Aircraft maintenance and related trades
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Jobholders in this unit group fit, service, repair and overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies. Licensed aircraft engineers are coded to UNIT GROUP 3113.
QualificationsEntrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, a GNVQ/ GSVQ or a BTEC/SQA award. Apprenticeships in Engineering Maintenance at NVQ/SVQ Level 3 are available. NVQs/SVQs in Aircraft Engineering Maintenance are available at Level 3.
- examines drawings, manuals and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations;
- fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to fine tolerances to make aircraft engines;
- replaces engine components or complete engines, installs and tests electrical and electronic components and systems in aircraft;
- examines and inspects airframes and aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to detect wear, cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems;
- maintains, repairs and rebuilds aircraft structures, functional components, and parts;
- maintains comprehensive repair logs.