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Confer with flight dispatchers and weather forecasters to keep abreast of flight conditions.
||Airfield Operations Specialists
- Coordinate communications between air traffic control and maintenance personnel.
- Provide aircrews with information and services needed for airfield management and flight planning.
- Maintain air-to-ground and point-to-point radio contact with aircraft commanders.
- Relay departure, arrival, delay, aircraft and airfield status, and other pertinent information to upline controlling agencies.
- Receive and post weather information and flight plan data, such as air routes or arrival and departure times.
- Receive, transmit, and control message traffic.
- Post visual display boards and status boards.
||Air Traffic Controllers
- Issue landing and take-off authorizations or instructions.
- Contact pilots by radio to provide meteorological, navigational, or other information.
- Maintain radio or telephone contact with adjacent control towers, terminal control units, or other area control centers to coordinate aircraft movement.
- Relay air traffic information, such as courses, altitudes, or expected arrival times, to control centers.
- Contact control towers for takeoff clearances, arrival instructions, and other information, using radio equipment.
- File instrument flight plans with air traffic control so that flights can be coordinated with other air traffic.
- Request changes in altitudes or routes as circumstances dictate.
||Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers
- Confer with conductors and other workers via radiotelephones or computers to exchange switching information.
- Report arrival and departure times, train delays, work order completion, and time on duty.
||Aircraft Service Attendants
- Guide aircraft to designated areas using hand signals, batons, or other methods.
- Radio to flight dispatchers or other personnel to discuss incoming or outgoing aircraft.
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