Aeronautical information service officer

Description

Aeronautical information service officers maintain the operational timing from sunrise to sunset in order to ensure that the information passed by agencies is authentic. They strive to ensure safety, regularity and efficiency.

Excludes aeronautical information specialist.

The duties of an aeronautical information service officer include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance of Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) library ensuring amendment are received, analysed, amended and notified in a timely manner to end users
  • Convert AIP published in paper format to digital format
  • Identify and remove NOTAMs (NOtices To AirMen) and other irrelevant aeronautical information from the Pilot Briefing Package based on company policy
  • Block NOTAMs from appearing in Pilot Briefing Package
  • Record deficiencies and inconsistence in aeronautical publication
  • Co-ordinate aeronautical information queries with state authority and external agencies
  • Provide introductory guidance to AIM activities for new joiners
  • Create briefing material, under supervision, for use in AIM training program.

Working conditions

Aeronautical information service officers usually work full time. They may work in shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to aeronautical information service officer:

aeronautical information officer
officer in aeronautical information
aeronautical data service officer

Minimum qualifications

An associate’s degree in aeronautics, aviation, air traffic control, or a related field is generally required to work as aeronautical information service officer, along with several years of experience in a related area, either in a civilian or a military context.

Knowledge of procedures from local aviation safety agencies (FAA, TCCA, EASA…) is also a basic requirement, as well as an interest in aviation.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Aeronautical information service officer is a Skill level 3 occupation.

Aeronautical information service officer career path

Similar occupations

These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to aeronautical information service officer.

aeronautical information specialist
aviation data communications manager
aviation safety officer
private pilot

Long term prospects

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of aeronautical information service officer. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of aeronautical information service officer with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

aviation communications and frequency coordination manager
air traffic manager
aviation surveillance and code coordination manager
airspace manager
aviation meteorologist

Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of aeronautical information service officer.

  • Geographic areas: Know the geographic area in detail; know where different organisations carry out operations.
  • Common aviation safety regulations: The body of legislation and regulations that apply to the field of civil aviation at regional, national, European and International levels. Understand that regulations aimed at protecting citizens at all times in civil aviation; ensure that operators, citizens, and organisations comply with these rules.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of aeronautical information service officer.

  • Ensure customer focus: Attitude that puts customers at the centre of the business in all cases.
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements: Guarantee compliance with established and applicable standards and legal requirements such as specifications, policies, standards or law for the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts.
  • Use different communication channels: Make use of various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the purpose of constructing and sharing ideas or information.
  • 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.
  • Follow airport safety procedures: Comply with airport safety procedures, policies and legislation to ensure a safe working environment for all employees, and to ensure the safety of passengers.
  • Analyse data for aeronautical publications: Collect, edit, and analyse data received from civil aviation authorities and related services. Analyse the data to prepare amendments that are incorporated into aeronautical informational publications.
  • Prepare notices to airmen for pilots: Prepare and file regular NOTAM (NOtice To AirMen) briefings in the information system used by pilots; calculate the best possible way to use the available airspace; provide information on the potential hazards that may accompany air shows, VIP-flights, or parachute jumps.
  • Operate scientific measuring equipment: Operate devices, machinery, and equipment designed for scientific measurement. Scientific equipment consists of specialised measuring instruments refined to facilitate the acquisition of data.
  • Ensure safety in international aviation: Communicate with national and international agencies to ensure maximum efficiency and safety in the field of aviation.
  • Ensure accuracy of aeronautical data: Ensure the accuracy of published aeronautical information, e.g. landing charts and radio navigational aids.

Optional skills

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of aeronautical information service officer. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

ISCO group and title

3154 – Air traffic controllers


References
  1. Aeronautical information service officer – ESCO
  2. Featured image: By Work of the United States Federal Government under the terms of 17 U.S.C. § 105 – http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/air_traffic/controller_staffing/images/AirTraffic-8.jpg [dead link], Public Domain, **
Last updated on July 15, 2022

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