Aeronautical engineers typically work on designing aircraft and propulsion systems, analysing and testing the aerodynamic performance of aircraft and construction materials. They use their technical knowledge to improve flight safety and fuel efficiency, focusing towards reducing costs and addressing the environmental impact of air travel.
Job responsibilities might include testing and evaluating products, assessing, producing and implementing design requirements, agreeing and managing projects within particular timescales and specifications, conducting research on the aircraft. You may also be required to report on the work completed and success of different projects, while also being the go to expert for technical advice on the relevant matters.
The starting salary for aeronautical engineers is around £21,000, the average salary is £45,625*. An experienced aeronautical engineer can expect to earn around £59,000.
*Aviation Job Search data 2018