Airline ground crew - Queensland Industry Tourism Council

Aircraft baggage handler and Airline ground crew

Aircraft baggage handlers and airline ground crew load and unload baggage, direct planes, position staircases, fill aircraft fuel tanks and perform other aircraft ground services to ensure aircraft operations run efficiently.


  • Sort baggage
  • Drive baggage and freight to aircraft on forklifts and transport trolleys
  • Help position loading ramps and staircases
  • Load items into aircraft as per instructions, including livestock
  • Fill aircraft fuel tanks
  • Unload aircrafts of freight and baggage
  • Direct planes to parking positions
  • Direct passengers
  • Clean aircraft

Future demand

Future demand - stable

How to become an Aircraft baggage handler or Airline ground crew