Become A Member
There is a place in membership for anyone in, or interested in the aeronautical or aerospace sector. There are grades of membership with different educational and work experience requirements. See the diagram below and click on one of the tabs on the left to determine which one is right for you.
Click here to download a copy of the Membership Application Form.
Click here to download a copy of the Membership Handbook.
Full details of how to apply for Chartered or Incorporated Engineer or Engineering Technician are given in the Registration & Accreditation section.
Student Affiliate Free membership for full-time students of 16 and over.
Affiliate Anyone associated with, or interested in, aerospace.
(ARAeS) Examples of qualifications and experience:
> UK ordinary Degree*.
> National/Scottish Vocational Qualification at NQF level 3*.
> Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer qualification.
> An appropriate Certified Apprenticeship
> Three years’ relevant experience.
Member (AMRAeS) Examples of qualifications and
> Honours degree* and two years’ professional development.
> National/Scottish Vocational Qualification at NQF level 4* and three years’ relevant experience.
> Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with type ratings for complex aircraft and three years’ experience.
> Twelve years’ appropriate experience.
(MRAeS) There are two ways to qualify:
> Honours degree plus two years’ postgrad training plus two years’ experience at a level of responsibility.
> Fifteen years’ experience of which seven are in a position of responsibility.
Companion (CRAeS) Granted to those who are of valuable service to the profession, engaged in related professions with equivalent qualifications and experience as Fellows but who do not qualify for that grade, e.g. senior executives moving into the industry later in their careers.
(FRAeS) Fellowship is the highest grade attainable. Need to
meet the requirement for Member and meet one of the following
> Made an outstanding contribution to the industry.
> Attained a position of high profile in an influential role.
> Have had long experience in a position of responsibility.
* or equivalent.