Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Aircraft Engineer is also called as Aircraft maintenance engineer. Not to be confused with Aerospace Engineer or Aeronautical engineer. Usually referred As LAE ( Licensed Aircraft Engineer). In Europe they are called Certifying Aircraft Technicians. In united States they are called as an Aircraft mechanic or A&P mechanics.

Aircraft Engineer

Aircraft Engineer

An individual must obtain a Licence from the national Aviation authority in order to become an Aircraft engineer. The procedure to become an Aircraft engineer might differ from country to country depending on the national Aviation Authority policy. In Europe and in most of the common wealth countries EASA part 66 is being adopted. EASA is the European Aviation Safety Agency. some countries adopt FAR part 65 to issue Aircraft mechanic licence. Few countries are adopting a similar procedure to BCAR section L.

How to become EASA part Certifying Staff?

How to become FAA A&P mechanic.

There are several Grades of aircraft maintenance engineers. The individual with the authorising privileges are referred as certifying staff. In most cases certifying staffs are engineers. certifying staffs are licenced. To Acquire An Aircraft Engineers license the individual should prove the competent authority that he/she has adequate knowledge and experience.

There are non certifying staffs too. non certifying staffs can be mechanics or technicians.

Working Environment Of an Aircraft Engineer

An Aircraft maintenance engineer can be working in a Line Base Or workshop maintenance Environment. Line maintenance is maintenance which is performed at ramp. Usually during the turn around. It can be a transit check, trouble shooting,component replacement. Nowadays A and B checks also performed on the ramp. Base Maintenance are usually scheduled maintenance. Performed at dedicated places such hangar or maintenance bays. overhaul workshops are where the component is usually overhauled. At the completion of the maintenance task a certifying staff signs a release stating that maintenance has been performed in accordance with the applicable airworthiness requirements.



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How does an Aircraft Fly


how does an Aircraft fly? That is an interesting question.?

An flying aircraft is subject to four forces.

Weight which pointing towards the center of gravity.

thrust – a force move the aircraft forward acts the direction of flight.

drag – force that oppose the aircraft’s movement through the air.

and LIFT

lift is the force acts pointing towards the sky or upwards opposing the gravity. For an Aircraft to fly its lift must be more than its weight. Most lift of an aircraft generated by the wings. Where the Fuselage and other structures too contribute to total lift. So the how does the wings generate lift?

Wing is a three dimensional Airfoil. Airfoil is an shape of an wing, to be precise cross sectional view of a wing.

generation of lift

The unique feature of an aircraft as compared with all other types of transportation vehicles is its ability to lift into the air. The force of gravity acts on all bodies on or near the surface of the earth and results in the weight of an object. In order for an aircraft to fly, a force must be created that will overcome the force of gravity. This force is called lift.

The Physics of Lift

Some basic principles of physics can be used to understand how lift is created. The physical forces that support an aircraft in flight may be explained principally by two basic laws of physics: Newton’s third law of motion and Bernoulli’s principle.

As a wing moves through the air, the airflow will be divided to flow over and under the wing, as is shown in Figure 19 When there is a positive angle between the wing and the direction of the air stream, the air is forced to change direction. If the wing is tilted upward against the air stream, the air flowing under the wing is forced downward. The wing therefore applies a downward force to the air, and the air applies an equal and opposite upward force to the wing.

This is the creation of lift and can be explained by Newton’s third law of motion, which states: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The angle through which an air stream is deflected by any lifting surface is called the downwash angle. It is especially important when control surfaces are studied, because they are normally placed to the rear of the wings where they are influenced by the downward-deflected airstreams known as the downwash.


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