The physical infrastructure at SAME consists of over 25,000 Sq. ft. of covered area on the 4th Floor of InterGlobe’s premises at Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida, apart from the aircraft hangar which is located on the Ground Floor.
All the training facilities at SAME have been built in line with DGCA requirements. The infrastructure has also been planned keeping in view the requirements for ab-initio AME training schools approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The class-rooms and interiors of SAME have been designed by eminent architects and reflect the general ambience of a sophisticated factory shop-floor in keeping with the nature of the engineering function.
The entire premises are air-conditioned with full power back-up arrangements.
The School has six class-rooms with comfortable seating capacity for 30 students in each class room. There is provision for building more class rooms at the same premises as may be required in future. Classrooms are provided with modern training aids like overhead LCD projectors to assist in giving visual demonstrations and presentations.
SAME has built twelve well equipped and spacious workshops for imparting practical training to students. All the workshops are centrally air conditioned to ensure focused learning. Each workshop is built to a world standard, properly lighted, well ventilated, furnished and free from noise, and with a centralized fire extinguishing system. The area of the workshops varies from 300 to 1500 Sq. ft.
The various workshops include Basic Mechanical and Sheet Metal Shop, Basic Electrical, Electrical system & Avionics Shop, Jet Engine and Piston Engine Shop, Aircraft System Shop, Propeller Shop, Instruments Shop, Radio Navigation Shop, NDT Shop, Wheels and Tyres Shop, Machine Shop, Battery Shop and Welding Shop.
The Aircraft system shop boasts of various airframe related structures like an Airbus A320 wing, control surfaces, door, systems & components, and functional system mock-ups such as Landing Gear Retraction, Pneumatic & Hydraulic, Bernoulli’s Principle Model and Vapor Cycle Machine mock-up.
An Engine workshop is equipped with various types of aircraft engines for students’ skill training and practical demonstrations, including Turbojet, Turboprop, APU, and Piston engines. Engines are available in cut-view and in sections and also in a dismantled condition for imparting student’s practical knowledge and for skill development. Also separately, various engine parts/components and supporting equipment such as lifting tables, hoisting crane and a pallet truck are available.
The Basic Mechanical shop is equipped with necessary facilities for fitting work, riveting work, sheet metal work and also endowed with various advanced tools and precision tools, such as Granite Surface Plate equipment, Hand-Shear and Pneumatic Compressor.
The Propeller shop is provided with propeller system and components, propeller blades, variable pitch propeller governor, and a functional mock-up of pitch change mechanism.
A well-equipped NDT lab has been built with ultrasonic testing machine, MPI Test equipment, Dye Penetrant, UV light, Brinell Hardness Tester, Rockwell Hardness Tester and Impact Testers. Additionally, a fully equipped Machine shop and a Welding shop has been set up.
All the three Avionics Labs viz Instrument Shop, Radio Navigation and Basic Electrical, Electrical System & Avionics Shop are equipped with variable AC & DC power supply. The Electrical lab boasts of various electrical equipment like aircraft electrical system components, basic electrical & electronic workshop, functional electrical & electronic system mock-ups such as a Transformer Rectifier Unit (TRU), Under voltage indication relay, DC generation, DC motor speed control, Three phase alternator, Relay testing unit, Transformer, Aircraft AC generator system with GCU, Aircraft landing light and exterior light.
The Instrument lab has been equipped with various aircraft flight instruments, gyro instruments, engine instruments and functional mock-ups like Airspeed indicator system, Compass swinging, Altimeter test chamber, RPM indicator, Fire & smoke detector, Aircraft fuel quantity & fuel flow indication, Thermocouple principle.
The Radio shop is equipped with various advanced aircraft radio system components and functional mock-ups like weather radar, DME, Capacitor charging and discharging, Frequency generation and ESDS facility. The Battery lab is having various aircraft batteries like Ni-Cd & Lead acid battery, battery cut view, battery charging facility for both Lead acid & Ni-Cd battery, Load testing facility, Battery analyzer.
SAME has built an aircraft hangar on the Ground Floor spread over 6000 sq. ft., which accommodates its Hawker HS 125-700 aircraft.
This hangar is designed and constructed to the standard of an actual aircraft hangar and provided with hangar related facilities and ground equipment such as a Ground Electrical Power Unit, Nitrogen charging facility, Refueling facility, Hydraulic Servicing Trolley, Aircraft lifting jacks, Trestles, Engine support stand and safety equipment, so as to impart the highest level of practical training and skills.
Library & e-Library
The school has a modern library equipped with e-library software, air-conditioned and covers an area over 1500 sq. ft. The Library is stocked with the latest updated core and reference aviation books, publications and literature with adequate facility for students to study. SAME also has an e-Library with 15 desktops with LAN and Wi-Fi internet connections within the campus. The e-Library possesses relevant e-books and soft-copies of training material pertaining to the curriculum and syllabus.
SAME has a fully air-conditioned auditorium with high luminous capacity LCD projector, Sound system, PA system, fully Wi-Fi & LAN system. The Auditorium has been built to accommodate 60 desk-top computers that could be used to conduct computer-based online examinations.
A separate Audio Visual Room with overhead, high resolution LCD projector equipped with seating facilities of 30 students for visual demonstration and CBT (Computer-Based-Training) to the students on the subjects of the system and equipment of aircraft, Maintenance Technology, Integrated Avionics System, Aviation Human Performance etc.
The school has a twin-engine mid-size corporate jet, Hawker HS 125-700, which is powered by two Garrett TFE731-3R-1H Turbofan engines. It is equipped with most of the advanced systems and with integrated avionics, and configured as a 10 seater air-conditioned and pressurized aircraft with a business class interior.
British Aerospace is the manufacturer of the aircraft and the engines are manufactured by Honeywell Aerospace. The aircraft has two turbofan engines, an APU, and a serviceable undercarriage with functional retraction/extension, Avionics systems, and Cockpit instruments in serviceable condition. This would ensure a high quality of knowledge and skill training to the students, as the aircraft would be used for aircraft maintenance training, major maintenance training and in-house On-the-Job-Training.
Adequate, well-designed office space has been built for both teaching and administrative staff. A LAN (Local Area Network) will link all computers within the facility, and adequate IT infrastructure is made available to ensure that administrative work, record-keeping, and instructional work is computer-based.
SAME has built a fully air-conditioned cafeteria of 2000 sq. ft. having adequate seating capacity. Additionally, there are three open-to-sky terraces which can be used by students in mild weather conditions. The cafeteria will serve hot and cold beverages, snacks and lunch on payment by students.