in the  trade  for 
     which he intended to appear for licence/approval.  This will 
     include  a  period of six months in their respective  fields 
     under  the   supervision of   a  licensed  engineer/approval 
     holder.

4.9  Candidates  who secure 80 per cent in aggregate but fail  in 
     not more than one phase of the main course with a  score not 
     less than 60 per cent can reappear for re-examination.   The 
     pass  marks  in  the re-examination shall be  80  per  cent.  
     Reexamination also called as tandem course can be held after 
     15  days but within 45 days from the date of  completion  of 
     the main course.

4.10 Candidates  who  successfully complete  the  above  approved 
     training  course  will have three chances for  appearing  in 
     oral-cum-practical  sessions within a maximum period of  two 
     years  after passing the approved course.  There shall be  a 
     minimum  of  three months' gap for reappearing in  the  oral 
     examination.

4.11 Candidates  will have to take repeat main course  under  the 
     following circumstances :

     (a)  Fail  to secure 80 per cent marks in aggregate  in  the 
          main course.
     (b)  Fail in more than one phase of the main course.
     (c)  Fail in any one phase with less than 60 per cent  marks 
          in the main course.
     (d)  Fail in the tandem course.

4.12 Candidates who do not qualify for issue of licences in three 
     oral-cum-practical  examinations  may  undergo  a  refresher 
     course,  the   duration   of  which may be  decided  by  the 
     Engineering  Manager (QC) in consultation with the  Regional 
     Airworthiness  Office.  However, the written examination  at 
     the  end  of  the refresher course shall  cover  the  entire 
     syllabus followed for the main course.  The qualifying marks 
     in the examination will remain 70 per cent in each phase and 
     80  per  cent in aggregate.  Candidates  successful  in  the 
     above  course  will be eligible   for only  one  chance  for 
     appearing in the oral-cum-practical session.  The candidates 
     who fail in the written/oral-cum-practical examination  will 
     have to take the main course again.

4.13 The  conditions prescribed in the CAR as well as  any  other 
     condition  prescribed  by  DGCA  at  the  time  of  granting 
     approval  for conducting the GET scheme should be  reflected 
     in the Quality Control Manual.

                                            Sd/-
                                    (S. L. Srivastava)
                        Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation
                        for Director General of Civil Aviation