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Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Avionics) inspect, test, align, repair and install aircraft electrical and avionic system components.


  • dismantles, inspects, tests, repairs and reassembles aircraft engines, ancillary motors and engine accessories, electrical systems and sub-assemblies of aircraft frames
  • installs electrical circuits and equipment
  • tests aircraft communication equipment, aircraft instrumentation and electronic systems using electronic testing equipment and specialised apparatus
  • replaces and tests aircraft oxygen system components
  • assembles parts and sub-assemblies of aircraft frames
  • conducts routine pre-flight inspections of engines, aircraft frames and mechanical systems
  • maintains records of action taken
  • may manufacture aircraft electrical, instrument and radio hardware components.

To become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

  • You need a certificate IV in aeroskills (avionics) to work as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

    Take a Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)

Skills employers are looking for

  • Avionics

  • Technical Writing / Editing

  • Test Equipment

  • Technical Inspections

  • Surveillance

  • Aircraft Maintenance

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