Frequently Asked Questions
Aircraft Dispatcher Job Description
Aircraft Dispatchers are licensed airmen certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration and have joint responsibility with the captain for the safety and operational control of flights under his/her guidance.
Aircraft Dispatchers authorize, regulate, and control commercial airline flights according to government and company regulations to expedite and ensure safety of flight by performing the following tasks:
Aircraft Dispatchers have undergone extensive training to have earned the coveted Aircraft Dispatcher's certificate having taken and passed both an extensive oral examination and the comprehensive Dispatch ADX test, administered by the Federal Aviation Administration. These tests are equivalent to the same Air Transport Pilot (ATP) written and oral examinations that an airline captain must successfully complete.
Aircraft Dispatchers participate in frequent and detailed recurrent training courses covering aircraft systems, company operations policy, meteorology and Federal Air Regulations as required by the FAA.
(SOURCE - Airline Dispatchers Federation)