Markets Analysis: Catering to aviation professionals may be able to help your tool business soar.

Distributors in constant search of new customers can try to take wing in the aviation industry.

Aircraft mechanics and service techs earn an average of $21.77 per hour, with the middle 50 percent earning between $17.82 and $27.18. The lowest 10 percent earn less than $13.99 per hour, while the highest 10 percent earn more than $33.84 per hour.

The median hourly earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of aircraft mechanics are: scheduled air transportation, $27.37; federal government, $21.67; non-scheduled air transportation, $20.88; aerospace product and parts manufacturing, $20.60; and support activities for air transportation, $18.70.

The aviation industry offers distributors many opportunities for tool and equipment sales. Tool dealers who try to take wing in this industry may inspire their sales to soar in addition to their newly diversified customer base.

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