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3144 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS
 


    Air traffic controllers direct aircraft movements in airspace and on the ground, using radio, radar and lighting systems, and provide information relevant to the operation of aircraft.

    Tasks include -

    (a) directing and controlling aircraft approaching and leaving airport and their movement on the ground;

    (b) directing and controlling aircraft operating in designated airspace sector;

    (c) examining and approving flight plans;

    (d) informing flight crew and operations staff about weather conditions, operational facilities, flight plans and air traffic;

    (e) applying knowledge of principles and practices of air tram ic control in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work;

    (f) initiating and organising emergency, search and rescue services and procedures;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Controller, air traffic


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.