6433.6 Airline Load Planners
Airline load planners plan the positioning of cargo on aircraft.
Occupations in this group are characterized by the following aptitudes, interests and worker functions as they relate to main duties:
- General learning and verbal ability to plan cargo loads so cargo is distributed and balanced
- Numerical ability to calculate load weights for compartments of aircraft
- Clerical perception to read charts and data when determining load-control information
- Methodical interest in computing load weights so the allowable gross weight of aircraft is not exceeded
- Objective interest in operating computer systems to determine load weights
- Directive interest in planning load for safe distribution and balance
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- Completion of secondary school is usually required.
- Several weeks of on-the-job and classroom training are provided.
- Load planners require a restricted radio operator's licence and usually require airline operations experience.
Depending on the size of the airline or airport, the duties of workers in the 6433 group may overlap.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
Airline cargo and baggage handlers (in 7437 Air Transport Ramp Attendants)
Supervisors of airline sales and service agents (in 6216 Other Service Supervisors)
Ticket Agents, Cargo Service Representatives and Related Clerks (Except Airline) (6434)
Travel Counsellors (6431)