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Air Traffic Control

Other titles : air traffic controller, flight dispatcher

Details

Description :

Air traffic controllers direct air traffic within assigned airspace, and control moving aircraft and service vehicles at airports. Flight dispatchers authorize airline flights over assigned routes. Flight service specialists provide pilots with flight information essential to aviation safety. Air traffic controllers and flight service specialists are employed by NAV Canada and the armed forces. Flight dispatchers are employed by airline and air services companies and by the armed forces.

Main duties :

  • Control flow of air traffic within assigned airspace using radar monitors, radio and other communication equipment and visual references;
  • Issue aircraft takeoff and landing instructions to pilots and relay meteorological, navigational and other information to pilots in flight;
  • Maintain radio and telephone contact with adjacent control towers, terminal control units and other area control centres, and co-ordinate movement of aircraft into adjoining areas;
  • Alert airport emergency services when aircraft are experiencing difficulties and report missing aircraft to search and rescue services;
  • Direct activities of all moving aircraft and service vehicles on or near airport runways;
  • Analyze environmental conditions and assess aircraft for load and fuel capacity and other factors to determine flight routes;
  • Brief flight crew before takeoff on weather conditions, status of navigational facilities and airports en route.

Regions where this career
has the best propspects:

  • Montréal

Training

Diploma of College Studies (DCS)

 

Régulation de vol

(Training program is available in French only)

Program length: 1 year

Program Objectives

Le programme prépare au métier d'agente et agent de régulation de vol. Ces personnes exercent leurs fonctions chez des exploitants de services aériens. Elles travaillent à la préparation et au suivi des vols, établissent les plans de vol, les devis de poids et de centrage, s'assurent de l'approvisionnement en carburant, en matériel, en nourriture et autres. Elles sont responsables des communications avec les équipages, notamment en ce qui concerne les opérations et les conditions aéronautiques et météorologiques durant le vol. Aux termes de la réglementation, la personne qui exerce ce métier chez des exploitants aériens de type A et B (ex.: Air Canada, Air Transat) doit être titulaire d'un certificat de régulatrice ou régulateur de vol et avoir 21 ans. Le programme vise notamment l'acquisition de la capacité d'analyse et de synthèse ainsi que la capacité de s'adapter aux changements.

Educational organizations offering the program