What is an A&P Mechanic?

An Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic is a highly-trained, skilled professional who works on, fixes, and maintains aircraft.

A&P Mechanics can independently inspect aircraft, supervise maintenance, perform preventative maintenance, and alter aicraft and aircraft systems. They are also known as Aviation Maintenance Technicians or Aircraft Mechanics.

The Role of An A&P Mechanic in the Aviation Industry

Beyond the question “What is an A&P Mechanic?” – what is the role of these technicians in the aviation industry? Airlines and commerical aviation, general aviation, and even the military all rely on A&P Mechanics for their expertise. They are required for every safe takeoff and landing, and their importance cannot be overstated. They are the skilled technicians that keep the aviation industry flying.

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