Air Service Training

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Air Service Training offers approved training and examinations to meet the requirements of the EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence.

Brahan Building
Crieff Road
Perth,PH1 2NX

Overview and opportunities

Air Service Training (AST) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perth College UHI, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). AST remains a world leader in the field of Aviation training and has been since 1931, making it arguably the longest running organisation of its kind.

It provides complete solutions for the training of aircraft engineers to airlines, maintenance organisations, military formations and individuals. AST provides approved training at its main site in Perth, Scotland, and in Kuwait and Jordan. It also provides short modular courses and approved examinations in Perth and worldwide locations.

In addition to engineer training, AST undertakes consultancy in related areas and bespoke courses specifically designed to meet industry training needs.

Classification / Attributes

  • Roles:Engineering, Maintenance, Specialist Areas
  • Entry routes:School Leavers, Direct Entry, Apprenticeships
  • Size:SME
  • Areas:Scotland,Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia


  • Specialist Areas

Further information

AST schedules 2 EASA Part 66 Approved Basic Training courses towards the Category 'B' licence per year, with additional intakes available as appropriate. A full list of short modular courses and examinations delivered in Perth, Scotland, and at sites worldwide is published on the company website.

In partnership with Perth College UHI, We have launched an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Management BSc(Hons) Degree course. The first two years of the course form the EASA Part 66 Approved Basic Training course towards the 'B' Licence with Year 3 for the BSc and Year 4 for the Honours Level.

AST is registered to sponsor Tier 4 student Visas, under a licence held by Perth College University of the Highlands and Islands.

AST Holds UK CAA Part 147 Basic Approval, EASA Part 147 Direct Foreign Approval and finally CAAN Part 147 Basic Approval.