Air Force

2A6X2:Aerospace Ground Equipment (2A6X2)

They maintain all aerospace ground equipment to support aircraft systems. This includes maintenance, inspecting, and testing equipment.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Aerospace Ground Equipment specialist plan and organize all AGE maintenance activities. They are in charge of establishing standards and production control measures for the equipment. If an equipment serviceability criteria standard does not exist, they will develop and determine the criteria. On already established standards, these specialist will interpret the policy information and implement any changes that may need to occur on standard maintenance practice. This can include interpreting policies relating to environmental handling of equipment and products. The AGE specialist will determine facility, training, supply and equipment resource needs to perform the required maintenance.

Military Duties Translated:

Maintenance on AGE can be scheduled or unscheduled. Possible AGE includes gas turbine engines, electronics, diesels, air compressors, hydraulics, nitrogen generation and more. A majority of the time spent will be on a -86 diesel generator, which provides power to the aircraft. To determine if the Aerospace Ground Equipment is running properly, the AGE specialist will inspect, test and operate the equipment. To diagnose if the AGE has any malfunctions related to mechanical or electronic circuitry, the specialist will use visual and auditory senses in conjunction with testing equipment and technical publications.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Aircraft Inspector