Find a Stable Career in Aircraft Dispatching

Deciding on a career in aircraft dispatching is making a choice for long term stability. The aviation industry is known for having some of the most stable career paths out of any industry. The saying goes that the aviation industry takes care of its own.  

Aircraft dispatcher jobs are available now more than ever, and the industry is on a projection path of growth. Graduating from an aviation school that has a good reputation is the first step in a long and illustrious career in aviation.  

Your career in aircraft dispatching starts at a small airline. Learning the ropes and taking on more responsibility will allow for you to rise to the competency level to enter mid-sized airlines. Down the road, you have the opportunity to land a job with a larger airline.  

It is common for dispatchers to remain with one single airline for their entire careers, because many airlines reward loyalty.  

Aircraft dispatcher jobs at major airlines require the dispatcher to move to the airline’s headquarters; however, that does not deter the dedicated. Married dispatchers can rest easy knowing that they will unlikely be moving again, once they have relocated to an airline’s headquarters. 

Starting salaries vary, but most dispatchers can expect to make roughly $45,000 a year after a few years of experience. Highly experienced dispatchers may make upwards of $100,000 a year while working for a major airline.  

Sheffield School of Aeronautics partners with major airlines around the world, and our graduates go on to enjoy careers in aircraft dispatching for years to come.

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    “Being that half my new hire class dropped out over the course of training, I can confidently say that Sheffield helped to prepare me for the real world.” GT – abridged testimonial – school selection matters
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “Eric Morris is one of the most if not the most knowledgeable and experienced authorities on Aircraft Dispatching in the United States. He strives constantly to make the industry better.” DH sidebar DH
    “This school came highly recommended by multiple past students and EVEN OTHERS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS. Reputation is fantastic from multiple companies that I have worked for.” A. – September 2020
    “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
    “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.
    “Sheffield School of Aeronautics is a highly recognized and respected organization throughout the airline industry. They only produce the highest quality of graduate…” P.W. Sidebar PW
    “If you want to be the best, first you need to be trained by the best!” P. Hill P.Hill – DHL
    “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
    “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 ;)
    “I am so glad they are like this because it made me a better dispatcher and I really appreciate their high standards. I would highly recommend Sheffield to anyone who is willing to study hard and is serious about obtaining a Dispatcher Certificate.” MC MC
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