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Safety in the skies
Hindustan Times
New Delhi, July 17, 2012
First Published: 18:05 IST(17/7/2012)
Last Updated: 18:10 IST(17/7/2012)
Take care: In this service, you need to keep CNS/air traffic management systems in shipshape

The lowdown
Air traffic controllers and pilots use communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) facilities to manage air traffic movement. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) provides CNS services at all Indian airports, including privately operated ones, and limited navigation services at defence airfields. These include: Maintenance of CNS/air traffic management (ATM) system/equipment, calibration of flight and ground radio navigation aids, certification of CNS/ATM system/equipment, modification of operational CNS/ATM equipment, corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance; installation of CNS/ATM system/equipment, develop, review and modify CNS/ATM system/equipment, and/or maintenance procedures

Clockwork
At Delhi's international airport, CNS professionals work in shifts. A CNS officer’s morning shift on an average day is as follows:
7.15am - 7.30am: (15-minute overlap between two shifts). Relieve duty officer finishing night duty. Take briefing from him
7.30am onwards: Check the status of the power supply, UPS. Check critical parameters, readings, status indication of the equipment and maintain records
10.30 am: Have tea
10.45 am onwards: Carry out the first level of maintenance
1.15pm: Brief the person relieving you
1.30pm: Head home

Another set of CNS officers work in a general shift (9.30am to 5.30pm)

The payoff
* Junior executive (electronics): pay scale of Rs. 16,400-40,500 
* Manager (electronics): pay scale of Rs. 24,900- Rs. 50,500
* Senior assistant (electronics) (non-executive cadre): pay scale of Rs. 14,500- Rs. 33,500

Skills/TRAITS
* Be technology savvy
* Ability to cope with physical and psychological stress

Getting there
A junior executive (electronics) requires a BE/BTech in electronics and telecommunication or equivalent. A manager (electronics) needs a first class BE/BTech in electronics and telecommunication or equivalent with two years' experience.  A senior assistant (electronics) needs a first class three-year diploma/ degree in electronics and telecommunication/ BSc with physics/maths. AAI conducts examinations and interviews for recruitment

Institutes and URLs 
Many institutes offer the required degrees/diplomas 
  
Pros and cons 
* Very high levels of responsibility;  there's no margin for error 
* Pan-India service
* Transferable job

Ours is a service profession of today that offers the opportunity to work in a dynamically developing field, along with strong future prospects Shamsher Singh, president, CNS Officers’ Guild


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