What is an aircraft mechanic?

The job of an aircraft mechanic is to keep aircraft operating safely and efficiently. People’s lives are at stake which makes this job extremely important. Aircraft mechanics service aircraft, overhaul engines and parts and test the every-day smooth running of aeroplanes or helicopters.

Some aircraft mechanics specialise in:

  • Hydraulics
  • Propeller-driven aircraft
  • Engines
  • Helicopters etc

What does an aircraft mechanic do?

  • Conduct safety inspections
  • Service aircraft
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Overhaul engines and parts
  • Repairs parts/ install new ones
  • Tests various aircraft systems and engines
  • Order parts
  • Keeps strict records
  • Commits to lifelong learning

Admission Requirements (Minimum)

  • 18 years and older.
  • Grade 12/N3 or Equivalent
  • Pure Mathematics 50% of higher
  • English 50% or higher

Training Fees
See form on training page

Trade Test Preparation

  • MATA prepares students and conducts trade tests for students after completing and obtaining of the required experience.
  • Our qualified instructors are registered Trade Test Officers with TETA & NAMB.
  • Trade test preparations are conducted at the MATA premises and trade tests are conducted at our Rand Airport Facilities, Gauteng, South Africa.

Trade Test Fees