Q.1: What is AIB?
A: The abbreviation of AIB stands for Aeronautical Institute of Bangladesh and by the definition for its kind it may be said that it is a technical institute with its main objective to educate the country’s H.S.C passed young generation with background of mathematics and physics.
AIB, the Institute of Aeronautical Technology, has been established with a vision to be the best among the most preferred and to produce required technical manpower for ever growing requirement of aviation in the country in particular and for international as a whole.
Q.2: Is this Institute government approved?
A: Yes, AIB is a govt. approved institute. It is approved by Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) and Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB). College code of AIB is 50158.
Q.3: When this Institute was established?
A: AIB was established in 1999. AIB got approval of four (4) years AME course wef. 01-11-2004 from Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) and then the AME course had been affiliated by Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB).
Q.4: What is AME?
A: AME means Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.
Q.5: How many credits are there in 4 years AME course?
A: 162 credits for Aerospace and 162 credits for Avionics faculty respectively.
Q.6: What is the duration of the AME course?
A: It is 4 years BTEB approved course divided in 8 Semesters, based in modular format. This course also has the acceptance of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh.
Q.7: How many faculties are there in AME course? What are they?
A: An aircraft is a very sophisticate and complicated machine. A highly skilled class of man power is required for the maintenance and operation of an aircraft. To do so, it has been categorically divided into two branch of engineering. These branches are:
Q.8: What is Aerospace?
A: An made with the combination of the following systems. The systems are:
- Airframe, the whole structure of the aircraft
- Landing gear
- Hydraulic system
Aerospace faculty deals with these systems for maintenance and operation.
Q.9: What is Avionics?
A: Avionics is the aviation related electronics. Other than a mechanical part, there are other faculties which are very essential for the operation of an aircraft. These are:
- Aircraft electrical system
- Aircraft Instrumentation system
- Aircraft communication and navigation system.
Without avionics system one cannot think of flying a passenger carrying aircraft in the air.
Q.10: Do the students of AIB get lab facilities? What are they?
A: The following laboratory and workshops facilities are available:
|Electrical and Instrument
||Lathe machine shop
|Computer labs with Internet facility
Q.11: Does the Institute possess any library facility?
A: This Institute has a technical library with huge collection of technical and aviation related books and Journals covering the whole syllabus of CAAB/BTEB examinations. The Library is in compliance with the requirement of CAAB / ICAO requirements, it also covers EASA requirements.
Q.12: What is the requirement of a student to get Admission in AIB?
A: GPA 3.50 (Grade: B) in S.S.C science with physics and mathematics.
Q.13: What is the cost of total course?
A: Tk. 6, 32,000. (Six lac thirty two thousand only)
Q.14: What is the breakdown of the costs?
A: The breakdown of total course fee is given below:
||Tk. 40,000(To be paid for one time only)
||Tk. 35,000 (per semester)
||Tk. (8×35,000)= 2,80,000
||Tk. 6,500 (per month)
||Tk. (48×6,500)= 3,12,000
** Excluding the charges of training notes, handbooks, exam, form fill up, uniform, any airport visit/tour etc.
Q.15: From which semester will a student be involved for Industrial Training/OJT and why?
A: For this (Aerospace & Avionics) technology it is called as On the Job Training (OJT), though it is counted in BTEB as Industrial Training and an Apprentice AME (On completion of seven semesters) will go to the Airlines on eighth semester for OJT, where they will learn their practical job by working in live aircraft and in the atmosphere of a running commercial airlines or general aviation. It is to be noted that after the job training student have to face semester final practical examination conducted by BTEB for awarding diploma.
Q.16: What is the duration of OJT (Industrial Training)?
A: OJT in any Airlines on live Aircraft for a period of 6 months i.e. 8th Semester.
Q.17: How will a student get a chance to go to Airlines for OJT?
A: This matter completely depends upon AIB authority. We have bilateral agreement with many Airlines and send our students in airlines for On the Job Training (OJT).
Q.18: Does a student have to pay extra fee for OJT?
A: Till now no extra fee is taken for the OJT. But due to change in situation if any Airline demand for charge for OJT, the student should agree to bear that amount of money.
Q.19: Is it a Diploma or Bachelor degree?
A: It is a professional course. After completing four years of study every trainee will be awarded diploma certificate by Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB). It is a requirement for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer as well as the requirement of CAAB and Airlines.
Q.20: Does it mean the AME course as Diploma course?
A: The diploma certificate is helpful for higher education, but the course is not same as other diploma. Other BTEB diploma courses except AME are only affiliated from BTEB, but the AME course is not only affiliated by BTEB, but also affiliated by Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB).
Q.21: Will a student be an AME after completing the course?
A: To be an AME one has to qualify himself in the license examination conducted by the CAAB/ EASA.
Q.22: How will a student qualify to achieve a license?
A: After completing the course a student will get a job in any airlines and after getting 300 days working experience he/she will appear in license examination to be conducted by Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB).
Q.23: What is the job prospect for AME diploma?
A: There is an acute shortage of aircraft maintenance manpower in Bangladesh. Private airlines which came up in recent time in Bangladesh are mainly run by foreign engineers, which curtailing our national exchequer in foreign currency. As the diploma certificate has country’s recognition it has the credential for foreign visit/ admission in foreign country for higher studies.
Q.24: Before achieving license what is the position of a student in the Job sector of Airlines?
A: Before achieving license a student can carry on his Job in any Airlines as an apprentice engineer.
Q.25.If someone does not attend in license exam, can he/she continue the job?
A: Yes he can continue the job without license and its scope.
Q.26: If a student doesn’t get a BSc or MSC certificate, why will he/she complete the course after passing HSC or BSc?
A: It is a professional course on training build-up his/her career as an AME in Aviation sector. HSC, BSc or MSc pass students can also complete this course to build up their career as an AME in Aviation sector.
Q.27: Will an AME student be qualified for EASA exam after completing the course?
A: Yes, an AME student will be qualified for EASA exam after completing the course.
Q.28: Will a student build-up his/her career as an AME in abroad after achieving license?
A: Of course, a student will be completely qualified to build up his/her career as an AME in abroad after achieving the license.
Q.29: How much demand of AME’s is there in the world market?
A: It is an ever demanding profession as air transport is ever growing. An AME has an adventurous life with highly paid salary and travelling scope. Ref: MONITOR- A famous aviation news magazine.
Q.30: Is there any hostel facilities/Residential accommodation in the institute?
A: We have reserved hostel/accommodation facilities for the intending students within the campus/nearer to the campus.
Q.31: Who are the faculty members of AIB?
A: The faculty members of AIB are license holders in different categories and have highly experienced background from airlines, CAAB and Air Force service and all are CAAB approved instructors.
Q.32: How much money does one have to pay as hostel fee?
A: For boarding fee—TK.2,000(monthly),for meals(approx.)—TK.2,200(monthly), other charge—TK.300/ per month.
Q.33: What is the future of an AME?
A: An AME will get job in home and abroad with highly paid and dignified position.
Q.34: How much salary can a student expect after achieving his/her License?
A: Initially approximately BDT—25,000/-per month at home and BDT-2-4 lack from abroad.
Q. 35: What’s the procedure of admission?
A: An applicant has to take an admission form on the payment of TK. 500/- and appear in admission test. After getting 40% marks on the admission test he/she can qualify for taking admission here.
To process an application for admission, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete primary information form (PIF).
- Secondary School Certificate or equivalent endorsed by the proper authority, (Photocopy.)
- Transcript of S.S.C/equivalent.
- Four recent color passport-sized and two stamp-sized photographs.
- A photocopy of the applicant’s or guardian’s national ID.
- Original copy of citizenship certificate from Upazilla Parishod Chairman/Ward commissioner.
- Original Testimonial from institution Last attended.
- Student should be qualified in the AIB assessment test or the intake admission test.