Airframe & Powerplant School (MIAT)

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Airframe & Powerplant School (MIAT)

Learn the skills needed to become an Airframe & Powerplant technician.1

Airframe & Powerplant Program Overview

MIAT’s Airframe & Powerplant Technician program prepares students for entry-level opportunities in various areas of the aviation industry.1 Through hands-on and classroom learning, they explore topics such as aircraft troubleshooting, hydraulics and pneumatics, powerplant lubrication systems and turbine engine operation.2 As graduates, they’re prepared to test for Airframe and Powerplant FAA Certification.

20 months From start to finish
2 campuses MIAT locations to train

Reasons to Choose MIAT’s Airframe & Powerplant Training


  1. Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  2. Train and graduate in just 20 months
  3. Get valuable hands-on experience in the lab
  4. Learn from passionate, experienced instructors

FAA Certified A&P Mechanic Training

A trained airframe & powerplant technician can apply skills in different career paths, including:

  • Aircraft support mechanic
  • Junior aircraft mechanic
  • Aviation maintenance technician
  • Avionics technician
  • Landing gear technician
  • Repair technician
  • Aircraft mechanical installer
  • Aircraft electrical installer
  • Aircraft structural / sheetmetal mechanic
  • Turbine mechanic


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Airframe & Powerplant Courses

Your training will take you through a variety of courses, including:

  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Basic Sheetmetal and Welding Familiarization
  • Assembly and Rigging, Airframe Fire Protection
  • Airframe Electrical
  • Navigation and Communication Systems
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Reciprocating Engine Operation
  • Propellers
  • Powerplant Lubrication Systems
  • Turbine Engine Designs
  • Non-Metallic Structures
  • Paints and Finishes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does an A&P do?

    Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics are trained to perform maintenance and alterations on different types of aircraft. They’re able to work on most parts of an aircraft, including brakes, landing gear, engines and air-conditioning systems. In short, their job is to ensure the aircraft they maintain are in proper condition to fly.

  • How long does it take to become an A&P?

    The length of time it takes to become an airframe and powerplant technician can vary. At MIAT, you can train in just 20 months. You’ll graduate prepared to test for industry certifications and apply for entry-level roles.1

  • What’s the difference between airframe and powerplant?

    Typically, an airframe technician only works on the airframe of aircraft, not the propellers or engine. Powerplant technicians can work on the engine. UTI’s A&P program includes both airframe and powerplant courses, which means you’ll be trained to work on most parts of a plane.

Start Training for a Career

Interested in training for a career in the aviation industry?1 Click the request info link at the top of the page, and we’ll connect you with an Admissions Representative who can help you get started.


Nov 1, 2021, 10:46 AM