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The Air Force to Meet with Airlines to Discuss Pilot Shortage

The airline industry is being tasked with finding a solution to a possible problem with a projected shortage of pilots over the next 3 to 10 years. According to a study by North Dakota University, 30,000 pilots will reach the mandatory retirement age of 65 by the year 2026. If airlines don’t make enough hires […]

US Airlines Are Safer Than They Have Ever Been

Aircraft dispatchers live and breathe safety, it’s the very reason their job exists. The triangle of airline safety is airline crew, flight controller, and aircraft dispatcher. They are all an important pillar in airline safety. Sheffield School of Aeronautics is a world-renown school for aircraft dispatchers, and the most recent reports show that U.S. airlines […]

Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers and Aircraft Dispatchers

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell was released in 2008 to a bevy of success. The book shines a light on the factors that contribute to success. If you have ever heard of the 10,000-hour rule, then you have heard of Outliers. Aviation enthusiast and aircraft dispatchers may find chapter 7 interesting. Chapter 7 of Outliers focuses […]

Advice for New Aircraft Dispatchers

Starting any career can be a scary and challenging part of your life. Sheffield School of Aeronautics has been sending new aircraft dispatchers into the aviation industry since 1948. In that time, we have always ensured that our graduates were ready for aircraft dispatcher jobs. So, what should any new aircraft dispatcher know about the […]

Better Communication Between Aircraft Dispatchers and Pilots

Communication between aircraft dispatchers, pilots, and air traffic controllers has always been a priority in the aviation industry. Almost all success for the flight is in the aviation industry, because almost all success for the flight depends on that communication. It’s probably easy to imagine how changing weather patterns, labored voice communication, and three different […]

Aircraft Dispatcher Hubs Across the World

One of the requirements of accepting an aircraft dispatcher job is moving to the airline’s headquarters. Each airline in the world has its own aircraft dispatcher hub, a city that airline calls home and sets up headquarters.  Though there are many aircraft dispatcher hubs that airlines use as main points in flights paths, there is only […]

Aircraft Dispatcher at Fault for Brazilian Soccer Team Crash

An aircraft dispatcher’s job is vital to the safety and security of a flight. There is nothing that can explain this more than the recent plane crash that killed 71 people, including the Brazilian soccer team, Atletico Chapecoense. One of the most devastating parts is that the person involved may have ignored standard aircraft dispatcher […]

Aviation Industry Celebrates 40 Years of Safety Thanks to ASRS

Sheffield School of Aeronautics is happy to announce that the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) is celebrating 40 years of safety in aviation this month! The United States aviation safety record is at the highest level because of programs like ASRS, and because safety is such an integral part of flight dispatcher jobs, ASRS allows […]

Delta Outage Leaves Thousands Stranded

The confusing, frustrating, and massive meltdown that is the Delta outage continues. So far, all that is known about the issue is that a power outage rendered all Delta computer systems useless. As a member of the aviation industry, Sheffield School of Aeronautics understands how delicate these systems can be; everyone from flight attendants to […]

Jobs in the Aviation Industry

Last month, Sheffield School of Aeronautics discussed the increased demand for personnel in the aviation industry. Although the jobs in aviation post focused on the need for more pilots, additional reports say that it is not just pilots who are in high demand; airlines are desperate for cabin crew, flight controllers, and flight dispatchers as […]

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