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SF-HEAT addresses the instigation of a professional programme in Aircraft Maintenance Technology at the University of Balamand. The programme is based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and is integrated in LMD (Licence-Master-Doctorate) structure. It allows smooth transition to higher degrees in partner institutions and is unique in many ways, including subject matter, coupling of qualification and professional certification and the involvement of industry and regulators. It answers national and regional priorities in the New Technologies and Transport disciplines.

More specifically, SF-HEAT seeks to:

  1. Develop a professional aircraft maintenance technology programme that conforms to the Bologna Process and complies with European and Lebanese aeronautical standards.
  2. Define a vision for R&D in aeronautics supported by inter-partner M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes.
  3. Create flexible e-learning aero-maintenance programmes composed of EASA compliant distance learning courses as means for continuing education and obtaining certification.
  4. Create flexible EASA compliant short courses in aero-maintenance directed at maintenance organizations uncertified personnel and delivered under a "teaching company scheme" modality.
  5. Exchange aviation experts between partners for training and knowledge sharing.
  6. Obtain EASA certification for UOB to deliver aero-maintenance programmes and become an approved test centre.
  7. Set up quality assessment and enhancement mechanisms for programmes and facility.
  8. Instigate dissemination strategies that ensure project sustainability.


1. EASA Part-66 Approved programs

We at the University of Balamand, offer the following EASA approved part 147 programs:

  • DUT in Aircraft Maintenance Technology with Specialization in Airframes and Engines
  • DUT in Aircraft Maintenance Technology with Specialization in Avionics

2. EASA Part-66 Approved Short Courses & EASA Approved Test Center

Our short courses that will lead you to sit for the test in our EASA approved facility, comprises the following:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Electronic Fundamentals
  • Digital Techniques Electronic Instrument Systems
  • Materials and Hardware
  • Maintenance Practices
  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • Human Factors
  • Aviation Legislation
  • Turbine Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems
  • Piston Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems
  • Helicopter Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems
  • Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems
  • Propulsion
  • Gas Turbine Engine
  • Piston Engine
  • Propeller



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    This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.