Military CareersApprentice Military Aircraft Technician

The Air Corps is now accepting applications for the Apprentice Military Aircraft Technician scheme. We are looking for motivated people who enjoy working as part of a Team.

Successful candidates will become an integral part of the Air Corps maintenance team providing technical support to the Air Corps fleet.

Successful candidates will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Military Aviation Technology Level 7 (Tech), accredited by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

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The closing date for this competition 23.59Hrs on August 10th, 2017.


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The Air Corps in conjunction with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform currently operate two EC135 T2 aircraft. The first aircraft entered service in 2003, and both operate seven days a week in the Garda Air Support role.

Operational control of the aircraft remains with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, whereas the Air Corps provide pilots to the Garda Air Support Unit to fly the aircraft.


  • Garda Air Support
EC135 T2 Statistics
Aircraft Type Eurocopter EC 135 T2
Role(s) Garda Air Support
Crew 1 Pilot and 2 GardaƁ
Powerplant 2 x Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 turboshafts
Rotor Diameter 10.2 metres (33 feet, 6 inches)
Height 3.51 metres (10 feet, 9 inches)
Length 12.16 metres (39 feet, 11 inches)
Armament Not Applicable
Entered Service 2003
EC135 T2 Performance
Max T/O Weight 2,835 Kilograms (6,245 pounds)
Service Ceiling 20,000 feet
Cruise Speed 120 knots
Maximum Speed 150 knots
Endurance Mission dependant
Range Mission dependant

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