Aircraft Maintenance and Related Trades

Aircraft maintenance and related trades fit, service, repair and overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies. Licensed aircraft engineers are coded to Unit Group 3113.


New workers
£ 27,278
£ 43,475
£ 66,344

Available jobs

In the past year there were 32,436 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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 de-icers 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Aircraft Maintenance

  • Mechanics

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Human Factors

  • Airworthiness

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Tooling

  • Housekeeping

  • Hand Tools

  • Sheet Metal

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • English Language

  • Problem Solving

  • Self-Motivation

  • Planning

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.