In order to keep aircraft in peak operating condition, aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and service technicians perform scheduled maintenance, make repairs and complete inspections required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Those who wish to launch careers in this or related fields may want to enroll at a school of aviation, such as Parks College at Saint Louis University in Missouri.
According to the school, the FAA provided the school with $2.25 million to fund the Center for Aviation Safety Research (CASR). Congress created the CASR in an effort to solve difficult safety research queries. Its main research priorities are the business benefits of safety management systems, safety culture assessment, Maintenance Aviation Safety Action programs, next-generation safety and multi-risk assessment as well as incident analysis.
For students who are interested in participating in this research, Parks College offers a CASR Fellowship Program. To apply for a fellowship, applicants must write an essay describing their proposals. They must explain the details of their project, such as cross-industry collaborations, the learning reciprocal and sustainability of the outcome.
The BLS reports that employment opportunities in this industry are expected to be strong, and may be better for those with higher levels of education and training.
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