CCAA launched a project to update the Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Curriculum which accurately defines the knowledge, skills and competencies required in today’s aviation maintenance industry. This project addresses a skills issue and will serve to ensure that students graduating from CCAA accredited AMT programs are well prepared to enter today’s workforce.
This updated curriculum keeps the material relevant and incorporates the new technologies that are missing. Currently there are 12 colleges and training organizations across Canada offering CCAA’s AMT program.
Technological advances to be addressed
Since CCAA’s AMT Curriculum was originally developed, there have been major leaps in technology and processes that have changed the skill requirements of AMT graduates entering the industry.
Curriculum changes include these additional of sections:
- on glass cockpit technology
- fly by wire (FBW) technology
- unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology
- fully electronic power control systems
- head-up displays (HUDs)
- double-deck cabin design
- low-emission and low-noise nacelles
- improved jet architecture to permit onboard electric power with a reduced-bleed air system
- advanced Full Authority Digital Electronics Control (FADEC)
Some of these systems were identified only as future trends when the AMT Occupational Standard, Logbook, and Curriculum were first written, but today they have been completely integrated into modern processes.