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£43,000 - £50,000 Stansted Aerospace Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, East
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Flight Planner ZENON Europe (non-UK)
Direct Employer Crewing Officer West Atlantic East Midlands Airport, UK Airports, UK [United Kingdom] £23,084 - £26,513

Frequently asked questions

The position of an Air Operations Control officer is varied, fascinating, and challenging. Those who are part of this job direct and support operations in the United Kingdom and around the world. You could be stationed in a field, a bunker, a structure, a tent, an E-3D aircraft, or even an aircraft carrier.

The Air operations control officer assists in flight planning, coordination, and monitoring air and space operations at the operational, and strategic levels. They assist in the manning of air and space operations and run Air Operations Centres. To look for air operations control jobs, visit Aviation Job Search.

The working conditions for air operations control officers are demanding. They may perform daytime, evening, or midnight shifts because air traffic control facilities are open 24 hours a day. The majority of the flight operations personnel work conventional shifts and work more than 40 hours a week.

Air operations officers are in charge of ensuring that aeroplanes fly safely and providing pilots with information on when and where they should land at an airport. They track flights using radar and radio equipment and transmit advice and directions to pilots in control centres or airport control towers.

The CAA requires a certification for air air operations control officer. After passing a knowledge test and a practical exam, as well as satisfying the experience criteria through on-the-job training, you can get a certification. The training that leads to final certification usually takes two to four years to complete.


Air Operations Control Officer Job Description 

The profession of air traffic control is both dynamic and demanding. Because no two situations are identical, these flight operations personnel must maintain a high level of vigilance and decisiveness. As air travel develops, these specialists deal with increasingly crowded skies while maintaining safety requirements. The job, on the other hand, can be highly gratifying. According to the air operations control officer job description, the candidates use cutting-edge technology to safely manage aircraft movements. As new technology is harnessed to meet the demands of increasingly congested skies and stay up with changing times, regular updating and training are part of the work.

Air Operations Control Officer Job Responsibilities 

The air operations control officers’ responsibilities vary depending on the stage of the flight they command. The general responsibilities include tracking the progress of planes using sophisticated radar/radio technologies and keeping in touch with the pilots of each aircraft in their sector. They are responsible for providing weather information to pilots and advising them on how it may affect the flight path. These officers instruct aeroplanes on the best routes to get to an airport and maintain a safe time gap between aeroplanes. The flight operations officers make changes to flight arrangements in the event of unforeseen situations or emergencies. Visit Aviation Job Search to find out more about air operations control jobs.

Skills Required to Build An Air Operations Control Officer Career

These specialists must have strong eyesight and colour vision and concentrate for long periods. They must possess excellent problem-solving skills with spatial awareness and good coordination. Excellent communication and teamwork skills with the ability to work quickly, accurately, calmly, and decisively under pressure are other skills looked for in these specialists. This personnel requires motivation and self-discipline with an aptitude for working with technology. The officers must also be in good physical and mental health. They must pass a class three medical exam and follow rigorous drug and alcohol policies. Applicants with certain medical disorders may be denied access to training programmes.