Aviation Inspectors

Aircraft Inspector, Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI), Inspector, Quality Inspector

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Aviation; Aviation Engineering Specialty; Aviation Maintenance Technician; Aviation Survival Technician; Avionics Electrical Technician; Fixed Wing Aviation; Rotary Wing Aviation
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What they do:
Inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect work of aircraft mechanics performing maintenance, modification, or repair and overhaul of aircraft and aircraft mechanical systems to ensure adherence to standards and procedures.
  • Examine maintenance records and flight logs to determine if service and maintenance checks and overhauls were performed at prescribed intervals.
  • Inspect new, repaired, or modified aircraft to identify damage or defects and to assess airworthiness and conformance to standards, using checklists, hand tools, and test instruments.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical
  • product and service development

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security
  • law and government


  • customer service


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it



  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen


  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time

Hearing and Speech

  • speak clearly


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Aircraft regulation databases
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

New job opportunities are likely in the future.
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