Aircraft Maintenance & Related Trades
Jobholders in this unit group fit, service, repair and overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies. Licensed aircraft engineers are coded to UNIT GROUP 3113.
- Examines drawings, manuals and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations
- Fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to fine tolerances to make aircraft engines
- Replaces engine components or complete engines, installs and tests electrical and electronic components and systems in aircraft
- Examines and inspects airframes and aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to detect wear, cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems
- Maintains, repairs and rebuilds aircraft structures, functional components, and parts
- Maintains comprehensive repair logs.
Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, a GNVQ/ GSVQ or a BTEC/SQA award. Apprenticeships in Engineering Maintenance at NVQ/SVQ Level 3 are available. NVQs/SVQs in Aircraft Engineering Maintenance are available at Level 3.
What could I earn?
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £32,000 per annum and can progress up to £43,000 per annum.
Is it in growth or decline?
There are currently 3,349 employed Aircraft Maintenance & Related Trades in the region.