Published on March 7th, 2023 | by Mark Dwyer


Finglas Training Centre – Aircraft Maintenance Technician Traineeship

This training programme is for learners interested in developing a career in aircraft maintenance. The programme is designed to fulfil the basic theoretical training and practical experience requirements to apply for an EASA  Part 66 Category A – Aircraft Maintenance Licence. This is an excellent opportunity for people interested in a career in the aviation maintenance industry. The Program consists of the following:

  • Theory-based Training/ Assessment
  • Practical Assessment
  • Work Experience

Course Content

  • Induction
  • Reading Of Drawings
  • Basic Aeronautical Sheetmetal
  • Basic Metalwork Skills
  • EASA  Aeroplane Aerodynamics (Jet Engine)
  • EASA  Air Legislation
  • EASA  Basic Aerodynamics
  • EASA  Digital Techniques
  • EASA  Electrical Fundamentals
  • EASA  Gas Turbine Engines
  • EASA  Human Factors
  • EASA  Maintenance Practices
  • EASA  Materials And Hardware
  • EASA  Mathematics
  • EASA  On -The-Job Training
  • EASA  Physics
  • EASA  Propeller

Entry Requirements

Candidates should:

  • Hold the Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Have good spatial/numerical ability
  • Have an aptitude for working in a mechanical environment
  • Possess good written/verbal skills
  • Be a team player
  • Be assured of obtaining Garda Vetting Clearance

The selection process will include an aptitude test for:

  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Colour Vision

NOTE: Candidates may be required to undergo a Medical assessment


EASA  Part 66 Category ‘A’ Aircraft Maintenance Licence

  • EASA  Air Legislation (CATA1-Mod10)
  • EASA  Basic Aerodynamics (CATA1-Mod8)
  • EASA  Propeller (CATA1-Mod17A)
  • EASA  Electrical Fundamentals (CATA1-Mod3)
  • EASA  Human Factors (CATA1-Mod9A)
  • EASA  Gas Turbine Engine (CATA1-Mod15)
  • EASA  Part 147 Cat A1 Basic Training (EASA Part-147)
  • EASA  Basic Aerodynamics (CATA1-Mod8)
  • EASA  Digital Techniques (CATA1-Mod5)
  • EASA  Mathematics (CATA1-Mod1)

For further information about this course, please visit here.

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About the Author

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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