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Air Transport Professional

Air Transport Professionals include pilots who fly aeroplanes and helicopters, air traffic controllers who manage the safe and orderly flow of aircraft and flight attendants who manage the aircraft while in operation.

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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