Occupation Info

Airline Flight Operations Administrator

Overview: Flight operations administrators manage the flight schedules, crew qualifications and type of airplanes to fly on specified routes. They also manage the selection and training programs for crews. They also assure that flight operations meet federal requirements.
Duties: They make airplane crew assignments for routes based on crew members' qualifications, flight schedules, crew schedules and their preferences.

They assess the qualifications and training needs for each crew member. Design training programs to meet federal requirements. They decide upon training schedules.

They determine hiring qualifications for flight crew jobs and determine what kinds of tests should be used to select job applicants. They assess performance of flight crew members.

They meet with government regulation agencies and other airlines administrators to review and adopt new roles regarding flight operation activities.

Degree(s): A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration 
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing) 
Job Outlook: Employment of airline flight operations administrator will grow as fast as average through 2018. Best opportunities will be with low cost and regional airlines.
Salary Range (National Average): $40,000 to $45,000
Education Level: Training for this occupation generally requires an Associate Degree from a 2 year or community college.
Additional Training/Education: A bachelor's or a master's degree in business management with a background in transportation provides good preparation for a career in airline and airport administration. Courses in operations management, statistics and computer applications are important. Some colleges and universities offer specialized training for careers in aviation. FAA certification is required for duties associated with management and scheduling of aircraft.
Recommended Skills:
  • Weighing out the options in a situation or a problem and logically choosing the best course of action.
  • Assigning duties to others, motivating them, and evaluating their performance.
  • The ability to make appropriate use of equipment and materials to get a job done.
  • Allocating and budgeting your time for different tasks so that things get done when needed.
  • Ability to identify a problem, review related information, develop and evaluate options, and implement a solution.
Recommended Values:
  • Persuading and influencing others to change their attitudes, behavior, and/or opinions.
  • Having the ability to work with equipment or material things.
  • Having a routine job where the duties are very predictable and not likely to change over a long period of time.
 

* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .

* For New York salary data information .

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.

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