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Make the dream of working with airplanes and helicopters come true! Become an aircraft technician and get hands-on experience with, for example, F16, Airbus A380, and Chinook. You can take the training in Hvidovre and become part of an exciting industry where you work with some of the world's most impressive aircraft.
Large machines, great responsibility. As an aircraft technician, you are responsible for inspecting and maintaining airplanes and helicopters. The job requires an eye for detail and a well-developed sense of safety, as it comes with significant responsibility - after all, things can go quite wrong if everything is not in order when flying at 40,000 feet.
You will become well-versed in fields such as aerodynamics, engines, aircraft structures, and aircraft instruments. You will also study subjects like physics, mathematics, and electronics. This provides you with a solid theoretical and practical background, preparing you to handle complex technical challenges in the aviation industry.
As an aircraft technician, a great responsibility rests on your shoulders, but you will also be compensated accordingly and have an incredibly exciting job. The training is international and gives you the opportunity to work all over Europe. You can also choose to further your education and become, for example, a mechanical engineer or an electronics engineer.
100 % of recent graduates are employed
No aircraft technicians in Denmark are unemployed. Source:
4 student well-being
Students in the program rate their satisfaction with the education at 4 out of 5. Source:
52 % 20-24 years of age
Over half of those who start the program are between 20 and 24 years old. Source:
2 specializations
In the aircraft technician education program, you can choose to specialize in 2 areas: B1 Aircraft Technician (Mechanics) and B2 Aircraft Technician (Avionics).
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Job Opportunities

As a trained aircraft technician, you have job opportunities within the aviation industry, even if you want to work internationally. Aircraft technicians mainly work in aircraft workshops in both civilian and military airports. This gives you the chance to work with different types of airplanes and helicopters and have a versatile career. You become an important part of a team that ensures aircraft are in top condition and ready to fly.

Further Education

As an aircraft technician, you have good opportunities for further education. You can choose to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering, where you can specialize further in the design and maintenance of machines and engines. Alternatively, you can train to become an electronics engineer, focusing on the electrical systems in aircraft and other advanced technologies. These further education options allow you to take your career to the next level and open doors to even more exciting job opportunities in both the aviation and technology industries.

Find your options in Adgangskortet.

You can also continue your education with short, competency-giving AMU courses.


Basic Course (GF1)

20 weeks

If you come directly from 9th or 10th grade, you must start with Basic Course (GF1) at TEC. Basic Course 1 lasts 20 weeks and takes place at the school. During this course, you will learn the most fundamental things to prepare you for an internship and the main course.

Main Course

1-6,5 years

In the main course, you alternate between school and internship. The length of your main course depends on how many of the three levels you choose to complete. At each level, you select a specialization that determines the specific areas you will focus on. This allows you to tailor your education to your interests and career goals.
Dual Education System

Typically, you will be at the school for 6 periods of 10 weeks each, and the rest of the time you will be at an apprenticeship placement.


In the aircraft technician education, you will be taught subjects such as aerodynamics, engines, aircraft structure, and aircraft instruments. You will also have subjects like  physics, mathematics, and electronics. This ensures that you gain a broad and in-depth understanding of both the technical and theoretical aspects of aircraft technology.


In the aircraft technician program, you need to apprentice at a company. You must find an apprenticeship yourself. The internship allows you to apply your skills in real-life situations and gain valuable experience in the industry. Are you ready to take the first step toward an exciting career as an aircraft technician? We are here to support you in finding the right apprenticeship.

Job tasks

As a trained aircraft technician, you have a range of exciting and responsible tasks. You will work on the maintenance and repair of airplanes and helicopters, including engines, aircraft structures, and avionics systems. You will perform inspections and troubleshooting to ensure that the aircraft are in top condition and meet all safety standards. Additionally, you will update and prepare documentation and user manuals, often in English. Your role as an aircraft technician is crucial to keeping planes in the air.


In the aircraft technician program, you have the opportunity to specialize in different areas.
B1 Aircraft Technician (Mechanics)

Duration: 5 years (including Basic Course 2)

In Level 2, the focus is on mechanics. You will develop your skills and delve deeper than in the previous level. You will continue to alternate between periods at school and your apprenticeship company, where you can handle more complex tasks with your new knowledge.

At Level 2, you can choose from the following specializations:

  • Aircraft with turbine engines
  • Aircraft with piston engines
  • Helicopters with turbine engines
B2 Aircraft Technician (Avionics)

Duration: 6 ½ years (including Basic Course 1)

In Level 3, the focus shifts to electrical components and systems. You will learn to repair and troubleshoot systems such as instruments, navigation, and communications. Upon completing Level 3, you will have an in-depth and broad knowledge of both mechanical and electronic parts.

Local Education Plan (LUP)

Read the Local Education Plan (LUP). The LUP describes, among other things, the structure and organization of the programs, as well as the pedagogical and didactic principles applicable to the teaching. The education plan is in Danish.

This is how the apprenticeship works

As an apprentice in the aircraft technician program, you will gain hands-on experience in a company, working alongside experienced professionals. Here, you will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge in practice and learn from real-world situations. You will participate in the maintenance, repair, and inspection of airplanes and helicopters, gaining insight into the daily operations of an aircraft workshop. The apprenticeship also provides you with a unique opportunity to build a professional network and gain a better understanding of the industry's requirements and expectations.

Find apprenticeship

It's important to find the right apprenticeship. Starting from Basic Course 2, you should actively search on læ way, we ensure that you find an apprenticeship that matches your ambitions and interests.

The School Training Center at TEC

Can't find an apprenticeship right away? No problem! You can spend part or all of your apprenticeship at our School Training Center. Here, you'll work in workshops with modern facilities and dedicated instructors who ensure you receive high-quality education. We closely collaborate with local companies, so you'll gain plenty of hands-on experience.


Questions and Answers

Here you can find answers to the most common questions about the education. If you don't find the answer, we are ready to help.
How long does the aircraft technician education take?

The aircraft technician education lasts up to 6.5 years in total, depending on the choice of specialization.

What specializations can I choose in the aircraft technician education?

You can choose from the following specializations:

  • Level 1: Aircraft with turbine engines, aircraft with piston engines, helicopters with turbine engines.
  • Level 2: Aircraft with turbine engines, aircraft with piston engines, helicopters with turbine engines.
How do I find an apprenticeship as an aircraft technician?

You need to find an apprenticeship yourself, but we will assist you in searching and finding the right company where you can gain practical experience and learn from experienced professionals.

What can I work with as a trained aircraft technician?

As a trained aircraft technician, you can work in the maintenance and repair of airplanes and helicopters at both civilian and military airports. You can also choose to further your education and become a mechanical engineer or electronic engineer.

What subjects will I be taught in the aircraft technician education?

You will be taught subjects such as aerodynamics, engines, aircraft structure, aircraft instruments, physics, mathematics, and electronics.


Do you have any questions? We're here to help.
Jannik Holbech
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