Avionics Maintenance Technician

Job Description

Avionics involves working with complex electronic and electrical systems, including navigation, guidance, communications, surveillance, and flight control installed on aircraft. This profession is essential to the safe and timely operation of all aircraft on the ground and in the air. Up-to-date knowledge of avionics opens the door to many employment opportunities in the aviation and aerospace industry. Avionics Maintenance Technicians are masters of aircraft microprocessor technology, front-line tests, calibrations, repairs, and maintenance on state-of-the-art systems, including fly-by-wire guidance, auto flight systems, global positioning systems, radio navigation equipment, and satellite navigation systems.

Avionics Maintenance takes place in the hangar (aircraft repair), and on both rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft.

Fascinated with sophisticated electronics systems, a good Avionics Maintenance Technician is an excellent team player with solid communication skills and a tireless commitment to safety and excellence. This is one of the most demanding trades in aviation.

Other job titles
  • Aircraft Avionics Technician

  • Avionics Mechanics

  • Electronics Technician

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The Canadian Council of Aerospace & Aviation manages the certification process for this and other regulated careers in our industry.

Our industry has identified this career as in-demand, and is looking for certified skilled labourers to fill positions in this role. Use our self-assessment screening tool, and we’ll help you determine what steps you need to take to expedite your certification for Avionics Maintenance Technician.

By completing this assessment, you’ll provide us with everything we need to point you in the right direction to completing your certification. And, once you’re certified, we’re ready to introduce you to employers looking for people with your skills.

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Work, Education &

Places you
could work

Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Organizations (MROs)

The Canadian Forces


Completion of Secondary School (required)

Completion of Avionics Maintenance Technology program at a college or approved training organization

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering licence with specialization in avionics, Category "E" (AME-E) (an asset)

CCAA Certification (an asset)


Ability to work in the close, cramped environment surrounding electronic instrumentation in aircraft

Strong mathematical skills

Ability to complete records of work done and sustain an accurate record system

Ability to interpret blueprints and written technical instructions

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace

Tel   613-727-8272       Fax   613-727-7018

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CCAA’s mission is to develop, promote and administer a comprehensive and effective human resources strategy for the Canadian aviation and aerospace industry.

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