Some mechanics, such as the one pictured above, specialize in repairing engines.

and problem-solving skills, you should consider a career in aviation maintenance. If you’d like to consider this fascinating and rewarding trade, read on to learn more about it. The Work of Aircraft Mechanics Aircraft mechanics perform scheduled maintenance on and repair jets, piston-driven airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft. Specialist mechanics focus on the powerplant (engines and associated powerplant systems and components), the airframe (the basic structure of an airplane, excluding its powerplant and instrumentation), or a specific system, such as the hydraulic or air-conditioning systems. Others specialize in a particular type of


Careers in Infrastructure: Aircraft Mechanics

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