As recently, it was announced by the Govt. of India, that India is going to become a global hub for MROs, Maintenance, Repair and Overhauling organizations of aircraft. It means, there is ample scope of employment for carrying out maintenance, repair and overhauling of aircraft.
Due to safety issues and critical responsibilities involved in the operation and maintenance of aircraft, no personnel can certify the maintenance of aircraft for safe operation even personnel holding B.Tech, M.tech or PhD in aeronautical or aerospace technology from any national or international university, unless and until holding a licence of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and/ or as defined in CAR-66 as per rule 61 of Aircraft rule 1937 and Aircraft Act 1934 passed by the Indian parliament.
In short, As per the Aircraft act, 1934 passed by the Indian parliament and Aircraft rule made there under, by Govt. of India, the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers are the only licenced and authorized persons, who can certify the aircraft fit for flying and safe for operation.
This pre-certification norm by AME to release the Aircraft from maintenance to operation is in accordance with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) whether any Aircraft is in government, civil or private operation.
Further, DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) is the sole regulatory body for controlling all civil aviation activity in India including the issuance of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Licences.
Personnel can only hold Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Licence if they have undergone the curriculum of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering as prescribed in the CAR (civil aviation requirement)-66 by the DGCA Govt. of India.
In summary, it can be said that, any aircraft of private or govt. airlines, Govt. Departments, businesses, flying clubs or emergency services like air ambulance etc. that are registered in India cannot fly until and unless it is certified for safe operation by a licenced AME (Aircraft Maintenance Engineer), licenced by DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) Govt. of India.
As everyone knows that if any organizations like Schedule airlines, private business Jets, Charter flights, Air Ambulance, Flying Clubs, private owners, public enterprises, state & central government organizations etc. have an aircraft and want to fly for any purpose then it should be certified for flying by a DGCA licenced or authorized Aircraft Maintenance Engineer(AME), which is mandatory as per rules of DGCA, Govt. of India. And due to this requirement after the completion of the AME program all students aspire to obtain a CAR-66 licence, which is in accordance with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) requirements and get employed in both government & private, national & international airlines, Maintenance Repair Organisations like Air India, Indigo, Air Asia, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, British Airways, Trans Maldivian Airways and many more.