WHAT YOU DO
Pilots get all the credit for taking us up to 30,000 feet and bringing us back down in one piece, but behind every safe landing is a team of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. They’re the people working behind the scenes to make sure that the plane you’re sitting in is ready to take flight. Your life is in their hands.
As an Aircraft Maintenance Technician, you’ll work alongside other aircraft trade professionals in a hangar or repair shop, or on an assembly line. As you inspect, maintain and repair different types of aircraft, you’ll quickly learn what makes each one special—from the curve of its wing to where the “black box” flight data recorder is hidden.Program details
WHAT YOU LEARN
- How to interpret technical manuals, drawings and blueprints
- How to disassemble and reassemble aircraft
- How to remove and replace defective aircraft parts
- How to inspect aircraft and test aircraft systems
- How to document an aircraft’s maintenance history
WHO YOU WORK FOR
Aircraft Maintenance Technicians work for airline companies, the armed forces, and anywhere where aircraft are engineered, manufactured or maintained.
Types of Workplaces
- Aircraft Mechanic Shops
WHO YOU’LL WORK WITH
You’ll be paired with an experienced Technician on the job and learn to inspect and troubleshoot mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic controls and aircraft components. Your sponsor will help you develop the skills to service, repair and maintain a wide array of aircraft.Find an Employer Sponsor