Aircraft maintenance or related trade
- 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
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for aircraft maintenance or related trade is £25,701
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,341. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
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, 1,341 people are employed in the region.