Before go in deep about Airbus A320 Type Rating course, we would like to give you some details about this aircraft type in case that you didn’t know them. Hope there is at least one fact that you didn’t know about A320.
The A320 family was first marketed in 1988 as a direct competitor to Boeing's passenger business models. As short and medium range twin-engine jet aircrafts, the family currently spans from the A318, the smallest model with 100-seat capacity, to the largest one, the A321, capable of accommodating from 185 to 220 passengers.
The most famous and popular model among airlines is the A320, a twin-engine aircraft with a single aisle and capacity for 150 passengers, divided into two classes. This aircraft is known to be one of the safest in existence today, and its safety record is described as "fantastic" by the staff of the International Aviation Office.
The service life of the A320 is estimated to be between 25 and 30 years, and the reasons for its replacement are often related to maintenance costs or the introduction into the market of more fuel-efficient models.
This aircraft family pioneered the introduction of fly-by-wire (an electronic interface navigation system) on commercial aircraft versus the regular manual flight controls, and, by 2015, the fleet of these models had already reached more than 150 million flight hours and more than 85 million trips.
Fun fact: An aircraft belonging to this family lands or takes off somewhere on the planet every two seconds.
These models have high market penetration in aviation companies, and this can be an indicator of why it is so interesting for an AMT to take type courses related to this family.
Purpose of the Airbus A320 Type Rating Course
Completing the Airbus 320 CFM56 and IAE V2500 Difference Level III Type Course enables a Part 66 Licensed Maintenance Technician with the required experience to certify this aircraft make (the usual range is between 2 and 5 years and depends on the centre where you have completed your Basic Training).
This course gives the AMT the ability to certify the maintenance work carried out by other professionals, turning your supervision into a "binding statement" that preserves the airworthiness of the aircraft summarised in the CRS, the Certificate of "Release to Service".
Duration of the Course
The airbus a320 type rating course is planned to be completed in 35 working days, in which the theoretical part is offered in a total of 25 days and 150 teaching hours, and the practical part is addressed in the remaining 10 days.
At Brok-air Training, classes are offered from Monday to Friday at the shifts requested by the students. Classes are held for 6 hours/day in a classroom using audiovisual materials during the 25 days assigned for theoretical content, thus complying with the requirements of the European EASA Part 147 regulations. Below you will find a320 type rating program explaining theoretical and practical parts of this course.
Theoretical Part of the Course
The theoretical part is completed by passing five tests covering different levels of content included in Part-66 Appendix III, which address the detailed theoretical knowledge of the systems, structures, operations, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of the Airbus A320 CFM56 and IAE V2500 aircrafts.
Passing these theoretical tests will confirm your ability to correctly use the A320 manuals and complete the procedures established for the development of a relevant inspection and/or related limitations.
Practical Part of the Course
Once the theoretical part has been completed, it is time to practice in the hangar and apply the knowledge acquired. You will face real life scenarios to learn how to manage day-to-day problems related to the correct and safe application of the manufacturer's maintenance manuals. Instructors' directions will help you become familiar with the use of technical documents, tools, and specific testing equipment to check aircraft systems, remove and replace components and nodes, etc.
Why Brok-Air Training?
Choosing the training centre is essential to complete the certification in the shortest possible time and with the highest level of knowledge. Brok-air Training offers speed, flexibility, and mobility to all its students. Being a member of a group with a presence in more than sixteen Spanish airports ensures that the course develops correctly and that the deadlines set are met.
Having worked with the aircraft model previously makes it easier to grasp concepts: The course contents are highly technical and knowing the characteristics of this aircraft improves their understanding.
The staff of professionals who teach the A320 Type Rating Training at Brok-air Training is made up by instructors with extensive experience in both English and Spanish. They have been trained and actively work as Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Aeronautical Engineers within the Brok-Air Aviation Group with over 20 years of experience in the industry, have more than 3 aircraft makes in their Part 66 licenses, and they regularly issue certifications for makes such as the Boeing 747 Jumbo, Boeing 717, or Airbus 320.
Currently, Brok-air Training is the only training organization in Malta and Tenerife capable and authorised to offer type courses for aircrafts over 5,700 kg. We have experience in teaching both Airbus A320 and Boeing 737NG courses, and have access to several airports for the practical sessions required by regulations.
The partnership with Brok-air Technics, an approved MRO with 10 years in the market, makes it possible for us to offer practical training in real aircrafts from partner companies such as: IAG Group, EasyJet, Travel Services, Enter Air, Air Europa, SAS, or Novair, among others.
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