It is generally stereotyped that men are destined to be engineers in any field they wish to pursue. This is indeed a wrong notion as women are equally intelligent and have the same caliber as men to reach greater heights.
However, when narrowing down to Aviation Engineering, certain surveys indicate that population of men to choose aircraft maintenance engineering as a course are more than that of the women. Therefore, there are some prerequisites that women should know before applying to AME institutes on-campus or off-campus.
EASA Part 66 Aviation Courses is one of the strongly recommended and popular courses and women are welcome to pursue this course to have a good start in the career. It provides knowledge on the following sectors.
Maintenance Certifying Mechanic [A]
Maintenance Certifying Technician Mechanical [B1]
Maintenance Certifying Technician-Avionics [B2]
Base Maintenance Certifying Engineer [C]
Students who are pursuing the courses are strongly recommended to have good attendance percentage and pass in the theory examinations after the teaching sessions.
Those who are interested in doing aviation courses, especially in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering must be at least 16 years of age. They should have completed 10+2 with at least 60% marks in Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry (all three subjects). NRIs, PIOs, OCIs, or foreign nationals can also apply for the AME course. However, the maximum age for applying is 24 years.
The aspiring candidates must be physically healthy and not suffer from colour blindness. An official medical certificate from a qualified doctor (with at least an M.B.B.S. degree) will be needed while applying for the AMEcourse.
Generally, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Colleges in Delhi and other institutes have divided AME into the following streams
In conclusion, women can directly apply for aviation courses after 10+2 like men and follow the above steps to get into a good institute of their choice.