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UNIVERSITY OF TURKISH AERONAUTICAL ASSOCIATION-ANKARA VOCATIONAL SCHOOL OF HIGHER EDUCATION-THE RIGHT FOR EXEMPTION FROM 8 MODULES OF AIRCRAFT TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME IN B1 AND B2 CATEGORIES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF SHY 66 WAS APPROVED BY GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF CIVIL AVIATION ON 06.04.2018.

University of Turkish Aeronautical Association was established in order to educate the qualified labor force needed in aviation sector in accordance with the aim that Atatürk showed in his motto: “the future is in the skies.” Our university is the first and only specialization university in the field of aeronautics and space.

In line with this goal, we educate qualified labor force needed in national projects which were carried out by our country’s defense industry, and in every aspect of rising civil air transport by academic and practical trainings. Practical training is provided in our newly created workshops and laboratories.

The most distinguishing feature that differentiates University of Turkish Aeronautical Association Ankara Aeronautical Vocational School from the Aircraft Technology programs of other universities is that it provides our students the right for “exemption from 8 modules in B1 and B2 categories”.

Provided that students entering Ankara Aeronautical Vocational School Aircraft Technology program in 2017-2018 academic year and later graduate from the school successfully, they will have a right for exemption from Module 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 in B1 and B2 categories as part of SHY 66 (Aircraft Approving Personnel Regulation).

Category B license covers all authorizations of the Category A license and authorizes the person for all maintenance that is not authorized by the category A license. For this reason, civil aviation companies in particular prefer to work with technicians with Category B licenses as maintenance technicians. Category B offers a broad range of business opportunities in the aviation sector as well as more authority in the business environment to have a technician license.

The next aim of University of Turkish Aeronautical University Ankara Aeronautical Vocational School Aircraft Technology Department is to get our students to have the right for exemption from all modules by taking the “Recognized School Status under SHY 66”.

Modules that have the right for exemption:

    Level of Exemption
Modül 1 Mathematics B1 (B1.1, B1.2, B1.3 ve B1.4)  ve B2
Modül 2 Physics B1 (B1.1, B1.2, B1.3 ve B1.4)  ve B2
Modül 3 Basic Electric B1 (B1.1, B1.2, B1.3 ve B1.4)  ve B2
Modül 4 Electronic Circuit B1 (B1.1, B1.2, B1.3 ve B1.4)  ve B2
Modül 5 Digital Technics/ Electronic Device Systems B1 (B1.1, B1.2, B1.3 ve B1.4)  ve B2
Modül 6 Apparatus and Equipment B1 (B1.1, B1.2, B1.3 ve B1.4)  ve B2
Modül 8 Basic Aerodynamics B1 (B1.1, B1.2, B1.3 ve B1.4)  ve B2
Modül 9 Human Factors B1 (B1.1, B1.2, B1.3 ve B1.4)  ve B2

 

COOPERATION AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BETWEEN UNIVERSITY OF TURKISH AERONAUTICAL ASSOCIATION AND TURKISH AEROSPACE INDUSTRY INCORPORATION (TUSAŞ-TAI) ON 04.05.2018. STUDENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF AIRCRAFT TECHNOLOGY AND AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE ABLE TO DO INTERNSHIP AND PRACTICAL LESSONS DURING THE TERM IN TUSAŞ.

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ-TAI) is the technology center for the design, development, production, renewal and after-sales service areas of civil and military aircraft platforms that are primarily needed by our country in accordance with the goal that the great leader Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk showed in his motto: “the future is in the skies.” Therefore, TAI which is in the position of cornerstone of Turkish aerospace industry has become a major player both in Turkey and worldwide with local and national projects. TAI which continues to successfully implement many of the projects available in this mission is also signing important future-oriented projects. The national projects carried out by the defense industry in our country and the rising civil air transport are rapidly growing in need of qualified labor force raised with academic and practical trainings.

In line with this purpose, University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, which was established to pass on the knowledge, skills, and experiences of Turkish Aeronautical Association established by ATATÜRK to the Turkish youth, takes the contribution of the students to the Turkish aviation sector as a goal.  A cooperation protocol was signed between University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, which is the first and only specialization university in the field of aeronautics and space, and TAI on 05/04/20.

Within the scope of the protocol;

In the intern technician program, it is envisaged that the students who are studying in the program of Aircraft Technology of Ankara Aeronautical Vocational School do internship for at least one day full-time per week.

A fee will be paid to our students in accordance with the principles of the Vocational Education Act, the Directive, the Agreement and the Protocol in return for their participation in the practical trainings at TAI facilities on a certain day / days as part of Workplace Training.

We wish our country and our students who dedicate themselves to aviation good luck.

 

TRAINING PROTOCOL WAS SIGNED BETWEEN UNIVERSITY OF TURKISH AERONAUTICAL ASSOCIATION AND THK TECHNIC A.Ş. ON 02.01.2018. WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS PROTOCOL, THESE STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE PRACTICAL TRAININGS AT THK TECHNIC A.Ş. AT TÜRKKUŞU CAMPUS

University of Turkish Aeronautical Association was established in order to educate the qualified labor force needed in aviation sector in accordance with the aim that Atatürk showed in his motto: “the future is in the skies.” Our university is the first and only specialization university in the field of aeronautics and space.

In line with this goal, we educate qualified labor force needed in national projects which were carried out by our country’s defense industry, and in every aspect of rising civil air transport by academic and practical trainings. Practical training is provided in our newly created workshops and laboratories.

In addition, in order to enhance the students’ knowledge and skills of the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association of Ankara Aeronautical Vocational School of Motor Vehicles and Transportation Technologies Department of Aircraft Technology Program, a training contract was signed with THK Technic Aircraft Maintenance Services Inc. on 02.01.2018.

Within the scope of training contract; it was decided that “the technical facilities of the THK technical aircraft maintenance hangars will be provided to train the students and the trainers will be assigned for the planned practical trainings by THK Teknik, the leading institution in the sector.”

We wish our students success.

The Importance of Aircraft Technology

Civil Aviation sector has been growing immensely in the world and Turkey. In international aviation, the principle of flight safety is becoming increasingly important.
One of the conditions to become competitive in international market in today’s world is to head for developed technology and produce products with value added. Aeronautical sector which makes use of high-technology is among the most intensely used and value added sectors. Although America and Europe are the cradle of aeronautical industry, the expenses of labour is considerably high. When all of this is taken into account, our country maintains a very attractive country for foreign investors in terms of costs. When all of these are taken into account, our country keeps being a very attractive country for foreign investors in terms of costs. Aeronautical sector;
  • Shows a continuous and dynamic development.
  • The most important nurturing resource is the Research and Development Studies.
  • It provides employment and it needs simultaneously study of engineering in various fields.
  • Not only it looks for qualified labour force but also it possesses a structure which provides qualified labour force.

It also rapidly develops subsidiary industries and subsidiary sectors. Moreover, China, which is a cheap production center, preferred by many international companies from every sector, is one of the disadvantages in the aviation sector that there is no accredit for military projects. This is a great advantage for our country which is a member of NATO.

Especially in recent years, the initiation of growth of private airlines has also accelerated the growth of airports. For this reason, there has been a great increase in the need for qualified staff day by day in this field.

Our basic aim is to educate multidirectional, intermediate members who are able to make quick decisions, think conceptually, and at the same time good at operational level activities.

Ankara Aviation Vocational School

Aircraft technology program is decided to start the education in Ankara Aeronautical Vocational School of Higher Education in 2012-2013. Aircraft technology program admits 70 students including 7 scholars. Medium of instruction is Turkish. Students graduating from Aircraft technology program will be employed as an aircraft maintenance mechanic in aviation maintenance and repair sector.  The program is designed to improve the quality of the service and a secure flight by being supported by personal development courses. There is not only theoretical but also practical courses. The practical trainings in our vocational school, which provides aircraft technology education in accordance with international rules, will be given in airports and hangars which belong to our university.

The Aircraft Technology program is an associate program aims to meet the need of technical person in aviation all over the world and Turkey. Education will be given in THK University Türkkuşu Campus and Ankara Aeronautical School of Higher Education. Students have to do compulsory internship for 30 workdays. Student have the chance to join the undergraduate programs if they achieve the external transfer exam.

Requirements for graduation: the student has to be successful in all courses. Besides, he can graduate if he is successful in the compulsory internship and graduation project course. The program consist of projects, presentations, report, practice besides midterm and final exams to evaluate the students’ skills. In case of failure, there is a makeup exam. The student has to succeed in all the lessons to graduate and also complete the job training and the projects.

Practical parts of the courses given in the aircraft technology program are planned to be carried out in the workshops and at the Turkish Aeronautical Association hangars.

Some of the ateliers that are found in Turkish Aeronautical Association are:

  • Composite Atelier
  • Piston Motor Atelier
  • Gas Turbine Motor Atelier
  • Metal Atelier
  • Paint Atelier
  • Electric-electronic Laboratory
  • Computer laboratory

Aircraft Technology Program students can work in line maintenance, hangar maintenance, manufacturing institutions after graduation.

Maintenance Institutions: Turkish Aeronatical Association Türk Kuşu, THY Teknik, THY HABOM (Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center), Turkish Engine Center (THY), My Technic, DT Havacılık (Boya Hangarı Isparta ), ve özel hangarlar. ( Borajet Hangarı, Sky Line, Emair, Nurol Havacılık, Tahe Havacılık)… etc.

In the Public Sector: Ministry of Internal Affairs (Police Office), Ministry of Health (Air Ambulances), Ministry of Forestry, Fire Department, Ministry of National Defense (Air Supply Maintenance Centers, Eskişehir 1st Air Supply Maintenance Command, Kayseri 2nd Air Supply Maintenance Command, Ankara 3. Air Supply Maintenance Command).

Manufacturing Sector: TEİ (TUSAŞ Motor Sanayii A.Ş), TAİ (TUSAŞ Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayii A.Ş.), Roketsan, Havelsan, Aselsan.

Airlines in Turkey: THY, Peasus Airlines, Onur Air, MNG Airlines, Atlasjet, Borajet, Fly Air, Corendon Airlines, Anadolujet, Bestair, Izair, Free Bird Airlines, Ankair, Sky Airlines, Sun Express, Inter Airlines, Saga Airlines, ACT Airlines (merged with My Cargo), Orbit Express Havayolları, ULS Airlines Cargo, air services (Gören Air servis, Bonair, Doruk, Başarı… etc).

What does Aircraft Maintenance Technician Do?

An aircraft maintenance technician is responsible for maintenance, repair, installation, servicing of aircraft engines and other aircraft engines. He controls the engine of the aircraft, carries out repairs and maintenance, acts in accordance with the engineering economy, renders the defective parts for re-use or dismantles. He operates according to maintenance manuals such as AMM (Aircraft Maintains Manual) and TO (Technical Order) during maintenance and repair, follows the procedures step by step and carries out necessary tests.

An aircraft maintenance technician uses riveting machine, cutting tools, bending brake, guillotine bench, mechanic/electronic measuring instruments, motor test units (bremze), engine parts, various hand tools, consumables, toolkit, etc.

Candidates who want to be aircraft maintenance technicians should be willing to learn in the field of physics and mechanics, should be able to use their hands synchronously, should be responsible, careful, obey the rules, be suitable for teamwork, follow modern technology and aviation industry.

Aircraft maintenance technician working environment and conditions: they work at aircraft factories (TAİ, and THK Aircraft Factory…), aircraft repair and maintenance centers (THY, MNG, My Technic…). Working environment is usually greasy and noisy with fuel smell. But anyone who is interested in aviation does not mind this. Technician, engineer, and CS have to be careful all the time. They work with instruments and machines at all times.

The History of Aircraft Maintenance and Repair in Turkey

In 1912 There were two aircraft maintenance hangars in the first airport established by Mahmut Şevket Paşa between Yeşilköy and Sefaköy

In 1935, aircraft revision service was given which belongs to Türkkuşu established by Ankara Güvercinlik Airport

The Tayyare Factory, where maintenance and repair of engines belonging to different types of aircraft have been made since 1940, transformed into Kayseri Air Supply Maintenance Center in 1950.

The maintenance of DC-3 aircraft in 1945 was carried out at the aircraft and engine factories of the Turkish Air Force in Etimesgut, Ankara.

Yeşilköy International Airport, completed in 1953, also had maintenance hangars.

However, there is a growing need for an aircraft technician in our country each passing day. In the following years, they developed the country aircraft technician by opening the following maintenance centers:

Emair in 1962

Sky Line Air Maintenance Centre

Anatolia University in 1983

Danişment Police Heliport in1984

Setair in 1990

Tarkim Aviation in 1994

MNG Technic in 2002

Sarp Aviation in 2004

HABOM in 2006

My Technic in 2008

Turkish Engine Center in 2009

What is SHY-66 Licence

Aircraft: It is called any kind of vehicle that has the ability to fly and to navigate in the air.

Qualified Personnel: Qualified Personnel is an employer who achieve the training course which consist of mechanic, manufacture of electric or electronic, repair, maintenance, service and the approval of SHGM.

Licenced Personnel: Licenced Personnel is a person who is authorized by SHGM in order to maintain an aircraft.

Approving Personnel: Approving Personnel is the person authorized by the SHY-145 or SHY-M approved maintenance organization to certify completion of the maintenance in accordance with SHY-145 or SHY-M.

Basic Training Course: It is a maintenance training course given in SHY-147 approved maintenance training institution or organization to provide training and experience that will reduce the period of maintenance experience required by this regulation.

Module: It is defined as the main responsible course for the exams in SHY-66.

Aircraft technician is classified as below;

Category A           : Line maintenance mechanic technician

Category B1        : Aircraft maintenance technician (mechanics)

Category B2        : Aircraft maintenance technician (avionics)

Category C          : Aircraft upper maintenance engineering or technician

The maintenance licence explanation are followed as;

A Category Aircraft Maintenance Licence;

A1    : Gas türbine Engine Aircraft Line Maintenance Technician

A2    : Piston Engine Aircraft Line Maintenance Technician

A3    : Gas Turbine Engine Helicopter Maintenance Technician

A4    : Piston Engine Helicopter Maintenance Technician

B Category Aircraft Maintenance Licence;

B1.1  : Turbine Engine Aircraft Maintenance Technician

B1.2  : Piston Engine Aircraft Maintenance Technician,

B1.3  : Turbine Engine Helicopter Maintenance Technician

B1.4  : Piston Engine Helicopter Maintenance Technician

B2     : Avionics and Electric Maintenance Technician

C Category Aircraft Maintenance Licence;

C      : Authority to arrange maintenance certificate after upper aircraft maintenance.

Category Changeover

The Technicians who changeover from an A category to another A category have to do 70 hours differential training. %30-40 of the course should be theoretical.

The technicians who changeover from category A to B1.1 or B2 have to do 1600 hours differential training. %60-70 of this course should be theoretical.

The Technicians who changeover from category B1.1 to B2 have to 600 hours of differential training. %80-85 of this course is theoretical.

Below are the durations of the courses and practices for each category;

The module exams are done in particular establishments (THY, Anatolia University, etc.). Examination fees are between 40 and 50 TL for each exam. You cannot take the exam before 90 days unless achievement. Pass mark is 75 out of 100 points. By applying SHGM it is possible to exempt from some courses.

After the module examinations, in order to take the licence, a technician should prove his years of experience with a log book. These years of experience are as follows:

The module courses and compulsory parts that technicians have to participate are given in the following chart:

THE DEPARTMENTS THAT EXTERNAL TRANSFER CAN BE DONE FROM THE AIRCRAFT TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

*Electrical engineering

*Electrical engineering

*Electronic Engineering

* Electrical and Communication Engineering

* Aerospace Engineering

*Mechanical engineering

*Automotive engineering

* Aircraft Electric-Electronic

* Aircraft Airframe-Engine

* Aircraft Airframe-Engine Maintenance

* Aircraft Engineering

*Pilotage