Aircraft Flight Dispatcher / Operation Control Officer


ICAO states that the operator (the airline), is responsible for the operational control of its flights and only recognizes dispatch systems using flight dispatchers/flight operations officers as the means to control and supervise flights 

This course prepares flight dispatcher students to take the written, oral, and practical exams leading to issuance of an aircraft dispatcher license.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will have the background necessary to earn a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) license through flight dispatcher certificate classes delivered in the United States.

In order to obtain a flight dispatcher license, a candidate must demonstrate extensive knowledge of meteorology and of aviation in general, to a level comparable to the holder of an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL). 

At KFA, the Flight Dispatcher/Flight Operations Officer training is aligned to the ICAO Document 7192 D3 Manual and it is the standard training manual for all ICAO member States for flight dispatcher/flight operations officer training regulations.We will be teaching basic course and A320 type course. 

Dispatchers: Obtain the FAA / NAA Aircraft Dispatcher License and new or refined career opportunities as a dispatcher / flight operations officer. In addition to flight dispatch, applicants will learn fundamentals critical to other careers, such as corporate aircraft operations, military aircraft operations, humanitarian aircraft operations, regulatory agencies, or vendors which supply countless products and services to global aircraft operations (flight planning software, charting, ramp services, aircraft manufacturers, and more).

Pilots: The FAA / NAA Dispatcher Written exam is very similar to the Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) written exam, so pilots can prepare for (or retake) the ATP while increasing their backup career options.

Operations Management: The ATP "body of knowledge" plus flight planning and practical dispatching is applicable to many operational management responsibilities.  This course provides the technical background along with an appreciation for how to maximize the efficiency of or transport category operations.


  1. Duties, responsibilities, work rules, and local/international regulations for dispatchers
  2. Proficiency in the following subject areas: Meteorology, Aeromedical, Emergency, Security, Communications, Air Traffic Control, Navigation Principles, Navigation Systems, Instrument Approach Procedures, Charts and Airspace, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Systems, Weight and Balance, Aircraft Performance, Aircraft MEL, Regulations, Special Navigation & International Ops, Deicing and Anti-icing, Manual Flight Planning, Dispatch Resource Management, and Practical Dispatching
  3. Application of all theory to practical dispatching skills
  4. Familiarization with Airline Operation Control / Flight Dispatch software tools such as flight planning systems, crew scheduling, airport analysis / aircraft performance analysis, NavData, Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)