A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
ORDER XXII.—PERSONS EMPLOYED IN TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Sub-order 4.—Other Workers in Transport and Communication
750.—Employers and Managers
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- air superintendent
- is in general control of pilotage arrangements in connection with air transport services, and is responsible for training of air pilots (752) and air navigators (752) q.v. in flying; approves candidates for training as air pilots or navigators, submits them for medical examination and re-examination in accordance with requirements of Air Ministry, and applies for Ministry's license for them when they are deemed to be sufficiently trained as pilots or navigators; supervises pilots and navigators, and prepares their roster of duties; receives their journey log-books after completion of trips, and sees that required records and observations have been properly entered up; provides pilots or navigators, as and when required, and is responsible for maintaining adequate staff of these men.
- assistant engineer superintendent (aviation)
- supervises, under general control of engineer superintendent q.v. foremen and workmen in workshops where flying machines are overhauled and repaired, and is responsible for efficient performance of their work; supervises running tests of aero engines in workshops and on aeroplanes in aerodrome hangars, and issues instructions for their overhaul and repair when necessary; accompanies air pilots (752) q.v. on trial trips to test airworthiness of flying machines; assists engineer superintendent in scientific research, and in testing new devices and inventions; undertakes any other duties allocated to him by engineer superintendent, and deputises for him when he is absent.
- assistant traffic superintendent (aviation)
- supervises staff in booking office engaged in weighing passengers, passengers' luggage, parcels, goods, etc., and is responsible to traffic superintendent q.v. for seeing that total permitted load is not exceeded; supervises loaders and porters (759) q.v. engaged in loading and discharging aeroplanes; notifies air superintendent q.v. of any special journeys or of other changes in flying plans over various routes, so that necessary pilots (752) q.v. may be provided; assists traffic superintendent generally, and deputises for him in his absence.
- engineer superintendent (aviation)
; ground engineer (aviation)
- is in general control of mechanical side of air transport services, and is responsible for maintaining aero bodies, engines, planes, rigging, passenger cabins, etc., in good working condition; sees that engine log books and aircraft log books of each flying machine are kept up-to-date, and that mileage overhaul is carried out in accordance with requirements of Air Ministry; is in charge of workshops where machines are overhauled and repaired, and directs and supervises staff employed therein; provides air mechanics (245) q.v. to accompany pilots (752) q.v. on air routes where insufficient provision is made for attending to machines at terminal aerodromes; prepares aeroplanes for inspection by officers of Air Ministry, with a view to issue of certificates of airworthiness; tests new devices and inventions in connection with mechanical side of air transport, and carries out scientific research with a view to effecting improvements in flying machines.
- ground engineer (aviation)
- see engineer superintendent.
- traffic officer, traffic superintendent (aviation)
- is in general control of commercial side of air transport services; plans air routes, and places machines on routes in accordance with requirements of traffic; is responsible for advertising arrangements, and supervises work of canvassers (774) q.v. engaged in obtaining traffic (passenger or goods); is responsible for loading of aeroplanes, and for seeing (before aeroplane starts) that permitted load, as stated in license, is not exceeded; is responsible for seeing that Customs, passport and immigration regulations are fully observed.
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From: A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921
Ministry of Labour, 1927. Digitised by Peter Christian, August, 2016. This text is in the Public Domain.