The new Part 21 Design Technician Level 7 Special Purpose Award programme is aimed at Aircraft Maintenance personnel and those with a background in Aeronautical Engineering and offers them a career path into the area of Initial Airworthiness as an Aircraft Design Engineer. It also offers more experienced personnel a deeper insight into Initial Airworthiness, in particular, the classification and approval of modifications and repairs
Industry led training
Mick Malone Managing Director of Part 21 Design Shannon said ‘’We are delighted to be working with LIT and Atlantic AirVenture on this exciting new Part 21 Design Technician Level 7 Special Purpose Award course. We believe it will bring a good understanding of initial airworthiness and introduce students to the very interesting world of aircraft design and initial airworthiness. ‘’
Mick explains why he has developed this course, ‘’ It’s a great option for those who want to develop their careers as design engineers , I wish this course was available when I was starting off as a design engineer, we are also aware that currently there is a skills shortage of engineers and technicians to work in EASA approved design and production organizations’ from design engineer to more senior positions.
We are actively addressing this shortage by designing a course which will give our students the opportunity to develop the required knowledge and skills to confidently take up these positions. It also offers more experienced personnel a deeper insight into Initial Airworthiness, in particular, the classification and approval of modifications and repairs”
The course is developed in partnership with Aero Inspection Part 21 and is validated by the Department of Mechanical and Automobile Engineering at Limerick Institute of Technology as a Special Purpose Award with 10 ECTS credits at level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The course is coordinated and delivered by Atlantic Air Adventures Aviation Centre in Shannon.
Date: Wed 19th September 2018 6.00 pm -9.00 pm
10 Weeks 3 hrs each week
Location: Atlantic Air Adventures Aviation Education Centre, Shannon Town, Co Clare
Applications are Open with LIT Flexible Learning Office
Location: Atlantic Air Adventures Aviation Centre Shannon
Entry Requirements: Individuals with an aircraft maintenance qualification, at level 6 or above, aviation degree or with relevant experience in the aircraft maintenance industry. Contact us with any questions about the course or entry requirements.
Ph 061 363687 087 2037487
Who should attend this course
Aircraft Engineers, Technical Records Personnel Part 21 Design Organisations. Heads of Design, Heads of Airworthiness, Quality Management staff, Design Engineers Leasing company managers and staff with an interest in design, modification or repair.
This programme has secured funding under the Aviation and Aerospace Skillnet. Eligible companies can secure a 20% contribution towards course fees. You or your employer should contact Linda Barron
Project Manager, 061 423 622, Linda Barron firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that you are eligible for support.
Please note you must send Application forms to LIT
- Legislation of Part 21 Design.
- TCDS Type Certificate Data Sheet.
- Certification Specifications/Airworthiness codes.
- Design Organisation and Means of Compliance.
- Instructions for Continued Airworthiness.
- Supplemental Type Certificates and Modifications.
- Flammability and Flammability Testing Part 1.
- Flammability and Flammability Testing Part 2.
- Painting, Weight and Balance, Flight Control Balance.
- Development of a minor modification/repair and presentation of the package to an authority for approval.
The aim of this course is to give personnel with an existing knowledge of aircraft maintenance or with a theoretical background in Aeronautical Engineering, a fundamental knowledge of Initial airworthiness legislation and how it impacts aircraft design and design changes. It will introduce the learner to the theory and practice of Initial Airworthiness which is essential to work as an aircraft design engineer who should have a thorough understanding of the development process for major and minor aircraft modification and repairs.