Air Traffic Control Specialist

Traffic Controller Manager

Minimum ? B.E. in Electronics, Telecommunication, Radio Engineering, or Electrical with First Class

Pass written test conducted by Civil Aviation Authority, voice test, personal interview and medical test as per ICA 

Will be updated

The tasks an Air Traffic Control Specialist is expected to perform include:

Receiving and transmitting flight plans, meteorological, navigational and other information in air traffic control station

Performing pre-flight and emergency service for aeroplane pilots, and controlling air traffic on and within vicinity of airport

Accepting flight plans from pilots and reviewing them for completeness

Routing plans for operating under instrument flight rules to station near destination airport

Providing meteorological navigational and other information to pilot during flight, using radio

Answering radio calls from arriving and departing aircraft 

Issuing landing and take-off instructions and other information such as runway to use, liquid velocity and directions, visibility, etc.

Keeping written record of messages issued to and received from aircraft

Knowledge of air navigation, operating sophisticated electronic and mechanical control

Proficient in interpretation of meteorological reports  

Well-versed with reading radar screen

Proficient in reviewing flight plans

Well-versed with radio calls and radio technology

Will be updated

Good spatial orientation

Sharp memory

Ability to think fast

Good mathematical skills


Team player

Focus on work for hours at a stretch

Quick decision-making ability

Good vision


Service oriented

Logical thinking

Physically fit

Calm composure

Effective hearing skills

It is a desk job but one needs to be on their toes

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/1 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from airport to airport

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA) and One Leg (OL)

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 198 (section 87)

Health hazards include working at odd hours, constant pressure, long hours of work in front of computer and radar, etc.

Occupational hazards include overexertion, sleep deprivation, mental stress, fatigue, poor vision, hearing impairment, etc.

For freshers - INR 17,000 to INR 25,000 per month

For candidates with 3-4 years of experience or more - INR 33,000 to INR 35,000 per month

For candidates with 8-10 years of experience or more - INR 75,000 to INR 83,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)


Current and Future Trends of the Aviation Sector in India


The aviation sector today supports 56.6 million jobs and produces over US$ 2.2 trillion of the global gross domestic product (GDP). The Government plans to invest US$ 12.1 billion in the airport sector during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (of this US$ 9.3 billion is expected to come from India?s private sector) towards construction of new, low-cost airports and development of existing ones.


According to Ajit Singh, Minister for Civil Aviation, Government of India, India would be the third largest aviation market by 2020. The foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in air transport (including air freight) during April 2000 to March 2014 stood at US$ 495.24 million, according to data with Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).


The Indian civil aviation industry is among the top 10 globally with a size of around US$ 16 billion, according to a recent KPMG report. The aviation industry presently supports about 0.5 per cent of the India?s GDP. This sector caters to about 150 million passengers daily, with the potential to grow further. By 2020, traffic at airports in India is anticipated to reach 450 million. Indian carriers plan to double their fleet to around 800 aircrafts.


The growth in Indian aviation has created significant employment opportunities. With passengers and aircraft fleet likely to double by 2020, the need to strengthen the human resource development infrastructure is immediate. As per KPMG estimates, the total manpower requirement of airlines is estimated to rise from 62,000 in FY-2011 to 117,000 by FY-2017. It is estimated that the sector, overall, will need about 350,000 new employees to facilitate growth in the next decade. This indicates good job opportunities for Air Traffic Control Specialist and other professionals.

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