Published on April 14th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Atlantic Aviation Group Launch Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) are employed throughout the aviation industry. They are responsible for many types of aircraft. Engineers inspect, maintain, modify and repair airframes, engines and avionics. There is also a large amount of sheet metal repairs and corrosion removal on airframes during hangar visits.

The AAG apprenticeship programme covers engineering plus an introduction to Avionics, Aircraft Structures, Jet Engines and Systems. On finishing this programme, apprentices are awarded the National Craft Certificate by Quality Qualifications Ireland and an Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence by the Irish Aviation Authority.

The Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence is the aviation maintenance industry’s basic qualification, which recognises the holder as a qualified Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. This licence is recognised internationally.

For full details about the Apprenticeship programme and to apply, please visit

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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