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B1 licensed engineers are specialist aircraft mechanics hired to plan, organise and carry out aircraft maintenance checks. These must be in line with an airline’s maintenance schedule, and when particular problems have been identified. Here’s everything you need to know.
Aviation welders and sheet metal workers tend to work in heavy engineering fabricating workshops. Aviation welding focuses on securing deck plates on aircraft, or perhaps working on sealed flexible joints and duct components for aircraft ducting systems.
Design engineers will create complex designs of aircraft interiors, primary or secondary structures, or mechanical systems to meet customer criteria, ensure quality standards, meet FAA requirements, and stick to budget and project schedules.
Avionics technicians are responsible for inspecting, testing, and repairing electronic aircraft components that are required for communication, navigation, and flight control systems. Avionics jobs require an in-depth understanding of advanced electronic equipment and systems diagnostics.
Airline planning jobs take care of strategic planning of fleets, routes and aviation needs, so people with a background in airport facilities, infrastructure and air service planning are in a good position to be employed as an aviation planner. There are also many jobs in maintenance planning within airlines and aviation organisations.
Flight Simulator Technicians maintain and repair flight training devices in accordance with Civil Aviation Authority requirements and company standards.
The role of aircraft fitter falls under the wider heading of aircraft engineer, or aircraft mechanic and refers to those employed in aircraft assembly and maintenance.
Modern aviation and air traffic control is unthinkable without the aid of efficiently functioning and highly reliable communication and navigation systems. These systems bear a heavy responsibility for ensuring aviation safety, and designing, installing, operating and maintaining them requires personnel with very specialist skills, not to mention dedication to the job.
Assemblers and fabricators may assemble the various finished parts that make up sections of an aircraft. Their work must increasingly embrace advancing technology and new design in the aviation industry. Here’s everything you need to know.
The principle role of an electrician working in the aviation industry is to inspect, maintain and repair any electrical problems that arise with a fleet of aircraft.