air traffic controller

Description

Air traffic controllers assist pilots by providing information concerning the height, speed and course. They assist pilots in order to facilitate a safe take off and landing of aircrafts. They are responsible for maintaining a secure and orderly movement of aircraft along major air routes up in the sky and around airports. They control air traffic in and within vicinity of airports according to established procedures and policies to prevent collisions and to minimise delays arising from traffic congestion.

Alternative label

  • air traffic control specialists

  • air traffic controller instructor

  • air traffic control officer

  • air controller

  • controller of air traffic

  • flight controller

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en

Hierarchy

Narrower occupations

Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Status

released

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/occupation/3c2da05f-eb24-41f7-8307-46c96660fee0