4 Weeks Training course (160 classroom hrs)

This 4 weeks course contains a challenging training program in accordance to the training recommendations for Flight Operations Officers as laid down in ICAO doc. 7192-AN/857 Part D-3 and the requirements established by IOSA standards. The course is intended for prospective flight dispatchers, ideally having first experiences in aviation.

The degree of expertise for this course will be tailored to the needs of airline staff working in operations control and is derived from the daily experience in our own Dispatch Centre.

All students earn a certificate after completion of the course and passing the exam by more than 75%.

Course Goal

Successful completion of this course will allow the participant to contribute to the safety and reliability of flight operations, and make a positive contribution to the economy and efficiency of aircraft operations. The acquired skills will improve the applicants ability to analyse and evaluate operational problems, thereby improving their judgment and decision making




  • Atmosphere
  • Thunderstorms/ aircraft icing
  • Visibility and RVR
  • Surface/upper air observations, station model
  • Aeronautical reports, aeronautical forecasts
  • Analysis of surface and upper air charts
  • Prognosis charts
  • Meteorological services for aviation



  • Position, distance and time
  • True, Magnetic and Compass directions
  • Aeronautical charts
  • Altitudes
  • RNAV
  • RVSM
  • PBN
  • Approach procedures
  • Navigation equipment


Civil Air Law & Regulations

  • ICAO / IATA / FAA / EU and Chicago Convention
  • State civil aviation authority
  • Air Operators Certificate
  • Operations Manual
  • International / national Air Law
  • Traffic rights and flight permits


Aviation Indoctrination

  • Aviation terminology and terms of reference
  • Theory of flight and flight operations
  • Aircraft systems


Aircraft Systems and MEL

  • Fuel
  • Emergency equipment
  • Electrical systems
  • Powerplant
  • Hydraulic systems
  • MEL/CDL/Hold item
  • FANS


Aircraft Mass (Weight) and Balance

  • Basic principles for flight safety
  • Aircraft Specification
  • Load Control
  • Aircraft weight and limitations
  • Aircraft speed and limitations
  • Fuel quantity determination and limitations
  • Take-off and landing requirements


Air Traffic Management

  • Controlled airspace
  • Flight rules
  • ATC clearance and requirements
  • Slot management


Dangerous Goods

  • Regulations and limitations
  • Classification
  • Identification
  • Handling



  • Aviation terminology
  • Communication equipment
  • IFR communication basics
  • Radio telephony


Flight Watch

  • Basic concepts and definitions
  • Fuel determination
  • En-route weather changes
  • Communication and aircraft reports
  • Emergency situations


Flight Planning

  • Flight planning basics
  • Fuel / Load planning and calculation
  • Airway structure and limitation
  • Route and alternate selection
  • Navigation Charts
  • Flight plan computation
  • ETOPS requirements
  • Special airports


Dispatch Resource Management

  • Human factors in aviation
  • Social competence and skills
  • Working in a team
  • Effective Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Error management
  • Conflicts and discussion
  • Emotions and impact
  • Leadership and authority
  • Self-perception

Our trainings

We have established a training program which allows airlines to fulfill the IOSA training requirements by adhering to the training syllabus given in ICAO doc. 7192-AN/857 Part D-3 which is the basement of our challenging training Program.

The ASISTIM Academy provides dispatchers an extensive and varied training program in our own facilities in Hannover, Germany.
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Enrol now for Initial Training Flight Dispatch.

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