Aircraft Electrician

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What is an Aircraft Electrician? 

Aircraft Electricians are in demand! 

The job of an Aircraft Electrician is to inspect, trouble-fault, repair and maintain all the complex electrical systems on an aircraft.

These could include:

  • Landing gear
  • Instrumentation
  • Ignitions
  • Lighting etc

Aircraft Electricians are specially trained people with a very responsible and demanding job. 

What does an Aircraft Electrician do?

  • diagnose faults on the electrical systems
  • perform regular checks
  • maintain, repair and overhaul electrical components
  • repair and install electrical components and wiring 
  • ensure proper supply to all systems
  • test electronic equipment eg generators, temp controls etc
  • test air-conditioning, galley, power generators etc etc
  • keep maintenance records

Are you … ?

  • passionate about airplanes?
  • good with your hands?
  • mechanically minded?
  • problem solver?
  • responsible and reliable?

How do I become an Aircraft Electrician?

You will need a trade qualification as an Aircraft Electrician.

Minimum requirements:  Grade 10 or 12 with Mathematics + English


Places that may offer training/employment:

  • SAAT
  • Private Provider

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Electrician or Refrigeration / Air Conditioning Mechanic

Is becoming an Aircraft Electrician right career choice for me?

See below for more info.