I am just about to (hopefully) embark on a short internship at the maintenance department of a medium-sized european airline (i.e. under EASA framework).
While the internship has been pushed towards being practical, one thing that bothers me is that I am absolutely clueless what I could be allowed to do (and I'd like to know so I could negotiate to get the most of the time with the carrier).
- Would I be allowed to handle anything flight-wise with supervision? Could I be allowed to interact with the aircraft or only watch and observe?
- Would I be allowed to even loosen a bolt on a wheel, or do you legally need maintenance certification for that?