Flight Operations Controller

ASL Aviation Holdings DAC Liège Belgium
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Company Description

ASL Aviation Holdings is a leading aviation services company based in Swords, Ireland, close to Dublin Airport. The ASL Aviation Holdings Group includes 5 wholly owned European airlines; ASL Airlines Ireland, ASL Airlines Belgium, ASL Airlines France, ASL Airlines and ASL Airlines United Kingdom. The Group also has airline operations in South Africa and Thailand. Additionally, the Group includes maintenance facilities and several leasing entities. ASL’s airlines operate under their own brands and operate passenger and cargo networks on behalf of major international customers, particularly in the express freight and postal sectors. The Group’s global operations serve over 65 countries.

The Global ASL fleet of 140 aircraft includes 17 aircraft types from the Boeing 747-400F to the ATR-72 turbo prob. The Group has confirmed 20 slots with Boeing for 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) aircraft. Delivery of these next-generation aircraft has started and will continue until 2023.

In 2020, despite the global disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, ASL’s airlines continued to operate with 80% global aircraft utilisation on average. The airlines operated more than 122,000 flight hours, carrying 810,000 tonnes of freight and 2,620,000 passengers.

While some of the group airlines were founded more than 40 and 50 years ago, ASL Aviation Holdings’ foundation essentially began in 1998 and the company has been profitable every year since its incorporation. Annual revenue now exceeds €1.1bn EUR.

ASL employs 2,500 people globally of 51 different nationalities. The Group’s vision is to be the aviation service provider of choice through excellence, experience, and expertise.


As a member of the cross functional OCC team, the Flight Operations Controller analyzes, controls and reports flight operations activities in order to meet Freighter Integrators and Airline customers needs and expectations.

Daily Flight Operations Plan

To realise the daily operations in the Operations Control Centre of ASL Airlines Belgium in Liege in order to co-ordinate and control the flight operations plan on the Global Air Network.

  • Ensure flight follow-up (watch) for all Airline flights (ASLB, ASLE, WL)
  • Manage the aircraft tail assignment to the routes taking into account noise restrictions, a/c operating limitations.
  • Produce aircraft, crew disposals and technical fleet status reports and distribute it to all concerned parties in accordance with the published weekly programme.
  • Maintain and update the weekly programme once published by the customer.
  • Ensure all operational restrictions and limitations are not impairing the daily/ weekly programme in accordance with all published reports.
  • Ensure runway slots are reflecting the changes to the air network. (Slot management)
  • Ensure all parties, such as handling agents, airlines, etc are kept informed and have acknowledged all operational changes and requirements.
  • Communicate with crews on VHF radio.
  • Listen and communicate on ground radio.
  • Promote and ensure an effective and good working relationship between the OCC and other LGG based departments in order to maximise co-operation and effectiveness amongst Operations.
  • Maintain IS systems to ensure flight programme and information reflects all data, changes and operational restrictions accurately.
  • Perform all parking control duties / Perform all tasks related to the parking control and parking allocation, including communication with customers, airport authorities and all involved parties.
  • Ensure close and effective collaboration with all other members of the OCC and customers
  • Liaise with Flight Operations Officer to ensure all Flight Operations Officers’ tasks are performed in a matter of effectiveness and perform all Flight Operations Officers’ tasks when required.
  • Report and escalate all issues impacting the air network to the hierarchy and people concerned.
  • Actively control and support the air network in order to avoid any flight and service disruptions and establish contingencies when required.
  • Establish various reports and handovers to ensure efficient communication and reporting.
  • Critical and pro-active seeking of information impacting the operations.
  • Assume responsibility for various other tasks as directed by the OCC Duty Manager such as updating the I-folders with all contact details for handling, fuelling, ATC on Network airports.


Promote and ensure a good-working relationship between the ASLB Control Centre and the other Liège-based departments in order to maximise co-operation amongst Operations.


  • International express or logistics industry background.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience within a major airline environment, preferably Flight Operations.
  • Organisational awareness (structure and products and services).
  • Knowledge of obtaining runway slots and over flight clearances.
  • High demand for personal flexibility and operational stress management.
  • Ability to work on own initiative in a deadline-driven and multicultural environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments while keeping the helicopter view to monitor the flight operations plan.
  • Very good communication capability both internally and externally.
  • Being computer literate, with knowledge of Windows, and Word for Windows.
  • Fluent use of written and spoken English.
  • To display a positive, open and cooperative behavior in order to facilitate a good relationship inside and outside the department, avoid and help to solve conflicts.
  • To be rigorous, precise, well organized, solution orientated, proactive, etc.

Other information

  • Permanent contract
  • 40h/week - Day & Night / Including Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays (H24 / 7 days a week).