Aircraft Engine Specialists Job Description video

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The lives and safety of everyone who flies are in the hands of aircraft mechanics. That’s because it is the aircraft mechanic’s job to keep every airplane and helicopter in peak operating condition. Equally important, each mechanic must be on the lookout for excessive wear, metal fatigue, and other conditions that may cause problems in the future. Mechanics work on every kind of aircraft. But specialization in areas like the airframe, the engines and power plants, or electronics and avionics instruments is common. Most mechanics work for major airlines, and the pay and benefits—including free travel—is generally quite good. But the pressure to get the job done quickly and correctly can cause considerable stress. Training is offered by some 200 Federal Aviation Administration trade schools. And the prospects for future employment are generally quite good. After all, more people are flying—and flying safely—now than ever before.

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