Specialist Function – Aircraft Movement

An aircraft movement operative acts as a team member in the safe and efficient movement and recovery of fixed and rotary wing aircraft at a variety of airports/ heliports and other landing platforms within the civil aviation and military arenas. The y undertake tasks as team members using specialised equipment to move aircraft within an aviation environment in accordance with standard operating procedures.

Knowledge and Understanding

Skills

Operate aviation specialist equipment

Own responsibilities for checking specialised aircraft movement equipment prior to use, how to operate specialist equipment safely and ensure it is left in its allocated area on completion of use according to the organisation’s procedures.

Conduct regularly scheduled inspections prior to using aviation specialist equipment, operate equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures and ensure it is stored in a safe secure manner after use.

Push back aircraft

Procedures and processes for pushing back an aircraft within the responsibilities of own role.

Follow the correct procedures for preparing to, and pushing back an aircraft.

Tow aircraft

The organisation’s procedures and processes for towing an aircraft within the responsibilities of own role.

Follow correct procedures to prepare for and when towing aircraft.

Ensuring a hazard free air side environment

Reducing risks and hazards from operating aircraft and vehicles air side and what procedures and processes are used to deal with an air side emergency.

Work with the team in reducing the risks and hazards from operating aircraft and vehicles air side, implementing procedures and processes to deal with an air side emergency.