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Initial Training Flight Dispatch

This 4 weeks course contains a challenging training program in accordance to the training recommendations for Flight Operations Officers as laid down in ICAO DOC. 10106 and the requirements established by IOSA standards. The course is intended for prospective flight dispatchers, ideally having first experiences in aviation.

The degree of expertise for this course will be tailored to the needs of airline staff working in operations control and is derived from the daily experience in our own Dispatch Centre.

All students earn a certificate after completion of the course and passing the exam by more than 75%.

4 Weeks Training course

Meteorology, Navigation, Civil Air Law & Regulations, Aviation Indoctrination, Aircraft Systems and MEL ...
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160 hrs

Course Goal

Successful completion of this course will allow the participant to contribute to the safety and reliability of flight operations, and make a positive contribution to the economy and efficiency of aircraft operations. The acquired skills will improve the applicants ability to analyse and evaluate operational problems, thereby improving their judgment and decision making

  • Atmosphere
  • Thunderstorms/ aircraft icing
  • Visibility and RVR
  • Surface/upper air observations, station model
  • Aeronautical reports, aeronautical forecasts
  • Analysis of surface and upper air charts
  • Prognosis charts
  • Meteorological services for aviation
  • Position, distance and time
  • True, Magnetic and Compass directions
  • Aeronautical charts
  • Altitudes
  • RNAV
  • RVSM
  • PBN
  • Approach procedures
  • Navigation equipment
Civil Air Law & Regulations
  • ICAO / IATA / FAA / EU and Chicago Convention
  • State civil aviation authority
  • Air Operators Certificate
  • Operations Manual
  • International / national Air Law
  • Traffic rights and flight permits
Aviation Indoctrination
  • Aviation terminology and terms of reference
  • Theory of flight and flight operations
  • Aircraft systems
Aircraft Systems and MEL
  • Fuel
  • Emergency equipment
  • Electrical systems
  • Powerplant
  • Hydraulic systems
  • MEL/CDL/Hold item
  • FANS
Aircraft Mass (Weight) and Balance
  • Basic principles for flight safety
  • Aircraft Specification
  • Load Control
  • Aircraft weight and limitations
  • Aircraft speed and limitations
  • Fuel quantity determination and limitations
  • Take-off and landing requirements
Air Traffic Management
  • Controlled airspace
  • Flight rules
  • ATC clearance and requirements
  • Slot management
Dangerous Goods
  • Regulations and limitations
  • Classification
  • Identification
  • Handling
  • Aviation terminology
  • Communication equipment
  • IFR communication basics
  • Radio telephony
Flight Watch
  • Basic concepts and definitions
  • Fuel determination
  • En-route weather changes
  • Communication and aircraft reports
  • Emergency situations
Flight Planning
  • Flight planning basics
  • Fuel / Load planning and calculation
  • Airway structure and limitation
  • Route and alternate selection
  • Navigation Charts
  • Flight plan computation
  • ETOPS requirements
  • Special airports
Dispatch Resource Management
  • Human factors in aviation
  • Social competence and skills
  • Working in a team
  • Effective Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Error management
  • Conflicts and discussion
  • Emotions and impact
  • Leadership and authority
  • Self-perception

The challenging ASISTIM Flight Dispatch Academy training programs fulfill all regulatory requirements.

The programs are based on the ICAO recommendations laid down in Annex 6, Part 1, Chapters 3, 4 and 10-Doc.10106 and fulfill the EASA Regulations ORO.GEN.110(c). 

The License Program also meets the requirements of the German Civil Aviation Authority (LBA) according to the regulations laid down in the German LufPersV. 


All training programs of the ASISTIM Flight Dispatch Academy are offered as On-site trainings at the customers facilities, at the ASISTIM training facilities in Germany, or as a virtual class room training via the ASISTIM on-line training platform.

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