Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)

Proof of Jamaican Citizenship and Age:    

  • Birth Certificate/Baptismal Certificate
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Passport

Proof of Identity and Residential Address:

  • Driver’s licences
  • Government identification cards

In the absence of a government-issued photographic identification, the applicant shall submit a passport sized photograph, certified by a Justice of the Peace to be a true photograph of the applicant.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence

An applicant for an AME Licence shall –

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Provide proof of citizenship;
  • Be able to speak, read, understand and write the English language;
  • Have completed a course of study, approved by the Authority;
  • Have accumulated not less than four (4) years of aircraft maintenance experience;
  • Pass the required written and/or multi-choice knowledge tests; obtaining not less than 80%; and
  • Pass the required practical and/or oral tests obtaining not less than 80%


Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Knowledge Requirements

  1. An applicant for an AME Licence shall demonstrate a level of knowledge satisfactory to the Authority, in the areas in which the privileges of the licence will be exercised.
  2. The Authority will accept evidence of satisfactory completion of a knowledge test for 24 months after the applicant has been approved to take the test.


The applicant shall have demonstrated a level of knowledge relevant to the privileges to be granted and appropriate to the responsibilities of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence holder, in at least the following subjects –

  1. rules and regulations relevant to an aircraft maintenance licence holder including applicable airworthiness requirements governing certification and continuing airworthiness of aircraft and approved aircraft maintenance organizations and procedures;
  2. basic mathematics; units of measurement; fundamental principles and theory of physics and chemistry applicable to aircraft maintenance;
  3. characteristics and applications of the materials of aircraft construction including principles of construction and functioning of aircraft structures, fastening techniques; power plants and their associated systems; mechanical, fluid, electrical and electronic power sources; aircraft instrument and display systems; aircraft control systems; and airborne navigation and communication systems;
  4. tasks required to ensure the continuing airworthiness of an aircraft including methods and procedures for the overhaul, repair, inspection, replacement, modification or defect rectification of aircraft structures, components and systems in accordance with the methods prescribed in the relevant Maintenance Manuals and the applicable Standards of airworthiness; and
  5. human performance and limitations relevant to the duties of an aircraft maintenance licence holder.


Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Experience & Training Requirements

  • An applicant for an AME Licence shall present satisfactory documentary evidence to the Authority that the applicant has completed an approved course of study, including both theoretical and practical components, under the supervision of a Designated Maintenance Examiner (DME), a licensed AME, or a qualified instructor, who has been approved by the Authority to carry out the function.
  • Where an applicant has completed an approved course at a Maintenance Training Organization, the applicant shall present his certificate or diploma to the Authority for verification.
  • An applicant for an AME Licence shall present satisfactory documentary proof that he has obtained at least four years of experience in the field of aircraft maintenance, covering a sufficiently wide range of tasks that will enable a level of competency suitable to the privileges of the licence being granted.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Skill Requirements

  • An applicant for an AME Licence shall be required to demonstrate the skill requirements prescribed by the Authority, in the manner prescribed.
  • A demonstration of skill, appropriate to the privileges to be granted to the licence holder, may be made in an oral examination, a practical examination or a combination of both, as specified by the Authority.


Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Type Rating Requirements

  • An applicant for a Type Rating endorsement on an AME Licence will be required to demonstrate to the Authority that he/she has obtained sufficient training and experience to allow the applicant to make a determination that the aircraft meets the specifications of its type certificate and that it is serviceable and fit for flight.
  • The Authority shall, once the training and experience requirements are met, convene a panel of not less than two persons to conduct an oral examination of the applicant. The applicant will be expected to demonstrate familiarity with the aircraft, its systems, and its power plant(s), commensurate with the ATA 104 Level III training standards.