The job of aircraft dispatcher may not get much attention, but dispatchers are essential to flight departments around the country, and the FAA has decided it needs to be more vigilant about how they are trained. There are 44 FAA-approved dispatcher certification courses in operation, the FAA said last week, but the FAA has no consistent policy for approval and oversight of these courses.
This lack of policy "has led to a wide range of inconsistencies with respect to individual course approvals," the FAA said. A draft revision to the Aircraft Dispatcher Certification rules has been posted online, and the FAA is accepting comments on it through December 22. Full Story - AvWeb
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