Aircraft Interior Technician

Job Description

Aircraft Interior Technicians are master craftspeople – no matter what kind of cabin interior you could imagine or invent, they possess all the diverse skills needed to build it. These technicians maintain the quality of aircraft interiors and cabin furnishings, not only for purposes of appearance and ergonomics but also for safety and survival. They are responsible for maintaining oxygen, water, waste, entertainment, emergency systems, and safety and evacuation equipment. They are also responsible for aircraft reconfigurations, and must assess repairs, removals, and reinstallations of everything that has to do with interior components.

An Aircraft Interior Technician can transform a cargo airplane into a passenger aircraft by refitting the interior, or vice versa. They work in aircraft cabins and in the shop, and are familiar with the function, operation, and safety requirements of all aircraft passenger support systems. Tasks may include placards, path lights and emergency lighting. In addition, some Aircraft Interior Technicians may make structural modifications to seats and upholstery, clean and treat fabrics and make repairs to fiberglass. They may also fabricate specialized belts and cargo nets. Experience in electrical systems devoted to in-flight entertainment systems is also valuable. An Aircraft Interior Technician has a new job every day.

Other job titles
  • Interior Technician

  • Upholstery Trim Overhaul and Fabrication Technician

  • Finisher

Request Accelerated Certification

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 Aircraft Interior 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)

Aircraft Manufacturing Facilities

Aircraft Operators

Specialty Maintenance Shops

The Canadian Forces


Completion of Secondary School (required)

Completion of an Interiors program at a college or approved training organization (an asset)

Knowledge of AutoCAD (an asset)

CCAA Certification (an asset)


Training in working with fire-resistant fabrics/materials

Knowledge of carpet laying techniques

Knowledge of plastics, sewing, upholstery and cabinet making (an asset)

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace

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