Our Aircraft Mechanics are certified with both their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses and have the important responsibility of maintaining our fleet. This is accomplished by ensuring our fleet meets aircraft standards as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Aircraft Mechanics are required to maintain the airworthiness of aircraft and all their components while in service or while undergoing scheduled overhaul maintenance. Tasks are completed according to FAA regulations, company policies and procedures, and instructions from Crew Chiefs, Supervisors and Managers. Aircraft Mechanics certify the quality of their own workmanship, including signing mechanical flight releases for field work. Necessary paperwork and computer entries must be made for any maintenance performed.
A wide variety of duties are performed such as dismantling, overhauling, repairing, fabricating, assembling, welding and erecting all parts of an aircraft. This includes airframe, engines, radio equipment, instruments, electrical systems, heating systems, cooling systems, and hydraulic systems. Test and inspect parts, subassemblies or completed assemblies. If qualified, may be responsible for taxiing and towing aircraft for maintenance purposes. Assures the shop/work area is maintained in a safe and orderly manner.