Employer: Newcastle International airport
Air transport is essential for economic growth and development of regions, as it connects people and goods on a local, national and international scale. Newcastle International Airport is no different. In 2017, 5.4 million passengers traveled to and from Newcastle, and the airport itself helped regional businesses to generate £350 million pounds in exports.
From Newcastle Airport you can travel the world with 80 direct flight destinations including a few transatlantic destinations in America.
In this short film you can find more about the airport vision for 2035, when it celebrates it’s 100th birthday.
Running an airport 24/7 and 365 days a year is quite very complex task because it is not just about flying! There are many teams working together to ensure a smooth day-to-day operation of the airport: security services (screening passengers and patrolling premises); passenger services (helping people with reduced mobility to or from aircrafts); fire brigade (ensure a fast response in case of emergency); air traffic control (helping aircraft land and depart safely and on time) to name just a few.
There are a wide range of different jobs available within the airport that use STEM:
- Air Traffic Controller
- Airport Operations Officer
- Airside Agent
- Aeronautical Engineer
- Aviation Meteorologist
- Data analyst
- Fire Fighter
- Maintenance Engineers
- Financial planner
Topics in Science and Mathematics that link to Newcastle International Airport.
- Electromagnetic Spectrum (especially X-rays and microwaves)
- Chemical Analysis (in security)
- Communicable diseases
- Biodiversity and the effect of humans on different ecosystems
This resource was produced as part of the FutureMe project.