The field of aviation maintenance is changing almost as fast as the evolution of airplane and flight maintenance technology. There is a lot to know about the field, and in order to better decide if this might be the field for you – we are providing you with ten things you may not have already known about aviation maintenance.
1) What Are The Areas Included in Aviation Maintenance?An Aviation Maintenance Technician is a technician who is held responsible for the safety of the crew and passengers as well as the success of each flight. Duties typically include:
- Replacing and repairing of aircraft parts
- Diagnosis and repair of mechanical and electrical problems
- Testing and supporting performance standards while also keeping records of all your maintenance and repair work
- Aviation Maintenance Technicians typically work outside, in hangars, in repair stations, on airfields
2) What Factors Effect the Pay Scale for Aviation Maintenance Technicians?There are actually a lot factors that directly affect what Aviation Maintenance Technicians earn. Some of these factors include:
- Education level: this means what kinds of certifications and where you obtained them
- Experience, ie; what kinds of aircraft you have experience with such as helicopters, crop dusters, et al
- Industry: such as military, agriculture, types of aircraft
- Type of work you perform; such as high tech electrical issues, systems troubleshooting, etc
- Specializations such as; engines, electrical systems, systems testing
- Training; are you certified through a known school of aircraft training?
- Certification; how many certifications do you have and for which tasks?
- Registrations; which ones and from which program?
- Geographic location