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Operations and Information Technician of the air transit service (TEOISTA); Scheduling and Operations Technician (TEPO); Duty Operations Manager


These professionals are in charge of the planning and management of airport operations: they take charge of assign spaces to aircrafts, process and disseminate aeronautical information, relating to rates, etc. This professional could be required to carry out all functions within an airport environment, depending on the size of the facility. Airports with a great deal of traffic require a sizeable team of operations technicians, specialised in a specific activity.


  • Responsible for the allocation of parking bays for aircrafts within the apron, coordinating with the control tower.
  • Authorise extraordinary operations real-time as a result of cancellations, modifications or arrival of unscheduled flights.
  • Monitor airline flight plans in order to draw up a flight schedule and be able to manage any changes.
  • Supervise movements on the airport aprons (where aircrafts are parked), controlling the flow of vehicles.
  • Monitor the systems and equipment installed to aid apron operations (lighting, signage, etc.)
  • Deal with the management of information about aeronautical and airport-related operations: position of the plane on the apron, allocation of slots, choice of baggage belts, etc. This information is normally set in advance, but it requires adjustment real-time due to the changes and issues that may arise: delays, for example.
    Analyse and check the necessary data for the airport operation.
    Process data in the required way for their subsequent use.
    Handle the dissemination of information through different media: via IT or communications systems.
  • Deal with the payment of airport and aeronautical charges. These charges relate to the use of airport facilities and services by airlines and operators
  • Ensure compliance with established regulations and procedures at all times and keep abreast of any changes.
  • Conduct operational performance analyses and tests with a view to the planning and carrying out of maintenance works.
  • Coordinate and devise procedures aimed at resolving operational incidents.
  • Participate in national and international forums related to the field.
  • Ensure that the runway lighting systems are working properly.
  • Ensure that regular maintenance is performed on landing systems and that these are inspected regularly by qualified professionals.
  • It is ensured that the jet bridges are found in correct operative condition, and that emergency exits are operational.

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