Flight Operations - Dispatch

Flight operations officers are the architects of a plan that the air traffic controllers and pilots deliver. The operations department keeps the airline working from moment to moment despite disruption by weather and a thousand other possible occurrences or mishaps.

This means a flight operations officer needs a good understanding of the possibilities and performance limitations of the fleet she/he is responsible for.


During this 5 days training, you will gain the knowledge about aviation operations that you will need to succeed as a flight operations officer. You will get a good understanding of the organization of a flight operations department and of the flight planning process. You will gain practical skills for the tasks and responsibilities of a flight operations officer.

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


  • Ab initio staff in an airline operations control center
  • New hires as flight operations officers
  • Flight crew members
  • Government flight operations inspectors

This course takes a maximum of 15 participants.


This course follows ICAO standards as laid out in ICAO Annex 1 paragraph 4.5 and ICAO Doc 7192 part D3. This course is designed and delivered with world leading aircraft manufacturer ATR aircraft and based on its dispatcher’s course.

Course subjects include

  • Working with Operations (OPS) manuals
  • Minimum Equipment Lists
  • Aircraft systems
  • Aircraft limitation
  • Weight & balance
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft performance
  • Payload computations
  • Flight folders
  • Flight planning

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This course is given at the ASPC-Rwanda at the University of Rwanda. Course fees for individual registration in this course at the ASPC-Rwanda will be published on this website.

The course can also be given as an in-company course your premises throughout Africa for 12 members of your staff or your staff in combination with other professionals you register. Contact us for a quotation for an in-company course.

International Air Law & Policy

September 18 | 8:30 am - September 20 | 4:30 pm CAT
Greenstone near OR Tamba International Airport, Johannesburg