So who hires flight technicians? All militaries and even Air Force One use them, mostly because these aircraft fly to locations where maintenance might not be available on the ground. And in the corporate world? Boeing, Airbus, Johnson & Johnson, ExxonMobil, DuPont, Toyota and a dozen other companies with large-cabin aircraft that fly around the world regularly hire FTs. There are distinct advantages to these companies keeping a mechanic on hand at all times. An airplane stuck at an outstation can be more than just an inconvenience for some executives. Depending on the corner of the world, it can be a significant safety risk to all.