Zak is now a BA Aircraft Engineer

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Zach Kanaa, is a BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering graduate. He now works as a mechanic at British Airways Engineering in Cardiff and is responsible for repairing and servicing the British Airways long haul fleet.

I have always been interested in aviation and so choosing to study aircraft maintenance at the University was easy. The course is designed to ensure you have the necessary practical skills, knowledge and experience to work in the aviation industry after graduation, which is what I found most appealing.

The most enjoyable part of the course for me was the hands on work. The lecturers are very knowledgeable and share their own industrial experience, which developed my understanding and technical skills. The facilities at the University are excellent with the aircraft hangar, dedicated workshops and classrooms all on one campus, which is very convenient and provides plenty of opportunity to develop your practical skills.  

During my course I undertook a work placement as an aircraft technician, which helped develop my understanding of the industry as well as provide an opportunity to gain some hands on skills. The University has excellent industry links with a number of maintenance and overhaul organisations within the aviation sector.

My advice to anyone considering studying BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is to arrange a summer work placement, in order to gain the required experience, skills and understanding to work on commercial aircraft.