Are you looking for a career in avionics maintenance? Perhaps you are instead getting your pilot's license, and you plan to buy a small aircraft. Planes must be maintained in order to be in use and hold their value. A career in avionics maintenance can be studied in college, or you can develop those skills by enlisting in the military. My uncle is a retired aviation mechanic. Let's look more closely at that type of career as well as some objectives and tips regarding avionics maintenance.
Regulatory standards are of course important. For a plane to be in the air, its airworthiness must be justified. Think of it in terms of a traditional vehicle inspection and emissions test. You can't just put any vehicle out there on the road, and the same goes for airplanes. They must be airworthy, no matter what purpose they serve. With commercial passengers of any type, those people's lives are at risk when a plane isn't airworthy. Individual pilots put their own lives at risk, yet even aircraft without passengers are up there flying within close proximity to other airplanes.
In terms of avionics maintenance, you might first think about the internal components of an aircraft, like the engine. Yet avionics maintenance also deals with the body of the plane, too, including the paint job and the interior. Owners of airplanes definitely want the exterior paint job and the interior of the airplane well-maintained for the sake of value, especially if commercial passengers are involved with their expectations.
That being said, a solid MRO team is going to be required. Are you aware of what an MRO team is all about? The acronym stands for maintenance, repair, and overhaul. With a career in avionics maintenance, you are of course going to be part of a team. There is always something new to learn. Again, think in terms of regular vehicles. Mechanics spend a lifetime learning their passions. Can you imagine how much there is to learn when it comes to a career in avionics maintenance?
When you are a part of an MRO team, you are going to have to make sure that the records for each aircraft are well maintained. Not only is this your responsibility, but the written records provided by you in detail are going to help ensure the quality and value of the different aircraft you inspect. This helps the owners, and the owners are going to be looking for you to provide these types of detailed records for maintenance purposes.
You might also be asked to perform upgrades to aircraft. It is especially helpful for you to be knowledgeable in this area so that you can inform owners of airplanes whether these upgrades are in their favor in regards to aircraft value. There are times when aftermarket upgrades aren't always going to be in the best interest of the airplane and its value. After knowing what you know now, how does a career in avionics maintenance sound to you? It sounds exciting, doesn't it?