aircraft maintenance technician




Aircraft maintenance technicians perform preventive maintenance to aircrafts, aircrafts components, engines and assemblies, such as airframes and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. They perform inspections following strict protocols and aviation laws.

Scope notes

Excludes people performing maintenance and repair of navigation and communication systems.

Alternative label

  • airworthiness technician

  • aviation maintenance technician

  • avionics mechanical technician

  • aircraft systems maintenance technician

  • aircraft instrument operative

  • aeroplane preventative maintenance technician

  • aircraft technician

  • aircraft preventative maintenance technician

  • avionics instrument inspector

  • aircraft engineer

  • aviation instrument inspector

  • aeroplane technician

  • avionics line inspector

  • aircraft instrument operator

  • aeroplane systems maintenance technician

  • aviation line inspector

  • cabin mechanic

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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