The specialty of Flight Engineering – 050639 involves training of highly qualified pilot-engineers for the operation of passenger, cargo and special aircraft and helicopters of all categories used in civil and state aviation.
The curriculum of the specialty of Pilot Engineer 050639 was developed in accordance with the requirements of Azerbaijan Aviation Regulations (AAR) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA European Aviation Safety Agency); integrated in accordance with the requirements of the FCL1/2 categories - flight crew licensing (FCL - Flight Crew Licensing), EASA FCL1/2 and CPL (A/H) commercial pilot (CPL-Commersial Pilot License) (aircraft / helicopter), ATPL (A/H)- airline transport pilot (plane/helicopter) (ATPL - Air Transport Pilot License).
The normative period of training for the specialty of Flight Engineering – 050639 at the National Aviation Academy of "Azerbaijan Airlines" is 4 years and 6 months for Bachelor degree students studying in the Azerbaijani and Russian languages and 5 years for students studying in English. According to the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), those wishing to study the specialty of Pilot Engineer shall have excellent fundamental, engineering and IT skills, as well as be fluent in English, at least conform to the Operational Level 4 of the ICAO rating scale.
The curriculum of the specialty of Flight Engineering – 050639 at the National Aviation Academy, along with the ATPL category of airline transport pilot provides students with fundamental, IT and engineering knowledge as well as the professional English language. Students of the specialty of Flight Engineering receive knowledge in aerodynamics, navigation, meteorology, flight rules, professional English language, structures of modern aircraft and helicopters, systems, gliders, engines and power plants, avionics and flight navigation equipment, and a number of other subjects. At the same time, thanks to the practical experience and skills acquired during the training, students are being formed as highly qualified pilot-engineers in flight operation of modern aircraft.
050639 - Students specializing in Flight Engineering are provided the knowledge stated below:
- fundamental knowledge in advanced mathematics and physics
- chemistry, mechanics, electrical engineering and electronics
- aviation materials
- navigation basics
- aerodynamics, flight dynamics
- aircraft systems
- hydraulics, aircraft engines and power plants
- automatic flight control systems, radio and satellite navigation
- electrical, radio and aircraft instrumentation
- flight performance, operation rules, flight planning and control
- weight and centralization
- air traffic control, airfields, and other subjects
- fundamental and general engineering knowledge
- helicopter aerodynamics and flight dynamics
- helicopter design and systems
- helicopter engines and power plants
- control systems, electrical, radio and instrumentation
- helicopter design and strength
- aircraft performance, flight scheduling and flight operation rules
- airfields (heliodromes), and other subjects
The integrated CPL (A/H) + ATPL (A/H) curriculum provides a minimum of 240 hours and a total of over 275 hours flight experience.
Initial flight training for pilots in the CPL (A) category is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the APA FCL-1 (aircraft pilot) with flight experience of 185 hours on Cessna-172S aircraft equipped with modern navigation. The transition to the ATPL (A / H) category - airline transport pilot provides for 90 hours of flight experience on simulators of Boeing B757 / 767, Airbus A319 / 320 or ATR 42/72 at the Pilot Training Center of the National Aviation Academy, and 4-6 hours of flight on a real airplane.
Flight training of helicopter pilots is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the ARA FCL-2 (helicopter pilot) under the requirements of the ATPL (H) category on a simulator that fully simulates the flight of Mi-171 helicopter at the Pilot Training Center of the National Aviation Academy.
Thanks to the acquired professional competencies, graduates who have successfully completed the curriculum of the specialty of Flight Engineering – 050639 can be involved in aircraft flight performance, aircraft and helicopters for various purposes, manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, their structures; in resolving engineering problems that may arise in the energy sector, control systems, power plants and engines, as well as in projecting, manufacture, operation and testing of aircraft.
Apart from the aircraft technology, graduates who have successfully completed this modern engineering specialty will be able to work as operating engineers, mechanical engineers, electronic engineers and / or software engineers at enterprises and companies engaged in transport, energy generation, general and special purpose aircraft, mechanical engineering and electronics, communications, operation of electronic.