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I want to become the head md manage the aircraft maintenance . I want give tasks to engineers . What shall I study and what license should I get ? Airworthiness or ?


To work in aviation maintenance, I recommend getting FAA certification as an A&P. That stands for Airframe and Powerplant. You can likely get basic training at a community college or through a FBO (Fixed Base Operator). Not only will you study regulation and practices, you will need to obtain a certain number of hours. Consult an actual trainer for the details. I also recommend getting a degree in management. A Bachelors degree is always good and a Masters will make you very competitive. The training and education to get into the field of aviation maintenance and management will be very challenging, but I assure you, you will be very proud of your achievement and will likely find a lucrative career. Diane Jarrett

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I majored in Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. One of the jobs I held was as a Quality Improvement Engineer at Lockheed Martin where I was able to manage projects identifying and preventing errors on the building of the aircraft. Depending what school you decide to attend, I believe engineering would be a good field to study. You can also look for internships at companies like Lockheed Martin, Delta, etc.

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If you want to give tasks to engineers, it is probably best to have a good understanding of the detail behind those tasks. Thus, I would suggest an engineering degree. Mechanical, Aerospace or Industrial Engineering are probably good options for undergrad. It looks like the Airworthiness degree is more of a MS (Masters) degree. This would be an excellent path as well and would give a great foundation for what you want to do in the airline industry.

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