Careers in Aviation: Redstone College

By The Flying Pinto

When you think of a career in aviation you probably think of flight attendants and pilots, but there is much more. A lot of jobs at the airlines are behind the scenes, like aircraft mechanics. Redstone College has several programs in Avionics.

“Airframe and Powerplant Technicians are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and work for airlines as well aircraft manufacturers, general aviation and aerospace companies.

A&P techicians service, repair and overhaul aircraft components and systems including the airframe, piston engines, turbine engines, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, propellers, rigging, control surfaces, instrumentation, warning systems, and environmental systems.

A&P technicians enjoy opportunities for advancement and the chance to work almost anywhere in the United States. Those who are experienced and have obtained advanced ratings and administrative ability can be selected for supervisory and executive positions. Others may become designated FAA inspectors. Entry-level career positions for airframe and powerplant professionals include:

Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics
A&P mechanics work on all parts of the plane, except instruments. Powerplant mechanics are authorized to work on engines and do limited work on propellers. Airframe mechanics work on any part of the aircraft except the instruments, powerplants, and propellers.

Aircraft Inspectors
Inspectors specialize in preventive maintenance. They inspect engines, landing gear, instruments, pressurized sections, accessories and much more, as well as do necessary maintenance. Inspections take place following a schedule based on hours flown, days since the last inspection, and other factors.”

For more information on careers in avionics go to:

Aircraft Mechanic Training or A&P College

Sponsored post


no comment

Sorry, comments closed.