Aviation Maintenance Technology

The Aviation Maintenance Technology degree program provides students with an introduction to aviation maintenance as currently understood and practiced by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mechanic certificate holders with airframe and/or powerplant ratings. In addition, the combined powerplant and airframe curriculum provides technical knowledge and skills required to diagnose problems and repair aircraft powerplants, both reciprocating and turbine, their systems and components; and airframes, both metal and wood, their systems and components. Satisfactory completion of all program courses entitles students to participate in FAA powerplant and airframe examinations and certification processes. Most employers require the FAA Mechanic’s Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings to be able to work on aircraft in the Aviation Maintenance field. These exams are not part of the program or cost of the program.

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Job growth in this field is moderate due to the changes and consolidations taking place in the commercial airline industry. However, private aerospace companies and smaller airport operations are seeing a growing need to hire more A&P mechanics.

Aviation maintenance training programs are longer than average due to the high number of training hours the FAA requires certificated training programs to cover. Aviation maintenance mechanics troubleshoot, repair, maintain, and inspect aircraft airframes and powerplants so they can be returned to service as quickly as possible. Aviation maintenance mechanics often work in a hanger type of environment in airports or military bases. However, some work in aircraft assembly plants within the manufacturing industry.

In 2010 there were more than 7,600 aircraft mechanics employed in Georgia and nearly 125,000 employed in the U.S. Job growth for this field is nationally predicted to be around 6% for the next five years. The most growth is predicted to be in scheduled air transportation, aerospace parts and product manufacturing, and support activities for air transportation.