Aircraft Inspectors

(NOC 7315)

What do Aircraft Inspectors do?

Aircraft inspectors inspect aircraft and aircraft systems following manufacture, modification, maintenance, repair or overhaul.

How to become: Aircraft Inspectors

In general, you usually need a high school diploma. You usually need a college program in aircraft maintenance or a four-year apprenticeship program. To be an aircraft mechanic or inspector, who signs maintenance releases and certifies airworthiness, you also need an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) licence issued by Transport Canada. Trade certification for aircraft maintenance engineers is available, but voluntary, in the Northwest Territories. Trade certification for aircraft structural technicians is available, but voluntary, in British Columbia. Voluntary industry certification is available from the Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become foreman or forewoman, shop supervisor or aircraft inspector. To be an aircraft inspector, you need several years' experience as an aircraft mechanic. Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or a community college diploma.

Where to study for a career as: Aircraft Inspectors

Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance & Management Diploma; Online; Advanced
Airframe Assembly Certificate
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Aircraft Structural Repair Technician Certificate
Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Structures Diploma; Advanced
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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