Aviation Maintenance Training Programs at National Aviation Academy

Aviation maintenance programs can’t be taught by just any trade school. National Aviation Academy (NAA) is one of a select group of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved 14 CFR Part 147 Schools in the nation. What does that distinction mean? First, 14 CFR Part 147 specifies the requirements and regulation of Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools (AMTS), such as National Aviation Academy.

The regulation includes both the curriculum requirements and the operating rules for all certificated AMTSs. Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools are held to a high standard by the FAA, and the 14 CRF Part 147 application process ensures that programs, systems, and intended methods of compliance at each school are thoroughly reviewed, evaluated, and tested.

We are proud of this distinction. To help you take your career to new heights and prepare the future of aviation maintenance, NAA has developed three unique aviation maintenance training programs to satisfy FAA requirements and your goals!

FAA-Mandated Subjects at National Aviation Academy

The education process is one of the most important pieces of an aircraft mechanic’s journey, as it allows them to form positive habits and gain the needed experience with hands-on material. First and foremost, it takes dedication, time, and hard work to complete an FAA-approved school.

Certain subjects must be covered in schools to prepare students for licensing examinations. These mandated subjects include components such as:

  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Turbine Engines
  • Sheet Metal & Non-Metallic Structures
  • Welding
  • Airframe Fuel Systems
  • Aircraft Fundamentals
  • Basic Electricity

Aviation Maintenance Professional (AMP)

Aircraft are changing. The industry is moving forward with newer technology each year. Companies need those next-generation technicians who understand the latest technologies and can adapt to the changes. NAA’s AMP program addresses that need.

The 21-month Aviation Maintenance Professional (AMP) program is a fusion of the 14-month Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) and 7-month Advanced Aircraft Systems (AAS) programs.

In addition to covering all of the core curriculum to become a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified A&P mechanic, students training in the AMP program are also taught about the electric and electronic technologies in aviation. With airplanes and jets evolving both mechanically and electronically, newer aviation maintenance technicians must recognize the value of knowing all components of an aircraft and standing at the forefront of upcoming technology. Additionally, the program’s curriculum includes wiring, troubleshooting electrical systems, and advanced diagnostic training.

Aviation Maintenance Professional training offers a complete curriculum with future demands in aviation in mind.

Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT)

If you’re looking to enter the aviation maintenance industry FAST, this is your program! Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) is National Aviation Academy’s core Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) program.

In as little as 14 months (and 2,000 clock hours), you’ll train on 45 FAA-mandated subjects. The FAA has strict guidelines on the curriculum for AMT schools’ General, Powerplant, and Airframe courses.

General subjects cover topics such as mathematics, physics, basic electricity, weight & balance, and more! General studies help students to strengthen the skills needed to move on to Airframe and Powerplant courses.

Additionally, Powerplant curriculum includes reciprocating engines, turbine engine theory and repair, airframe electrical, fluid lines and fitting, navigation and communication, landing gear systems, hydraulic & pneumatic systems, cabin atmosphere, plus more!

Airframe curriculum includes inspection, structures (wood, sheet metal, composite), induction, ignition and starting, fuel systems, engine troubleshooting, engine electrical systems, and the list goes on!

Undoubtedly, this is a lot of information! However, our programs allow for students to move through the curriculum with ease, starting from the basics to more advanced topics!

Advanced Aircraft Systems (AAS)

Last but not least, the 7-month Advanced Aircraft Systems (AAS) program is designed for those who want to become a more well-rounded and competitive candidate by training on the electrical components and systems of an aircraft. It fuses new, innovative technologies with aviation.

Not an electric wizard? No problem! This course is taught from the ground up, with the basics first followed by the more advanced material later!

Many aviation companies have positions specifically for those dedicated avionics, the electric and electronic parts of aircraft. Examples of avionics include radio communications, navigation, weather, and radar.

The purpose of this training program is to make you a viable candidate in the ever-changing industry of aviation! This advanced training will allow you to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair avionics systems.

If you’re looking to be a well-rounded aviation mechanic who is capable of branching out into other positions in the workplace, consider taking our Advanced Aircraft Systems program!

Want to Be an Aviation Mechanic? Choose Your Program! 

No matter the program, our curriculum is taught through three primary modes: classroom instruction accompanied by text and workbook review, team-oriented projects in a laboratory setting which simulate on the job skills and real-world experience working on aircraft at our hangar.

Bookwork isn’t enough. That’s why we prioritize hands-on learning to assist our students in training to be the best they can!

To review, the Advanced Aircraft Systems (AAS) program, combined with the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program, make up the Aviation Maintenance Professional (AMP) program!

  • The 14-month Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program is comprised of 44 FAA mandated subjects divided into three sections: General, Airframe and Powerplant. After, these fast-paced programs allow students to the necessary FAA exams to complete training!
  • The 7-month Advanced Aircraft Systems (AAS) program is designed for those who want to become a more well-rounded and competitive candidate by training on the electrical components and systems of an aircraft.
  • The 21-month Aviation Maintenance Professional (AMP) program is a fusion of the AMT and AAS programs. Aviation mechanics who have mastery of both mechanical and electrical knowledge of aircraft are increasingly in demand in the career field!

If you’re interested in our programs and want to learn more about entering a career with limitless potential, please fill out the form below!