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Avionics Technicians

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Work Environment

Avionics technicians usually work indoors, in aircraft hangars, airplanes, and repair shops. They may also work on aircraft parked outdoors.

  • Military Status

    Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $55,932

Overview

Avionics technicians inspect, service, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair avionics systems that perform communications, navigation, collision avoidance, target acquisition, and automatic flight-control functions. They perform operational tests on aircraft components to determine condition, analyze performance, and isolate malfunctions in the radar, sensors, weapons control, electronic warfare (EW), flight control, and engine control systems. They repair and replace systems and equipment when deficiencies are identified.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for avionics technicians consists of classroom and on-the-job training, including practice in repairing avionics systems.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to work with tools
  • Interest in electronics and electrical equipment
  • Interest in solving problems

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