Airport airline manager - Salary and Career
Air transport technicians

Airport airline manager - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Develop and implement a flight safety program and aeronautical emergency plan. They control air traffic on the ground and in the air, promote airport security. They plan flights, dispatch flights, embark and disembark passengers. They carry out inspections in restricted security areas. Supervise activities of the civil aviation system and provide training.

How much does an Airport airline manager earn

A Airport airline manager earns between $2.419 and $25.933 per month, with an average monthly salary of $9.785 and a median salary of $7.041 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 25 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Airport airline manager

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 9.785 117.415 2.446 47
1º Quartile 2.419 29.033 605 12
Median Salary 7.041 84.496 1.760 34
3º Quartile 19.778 237.332 4.944 95
Higher Salary 25.933 311.197 6.483 125


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in transport services
      • transport technicians (logistics)
        • air transport technicians

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Main workplaces

Air transport technicians they work in infraero, in agencies and in air transport companies and the like. They are civil and military personnel in the aeronautics, salaried, with a formal contract. They are organized as a team, under permanent or occasional supervision. They work indoors and outdoors. Working hours can be daytime, nighttime, irregular and in shifts, with face-to-face work. There are special rules for the flight controller. Some of the activities performed are subject to noise exposure and stress.


What does it take to work in the field of Air transport technicians

The exercise of these occupations requires a minimum of high school education plus specialization courses ranging from two hundred to more than four hundred class hours. There is a tendency to increase qualifications and part of it is acquired on the job, there is a tendency to rotate roles in airlines with the configuration of a new type of professional, multipurpose. For the full exercise of the activities, three to five years of experience are required.


Functions and activities of Airport airline manager

Air transport technicians must:

  • serving customers and users of the civil aviation system;
  • serve customers and users of the civil aviation system;
  • minister training;
  • board passengers and baggage;
  • take passengers and baggage;
  • disembark passengers;
  • plan flight;
  • perform security restricted area inspection (ars);
  • boarding passengers and baggage;
  • communicate;
  • provide flight safety;
  • dispatch flights;
  • provide flight security;
  • supervise civil aviation system activities;
  • control air traffic;
  • promote airport security;
  • delivering training;
  • inspect civil aviation system activities;
  • ship passengers and baggage;
  • perform inspection in restricted security areas (ars);
  • perform safety restricted area inspection (ars);
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform inspection in restricted safety areas (ars);
  • service customers and users of the civil aviation system;
  • perform inspection in restricted security areas (ars);

  • Activities

    • conduct courses and lectures related to airport security;
    • testing equipment;
    • clarity;
    • approve flight plan;
    • develop an aviation emergency plan;
    • objectivity;
    • allow taxiing, movement of people and vehicles in the maneuvering areas;
    • control access and circulation in restricted areas;
    • inspect aircraft documentation;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • inspect airport infrastructure conditions;
    • set route, flight level, fuel consumption, according to technical specifications of the aircraft;
    • trigger mechanisms to assist aircraft in aeronautical emergency;
    • conducting lectures related to flight safety;
    • ability to observe;
    • systemic vision ability;
    • authorize start of descent for approach and landing procedure;
    • join meetings;
    • activate the competent body;
    • coordinate with adjacent control bodies;
    • provide information regarding navigation aid and aerodrome conditions;
    • act with self-control;
    • keep a current qualification certificate (technical qualification certificate-cht and qualification certificate in security-chs);
    • make airspace available for air activity;
    • request area isolation;
    • request removal of metallic, electronic and personal objects;
    • inform the number of on-board services;
    • notify the commander of the existence of armed passengers on board;
    • determine distribution of cargo and baggage in the holds;
    • inspect hand luggage (size and volume);
    • sell tickets;
    • perform ramp control;
    • record air traffic violation;
    • maintain constant surveillance of traffic, airspace and operational areas of responsibility;
    • visual acuity;
    • control the transport of dangerous and controlled goods;
    • collect information passed by flight planning;
    • adjust flight conditions according to the origin and destination runways (size, temperature and others) );
    • complete reports;
    • record occurrences of aeronautical incidents and accidents;
    • accompany provision and service teams on board;
    • identify passengers missing boarding;
    • inspect cabotage practice by foreign flag aircraft in national territory;
    • check specific documentation for the transport of atypical objects;
    • activate alert service;
    • inform commander about updated weather report;
    • provide general information;
    • adopt procedures for initial investigation of aeronautical incidents and accidents;
    • provide medical emergency care;
    • identify objects that may cause damage to aircraft/passengers ;
    • tagging baggage;
    • create reports;
    • make land and air communication via radiotelephony;
    • keep your driver's license up to date (technical qualification certificate-cht and qualification certificate in security-chs);
    • inform crew number of people on board and existence of special passengers;
    • public speaking;
    • supervise activities of auxiliary air transport service companies;
    • store unaccompanied luggage (rush, lost or forgotten);
    • issue authorization to overfly foreign aircraft;
    • providing accommodation and compensation in cases of overbooking, cancellation, delay and return according to specific legislation;
    • work as a team;
    • monitor the closing of the aircraft doors;
    • remove luggage from passengers missing boarding;
    • analyze meteorological and aeronautical information;
    • follow safety procedures;
    • check the total number of passengers on board;
    • authorize aircraft door closing;
    • inspect activities of the aeronautical maintenance workshop;
    • collect information about the number of passengers, cargo and baggage;
    • work as a team;
    • sensory ability;
    • subject to violators according to the brazilian aeronautical code and complementary legislation;
    • trigger bird inhibitor devices at the airport site;
    • approve airline security plan;
    • fill in the weight and balance manifest form;
    • suspend operations at the aerodrome under special conditions;
    • apply questionnaire (profile);
    • inspect employees and vehicles;
    • accredit people and vehicles for access to restricted areas;
    • organization;
    • operate equipment;
    • log air traffic incidents;
    • verify employee and vehicle credentials;
    • rapidity of reflexes;
    • inspect activities of auxiliary air transport service companies;
    • organize physical airport space;
    • notify the administration of fire outbreaks and invasion of the airport site;
    • keep your current driver's license certificate (technical qualification certificate-cht and qualification certificate in security-chs);
    • develop an airport security plan (psa);
    • packing, in accordance with current legislation, declared special objects;
    • fill out weight and balance manifest form;
    • selling tickets;
    • delivering lectures related to flight safety;
    • perform personal search by probing;
    • inspect airworthiness and aircraft maintenance;
    • fill in flight progression sheet;
    • record occurrences in ars;
    • report;
    • assess weather conditions on final approach;
    • establish procedures for the transportation of valuables;
    • inspect the opening and call of the waiting list;
    • inspect pilot schools, aero clubs and aviation clubs (operational procedures and documents);
    • provide services of surveillance and radar vectoring;
    • provide collection of objects that may cause damage to aircraft ;
    • check equipment operation;
    • authorize takeoff and landing;
    • call waiting list;
    • disseminate the philosophy of the investigation and prevention system of aeronautical accidents (sipaer);
    • collect signatures on the weight and balance manifest;
    • inform the number of in-flight services;
    • direct passengers to arrivals hall;
    • observe passenger behavior;
    • leadership ability;
    • check documentation and ticket;
    • develop flight security program at the airport;
    • supervise the practice of security measures according to the security level of the airport;
    • monitor data entered in the flight information system (siv);
    • forward connecting passengers;
    • supervise aeronaut law enforcement;
    • inspect aeronaut law enforcement;
    • perform land and air communication via radiotelephony;
    • use epi;
    • adopt security level;
    • implement airport security and operations guidelines;
    • systemic vision capacity;
    • synthesis ability;
    • make boarding calls according to priority;
    • inform armed passengers about the existence of others in the same situation;
    • highlight boarding pass;
    • request baggage claim for missing passengers;
    • supervise operating conditions of safety equipment ( stretchers and others);
    • notify management about the presence of abandoned objects;
    • supply the flight information system (siv) with updated data;
    • request disposal of prohibited and/or dangerous objects;
    • request consent from passengers for personal search;
    • monitor tv surveillance system;
    • instructing personnel in qualification courses;
    • adop security level;
    • keep up-to-date driver's license (technical qualification certificate-cht and qualification certificate in security-chs);
    • collect prohibited and/or dangerous objects;
    • troubleshooting;
    • open a case for missing or damaged baggage;
    • request authorization for air traffic control outside the area of responsibility;
    • trigger mechanisms to respond to aircraft in aeronautical emergencies;
    • transmit flight plan to the aeronautical information unit;
    • keep separate aircraft in flight;
    • disembark special passengers (ill, prisoners, pregnant women and those with limited mobility);
    • authorize aircraft door to close;
    • approve the aeronautical accident prevention program (ppaa);
    • fill in avsec dispatches and forms;
    • post safety procedure notices;
    • conduct meetings to discuss issues related to flight safety;
    • apply procedures according to ppaa;
    • monitor interns and trainees;
    • make flight reservations;
    • register customer and user complaints;
    • inspect cabotage practice by foreign-flagged aircraft in national territory;
    • send hazard report to relevant bodies;
    • inspect technical operational procedures and safety of airlines and airport administration ;
    • initiative;
    • authorize flight level change and detour;
    • focused and diffused attention;
    • check technical proficiency of airmen;
    • distribute emergency plan to civil aviation system bodies;


    Sectors that hire Airport airline manager the most in the job market

    • regular passenger air transport
    • air transport auxiliary activities
    • road cargo transport
    • retailer of fuels for motor vehicles
    • air cargo transport
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • air taxi service and aircraft rental with crew




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