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RB211 engine maintenance on the Boeing 757 (Photo: Hector Salinas)

The Life of an Aircraft Technician: An Interview with Hector Salinas

When most people think about careers in the aviation industry, it's common to remember pilots and cabin crew. It's not often that your average traveler takes a moment to think about all the other personnel that are keeping aircraft in the sky. Aircraft mechanics and engineers are responsible for keeping the airplanes we use safe, and are always busy on the flight line changing tires, checking for leaks, and ensuring our safety. They also spend plenty of time in the…