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Aircraft Maintenance

An aircraft maintenance technician is vital to keep us safe in the sky.

Aircraft Maintenance could be for you if you like:

  • Complex problems
  • Fixing things
  • Things that move
  • Using tools

Why choose this skill?

The best thing about my skill is the satisfaction I get from keeping aircraft safe. Skills have changed my life because of opportunities and experiences that I have had so early on in my career. You should consider a skill as it is a very rewarding career path with so many opportunities that you could never imagine existing!
— Jarrod Wood, Competitor at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

More about this skill

A high level of expertise is needed to make sure that aircraft are serviced to rigorous quality and safety standards. An aircraft maintenance technician may specialize in vehicles like helicopters, UAVs (Unmanned Aeronautical Vehicles), or tilt wing aircraft.

The skill calls for technical troubleshooting, repairing, and maintenance of all types of aircraft. As part of a growing and mobile global industry that is increasingly venturing into space, the aircraft maintenance technician will find that the sky is no longer the limit.


WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of Matias Korri

    Matias Korri


  • Photo of Jarrod Wood

    Jarrod Wood

    New Zealand




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A Global Industry Partner, Fluke’s products range from industrial electronic installation, maintenance and service, to precision measurement and quality control.Typical customers and users include technicians, engineers, metrologists, medical-device manufacturers, and computer network professionals.

Standards Specification

The WorldSkills Standards Specification specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.