Aircraft Mechanics

SOC Code: 49-3011

Entry Salary
Average Salary

Job Description
Aircraft Mechanics repair or rebuild aircraft, engines or airframe components for compensation.

1.  Must be at least 18 years old.
2.  Pass course work at an approved school or have at least 18 months of practical experience.
3.  Pass a written exam and practical exam on engine or airframe.


School Located in Wyoming
There are no schools located in Wyoming to receive the necessary training.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administers the airframe and power plant license.

The examination is given upon completion of either approved training from a school or after 18 months of practical experience is completed. For more information, contact either the FAA or the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division.

There are no examination fees if given by the government, there are fees if administered by a designated examiner.

Licensing Agency
FAA Northwest Mountain Region
1601 Lind Avenue, S.W.
Renton, Washington  98055-4056
Phone: (206) 227-2540

Additional Sources of Information
Richard Spaeth, Administrator, Aeronautics Division
Wyoming Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 1708
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82003-1708
Phone: (307) 777-4880

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
421 Aviation Way
Frederick, Maryland  21701
Phone: (301) 695-2000
Fax: (301) 695-2375

Occupational Outlook Handbook:
"Aircraft Mechanics, Including Engine Specialists"

Wages Last Updated June 2008

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