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The work environment of an aviation safety inspector varies, depending on his or her employment situation. They usually work both indoors and outdoors, depending on the location and subject of the inspection or investigation. Many aviation safety inspectors who work for the government, consulting firms, or who are self-employed spend much time in the field and therefore will travel a great deal. Since they are responsible for inspecting aircraft and aircraft facilities, they will need to travel to the necessary locations in order to perform an inspection. Aviation safety inspectors investigating an accident will need to travel to the accident site. Aviation safety inspectors working for private companies may not need to travel as much, since many of their job duties will be performed in-house. Aviation safety inspectors need to be able to work independently and as part of a team, since both qualities are warranted in different job situations. A normal workweek for an aviation safety inspector is 40 hours. However, additional hours may be necessary, for example, to finish an important inspection or to investigate an accident.

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