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what is considered a "heavy airframe"?

I'm searching for jobs in the aviation industry and I keep seeing job postings for sheet metal mechanics with "heavy airframe" experience. I've been a aircraft sheet metal technician in the military for several years and I'm wondering what qualifies as a heavy airframe. Does that include fighter jets or combat helicopters?

Asked By: - 2/27/2012
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"Heavy: Aircraft capable of takeoff weights of more than 255,000 pounds whether or not they are operating at this weight during a particular phase of flight." Fighter jets and helicopters are out.
Answered By: Bradley245 - 2/27/2012
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In that context, it is transport category aircraft... generally Dash 8/Saab 340 etc and larger... More
Answered By: lowlevel - 2/27/2012
 
Just apply for the job. Chances are they have no idea what they are talking about anyways. The people who write those job postings sit behind a desk all day and wouldnt know the difference between an fighter jet of combat helicopter. I once seen a job posting that actually said "must be able to use hands to grasp... More
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Answered By: john j - 2/28/2012
 
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