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Aircraft maintenance or related trade

Jobholders in this unit group fit, service, repair and overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies. Licensed aircraft engineers are coded to UNIT GROUP 3113.

Tasks

  • Maintains comprehensive repair logs.
  • Maintains, repairs and rebuilds aircraft structures, functional components, and parts.
  • Examines and inspects airframes and aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to detect wear, cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems.
  • Replaces engine components or complete engines, installs and tests electrical and electronic components and systems in aircraft.
  • Fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to fine tolerances to make aircraft engines.
  • Examines drawings, manuals and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 23% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£25,701

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for aircraft maintenance or related trade is £25,701

1,405 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,405. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for aircraft maintenance or related trade roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £25,701 per year. That is about £2,142 per month or £13.18 per hour. New workers generally start on £22,317, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,518

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,405 people are employed in the region.

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