Air Traffic Coordinator

Coordinate air traffic movement to provide safety for aircrafts.
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Salary Range
$54,000 – $166,000

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What do Air Traffic Coordinators do?

Coordinates movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers to provide maximum separation and safety for aircraft: Maintains radio and telephone contact with AIR-TRAFFIC COORDINATORS in adjoining control centers. Relays information regarding air traffic by radio to AIR-TRAFFIC-CONTROL SPECIALIST, TOWER and AIR-TRAFFIC-CONTROL SPECIALIST, STATION, monitoring each sector, for transmittal to AIRPLANE PILOT, COMMERCIAL. Relays information, such as altitude, expected time of arrival, and course. Determines procedure and time for altitude changes to prevent collisions and excessive traffic buildup in flight sector. Completes daily activity report.


Should I be an Air Traffic Coordinator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Aircraft Communicator, Air Traffic Supervisor, Communicator, Flight Operation Coordinator See More

    How to become an Air Traffic Coordinator

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