Flight Dispatcher Jobs Are About to Get Digital

Flight Dispatchers and Technology

Here at Sheffield School of Aeronautics, we provide aircraft dispatcher training to help students receive their FAA dispatch license. While the job of an aircraft dispatcher has traditionally involved a large amount of paperwork, the modern age and rise in computers has led to the use of digital technology. Essentially, the future of aircraft dispatchers is about to become fully digital.

Aircraft Dispatchers Today

Traditionally, cataloging flight plans involves a large amount of paperwork – 50 pages or more! Flight dispatcher paperwork includes all the information about the upcoming flight that the pilot and flight crew need. This information includes weather patterns, turbulence information, alternative routes, and much more.

Through extensive training and hands on learning, it’s the flight dispatcher’s job to know what information needs to be documented for a safe and successful flight. Once all the paperwork is completed for that flight, it’s dropped off at the gate where the operators of the plane can thoroughly review it.

The paperwork component has been a constant aspect of aeronautics, but it will soon evolve in this digital age as the future of flight dispatchers and technology become intertwined.

The Future of Aircraft Dispatchers

The future of aircraft dispatchers is about to have a lot less paperwork. Like almost every industry today, the digital age is making its way into the aviation world as well. One major change is the introduction of the Electronic Flight Bag, or EFB. Available for desktop and mobile devices, this system will eventually replace the traditional paper flight plan.

The concept of incorporating digital technology in the responsibilities of an aircraft dispatcher isn’t new. In fact, EFB has been around since 2002, but with the widespread use of mobile phones, it’s finally becoming more accessible and regularly utilized.

 

The future of aircraft dispatchers is digital. At Sheffield School of Aeronautics, we are consistently monitoring flight dispatchers and technology. In the coming years, we expect to see a growth in the relationship between aircraft dispatchers and digital technology. As one of the oldest aircraft dispatcher schools in the nation, we look forward to embracing these changes and preparing our students for their flight dispatcher license in the age of such technological advances.

If you are interested in getting your FAA aircraft dispatcher certificate, contact us today.

 

 

Related Articles:

Could Machines Do Aircraft Dispatcher Jobs?

A Day in the Life of An Aircraft Dispatcher

This entry was posted in Becoming an Aircraft Dispatcher. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Contact Us

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

  • Testimonials

    “Going to Sheffield prepared me for the real world challenges of Aircraft Dispatching. I certainly believe that the method Sheffield used is one not only for success in a real world career, but also one that prepares students to correctly dispatch aircraft.” T.Z. Sidebar TZ
    “While touring my company’s dispatch department before I had my license our OCC manager pointed out that 7 of the 10 dispatchers on shift had come from Sheffield. The overall consensus was that Sheffield grads were able to hit the ground running as they were better prepared.” K.O. Sidebar K.O.
    ” I have received 4 (job) offers…many of the interviews I have gotten have been because of my “pedigree”…going to Sheffield. I am amazed at the respect your school has….I am honored to be a graduate. Thank you for all the work you ..!”  Testimonial – J. Ganci
    “Your school has offered me an incredible advantage in the Dispatcher job market.” D.K. D. Kircher
    “My experience at Sheffield and my exposure to other aircraft dispatchers that did not go to Sheffield has resulted in an awareness of the superior depth and quality of the training provided by the Sheffield instructors.” CD Sidebar CD
    “After receiving my certificate, I joined a class of 4 experienced dispatchers for Part 121 initial training. Without experience, my preparation at Sheffield enabled me to become active at the same time after the initial training.” PR PR
    “I wanted to tell you I got the job offer from Expressjet, and start next month! I think a couple others from class were hired as well. It just shows the Sheffield reputation when I see graduates from other schools complaining that they can’t get an interview – I wasn’t even back home to Minneapolis […] Dan Gustafson
    “Sheffield School of Aeronautics is known worldwide for its quality training and has been recommended to me by our national airline Swiss International Airlines. Whenever I mention the name ‘Sheffield’ it rings a bell in people’s ears.” IW IW
    “I am a month into my new job at a airline coming out of reorganization, and am helping the training department by referencing the excellent and up to date course book provided to all Sheffield grads.” RW RW
    “As a graduate of Sheffield School of Aeronautics I am a firm believer that I received the most thorough and well thought out aircraft dispatcher training available. I owe my position in the industry to Sheffield School of Aeronautics.” BF Sidebar BF
    “I am a graduate of the Sheffield’s Dispatcher Program. I have been a Captain-Part 121 Airline, Certified Flight/Grnd Instructor, and FAA Designated Check Airman and Sim Instructor (Part 121). From my experience I would rate Sheffield School as outstanding in their field.” PT PT
    “This was an amazing class! Always interesting! It was like drinking from a fire hose, but I have never enjoyed a course more than this one. Thank you for a great 5 weeks & EWINS!” R.S. R.S. Testimonial – 5-weeks & EWINS
    “Their reputation of excellence amongst the industry is second to none. Sheffield School of Aeronautics should be seen as the standard of how it can be done and how it should be done. I was hired at a major airline with no dispatch experience.” A.Z. Sidebar AZ
    “now that I’ve been in an indoctrination class with students from other schools, I know I made the right choice with Sheffield.”   Kindest regards,  A.R.  All schools are created equal?! yeah…sure ;)
    “As a graduate of the aircraft dispatcher program at the Sheffield School of Aeronautics…My training was intense and thorough and furnished me with the requisite skills for performing my current job as a Flight Dispatch Supervisor.” N.S. Sidebar NS
  • Online Catalog

    Sheffield Flight Dispatch Training Catalog

  • Connect