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 departments can be difficult to deal with in a quick moment, especially because the main priority in an aircraft dispatcher job is to be as precise as possible.

The problem now is that communication between all three – the aircraft dispatchers, the air traffic controllers and the pilots – is slightly outdated and it can be slow. One major snag in the communication comes when flight paths change.

Aircraft dispatchers can attest to the fact that the weather can be frustrating, and it’s a real variable in day to day life of those with aircraft dispatcher jobs. When an air traffic controller reroutes an aircraft, the pilot must make note of the changes and verify the information with the aircraft dispatcher.

This slow process often delays flights; however, Data Comm is going to change that.

Data Comm allows for changes in flight plan to arrive immediately.  Communication regarding these changes in flight plan can be transmitted directly to aircraft dispatchers and pilots.

Because all the small delays add up, the decrease in delays will save the airline industry billions of dollars over the next few decades.

Data Comm has already rolled out. Aircraft dispatchers should expect to see more of it in the coming years.

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