Airfield Operations Specialists

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Will "Airfield Operations Specialists" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's quite likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 71% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $23.51 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 393 out of 706

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Job description

Ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; dispatching; using airfield landing and navigational aids; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; and applying knowledge of weather information.

SOC Code: 53-2022

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George (No chance) says
I know that those that do not do the work dream of automating these jobs, but they require manual dexterity, often require travel to remote locations, and require a broad knowledge of systems and trouble shooting. AI is only about 80% effective with trouble shooting, robots are limited by power needs and/or tethers and do not travel well, and the manual dexterity for removing, repairing, modifying, and replacing equipment just isn't there yet. Oh, and it must be accomplished in weather extremes, on top of towers, etc. They aren't just lighthouse keepers.
Nov 07, 2019 at 03:32 PM

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