An aircraft mechanic is responsible for the repair and maintenance of an aircraft. Working on a variety of components, they will perform routine checks on aircraft systems, ranging from electrical, communications and hydraulic systems.
Mechanics tend to specialise in a particular area of the aircraft, so they will also fix or repair any issues or damaged components within their relevant expertise. Day-to-day responsibilities will include repairing and inspecting the aircraft, whether electrical or structural, as well as troubleshooting issues and identifying ways of fixing them.
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The starting salary for an aircraft mechanic is around £25,000, the average salary is £42,647*. An experienced mechanic can earn around £60,000.
*Aviation Job Search data 2018
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