The Aircraft Interior Technician’s primary responsibilities include: inspecting, replacing, recovering, fabricating, upholstering and repairing ceiling, sidewall, cockpit and door panels; replacing and repairing passenger, attendant and cockpit seats and overhead bins and galleys; and replacing and repairing flooring, drapes, curtains, carpeting, closets, bulkheads, washroom modules and air conditioning ducts.
Aircraft Interior Technicians also replace passenger service units and entertainment equipment such as phones and video monitors. They also install 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 fibreglass. They may also fabricate specialized belts and cargo nets.
This occupation is predominantly found in national and regional carriers, approved Aircraft Maintenance Organizations (AMO), small specialty maintenance shops or small aircraft companies. Some companies specialize in upholstery work. The work is performed in the shop or on the aircraft. The duties often overlap with the services performed by other specialty mechanics and technicians, such as Aircraft Structures Technicians, Avionics Technicians, Aviation Painters and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers. In the aviation maintenance industry, all trade groups are often required to work with other trade specialists.
To qualify for certification with CCAA, the applicant must possess the necessary knowledge and skills and have acquired a minimum of forty-eight (48) months in the occupation. The tasks in the logbook were made as generic as possible to accommodate the largest amount of work environments and equipment/tools but do not necessarily cover all tasks performed by individuals.
CCAA will recognize credit for completion of a CCAA accredited Aircraft Interior Technician course as part of the minimum forty-eight (48) months, on a month to month basis.
Tasks Common to Most Aircraft Interior Technicians
(note that sub-tasks for each task are not shown below)
Block A — Safety
Task 1 – Demonstrates Safe Working Practices and Techniques
Block B — Scoping Work
Task 2 – Plans, Coordinates and Documents Work
Block C — Aircraft Interior Component Removal and Installation
Task 3 – Removes Aircraft Interior Components
Task 4 – Installs Primary Interior Components
Task 5 – Installs Final Interior Components
Block D — Aircraft Interior Component Repair
Task 6 – Repairs Seat-Divan (crew and passenger)
Task 7 – Repairs Passenger and Crew Seat / Divan, Components and Coverings
Task 8 – Maintains Panels, Partitions, Sidewall, Literature Pouches, Linens, Linings, Doors, Bins, Closets, Storage Cabinets and Crew Bunks
Task 9 – Maintains Lavatories
Task 10 – Repairs or Replaces Floor Covering
Task 11 – Maintains Aircraft Galleys
Task 12 – Repairs and/or Replaces Components of Cargo Area and Cargo Equipment
Task 13 – Maintains Curtains, Drapes and Blinds
Block E — Aircraft Interior Component Modifications
Task 14 – Modifies Aircraft Crew and Passenger Seats and Divans
Task 15 – Modifies Interior Components
Block F — Aircraft Interior Component Fabrication
Task 16 – Fabricates Components for Crew and Passenger Seats and Divans
Task 17 – Fabricates Floor Coverings
Task 18 – Fabricates Cargo Nets, Barriers and Container Curtains, Various Protective Covers, Curtains, Drapes and Blinds
Task 19 – Repairs and Recovers Exterior Fabric Surfaces
Block G — Window Windshield Maintenance
Task 20 – Maintains Windows and Windshields
Block H — Safety and Emergency Equipment Maintenance
Task 21 – Maintains Safety and Emergency Equipment