Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Program Details

Instructors with industry expertise will mentor you in hands-on labs in three separate hangars, using a wide range of training equipment along with a host of aircraft engines. You'll learn how to repair and maintain aircraft and inspect aviation components. You'll also learn how to perform operational checks and diagnose aircraft malfunctions.

We will guide you in courses designed to ensure your success in A&P, with topics in areas like:

  • Aircraft Electrical Provides an in-depth study of airframe electrical systems including inspection and repair of components and related wiring, power distribution, and circuit troubleshooting.
  • Hydraulics and Landing Gear Explores the theory, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems in detail.
  • Aircraft Instrumentation Covers the theory, operation, and maintenance of aircraft communication and navigation systems with an in-depth study of aircraft instrument systems.
  • Aircraft Flight Controls Covers aircraft control surfaces including system rigging, maintenance, inspection, and troubleshooting as well as aircraft fuel system theory.
  • Aviation Science Addresses mathematics skills needed to calculate aircraft weight and balance as well as basic physics concepts of motion, fluid dynamics, heat, sound, and aerodynamics.
  • Aviation Maintenance Practices Covers corrosion control; materials and processes; maintenance publications, forms and records; fluid lines and fittings; aircraft drawings and mechanic privileges.
  • Reciprocating Engine Systems Describes how to troubleshoot, repair, and time an aircraft magneto; explain engine instrument, electrical, and fuel systems; plus a reciprocating engine lubrication system.
  • Fuel Metering and Propellers Discusses propeller operation and inspection requirements, and how to troubleshoot and repair reciprocating engine fuel metering devices.
  • Turbine Engine System Explains how to operate and troubleshoot turbine engine lubrication, fuel metering, ignitions, engine instruments, fire protection systems, and auxiliary power

Plus, we'll help prepare you for FAA certification*, which qualifies you to work for major airlines, aircraft manufacturers, general aviation and aerospace companies, and the U.S. government. You'll graduate with the skill set that employers demand in today's increasingly complex airline industry.


The instructors would work overtime, one on one with me in helping me understand the subject matter. I really appreciated the extra help and graduated with a 4.0 average. It seemed that every month Redstone received more equipment and training aids which students could use for hands-on practice.

Christian Leach, 2010 A&P Graduate

Upon graduation, you'll be prepared for an entry-level career in the airframe and powerplant industries. Additional information including program objectives is available in our airframe and powerplant course catalog.

Are you ready to get started? Request program info online or call 877-801-1025 today for more information about a career in this industry.

* Redstone prepares graduates for certification. Graduates wishing to attain certification must take and pass any applicable test/exams.
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Program Highlights

  • Earn this associate degree in just 18 months with day or night schedules
  • Redstone is FAA certified in accord with 14CFR Part 147
  • Curriculum has input from major airlines, aircraft manufacturers and repair centers
  • Learn new skills in 40,000 square feet of classroom and lab space
  • Work on Rolls Royce, Cessna, LearJet and other premier equipment
  • Work side-by-side with your peers and receive hands-on training
  • Career outlook: Sunny! Over 80% of Redstone A&P graduates get a job in their field*

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