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Flight Dispatch License Program

This challenging flight dispatch course is designed to meet the requirements of the German Civil Aviation Authority (LBA Luftfahrt Bundesamt) according the regulations laid down in the LufPersV.

The course consists of three phases: an online interactive distance-learning phase, an residency class room phase and a practical on job phase.

In order to complete the full program here is a short list of miles stones that each student has to complete:

  1. Registration
  2. Minimum Qualification Requirements
  3. Practical Introduction
  4. Theoretical interactive distance-learning
  5. Theoretical classroom training
  6. LBA Theoretical Exam
  7. Practical Training
  8. LBA Practical Exam
  9. Issue of LBA Dispatch License

The LBA Dispatch License has validation for an indefinite period of time.

Online Distance Learning

Even though the students will also be issued with paper learning materials are all theoretical modules and chapters of our course presented online, such as Weather Theory, Non-Graphic Weather, Graphic Weather, Aeronautical Information Manual, Regulations, Aircraft Performance, Aircraft Limitations and Systems. Each module or chapter has to be successfully completed online before the student can move on to the next.

Students require internet access, an user ID and password issued after payment.

Successful completion of the distance learning is a prerequisite to enter the classroom training. Plan on a minimum of 3 months to complete the online modules and online examinations. This phase will be accessible on a password-protected realm of our website.

Classroom Training

Following successful completion of the distance learning program the students will enter the 2 week residency phase at our training facilities in Hannover, Germany. The duration is 10 working days, 8 clock hours per day from 08:00 – 1700 with a 1 hour lunch break.

The 2 weeks will consist primarily of flight planning, regulations review and testing, Aircraft Systems/limitations review and testing.

Practical Learning

After successful completion of the theoretical LBA exam the student will enter the final phase of the program which is the day to day work in the ASISTIM's flight dispatch center. This final practical phase has a duration of 3 months and will allow the dispatcher to put all theory into practice. The practical phase will close with the final practical exam.


  • Students must be at least 21 years old.
  • Students have to fulfill the minimum requirements for Mathematics, Physics and English. German is an advantage but not a must.
  • Students must be self-disciplined.

The minimum requirements for Mathematics, Physics and English can be achieved through the appropriate grades of the above listed classes in their German High School Diploma (Abitur) or through an online exam that has to be passed. Students who have worked in airline operations for a number of years do not have to take the exam. Contact us if you are not sure.

Class Size

Maximum Class Size: 7 Students
Minimum Class Size: 2 Students

Training Syllabus Theory

The theoretical training covers following topics:

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge / Airframes & Systems
  • Aircraft General Knowledge / Electrics
  • Aircraft General Knowledge / Powerplant
  • Instruments
  • Mass & Balance
  • Flight Performance
  • Flightplanning and -monitoring
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Operational Procedures OPS
  • Principles of Flight
  • VFR and IFR-Communications

 The interactive distance learning program is facilitated through a cooperation between ASISTIM and CAT Civil Aviation Training Europe. It will be provided to the students in paper (high quality color print in binders) and as an electronic license via the CAT eBook Viewer.

Training Syllabus Practical Work

  • 01 Responsibility
  • 02 Fuel Policy
  • 03 Altimetry
  • 04 WX-Format
  • 05 LDG-Minima
  • 06 NOTAM
  • 07 T/O Minima
  • 08 ALTN Selection
  • 09 RWY-report
  • 10 CWO, Cold Weather Operation
  • 11 Landing Performance
  • 12 T/O Performance
  • 13 Useability of aerodromes
  • 14 MEL CDL
  • 15 ETOPS
  • 16 Area of Operation
  • 17 DGR, Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • 18 OFP
  • 19 Crew Duty Times
  • 20 ATC-Regulations

During practical training, the student will operate in shift service in the OPS/OCC. Each student is given a fixed instructor, so that under the guidance of the team the syllabus can be trained.

The Flight Dispatch License Program is approved by the German Civil Aviation Authority (LBA - Luffahrt Bundesamt) which reports directly to the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs.