Aviation Authority Administrator

What does an employee in the Aviation Authority do?


The Aviation Authority review flight operations and facilities at airports and airfields on behalf of the aviation authorities of the countries. They guarantee that all technical equipment is working fine, that documentation is complete and the runways are undamaged. At smaller airfields, they also examine the aircrafts and corresponding crews. Specials in aerial supervision have extensive authority. They can deliver instructions and give out warnings or even stop flight traffic if there is any threat of danger. They work together closely with aviation authorities, customs, police and emergency services, take on administrative and coordinating tasks.


Which requirements do Aviation Authorities need to fulfil?


There are no legal admission restrictions for the Aviation Authority. However, studies directly related to aviation or long-standing professional experience is a general prerequisite. In addition, aviation specialists need to communicate fluently in English and German and be able to prove the following skills:


  • Background check by the Federal Aviation Authority.
  • Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • Valid aeronautical radio certificate


How can I get work at the Aviation Authority?

You can get work at The Aviation Authority either by completing studies in the field of aerospace technology, aeronautics for example, or by having long-standing experience as a pilot with a CPL (A) or ATPL (A) license.


What can I expect in professional life in the Aviation Authority ?

Aviation Authority employees need to highly reliable, independent and careful. They work in offices as well as at airports. This means they can be exposed to adverse weather conditions day after day. Specialists for flight safety need to be equally tech-savvy as they are excellent communicators to be able to manage the coordination between the various authorities. Working hours can take place in shifts as well as on the weekend. As an aeronautical authority, specialists wear a uniform for aerial supervision and are paid according to the collective agreement for civil servants. They earn between 3,400 and 4,800 Euros.