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Air Traffic Controllers

Air traffic controllers prepare flight plans, authorise flight departures and arrivals and maintain radio, radar and/or visual contact with aircraft to ensure the safe movement of air traffic.

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About this Career

£77,167

Average salary

New workers start around £44,473.78. Normal pay is £77,167 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £150,811.33.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Handles emergencies, unscheduled traffic and other unanticipated incidents.
  • Discusses operational requirements with pilot, issues duty schedules for flight deck and cabin crews, maintains records of flight progress and authorises flight departure.
  • Calculates fuel consumption and optimum flying height, plans route and prepares flight plan for aircraft pilot.
  • Obtains information regarding weather conditions, navigational hazards, landing conditions, seating arrangements, loading of cargo, fuel and catering supplies.
  • Directs movement of aircraft and motor vehicles on runways, taxiways and in parking bays.
  • Gives landing instructions to pilot and monitors descent of aircraft.
  • Directs the movement of aircraft en route to its destination and ensures minimum distances are maintained between planes.
  • Maintains radio and/or radar or visual contact with aircraft and liaises with other air traffic controllers and control centres to direct aircraft in and out of controlled airspace and into holding areas ready for landing.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

Job postings

Active Listening
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Monitoring
77
Critical Thinking
77
Learning Strategies
76
Active Learning
76
Speaking
75
Reading Comprehension
63
Mathematics
52
Science
41
Writing
38

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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