Flight Dispatch Training


Aircraft Dispatcher

Program Information


The Aircraft Dispatcher program is approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Flight Standards District Office’s Certificate Management Office (CMO). The program’s educational objective is to prepare students to successfully pass the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Written, Oral and Practical Certification Exams, which are administered by FAA Designated Aircraft Dispatcher Examiners upon graduation.

Aircraft Dispatchers work in the field of Airline Operational Control in the airline’s “nerve center,” an environment similar to NASA’s Mission Control. FAA Licensed Aircraft Dispatcher are authorized by the FAA to exercise equal authority and shared decision-making with the pilot-in-command (airline captain) of each flight under control. Aircraft Dispatchers Programs & Courses control the airlines’ flight operation (sometimes globally), typically from one centralized Operations Control Center (OCC) location. Working “behind the scenes”, side by side with other airline professionals (such as dispatch managers, crew schedulers and planners), maintenance controllers and meteorologists, Aircraft Dispatchers plan, coordinate, execute, delay, cancel, and maintain “positive operational control” of the airline fleet and flight schedules. Decisions are made in the airlines’ OCC by Aircraft Dispatchers and the flight operations management team on a 24/7 basis.

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