A Look Back at Aircraft Dispatching in 2016

It’s about that time again; an end to another great year at Sheffield School of Aeronautics. Students from all over the world travel to our aircraft dispatching school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to learn aircraft dispatching in preparation of beginning a new career.  

Aircraft dispatching, and the aviation industry in general, had an interesting 2016. There was turbulence and sunny skies alike, and Sheffield was there to discuss it all on our aircraft dispatcher blog.  

Here are some of the highlights from the past year:  

Aircraft Dispatcher Jobs in Demand – The airline industry predicts the demand for applicants in the aviation industry to increase dramatically. And they are not limited to aircraft dispatching, engineers, pilots, and even cabin crew demands are increasing.  

Aircraft Dispatcher School Discounts – Sheffield began offing discounts for aircraft dispatching programs geared towards Illinois and Texas residents. Discounts still apply, so check them out today! 

The Delta Airlines Power Outages – For almost two days, the Delta Airlines Headquarters in Georgia went completely dark. Aircraft dispatchers were helpless, being unable to make any flight plans. There were cancelled flights and more than a few frustrated customers, thankfully there were no serious mishaps.  

Aircraft Dispatching Unions – Dispatcher unions renewed contracts with American Airlines for another five years. 

Hurricane Matthew 2016 – Thankfully the storm was nowhere near as powerful as predicted. Its sudden gain in strength and course diversion was prepared for by aircraft dispatchers.  

Brazilian Soccer Team Crash –  Unfortunately, a mistake made by an aircraft dispatcher may have led to the eventual accident. Though still not for certain, Sheffield details those events on our blog.  

North American Airlines Battle Cheaper Air Travel Providers – Airlines across the US have begun fighting back against cheaper airlines. The plan could overhaul air travel dramatically.  

Those are our picks for most interesting and influencing moments for aircraft dispatching in 2016. There is more to come this year, so visit the Sheffield blog to keep up to date. 

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