Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft.
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians typically enter the occupation after attending a Part 147 FAA-approved aviation maintenance technician school. These schools award a certificate of completion that the FAA recognizes as an alternative to the experience requirements stated in regulations. The schools also grant holders the right to take the relevant FAA exams.
Overall employment of Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by occupation.
Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians work in hangars, in repair stations, or on airfields. The environment can be loud because of aircraft engines and equipment.