The Aviation Industry is something new and quite frankly not that popular in schools in the Townships and Rural Arears due to the nature of our past. When you ask learners about what they want to do? consequently the aviation industry does not even feature.
So today we will look closer at this industry and establish potential opportunities that exist such as Flight Attendants.
When you think of the airline industry and opportunities that exists most people think of pilots. Therefore there are many jobs that crucial in keeping the airplane flying and flight schedules on track.
A. Flight Attendant Jobs:
– First of all make sure that passengers are safe,
– Provide great customer services
1. Minimum Age 18 – 21
2. Height: 150 – 208 CM; Weight: normal; Eyesight: normal
3. Appearance: you do not need to look like a model
– Hairstyle must be conservative and professional as a result no unnatural hair color, length above shoulders
– Jewelry: Minimal and petite as well as conservative wrist watches
– Makeup: Minimal eyeliner, blushes and natural tones only
– Piercings: Not allowed however fine studs in the ears are an exception
– Tattoos: must always be covered by clothing however Neck or Face tattoos are not allowed at all.
– For men in addition keep your clean shaved and neatly trimmed
4. Personal Qualities:
– Communication Skills: Airlines are looking for people that can effectively communicate fluently. Excellent verbal skills: Listening, comprehending and giving instructions and Excellent Literacy skills: Reading and writing. You are constantly engaging with passengers, and in an emergency situation, flight attendants are relied upon to give instructions to passengers.
– Personality Traits:
Your personality traits is what makes you, you! They will dictate your actions, attitudes and behaviors. These traits help airlines determine whether or not you’re the right person for the job. Personality traits required are: ability to work reliably under pressure and also in stressful situations, work well in a team, be flexible, be patient and be focused on customer service and customer satisfaction, be caring and conscientious, be a problem solver, be able to multitask effectively, have a positive attitude, be confident, be professional and finally be punctual.
5. Physical Ability:
Flight attendant job is a very physically demanding job therefore requires a physical healthy individual:
– Lifting heavy baggage into overhead lockers
– Pushing a service cart up and down the isle
– Keeping your balance during the flight, while serving passengers food and drinks even through turbulence
– Walking for long kilometers through the airpots
– Working in tight spaces
– Managing jet-lag
– Working extended shifts up to 12 hours
B. Airline Administrative Support
In this job you will be working in the office as a secretary, data entry worker, receptionist, communications and PR, HR.
C. Operations Agents
Duties: Keep track of the number of passengers as well as pieces of luggage and amount of fuel. They make sure that furthermore all cargo or luggage is properly and securely strapped into the plane compartments. Transmit information to and from pilots, also the ground crew, flight schedulers and fuelers, as a result:
Requirements: Maths and Computer
D. Avionics Technicians
1. Test electrical equipment as well as systems to ensure proper functioning
2. Maintain repair and also maintenance records
3. Adjust, repair or replace malfunctioning components using hand tools or soldering iron.
4. Install electrical and electronic components, assemblies and systems in aircraft using hand tools, power tools or soldering irons.
5. Set up and operate ground support and test equipment to perform functional flight tests of electrical and electronic systems.
6. Assemble components such as switches, electrical controls, and junction boxes, using hand tools and soldering iron
7. Connect components to assemblies such as radio system, instruments, magnetos, inverters and in-flight refueling systems.
8. Lay out installation of aircraft assemblies and systems, following documentation such as blueprints, manuals and wiring diagrams.
9. Interpret flight test data to diagnose malfunctions and systemic performances problems.
10. Coordinate work with that of engineers as well as technicians and other aircraft maintenance personnel
11. Fabricate parts and test aids as required
12. Assemble prototypes of circuits, instruments and systems for use in testing.
13. Operate computer aided drafting and design applications to design avionics system modification.
E. Flight Dispatcher
– Performing the pre-flight duties while the cabin crew prepare for the flight
– Provide the pilot with the advised route
– Asses weather reports and also informing the pilot of any hazards
– Furthermore Check on aircraft maintenance issues
– Review aircraft weight, fuel loads and also cargo loads
– In conclusion perform General duties to ensure the aircraft is safe and ready to fly