Halim Othman - Airport Ground Crew - Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nor Izudddin Halim Othman

Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Airport Ground Crew


nternational airlines transport both people and goods. They fly across national borders to airports identified as international airports. At international airports, airlines employ ground staff to perform a variety of functions. Although the pilots and plane crews travel from airport to airport, the international airline ground staff is employed at specific airports and does not typically travel as part of job function.


In order to become employed as a member of an international airline ground staff, applicants need to meet a number of minimum requirements. They need to pass security background checks and have the ability to lift weights of 50 to 75 pounds. They must be able to bend and kneel and navigate into aircraft cargo compartments. They should also be able to perform repetitive tasks with a high degree of accuracy. International airlines also expect all of their personnel to maintain high safety standards.

Job Description

The ground staff of international airlines includes a number of positions, many of which are associated with the handling of baggage and cargo. Baggage handlers are also classified as stock, freight and material movers. They handle baggage, moving it on and off conveyors and terminal carts. Other ground staff positions include aircraft cleaners. They are responsible for cleaning the aircraft interiors after the completion of each flight.


Because the typical educational requirement for ground crew is a high school degree, these positions are among the lowest paid at international airlines. Typical starting hourly wages range from $9.25 to $11.00 per hour but can be as low as minimum wage. Wages can vary by state. For example, the average ground crew staff wage in Massachusetts is $16 per hour while in New York it is $9.74 per hour. The average salary can also vary with the airline carrier. According to an MIT study of airlines, economy airline ground crew salaries can be as low as $25,263, but the salaries for gro

Work History

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Qualifications & Certifications


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