Flight dispatcher training

Be a partner to the cockpit crews


Well-trained flight dispatchers are responsible for ensuring an airline’s commercial success by overseeing smooth, safe, and punctual flight operations. Their primary role is to plan the flight paths of scheduled and chartered flights.

As a flight dispatcher, you will be on hand to provide the cockpit crews with advice during the preparation and coordination of flights and support them with all relevant procedures on the ground. Daily tasks involve complying with national and international laws, directives, and safety regulations, but also drawing up efficient flight plans.

Training to become a flight dispatcher is an excellent alternative way of embarking upon a successful career in the fascinating world of aviation. Pilot Training Network offers you a course which leads to a license and is consistently geared towards daily practice.

The prospects

Well-trained and licensed flight dispatchers are highly sought-after and can therefore expect good employment opportunities.

The areas of responsibility

  • Preparing the necessary flight documentation for the cockpit crews, taking into account aspects such as the current traffic situation or meteorological conditions at the place of departure and the destination as well as along the chosen flight path
  • Working out and deciding on alternatives at short notice, contingent upon revenue prospects and framework conditions in the event of irregularities
  • Assessing changes in relation to economic and operational risks
  • Calculating the amount of fuel required in line with legal provisions
  • Cooperating with local and regional offices of national and international air traffic control centers as well as European air traffic flow management offices
  • Providing in-flight assistance for cockpit crews

Your profile

  • Minimum of higher education entrance qualification
  • Real determination, willingness, flexibility, resilience and the ability to work on your own initiative
    A very careful and diligent approach to work and a real sense of responsibility
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Very good written and spoken English
    Organizational skills and the ability to coordinate and plan
  • Analytical mind, good conceptual abilities
  • The ability to present complex issues in a precise manner
  • Willingness to work shifts 24/7
  • Screen aptitude
  • Good IT skills
  • Knowledge of the aviation market
  • Business management skills
  • Sound knowledge of mathematics and physics
  • A business-oriented mind