Aircraft Interior Technicians are master craftspeople – no matter what kind of cabin interior you could imagine or invent, they possess all thediverse 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, andreinstallations 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 inaircraft cabins and in the shop, and are familiar with the function, operation, and safety requirements of all aircraft passenger supportsystems. One of their tasks is to install placards, path lights and emergency lighting. In addition, some Aircraft Interior Technicians may makestructural 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 required. An AircraftInterior Technician has a new job every day.
- Completion of Secondary School (required)
- Completion of an Interiors program at a college or approved training organization (an asset)
- Knowledge of AutoCAD (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)
- Interior Technician
- Upholstery Trim Overhaul and Fabrication Technician