Fixed Base Operator (FBO) Line Service Technician

Fixed Base Operator (FBO) Line Service Technician
Line Service Technician

About the Career

A fixed base operator (FBO) is a retail firm that sells general aviation products or services at an airport. They typically operate a terminal facility with hangars for aircraft and a variety of fuel trucks. Line Service Technicians work outside and in all weather conditions.

On the job you will:

  • Conduct aircraft fueling operations
  • Tug and relocate aircraft
  • Direct aircraft taxi and parking operations
  • Operate various types of equipment
  • Perform customer service
  • Coordinate aircraft needs and requests

Depending upon the size and scope of the airport operations, the Line Service Tech may be responsible for other various duties and my need to work overnight shifts.


Average Salary: $35,000
Salary Range: $24,000 - $50,000
Education: High School Degree or Equivalent
Outlook: Good (1% - 10% growth)

Education and Training

General training opportunities related to the career can be acquired from organizations such as the National Air Transport Association (NATA).

This is usually a good steppingstone to any airport career.



Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Aeronautics
Texas A&M University Central Texas - Aviation Science
University of North Texas – Denton - Aviation Logistics

Information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Descriptions are based on general guidelines and industry standards and job duties may vary by employer and specific industry. Labor projections utilize data for the North Central Texas region and may vary from national statistics.

Critical Skills

Detail Oriented
Operation and Control