14. August 2013 08:36
Are there any jobs for unlicensed mechanics?
Aerospace Manufacturing and Assembly Career Overview
The aerospace industry (of which aircraft manufacturing is one portion) is primarily engaged in the design, development and manufacture of aircraft, missiles, spacecraft, their propulsion, navigation and guidance systems, and other aeronautical and astronautical systems and their components.
The major divisions within the aircraft manufacturing industry are airframe, components, accessory and equipment, and engine.
Ground support equipment (GSE) is the support equipment found at an airport, usually on the ramp, the servicing area by the terminal. This equipment is used to service the aircraft between flights. As its name implies, GSE is there to support the operations of aircraft on the ground. The functions that this equipment plays generally involve ground power operations, aircraft mobility, and loading operations (for both cargo and passengers). The GSE mechanic services and repairs ground service equipment including portable stairs, fuel and food trucks, towing tractors, aircraft tugs, manlifts, APU's, company automobiles and employee buses.