Ian van Jaarsveldt started his aviation career at South African Airways Technical, qualified in the trade of Aircraft Electrician. Ian carried out his duties in major maintenance on short and long-range aircraft, specialising in major repairs “C” and “D” checks, modifications, return checks and strip-down checks. From there Ian moved to Line Maintenance performing daily checks, “A” checks, weekly checks and defect rectification on aircraft turnarounds for company aircraft and third-party aircraft. Ian obtained certification on Airbus A319/A320/A321 Family, A340 and A330 Family and Boeing B737-7/800 Family.
Boeing B737-6/7/8/900 & CFM56-7B, Airbus A319/A320/A321 (B2), V2500 & CFM56 (B2), Airbus A340-2/300 & CFM56-5C (B2), Airbus A340-5/600 & Trent RR - 500 (B2), Airbus A330 & Trent RR-700 (B2), Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Avionics (B2)
Engineering Studies: N6 - Digital Electronic's and N6 - Electronic's Engineering., Apprentice Training: Aircraft Electrician (South African Airways Technical), Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (A.M.E.): Avionics, Electrical, Instruments., Human Factors - EASA Module 9, Aviation Legislation - Module 10 EASA & FAA, Aircraft Aero, Structures & Systems (B2) - EASA Module 13, Fuel Tank Safety (FTS) & Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS), Safety Management Systems (SMS), ETOPS, Electo-static Discharge (ESD) Maintenance Awareness, Civil Aviation Regulations (CARS)
Engineering, Manufacturing circuit boards and power supplies, calibration, fault finding and assembly for diamond X-Ray machines, Installation, repair and fault finding of security systems (Alarm's, Video Surveillance)
13 years 2007