Salary Median (2020)
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)
+2.4% (slower than the average)
Most Common Level of Education
High school diploma or equivalent
What Aviation Inspectors Do
Inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations.
Other Job Titles Aviation Inspectors May Have
Aircraft Inspector, Aircraft Quality Control Inspector (Aircraft QC Inspector), Airworthiness Safety Inspector, Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI), Avionics Safety Inspector, Inspector, Manufacturing Aviation Safety Inspector (Manufacturing ASI), Quality Control Inspector (QC Inspector), Quality Inspector, RTS Inspector (Return to Service Inspector)
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
- Inspect work of aircraft mechanics performing maintenance, modification, or repair and overhaul of aircraft and aircraft mechanical systems to ensure adherence to standards and procedures.
- Examine maintenance records and flight logs to determine if service and maintenance checks and overhauls were performed at prescribed intervals.
- Inspect new, repaired, or modified aircraft to identify damage or defects and to assess airworthiness and conformance to standards, using checklists, hand tools, and test instruments.
- Prepare and maintain detailed repair, inspection, investigation, and certification records and reports.
- Examine landing gear, tires, and exteriors of fuselage, wings, and engines for evidence of damage or corrosion and the need for repairs.
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