Profession airspace manager

Airspace managers control activities aimed at developing the European airspace into a continuum that is flexible and reactive to changes of users’ needs in airspace. They aim to optimise the network capacity and improve the performance.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Electronic communication

    Data communication performed through digital means such as computers, telephone or e-mail.

  • Celestial navigation

    Understand the science of celestial navigation and position fixing by using specialised measuring equipment.

  • Aircraft flight control systems

    Know the setting, features and operation of aircraft flight control systems. Manage flight control surfaces, cockpit controls, connections, and operating mechanisms required to control the flight direction of an aircraft. Operate aircraft engine controls in order to change aircraft speed.

  • Air traffic control operations

    Understand the tasks performed by air traffic controllers, including Interaction and effective communication between aircraft and air traffic controllers; execution of follow-up activities, and ensuring smooth operations during flights.

  • Air transport law

    Know air transport laws and regulations. Due to the nature of aviation, knowledge of air transport laws partially overlaps with knowledge of international law.

  • Air traffic management

    Thoroughly understand the major activities in air traffic management, such as air traffic control, air traffic flow management, and aeronautic information services.

Skills

  • Use geographic information systems

    Work with computer data systems such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

  • Monitor airspace planning

    Process airspace data to monitor and improve airspace planning; improve flight efficiency and reduce operational costs.

  • Think analytically

    Produce thoughts using logic and reasoning in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Apply the concept of Flexible Use of Airspace

    Monitor the effective implementation of the Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA) concept at various levels.

  • Carry out navigational calculations

    Solve mathematical problems to achieve safe navigation.

  • Manage aspects of airspace management

    Manage all aspects of airspace management in all airspace classes.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Operate radar equipment

    Operate radar screens and other radar equipment; ensure that aircraft fly at a safe distance from one another.

  • Possess visual literacy

    Interpret charts, maps, graphics, and other pictorial presentations used in place of the written word. The graphics used vary from process to process; therefore, the professional must have sufficient knowledge of the field in order to follow and use the information presented.

  • Have spatial awareness

    Be aware of your position and the space around you. Understand the relationship of objects around you when there is a change of position.

  • Work in an aviation team

    Work confidently in a group in general aviation services, in which each individual operates in their own area of responsibility to reach a common goal, such as a good customer interaction, air safety, and aircraft maintenance.

Optional knowledge and skills

act reliably follow airport safety procedures aviation meteorology give instructions to staff use meteorological information