Air transport professional

In the sky and on the ground, manage the safe and orderly movements of aircraft, passengers, and cargo.

Duties and tasks

  • Air traffic controllers play an important role in the safety of the aircraft including maintaining communications and monitoring the movement of the aircraft
  • Controllers will assist pilots during take-off, landing and throughout the flight. They will also provide assistance and guidance in the case of emergencies
  • Flight attendants manage the aircraft while in operation and are involved in serving food, demonstrating safety procedures, assisting with the flight and ground crews,
  • ensuring the security of the aircraft and providing emergency help for crew and passengers if required
  • Pilots are involved in flying aircrafts and following strict operating policies and procedures to ensure the safety of the crew and passengers
  • Pilots will complete pre-flight preparations and checks to ensure the safety of the aircraft

Skills required

  • Ability to Work in a Team Environment
  • Adapt to an Irregular Lifestyle
  • Excellent Judgment and Decision Making
  • Operation and Control
  • Outstanding Communication Skills

Working conditions

Air Transport Professionals will often have to work a rotating shift roster that includes weekends and public holidays. Excellent health and fitness is required by transport professionals.

Professional associations / Industry information

Airservices is a government-owned corporation providing safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry
Civil Air: Air Traffic Control Australia
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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