Aircraft Interior Technician Salary
The average wage for an Aircraft Interior Technician is $18.10 per hour.
Job Description for Aircraft Interior Technician
An aircraft interior technician is a very specialized airplane worker who helps to build, repair, and refurbish the passenger areas of aircraft. This work can involve repairing carpeting, as well as seat upholstery, such as foam or fabrics that can float. It can also involve servicing personal service units within the aircraft, such as lights and air blowers. Aircraft interior technicians must have knowledge of a variety of physical and electrical systems in order to perform their jobs.Read More...
Most aircraft interior technicians will spend much of their time working with physical systems within the interior. This can include removing and installing new seats in a craft, repairing upholstery rips, or adding new fabric. For instance, aircraft may be sold between regional carriers, and the new owner may prefer to have proprietary and branded fabrics on all passenger seats. Technicians may also be required to take up and replace or repair carpeting within an aircraft.
Most aircraft interior technicians work either for an airline or for a dedicated aircraft service company. Technicians typically get training from a post-secondary technical or vocational school. Many will find work in the industry at lower levels, perhaps serving as part of grounds crews and gaining practical experience. Aircraft technicians typically work during regular business hours of the week in an airport or hangar.
Aircraft Interior Technician Tasks
- Cut, measure, dye, and otherwise service floor coverings, seats, walls, and other soft materials.
- Service and maintain all technical aspects of an airplane's interior.
- Ensure aircraft interiors meet FAA requirements.
- Follow workplace safety protocols.
- Examine, install, or replace interior components such as doors, bathroom amenities, panels, and lighting.
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