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Top 50 Flight Test Mechanic Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Flight Test Mechanic. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Flight Test Mechanic resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.5% of Flight Test Mechanic resumes contained Aircraft Parts as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Flight Test Mechanic actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Flight Test Mechanic

1. Aircraft Parts
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Here's how Aircraft Parts is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Remove, repair, fabricate, replace, modify and install aircraft parts and major structural components.
  • Fabricate or modify aircraft parts such as test panels and brackets.

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2. Flight Control Systems
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Here's how Flight Control Systems is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Rig check of flight control systems.

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3. Engine Changes
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Here's how Engine Changes is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed scheduled and unscheduled maintenance as required including three TF60 engine changes on the Airbus 300.
  • Performed heavy maintenance such as: engine changes, phase maintenance, and flight control rigging.
  • Line maintenance Engine Changes, A Checks

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4. Flight Line
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Here's how Flight Line is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Flight Line Mechanic responsible for operational checkout, troubleshooting and repairing the Block 60 F-16 Attack Fighter aircraft.
  • Performed bench checks and flight line operational checkout, troubleshooting, and repair of electric and electrical equipment.
  • Preformed Flight Line Maintenance on ARMY National Guard UH1's under (DOD Contract)
  • Performed taxi & tow of aircraft on flight line.
  • Performed flight line maintenance when not in flight status.
  • Flight line test mechanic on P-3, C-5, C-130, C-141 aircraft.
  • Flight line mechanic, AMT for 787-8, 787-9, 747 and 777.
  • Flight line lead mechanic on C-130, C-5 aircraft.

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5. Service Checks
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Here's how Service Checks is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Provided all aircraft maintenance repairs also service checks and acted as Aircraft Maintenance Representative when aircraft was in a Repair Station.
  • Conduct daily service checks, ETOPS checks, and other time control checks IAW Company & Manufacture maintenance manuals.
  • Performed Out-of-Phase and Required Inspection Item (RII) inspections and Pre-Departure Service Checks for ETOPs operation.

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6. FAA
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Here's how FAA is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Maintain repair logs, documenting all preventive and corrective aircraft maintenance according to Naval Aviation and FAA standards.
  • Performed all aspects of total aircraft maintenance including Flight Test Flights In the cock-pit for the FAA.
  • Inspect completed work to certify that maintenance meets FAA standards and that aircraft are ready for operation.
  • Install and test all new systems and performed functional system test for FAA Certification.
  • Presented paperwork to the FAA for C of A on all five models.
  • Work was done in accordance with Cessna and FAA regulations.
  • Conduct routine and special inspections as required by FAA regulations.
  • Worked with FAA personnel inspecting aircraft upon arrival to airfield.
  • Comply with FAA, JAA and TC regulations.
  • Involved in the FAA certification testing of flight controls and aero structures.

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7. Pre-Flight
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Here's how Pre-Flight is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed all major pre-flight work on planes before delivery to customer.
  • Participated in engine runs pre-flight and post-flight of aircraft.
  • Performed Pre-flight and Post-flights maintenance, inspections and servicing.
  • Performed pre-flight and post-flight inspections and repairs.
  • Performed complete pre-flight and post-flight inspections to determine the aircraft status Perform necessary emergency in-flight repairs such as repairing leaks
  • Conducted pre-flight, combo-flight, and thru-flight inspections to ensure compliance with FAA regulations and company standards and identify maintenance needs.
  • Performed daily checks, pre-flight and post-flight checks; refueling, cargo loading and weight/balancechecks.
  • Performed servicing on all the above aircraft including pre-flight and post-flight.

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8. Assembly Drawings
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Here's how Assembly Drawings is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Used assembly drawings, shop orders, and specifications to determine conformance of parts.

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9. Trouble Shooting
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Here's how Trouble Shooting is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Preformed Trouble Shooting/ ComponentRemoval and replacement.
  • Performed trouble shooting and repair of Pratt & Whitney JTD-7R4G2 and GE CF6-50E turbine engines.
  • Worked with hydraulic gear and all mechanical trouble shooting.
  • Facilitate coworkers access to systems and components to assist function checks and trouble shooting.
  • Performed trouble shooting for identifying and repairing issues in a timely manner.

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10. Airframe
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Here's how Airframe is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Preformed Helicopter maintenance on a variety of aircraft airframes.
  • Worked directly with engineers to disassemble, inspect and integrate design changes that would be incorporated on the production line airframes.
  • Performed airframe mechanical work and maintained logs and records for 6 Falcon jets.
  • Inspect airframes for wear or other defects.
  • Modified airframe for customer options.
  • Performed inspection on airframe, powerplant, avionics, shipping & receiving and fuel audits.
  • Performed inspection on airframe, powerplant, avionics, shipping & receiving, and engine borescope.

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11. Engine RUN
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Here's how Engine RUN is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Developed and implemented new comprehensive C-40B (B-737) engine run practice and test procedures.
  • Diagnose and identify probable locations of malfunctions from the cockpit during engine run-up.
  • Flight control rigging Boeing 747's Engine installation, rig and engine run-up.
  • Performed engine runs in the hush house and completed repairs as necessary.
  • Preform first engine runs and trim adjustments.

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12. Hydraulic Systems
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Here's how Hydraulic Systems is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Repaired hydraulic systems including piping and components.
  • Perform operational checkout, diagnoses and correction of hydraulic systems, instruments, mechanical surface controls and heating and cooling systems.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of hydraulic systems, dry and liquid chemical systems, electrical, and diesel troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Design, fabricate & install auxiliary hydraulic systems working from block diagrams.
  • Performed troubleshooting on pneumatics, engine, and hydraulic systems.

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13. RII
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Here's how RII is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed RII on Sky King Aircrafts as designated inspector.

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14. Test Procedures
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15. Ground Support Equipment
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Here's how Ground Support Equipment is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Assisted with Ground Support Equipment adhering to Company Standards Operating Procedures in addition to safety protocol.
  • Licensed with Ground Support Equipment to help with maintenance tasks.

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16. Daily Inspections
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Here's how Daily Inspections is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed daily inspections, line maintenance, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

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17. Fuel Systems
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Here's how Fuel Systems is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Fabricated and installed sheet metal panels to missile structures, fuel systems and propulsion as required by engineering staff.
  • Repaired fuel systems including piping and fuel cells.

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18. Powerplant
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19. Technical Manuals
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Here's how Technical Manuals is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Utilized technical manuals, operations procedures, publications, blueprints and procedures to interpret and perform required work.
  • Use technical manuals, blueprints, engineering orders to repair aircraft to "new" specification.

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20. Flight Crew
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Here's how Flight Crew is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Support flight operations with pre/post flight Inspection, interface with Customer, flight crews and engineering daily.

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21. Electrical Systems
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Here's how Electrical Systems is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Operated test equipment to check avionics, mechanical, and electrical systems.

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22. B767
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Here's how B767 is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Achieved Airworthiness Release Qualifications and General Familiarization Qualifications for B757, B767, and DC10 aircraft.
  • Performed engine maintenance on B767 (CF6-80).
  • Achieved ETOPS Qualifications for B757 and B767 aircraft.
  • Preformed as Flight Mechanic B767.

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23. APU
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Here's how APU is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Perform initial APU function test.

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24. B727
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Here's how B727 is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Maintained B727 100/200 type aircraft on domestic and international flight ops.

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25. Etops
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Here's how Etops is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Completed required log book entries for ETOPS operations, completion of task cards and non-routine discrepancies.

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26. Flight Hours
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Here's how Flight Hours is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Resulted in attainment of 200,000 accident-free flight hours and successful accomplishment of all mission critical objectives.
  • Crewed more than 764.7 accident-free flight hours.

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27. Test Cases
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28. Md11
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29. Operational Checks
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Here's how Operational Checks is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Perform operational checks on systems as required (Hawker 4000).

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30. DC-8
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Here's how DC-8 is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Flight mechanic domestic, Pacific, and European; one year flight mechanic on B-747; B-727, DC-8, L-1011 aircraft

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31. Structural Components
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32. Technical Publications
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Here's how Technical Publications is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Modified and installed aircraft structure, components, and wiring following engineering drawings and other technical publications as required.
  • Use available technical publications and equipment to perform corrosion control on avionics equipment.
  • Modified aircraft structures, systems, and components following drawings, schematics, charts, engineering orders, and technical publications.
  • Promoted from a power plants mechanic to the flight engineer work center technical publications supervisor within one year.

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33. B757
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Here's how B757 is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Traveled Extensively Maintained B747-400 and B757 aircraft at remote stations for an international airline.
  • CAT II Qualified B757 Obtained Run-Taxi Qualifications for DC10 aircraft (CF6-50 engine).

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34. Hand Tools
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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Replace or repair worn, defective, or damaged components, using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment.

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35. Md80
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Here's how Md80 is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Flight Mechanic on Boeing 727, 737 and MD80

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36. Kc-130
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37. CRJ
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Here's how CRJ is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Flight Test Mechaninc on C Series, Challenger, CRJ, Global Express aircraft.

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38. Maintenance Inspections
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Here's how Maintenance Inspections is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Assisted with FAA, CAA and EASA maintenance inspections.

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39. Engine Systems
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Here's how Engine Systems is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Perform landing gear and engine systems build up and installation, power runs, rig and troubleshoot as required.
  • Service and maintain gaseous/liquid oxygen, fuel, pneumatic, hydraulic and engine systems on and off aircraft.

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40. C-130
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Here's how C-130 is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Assigned to and maintained a certain C-130 aircraft in all home base level inspections and maintenance.
  • Perform fueling, maintenance and flight inspections of C-130 type aircraft.
  • Performed preflight and postflight inspection of KC-130 aircraft.

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41. Design Changes
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42. Dc-10
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Here's how Dc-10 is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed routine and non-routine maintenance on Boeing 767 and 757 and McDonnell Douglas DC-10.
  • Accompanied DC-10 and MD-11 aircraft to stations in Europe and the Middle East.
  • Flight mechanic on DC-10 Tanker.

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43. F-35
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Here's how F-35 is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Drill and install brackets on F-35 aircraft.
  • flight test prototype avionic/sheetmetal support for F-35 aircraft

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44. DC-9
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Here's how DC-9 is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Monitored and coordinated all specialized maintenance on assigned C-32A (B-757), C-9C (DC-9).

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45. MEL
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Here's how MEL is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Submitted accurate and timely maintenance/supply data information on applicable maintenance action forms.
  • Note any issues and ensure their timely repair prior to take off.
  • Write deferrals Mel/CDL for flight.
  • React rapidly in a fast-paced environment; successfully interpret MEL and determine airworthiness of aircraft.

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46. B747
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Here's how B747 is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Maintained B747-200, -300, -400 and B777-200F aircraft at remote stations for an international cargo carrier.

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47. Beech
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Here's how Beech is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Served as Airport Manager, Aircraft Sales Manager for Piper and Beech, Fixed Base Manager for Henson Incorporated.
  • Performed phase card and 100 hour inspections of 7 Beechcraft 99 and 33 C208B caravans.
  • Run and Taxi qualified on all Raytheon, Hawker and Beechcraft models.

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48. B737
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Here's how B737 is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Flight Mechanic - Part 121 Supplemental Air Carrier operating B737-400 and -800.
  • Performed line maintenance, daily and Preflight/Transit inspections of B737-400/800 aircraft.

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49. Dash
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Here's how Dash is used in Flight Test Mechanic jobs:
  • Maintain three Dash-8-200 aircraft in support of the War on Terror campaign- Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

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50. AOG
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20 Most Common Skills For A Flight Test Mechanic

Aircraft Parts

17.2%

Flight Control Systems

15.7%

Engine Changes

12.4%

Flight Line

8.8%

Service Checks

8.1%

FAA

4.0%

Pre-Flight

3.9%

Assembly Drawings

3.6%

Trouble Shooting

3.6%

Airframe

3.3%

Engine RUN

2.9%

Hydraulic Systems

2.5%

RII

2.0%

Test Procedures

2.0%

Ground Support Equipment

1.9%

Daily Inspections

1.9%

Fuel Systems

1.7%

Powerplant

1.7%

Technical Manuals

1.6%

Flight Crew

1.4%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Flight Test Mechanic

Rank Skill
1 Aircraft Parts 13.5%
2 Flight Control Systems 12.3%
3 Engine Changes 9.7%
4 Flight Line 6.9%
5 Service Checks 6.3%
6 FAA 3.2%
7 Pre-Flight 3.0%
8 Assembly Drawings 2.8%
9 Trouble Shooting 2.8%
10 Airframe 2.5%
11 Engine RUN 2.3%
12 Hydraulic Systems 1.9%
13 RII 1.6%
14 Test Procedures 1.6%
15 Ground Support Equipment 1.5%
16 Daily Inspections 1.5%
17 Fuel Systems 1.3%
18 Powerplant 1.3%
19 Technical Manuals 1.2%
20 Flight Crew 1.1%
21 Electrical Systems 1.1%
22 B767 1.0%
23 APU 1.0%
24 B727 1.0%
25 Etops 1.0%
26 Flight Hours 1.0%
27 Test Cases 0.8%
28 Md11 0.8%
29 Operational Checks 0.8%
30 DC-8 0.8%
31 Structural Components 0.8%
32 Technical Publications 0.8%
33 B757 0.7%
34 Hand Tools 0.7%
35 Md80 0.7%
36 Kc-130 0.7%
37 CRJ 0.6%
38 Maintenance Inspections 0.6%
39 Engine Systems 0.6%
40 C-130 0.6%
41 Design Changes 0.6%
42 Dc-10 0.6%
43 F-35 0.6%
44 DC-9 0.6%
45 MEL 0.5%
46 B747 0.5%
47 Beech 0.5%
48 B737 0.5%
49 Dash 0.5%
50 AOG 0.5%
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