An Airport Reporting Officer’s main duties relate to safety and include inspecting Aerodromes, reporting hazardous situations and facilitating repairs. These duties would include, among others, the inspection of an airport’s lighting systems or ensuring the safety of runways. An officer must also be able to complete a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), a formal notification of changes to the serviceability of aerodromes such as closed runways or inoperable lights.
An Airport Reporting Officer must be aware of their functions as a safety officer, supervising the safety of any aerodrome works along with ensuring general access to vehicles and personnel. The officer must also have detailed knowledge of aircraft schedules to identify potential problems associated with the movement of vehicles and obstacle restriction areas.
A Certificate III in Aviation (Ground Operations and Service) is a common requirement for this position. An Airport Reporting Officer is expected to be knowledgeable in aerodrome operating and reporting procedures, Civil Aviation Regulations and possess an Aircraft Radio certificate of proficiency.
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