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Aeronautical Engineer

Aeronautical engineers plan and supervise the design, development, manufacture, modification, and maintenance of all types of flight vehicles. They apply scientific and technological principles to research, design, develop, maintain and test the performance of civil and military aircraft, missiles, weapons systems, satellites and space vehicles. They also work on the different components  and systems that make up these aircraft.

The engineers focus on improving flight safety, fuel efficiency, speed and weight. They also focus on reducing system costs and using advancing technologies to meet customer needs. More and more, the role addresses the environmental impact of air travel.

Medium_mt257837 Andrew Smith
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Thousands of different components and hundreds of tonnes of metal require the detailed attention of Andrew Smith and his fellow aircraft... read more »

Medium_james_wyllie_aeronautical_engineer James Wyllie
Aeronautical Engineer

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