Are you interested in the type training? Do you want to reach the next professional level as an AMT and you are assessing which aircrafts can have the greatest impact on your career? If you are asking yourself these or similar questions, we have data and information that can help you make the decision.
Among commercial passenger aircraft, there are two families of aircrafts that dominate the market, two true benchmarks in the manufacture of short- to medium-range, narrow fuselage jet aircraft, namely the Airbus A320 family and the Boeing 737 family. These two competing models are very similar to each other and have a large production forecast.
Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 Type Training
If you are an active AMT, it is very likely that you will often be faced with maintenance work on these aircraft. Why? Because the number of active aircraft of these two models is currently very high. Let this anecdotal data serve as an example:
- Every two seconds an Airbus A320 family aircraft lands or takes off somewhere on the planet.
- Every five seconds two Boeing 737 units are taking off or landing somewhere in the world.
There are good reasons for choosing the type training for these two families:
- Very high volume of active A320 and Boeing 737 aircrafts
- High delivery forecasts for new aircrafts from both families
- Extensive service life for both makes, exceeding 20 years.
If you think about the present, the figures encourage you to choose these makes and, if you think about a future scenario, the durability of these aircrafts and the future delivery of new makes add up to compelling reasons for deciding to take the Boeing 737 CL and NG CFM56 type training and the Airbus A320 CFM56 and IAE V2500 type training.
Combining these two type training is a professional success and can have immediate effects on your working life. It would therefore be best to choose an academy that offers short training times and that is also able to address both the theoretical and practical parts, combined with the shortest possible distance.
Duration of the Course
At Brok-air we plan each type training to be completed in 35 working days, with 25 of them dedicated to the theoretical part (150 teaching hours), and the remaining 10 days dedicated to the practical part. Classes are offered Monday to Friday at the shifts requested by the students.
Theoretical Part of the Course
Theoretical content is passed through five tests covering different levels of content included in Appendix III of Part 66 for both the Boeing 737 and the A320. The theoretical knowledge acquired covers aircraft systems, structures, operations, maintenance, repair, and problems through the correct use of each company's manuals.
Practical Part of the Course
During the practical part, knowledge is applied in the hangar through real-world scenarios that help you become familiar with technical documents, tools, and specific testing equipment to remove and replace components and nodes.
Why Brok-air Training?
Brok-air Training offers speed, flexibility, and mobility to all its students. We are maintenance organisation approved by EASA Part-145 and training organisation approved by EASA Part 147.As a result of all these and the fact that Brok-air is 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.
The staff of professionals who teach the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 Type 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 models in their Part 66 licenses, and they regularly issue certifications for aircrafts such as the Boeing 747 Jumbo, Boeing 717, or Airbus A3220.
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.
Currently, Brok-air Training is the only academy in Malta and Tenerife capable and authorised to offer type courses for aircrafts over 5,700 kg. We have experience in teaching both Boeing 737NG and Airbus A320 type courses and have access to several airports for the practical sessions required by regulations.
These two locations have attractive features beyond training, and enrich the stay of our students.
In Tenerife, Brok-air Training has state-of-the-art facilities as well as a flight simulator built into an A320 fuselage that is unique in Spain, which you can use to apply the knowledge acquired in type training. This simulator will be very useful not only for aircraft maintenance engineering, but also for the pilots to gain necessary hours to complete their aviation training.
Tenerife is also an outstanding tourist destination, an island with an average annual temperature of 23ºC and more than 150 swimming areas between beaches, coves, and natural swimming pools, many of which have been awarded the Blue Flag by the European Foundation for Environmental Education.
Leisure is guaranteed on this island: Many bars, pubs, and terraces provide the opportunity to enjoy both local and international cuisine. The nightlife is experienced at discos and dance halls distributed all over the island, especially in areas close to the coast. If you are looking for daytime leisure and adrenaline, remember that Siam Park, one of the best water parks in the world and the largest theme park in Europe, is located in the south of the island.
At the cultural level, it is important to mention that the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna and the Teide National Park have been World Heritage Sites since 1999 and 2007 respectively. La Laguna features a historic town centre that preserves examples of Canarian and colonial architecture. The Teide National Park is home to El Teide, the third highest volcano in the world and the highest peak in Spain, the most visited national park in Europe and the second most visited in the world.
The Carnival of the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the second most popular and internationally known carnival after the one held in Rio de Janeiro, takes place in February or March.
Malta is also a destination with an exceptional climate. It is one of the sunniest places in Europe, offering 300 days of sunshine annually and temperatures above 30°C for most of the year. One of the attractions of this island are its coasts and beaches, places where you can rest during your type training.
Although this island is not particularly large, it is home to three World Heritage sites: The ancient city of Valletta, the prehistoric underground temple of Hal Sflieni's Hypogeum, and the Megalithic Temple of Malta.
Maltese gastronomy is the result of the fusion of Mediterranean influences, oriental, Italian, Phoenician, and even Spanish flavours in unique dishes such as rabbit stew, pastizzis (a type of stuffed pastry), or ftira (a ring-shaped unleavened type of bread).
If you are looking for nightlife, Malta has pubs, discos, and lively beaches to offer.
If you are thinking of improving your English skills, this destination is an opportunity. Hundreds of people come to this corner of the Mediterranean every year to practice their English.
It should be noted that Malta is becoming the centre of the European aviation industry due to it’s policy focused on attracting companies related to this industry. This means that there is a lot of job opportunities for those who are involved in the aviation industry, including aircraft engineers.
Airbus A320 or Boeing 737, which is your choice?
Choose among our facilities in Tenerife and Malta, check out the special features of our academy such as our flight simulator, and start your next training challenge now.
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