Mission Ready: You Could Be an Aircraft Maintainer If...

Mission Ready: You Could Be an Aircraft Maintainer If...
April 30, 2018

From the stealthy F-35 Lightning II to the multirole Black Hawk helicopter, Lockheed Martin’s world-class aircraft fly around the world from desert to sea protecting what matters most.

Enduring long flight hours, harsh conditions and the occasional flock of birds, our aircraft need a team of highly skilled and dedicated experts on the ground to keep ‘em flying. Just as every pilot has a mission, so do maintainers who work 24/7 to keep the aircraft mission ready.

So, are you a maintainer, or do you have what it takes to be one? We spoke with maintainers across Lockheed Martin to find out.

You Could Be an Aircraft Maintainer If...

1. You are one with the aircraft.

Maintainers can smell and detect fuel from anywhere…even blindfolded.

2. You talk to the aircraft and care about its well-being.

“Good morning!”

“Did you have a good flight?”

“How are you feeling?”

“I’m always here for you!”

3. You’re an airplane doctor.

Maintainers specialize in aircraft medicine – they know when there’s a problem and quickly work to find a solution to ensure the aircraft is available and reliable.

4. Your attention to detail is second to none.

Maintainers carefully inspect each and every inch of the aircraft looking for problems like holes, loose debris from the runway, a fuel leak, or an engine that may need an overhaul.

5. You know the aircraft better than your own car.

Maintainers get up close and personal with the aircraft and know the ins and outs of the parts and functionality.

6. You’re a master of all (maintenance) trades.

As experts in their field, maintainers know how to update avionics, check the fuel system, repair damaged airframes and everything in between.

7. You are a trusted advisor.

Maintainers partner with the customer to deliver mission readiness. They collaborate, educate, inform and offer innovative solutions to keep the aircraft flying at full potential.

8. You help protect what matters most.

Maintainers value their mission – to ensure aircraft are ready for the men and women in uniform to protect what matters most.