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Airfield Operations Specialists

Airfield Operations Specialists

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Airfield Operations Specialists Description

Ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; dispatching; using airfield landing and navigational aids; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; and applying knowledge of weather information.

Airfield Operations Specialists Related Job Titles

Air Operations Manager, Airfield Manager, Airfield Services Officer, Airline Dispatcher, Airport Duty Manager, Airport Operations Coordinator, Airport Operations Duty Manager, Airport Operations Manager, Airport Operations Officer, Airport Operations Specialist, Assistant Manager Airside Operations, Aviation Operations Specialist, Flight Director, Flight Follower, Flight Information Expediter, Flight Operation Coordinator, Flight Operations Coordinator, Flight Operations Manager, Ground Operations Superintendent, Operations Agent, Operations Coordinator, Operations Specialist, Operations Supervisor,


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Airfield Operations Specialists Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Train operations staff.
  • Relay departure, arrival, delay, aircraft and airfield status, and other pertinent information to upline controlling agencies.
  • Implement airfield safety procedures to ensure a safe operating environment for personnel and aircraft operation.
  • Plan and coordinate airfield construction.
  • Coordinate with agencies such as air traffic control, civil engineers, and command posts to ensure support of airfield management activities.
  • Monitor the arrival, parking, refueling, loading, and departure of all aircraft.
  • Maintain air-to-ground and point-to-point radio contact with aircraft commanders.
  • Procure, produce, and provide information on the safe operation of aircraft, such as flight planning publications, operations publications, charts and maps, and weather information.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Perform and supervise airfield management activities, including mobile airfield management functions.
  • Receive, transmit, and control message traffic.
  • Use airfield landing and navigational aids and digital data terminal communications equipment to perform duties.
  • Post visual display boards and status boards.
  • Coordinate communications between air traffic control and maintenance personnel.
  • Receive and post weather information and flight plan data, such as air routes and arrival and departure times.
  • Maintain flight and events logs, air crew flying records, and flight operations records of incoming and outgoing flights.
  • Coordinate with agencies to meet aircrew requirements for billeting, messing, refueling, ground transportation, and transient aircraft maintenance.
  • Collaborate with others to plan flight schedules and air crew assignments.
  • Coordinate changes to flight itineraries with appropriate Air Traffic Control (ATC) agencies.
  • Anticipate aircraft equipment needs for air evacuation and cargo flights.
  • Provide aircrews with information and services needed for airfield management and flight planning.
  • Conduct departure and arrival briefings.
  • Check military flight plans with civilian agencies.

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