Flight Dispatcher Job Description

Flight Dispatcher Job Description

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Flight dispatcher provides smooth control of traffic between local Federal Aviation Authority and air traffic controllers without conflict between traffic patterns.

Flight Dispatcher Duties & Responsibilities

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Position provides basic flight planning duties for customers typically in the commercial and/or business aviation sector communicating with flight crews, schedulers, owners and other involved personnel to seek, identify and track specific flight requirements
Transfers control of departing flights to and accepts control of arriving flight when air traffic control center isn’t on duty, alerts airport emergency crew and other designated personnel by radio or telephone when airplanes are having flight difficulties
Coordinate with military, federal, international, and local agencies concerning flight planning, training route utilization, flight movement messages, search/ rescue operations, and base contingency/operational plans and schedule coordinator
Interact and provide direct support to senior management of the bank to assist with the scheduling/coordinating of future travel requests
Provide logistical support and ensuring trip coordination, planning and execution of all requirements at the direction of the Manager of Scheduling
Scheduling aircrew and aircraft for upcoming travel schedule
Provide documentation for aircrew and passenger travel, insuring compliance for all country customs and immigration laws
Maintain all records of trips, including aircraft and crew data and statistics
Evaluate, with assistance from flight crew, all the risk factors and adjusting the trip as necessary to maintain a high level of safety
Analyze all aircraft and flight crew activities to ensure maximum flight hours are not exceeded

Flight Dispatcher Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Flight Dispatcher

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: EMT, FAR

Education for Flight Dispatcher

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the flight dispatcher job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Education, Aviation, Aviation Management, Associates, Military, Business, Engineering, Science, English, Arts

Skills for Flight Dispatcher

Desired skills for flight dispatcher include:

Flight planning
Air traffic control
Meteorology
Navigation
Aviation regulations and commercial aviation
German language
Legislative and regulatory framework international statutory requirements are desirable
Charts
Federal Aviation Regulations
Weather theory

Desired experience for flight dispatcher includes:

Proficient knowledge of the aviation-related services and programs
3 to 5 years’ experience with flight management or charter and corporate aircraft operations
FOS experience preferred
Provide administrative support to the Aviation Department as directed
Responsible for reporting any unsafe condition(s) or personnel action to the designated Safety Officer or designee
Must have a Bachelors Degree (preferred concentration in Aviation Management) coupled with an FAA dispatcher license or equivalent pilot certifications

Flight Dispatcher Examples

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Flight Dispatcher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of flight dispatcher. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for flight dispatcher
  • Obtain passenger ground transporation
  • To run the day to day operations of the Flight Support/Despatch desk on a 5 out of 7-day week basis (weekend work will be required)
  • Independently works with customers to create moderate to complex flight plans which require identifying route/logistical options for efficient solutions
  • Provides oversight of the rotary and/or fixed wing aviation operations in support of assigned contract
  • Assists key managers in providing oversight, initiating, conducting training and/or supervising within respective area of responsibility to meet the contract objectives
  • Schedules daily activities of the organizational staff members to ensure efficiencies in compliance with corporate, contractual and legal requirements
  • Assign and dispatch Catering Teams
  • Regularly monitor operational condition of runways, taxiways, and interprets and posts weather reports with meteorological aids such as wind velocity and direction, visibility and pertinent data on other aircraft operation in vicinity
  • Maintains flight information on inbound and outbound flights, accepts flight plans from pilots and reviews them for completeness, and receives and transmits flight plans
  • Encodes, decodes, and posts notices to airmen (NOTAMS) for assigned location(s)
Qualifications for flight dispatcher
  • Exceptional computer proficiency with all Microsoft office products
  • Bachelor’s degree in aviation-related field
  • FAA Licensed Dispatcher preferred (may be required after employment)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of aviation weather, FAA regulations and aircraft performance
  • Be a self starter, self motivated with exceptional judgment skill to exceed in a high pressure environment
  • Strong MS office experiences (Word, Excel, PowerPoint – Access exp is desired)
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Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a flight dispatcher. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for flight dispatcher
  • Flight Operations Dispatcher control airfield floodlights, runway lights, taxi lights, threshold lights, ramp lights, and PAPI lighting
  • Advises pilots of operational restrictions of hazards to flight and communication of Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program
  • Coordinate with base agencies to ensure proper support to all base, transient VIP aircraft, passengers, and crews and perform other duties as assigned
  • Prepares the flight release
  • Monitors flight progress
  • Analyzes and disseminates meteorological information, reviews maintenance limitations and calculates the amount of fuel required for safe flight
  • Updates the pilot in command of significant changes to the flight plan and provides assistance during irregular and emergency situation
  • Maintains qualification and competency in accordance with FAA and UAL requirements
  • Responsible for the overall scheduling of crew and aircraft for flights and maintenance in compliance with the Corporate Aviation Operations manual and the Federal Aircraft Regulations Part 91
  • Responsible for all administrative functions of Commercial Travel Department (CTD) and facilitates ticketing of commercial air car and hotel reservations for corporate and non-corporate clients
Qualifications for flight dispatcher
  • Previous experience with aviation scheduling software
  • Strong attentions to detail and be able to problem solve critical issues
  • Excellent people and communication skills required
  • Must be able to walk or stand on level and/or inclined surfaces up to three (3) hours per day and sit for up to ten (8) hours per day
  • Must be able to operate desk and laptop computers for up to twelve (12) hours per day
  • College or university degree is an advantage, but not a must
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Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a flight dispatcher. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for flight dispatcher
  • Select the handler and obtain all required foreign clearances operational authorization and customs/immigration documentation for aircraft crew and passengers
  • Coordinate and schedule logistical support which includes ground transportation catering and hotel reservations for passengers and crew
  • Communicate any changes in flight accommodations verbally and in writing to outside vendors crew to all levels of passengers in the company
  • Provide support to users of the online booking tool
  • Perform ticketing quality control functions communication to clients of accurate costs refunds penalties and changes to reservations
  • Complies with all mandatory ARC (Airline Reporting Corporation) reporting through all back office reporting software to maintain Certified Travel Department status
  • Records customer request and assists in scheduling corporate aircraft in accordance to federal or national Aviation regulations and company Aviation departments policies and procedures
  • Schedules company aircraft for flights, using Professional Flight Management software (PFM)
  • Follows up on status of trip request, revisions, updates, request for catering and ground transportation, trip itineraries, and trip confirmations
  • Enters flight operational records into system and assists in preparing other trip related paperwork according to aviation policy and internal audit requirements
Qualifications for flight dispatcher
  • 1 year Dispatching experience in healthcare environment
  • Geographic familiarity with GNO area
  • Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B)
  • High school diploma/GED or 5 year's equivalent work experience
  • FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate
  • Must be able to work any shift/any day including holidays in a 24 hour operation
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Flight Dispatcher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of flight dispatcher. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for flight dispatcher
  • Communicates all details of the scheduled flights with crew members and participates in preparing aviation reports as directed
  • Handles telephone communications regarding aircraft scheduling with the executive assistants
  • Logs flight times and keeps department flight records, including aircraft utilization reports, keeps passenger manifests and logs for all flights, provides flight crews with flight plan and weather information
  • Obtains, for flight crew, any necessary permits or visas when flying into and out of foreign countries
  • Arranges fixed base operators (FBOs) and Assists flight crewmembers with catering orders
  • Trains the Administrative Assistant in all scheduling functions
  • As Flight Crew Planning Planner, you will ensure that a qualified flight crew is allocated to all Beluga flights and that qualification (new or renewal) are planned in due time
  • As Flight Dispatcher, you will ensure that flights are prepared in accordance with regulations and internal procedures
  • Prepare and issue Flight Crew planning considering both flight and ground activities and revise it each time necessary
  • Check that all legal and company agreement requirements are fulfilled (maximum duty time, minimum rest time, qualification…)
Qualifications for flight dispatcher
  • Must pass DOT background and DOT drug screen
  • Ability to effectively communicate and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to multi-task while working in a complex and stressful environment
  • 6 years of experience with international air transportation operations
  • Strong background in scheduling and dispatch for both domestic and international operations
  • Prior experience in a military or civilian flight operations
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of flight dispatcher. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for flight dispatcher
  • Anticipate operational problems and negotiate constraint adjustment each time necessary
  • Review periodically flight crew training programme with Flight Operations department and launch required training sessions in order to guarantee qualification renewal in due time
  • Collect individual wishes (holidays, desiderata…) from Crew Members, approve or reject requests according to applicable policy
  • Arrange Hotel and flight crew positioning trips
  • Propose any improvement that contributes to Flight Crew Planning process maturity and overall Airbus Transport objectives achievement
  • Communicates with flight crews, schedulers, owner service representatives and other involved personnel to seek, identify and track specific flight requirements (e.g., where flight will occur, clearances required, customs requirement, Transportation Security Administration, air traffic and airspace requirements, flight plan needs, weight and balance, ) and troubleshooting flight plan solutions
  • Provides flight follow up for aircraft in flight
  • Position responsible for creating positive relations and serving customers in the Commercial/Business Aviation and/or Military sector
  • Communicates with flight crews, schedulers, owners and other involved personnel to seek, identify and track specific flight requirements
  • Creates and adjusts flight plans, itineraries and other appropriate document for trips
Qualifications for flight dispatcher
  • Strong background in scheduling and dispatch in both domestic and international operations
  • Advanced knowledge of Branch 15 Aviation MOS series or other military/ commercial equivalent
  • Minimum seven (7) years mixed rotary and fixed-wing aircraft fleet management and operation experience
  • Be a self starter, and self motivated with exceptional judgment skill to exceed in a high pressure environment
  • Receive and coordinate flight demonstration and other flight requests and requirements
  • Communicate with Sales Department, other departments, and arranges for assigned or charter aircraft to be available upon request

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