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Light Aircraft Engineer


What exactly do you do as a light aircraft engineer?

 

Light aircraft engineers build light aircrafts. In general, this means gliders, powered sailplanes, ultralight aircrafts and other small powered aircrafts. Furthermore, they assemble the equipment, maintain and repair it.

They work in small and mid-sized industrial companies for light aircraft manufacturing. 

Which requirements do light aircraft engineers need to fulfil?

 

In general, there are no legally or educationally prescribed restrictions to becoming a light aircraft engineer. Companies predominantly employ prospective light aircraft engineers who have a middle school diploma.

 

How can I become a light aircraft engineer?

 

Light aircraft engineer is a recognised skilled occupation according to the Vocational Training Act (BBiG). The 3 1/2-year training is regulated nationwide and takes place in industry companies.

 

Where does training to become an engineer for light aircrafts take place?

 

The training is regulated nationwide and takes place in industry companies.

How good are the prospects and advancement opportunities as a light aircraft engineer?

 

There are various opportunities for advancement possible in this business; they vary from employer to employer.

 

How high is the salary as a light aircraft engineer?

 

The salary varies from employer to employer. The average gross salary comes to around 2,300 EUR (status from 2010).


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