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Aircraft maintenance and related trades

£22,360 Average salary at age 20
£48,880 Average Salary
51 Average hours per week


Jobholders in this unit group fit, service, repair and overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies. Licensed aircraft engineers are coded to UNIT GROUP 3113.

Main Tasks

  • Examines drawings, manuals and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations;
  • Fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to fine tolerances to make aircraft engines;
  • Replaces engine components or complete engines, installs and tests electrical and electronic components and systems in aircraft;
  • Examines and inspects airframes and aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to detect wear, cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems;
  • Maintains, repairs and rebuilds aircraft structures, functional components, and parts;
  • Maintains comprehensive repair logs.


Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, a GNVQ/ GSVQ or a BTEC/SQA award. Apprenticeships in Engineering Maintenance at NVQ/SVQ Level 3 are available. NVQs/SVQs in Aircraft Engineering Maintenance are available at Level 3.

UK Prospects

58300 Workforce Size
8.55% Predicted decline 2021 - 2027
4363 Predicted Replacement 2021 - 2027

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