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Limerick Institute of Technology to offer Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Programme with Lufthansa Technik

  •   Announces association to engage with the next generation of aircraft maintenance engineers
  •  To target the Indian students by offering 28 month full-time course in Ireland with a world market leader in aircraft maintenance training 

Irish based Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in conjunction with

Lufthansa Technik Shannon Limited (LTSL) have launched a dynamic new course in aviation
open to students all over the globe. The new Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance
Engineering is a full-time QQI Level 7 accredited course that will run for 28 months.

Expressing her interest in the affiliation, Cliona Campbell – Director of International Affairs,
Limerick Institute of Technology said, "Collaborating with Lufthansa Technik Shannon helps us
to create an extraordinary teaching programme that will boost a student’s career in aviation."
Successful students will not only be awarded with a degree from LIT, they will also have
completed an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-66 Category A programme as well
as completing 70% of the B1 and 50% of the B2 aircraft maintenance licence modules. “Having
heard about the Indian populace, the delegates from LIT look forward to meeting with the
Indian students at the Education in Ireland fairs to discuss our new BSc in Aircraft Maintenance
Engineering and other courses that LIT has to offer.”

The high calibre training programme is divided into three stages, which will equip students with
the skills, expertise and confidence to begin a career in the global aviation industry. Students
will gain experience across every area of the aircraft and will experience modules such as,
Electric Fundamentals, Inspection Techniques, Basic Aerodynamics, and many more to bolster
their knowledge. Students will also have the distinct opportunity to complete On-The-Job
training in Lufthansa Technik Shannon, an EASA and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part
145 facility, which specialise in providing airframe heavy maintenance services to the world’s
leading airlines.

David Ward, Business Development Manager for Aviation Training with Lufthansa Technik
Shannon says, “We are excited to get the opportunity to visit India with LIT and Education
Ireland to promote our new BSc in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. This unique degree offers
students the best possible entry into the world of aircraft maintenance engineering. An
academic qualification from LIT and a European Aviation Safety Agency Aircraft Maintenance
Engineers Licence. We look forward to meeting everyone and discussing his or her possible
future careers in the aviation industry.” 

Mr. Barry O'Driscoll - Senior Education Adviser for Education in Ireland mentions, "This is
another significant milestone for Education in Ireland as we continue to reach out for quality
and excellence in the programmes we offer." On successful completion, graduates will be
qualified to apply to the Irish Aviation Authority for a EASA Part-66 Category A Aircraft
Maintenance Licence. Requirements for the licence have been carefully integrated into the
programme so that students can begin their career immediately. He adds, "The Aircraft
Maintenance Programme will open direct employability access for graduate students in the
aviation markets."

Graduates from this programme can also find employment as Licenced Aircraft Maintenance
Engineers in aircraft base maintenance facilities, Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in
airline line maintenance, Complete B1.1 and or the B2 licence, Tech Services / Continued
Airworthiness Management to name a few.

Interested candidates will have the opportunity apply directly to the BSc in Aircraft
Maintenance Engineering or learn more about it from both Limerick Institute of Technology and
Lufthansa Technik Shannon who will attend the bi-yearly Education in Ireland fairs held in
Bangalore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Pune and Mumbai in October 2019

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