2172-Aircraft Pilots and Related Professionals

Job Title: 

Aircraft Pilots and Related Professionals

Job Description: 

Aircraft pilots and related professionals command and control the operation of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment, in order to navigate aircraft for transporting passengers, mail and freight and perform related pre-flight and in-flight tasks. They also plan and research to improve existing procedures or existing stock of knowledge.


Tasks include:

  • applying knowledge of principles and practices of flying in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work
  • preparing and submitting flight plan or examining standard flight plan flying and navigating aircraft in accordance with established control and operating procedures
  • controlling the operation of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment and ensuring that all instruments and controls work properly
  • examining maintenance records and conducting inspections to ensure that aircraft are mechanically sound, maintenance has been performed and that all equipment is operational
  • signing necessary certificates and maintaining official records of flight
  • obtaining briefings and clearances before flights and maintaining contact with air traffic or flight control during flight
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Pilot (aircraft)
Flight engineer
Flight navigator
Flying instructor (except air force)
Helicopter pilot (air transport)

Specific Occupations: 

Commercial airline pilot

Aircraft pilot (except commercial airline and air force)

Flight navigator

Flight engineer

Flying instructor (except air force)

Other aircraft pilots and related associate professionals

Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore