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Aircraft Mechanic


About the role:

An Aircraft Mechanic is responsible for the repair and maintenance of an aircraft. Working on various components, they perform routine checks on aircraft systems, ranging from electrical, communications, and hydraulic systems.

  • Career paths:
    "Level 1","Level 2","Level 3"
  • Salary average:
    £20,000 - £48,000
  • Upskilling path:
    Academic (Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Harlow College, Cornwall College) Training (Global Air Training, AeCAT, AETS)


Aircraft mechanic specializes in a particular area of the aircraft. By using relevant expertise, they fix or repair any malfunctions that occur in the plane. Their duties and responsibilities include examining aircraft frames, diagnosing mechanical or electrical problems, and testing the aircraft parts and other diagnostic equipment. They carry out maintenance on airframe and propulsion systems. Complying with the environmental/health/safety policies and procedures also falls within an aircraft mechanic's responsibility. They report back to the top hierarchy about any discrepancies or maintenance errors after repairing and overhauling work. Being an aircraft mechanic is a highly demanding job. You can receive training in a technical school or get on-the-job training to be an aircraft mechanic. As an aircraft mechanic, you can also serve in the UK Armed Forces, including the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.

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