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The Technical Training School


The Air Corps has operated out of Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel since April 1922. A growing requirement for highly trained aircraft technicians to maintain its expanding fleet brought about the opening of the Apprentice School in the air base and the commencement of the “boy apprenticeship scheme”. Many of those “boys” who began their aviation careers in this way now hold executive positions in civil aviation as well as in the industry generally.

Our Mission

To produce highly trained and multi-skilled technicians who can excel in a demanding military aviation environment. Students develop through a combination of formal teaching and practical theory. Our onsite workshops facilitate the broad spectrum of practical learning required in technical training. The school’s facilities boast the latest educational tools and software creating an optimum learning environment for staff and students alike.

Internationally Recognised Education

This training initiative has evolved through the years and included over 20 years cooperation with FAS as an approved Technical Training School. As of 2011, the TTS now offers a level 7 engineering degree in Aviation Technology through an affiliation with the Dublin Institute of Technology. This represents a significant leap forward for both the Air Corps and its future graduating students and ensures the continued high standards of education and training for tomorrows aviation technicians.

What We Cover

The primary focus of the TTS is the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree in Military Aviation Technology which is available to leaving certificate students who wish to join the Air Corps. The academic programme is of three years duration, two semesters per year, and entails military training to the level of three star Airman/Airwoman.

What You Will Learn:

  • Powerplant
  • Avionic Systems
  • Aerodynamics Structures & Systems
  • Materials, Hardware & Maintenance Practices
  • Electricity & Electronics
  • Physics for Technology
  • Mathematics for Technology
  • Propellers
  • Maintenance Procedures
  • Aviation Legislation — Civil & Military
  • Military Aircraft Systems, Human Factors
  • Health & Safety
  • Information Technology — ECDL/CAD.
  • Web Design
  • Personnel and Logistic Management software systems

The Technical Training School also provides continual professional development courses for its qualified technical staff including aircraft specific courses, system specific courses and refresher courses. Qualified Air Corps pilots also train in our facility for technical modules of their aircraft familiarisation courses.


The school also boasts a well provisioned and staffed Information Technology department. It provides Air Corps personnel with ECDL courses as well as internal software training in personnel and logistics management systems. Web design and advanced office systems are also provided for.