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    Air traffic safety technicians perform technical tasks concerning the design, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of air traffic control and air navigation systems.

    Tasks include -

    (a) carrying out technical duties related to development work concerning electronic and electromechanical equipment of air navigation systems, and testing prototypes;

    (b) providing technical help in the design and layout of specific interface circuitry of air navigation and aircraft detection tracking systems;

    (c) contributing to the preparation of cost estimates and technical and training specifications for air traffic control and safety equipment;

    (d) assisting with the technical supervision of construction, installation and operation of ground-based air navigation equipment and its maintenance and repair to ensure that standards and recommendations are met;

    (e) applying.knowledge of air traffic safety engineering principles and practices in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work;

    (f) modifying existing ground-based air navigation equipment to adapt it to new air traffic control procedures;

    (g) controlling and calibrating the ground-based air navigation instruments to ensure maximum accuracy and safety of flight, take-off and landing operations;

    (h) performing related tasks;

    (i) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Technician, air traffic safety

  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Aeromechanic - 7232

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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.