formation chaudronnier aéronautique

Aeronautical Metal Worker Qualification

Aeronautical metal workers specialise in shaping metallic materials. They make parts by marking out, cutting and shaping light alloys (sheet metal, sections and tubes made of aluminium alloys, titanium, nickel and stainless steel).
This profession is accessible by obtaining an aeronautical metal worker Certificat de Qualification Paritaire de la Métallurgie (CQPM, Metallurgy Qualification Certificate).

Professional opportunities :

  • Methods technician,
  • Production management technician,
  • Inspector, team manager

The aeronautical metal worker training course consists of theoretical classes, studying aircraft drawings and case studies as well as practical work in the airframe workshop and on aircraft airframes. The training course entitles participants to sit the CQPM certificate and to receive a training certificate. 

Prerequisites :
CAP (certificat d'aptitude professionnelle) BEP (brevet d'études professionnelles) Industrial Professional or STI (Industrial Sciences and Technologies) Baccalauréat Professional industry experience
Duration :
  • Between 420 hours and 650 hours according to prior learning Theoretical training programme:
Theoretical training programme :
  • Reading aircraft drawings
  • Machining: drilling, tapping, reaming, spot-facing, countersinking
  • Shaping: bending, manual shaping
  • Metallurgy
  • Aeronautics technology and legislation
  • Composite materials
  • Health, safety and respect for the environment
  • Professional technology
  • Quality control
Practical work :
  • Structure
  • Composite materials

approvals aeronautics IAAG is an aeronautics training organisation recognised by the Direction Générale de L’Aviation Civile (DGAC, the French civil aviation authority). The training courses offered by the Amaury de la Grange Aeronautics Institute are recognised by different Civil Aviation Authorities around the world through various accreditations.