How to become an aircraft maintenance engineer

Inspect, maintain, repair, and upgrade aircraft for safe flights.

What does an aircraft maintenance engineer do?

Aircraft maintenance engineers are licensed engineering professionals who carry out repairs, maintenance, and modifications on a variety of aircrafts. They make routine pre-flight safety inspections and troubleshoot problems as they arise.

Duties and tasks

  • Conduct maintenance, modification and repairs of aircraft engines and components—including critical control system maintenance.
  • Conduct pre-flight examinations and assessments of aircraft engines and other associated mechanical systems.
  • Examine aircraft engines for malfunctions.
  • Maintain tools and work environment.
  • Observe OH&S guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Perform material and component testing.

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