Air Traffic Controller (Occupation Code : 315401)

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Ensures the safe and efficient movement of aircraft in controlled airspace and aerodromes by directing aircraft movements.


Informing flight crew and operations staff about weather conditions, operational facilities, flight plans and air traffic.

Applying knowledge of principles and practices of air traffic control in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work.

Initiating and organizing emergency, search and rescue services and procedures.

Directing activities of all aircraft and service vehicles on or near airport runways.

Maintaining radio and telephone contact with adjacent control towers, terminal control units and other control centres, and coordinating the movement of aircraft into adjoining areas.



Alternate Occupation Names

Air Traffic Service Operator

Aerodrome Controller


Vessel Traffic Services

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