Profession aviation inspector

Aviation inspectors perform inspections of the procedures followed in the matters of maintenance, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment. They check compliance with ICAO, EU, national and environmental regulations.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Content of airworthiness directives

    Have extensive knowledge of all airworthiness directives which include service bulletins and similar documents relating to the aircraft and equipment.

  • Information confidentiality

    The mechanisms and regulations which allow for selective access control and guarantee that only authorised parties (people, processes, systems and devices) have access to data, the way to comply with confidential information and the risks of non-compliance.

  • Procedures associated with different air navigation areas

    Know relevant information related to various air navigation areas, including the availability of air navigation facilities and services and the procedures associated with them, as well as general air navigation procedures.

  • Common aviation safety regulations

    The body of legislation and regulations that apply to the field of civil aviation at regional, national, European and International levels. Understand that regulations aimed at protecting citizens at all times in civil aviation; ensure that operators, citizens, and organisations comply with these rules.

  • Aviation standards and recommended practices

    Know the official Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) of ICAO, designed to assist in the management of aviation safety risks in order to reduce the number of aviation accidents and incidents.

Skills

  • Comply with legal regulations

    Ensure you are properly informed of the legal regulations that govern a specific activity and adhere to its rules, policies and laws.

  • Liaise with colleagues

    Liaise with fellow colleagues to ensure common understanding on work related affairs and agree on the necessary compromises the parties might need to face. Negotiate compromises between parties as to ensure that work in general run efficiently towards the achievement of the objectives.

  • Monitor airworthiness certifications

    Monitor airworthiness certifications and ensure they are carried out by persons who are properly authorised, and that the certifications undertaken are for the purpose of meeting the requirements of applicable airworthiness regulations.

  • Conduct regular aviation research

    Conduct research on a regular basis in order to stay up-to-date with aviation safety standards and procedures. Investigate new technologies and materials that may improve the efficiency of service delivery.

  • Inspect aircraft documentation

    Inspect documentation of aircraft related to maintenance and airworthiness.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Evaluate implementation of safety procedures

    Investigate and evaluate whether safety procedures have been established and implemented appropriately.

  • Apply airport standards and regulations

    Know and apply the accepted standards and regulations for European airports. Apply knowledge to enforce airport rules, regulations, and the Airport Safety Plan.

  • Conduct aviation auditing

    Conduct inspections and carry out auditing functions in order to assess the airworthiness of aviation-related activities and performance of engineers and technicians.

  • Conduct quality assurance inspections on fuel operations

    Obtain and visually inspect fuel samples, examine fuel tank water, temperature, and fuel levels to ensure the highest quality in operations.

  • Prepare financial auditing reports

    Compile information on audit findings of financial statements and financial management in order to prepare reports, point out improvement possibilities, and confirm governability.

  • Enforce fuel storage regulations

    Enforce fuel storage regulations, in accordance with governmental and environmental policies and regulations.

  • Prepare audit activities

    Prepare an audit plan including both pre-audits and certification audits. Communicate with the different processes in order to implement the improvement actions that lead to certification.

  • Have computer literacy

    Utilise computers, IT equipment and modern day technology in an efficient way.

  • Perform risk analysis

    Identify and assess factors that may jeopardise the success of a project or threaten the organisation's functioning. Implement procedures to avoid or minimise their impact.

  • Issue waivers

    Issue waivers for upcoming air shows and unusual or experimental aviation operations. Compose exhaustive list of conditions and limitations.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Apply technical communication skills

    Explain technical details to non-technical customers, stakeholders, or any other interested parties in a clear and concise manner.

Optional knowledge and skills

prepare aviation equipment and facilities for training purposes conduct flight proficiency checks work in an aviation team investigate aircraft accidents operate scientific measuring equipment airport operating environment