Speciality: Aircraft Mechanic / Aviation Maintenance
Aircraft mechanics maintain, repair, overhaul, modify and test aircraft structures and mechanical and hydraulic systems.
• Completion of secondary school is required. • A college diploma in aircraft maintenance or completion of a four-year apprenticeship program is usually required. • Several years of on-the-job training are required for aircraft mechanics. • Aircraft mechanics who sign maintenance releases and certify airworthiness require an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's (AME) licence issued by Transport Canada. • Industry certification from the Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council for some occupations in this group is available, but voluntary.