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Initial Training Theoretical and Practical


Initial Training Theoretical and Practical

Level 3


On successful completion of one of our Initial Level 3 courses each participant will have gained knowledge on:

  • Performing scheduled maintenance tasks, functional tests, service ground handling and removal/installation of various components.
  • A working knowledge of the aircraft’s systems, major components and locations, their operations, functions as well as the appropriate maintenance and troubleshooting methods.
  • Utilizing the aircraft’s technical documentation including maintenance manuals and other approved data.
  • Common maintenance snags and in-service defects related to the particular aircraft type.

Knowledge Delivery

We use a variety of visual media, diagrams and other training aids in conjunction with our training manuals to provide interactive learning sessions. In many cases, we also have access to the aircraft and can conduct live demonstrations to give students a better hands-on understanding of the aircraft systems.

We prefer a “Practical hands-on” approach to maintenance training. Each of our instructors is active in the field and up to date with the latest in-service developments.


Multiple examinations and assessments are conducted to ensure that the participant is confident and capable of performing maintenance tasks, troubleshooting and effectively navigating the aircraft’s technical documentation.

Upon completing one of our initial Level 3 courses and successfully passing the necessary knowledge examinations and assessments, participants will receive a Certificate of Recognition/Completion from Academy 147. Currently Academy 147 is approved/accepted to issue certificates under the following authorities:

  • FAA IA Renewal Accepted (Maintenance Initial)
  • EASA Part-147
  • GCAA CAR 147 (United Arab Emirates)
  • CAAS SAR 147 (Singapore)
  • DGCA CAR 147 (India)

In addition to the above, we can also accommodate a multitude of other international regulatory requirements.  Over the years, we have had our courses accredited and approved by numerous National Aviation Authorities.

Practical Element

During our Practical training courses, participants have the opportunity to gain hands on experience working on real-life aircraft.

The Practical Training element of the course is a structured on-the-job training program that can vary in duration.  The student is given a list of tasks by which they must complete and demonstrate their capabilities as proficient technicians.  Students are also assessed on their troubleshooting skills, attitude and ability to form and follow safe and effective judgement.

We do not use simulators or other artificial means of performing Practical Training because we want our students to go back to their workplace feeling confident about working on the actual aircraft type and utilizing maintenance manuals and other tools to their fullest extent.

It is our goal to give participants the practical knowledge necessary to become a confident certifying staff member, capable of troubleshooting real life maintenance scenarios as well as performing routine scheduled maintenance tasks.


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