Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

Inspects, tests, aligns, repairs and installs aircraft electrical and avionic system components. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 4 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,734
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,200

What does an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) do?

  • dismantling, inspecting, testing, repairing and reassembling aircraft engines, ancillary motors and engine accessories, electrical systems, and subassemblies of aircraft frames
  • installing electrical circuits and equipment
  • testing aircraft communication equipment, aircraft instrumentation and electronic systems using electronic testing equipment and specialised test apparatus
  • replacing and testing aircraft oxygen system components
  • assembling parts and subassemblies of aircraft frames
  • conducting routine pre-flight inspections of engines, aircraft frames and mechanical systems
  • maintaining records of action taken

Specialisations

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Instruments)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Radio)
  • Avionics Technician (Defence)
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Instruments)
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Radio)

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