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Air Transport Operatives

Air transport operatives refuel, load and unload aircraft, direct the movement of aircraft at airports, and positions gangways or staircases to allow passengers to board and disembark aircraft.

More about this Career

Average Salary

£22039

New workers start around £9363. Normal pay is £22039 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £36070.

Jobs

226

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Operates retractable gangway or positions mobile staircases to enable passengers and crew to board and disembark aircraft.
  • Loads aircraft with luggage, in-flight meals, refreshments and other items.
  • Loads and unloads conveyor belts to transport luggage between terminal buildings and aircraft, monitors conveyor belts and clears any blockages.
  • Directs the ground movement of aircraft at airports.
  • Refuels aircraft from mobile tankers.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Learning Strategies

    49

  • Reading Comprehension

    47

  • Active Listening

    44

  • Critical Thinking

    41

  • Active Learning

    38

  • Monitoring

    38

  • Writing

    37

  • Mathematics

    35

  • Speaking

    31

  • Science

    12

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