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Airline Operations and Dispatch

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All units except O3   £220
Unit O3  £300. Full course paid in advance £1458



Avtech 2000 Course Details

Airline Operations and Dispatch

Entry requirements

In order to complete this course successfully, you must have sufficient knowledge or experience to cope with the studies. Completion of the Foundation course will accomplish this - or you may have acquired sufficient knowledge through experience (typically three or more years in a relevant environment) or other studies. This can be assessed easily by completing an exemption assessment which is available on request. The results may indicate that you can enter the advanced course directly, need the complete Foundation course, or that some units of the Foundation course should be studied. In the latter case we will tailor the training to your specific needs.



Leading to a City & Guilds qualification and providing complete knowledge of Aviation Operations & Dispatch, the full course qualification covers the ICAO Ops Officer syllabus and is therefore highly valued by the industry.


To gain a limited City & Guilds Certificate in Operations/Flight Despatch you need only pass the Core (Units O1, O2 & O7) plus any one of the Options (Units O3 - O6). You may take any of the exams in any order, either in one sitting or over a period of time.


Flight Watch/Communications/Legislation - Unit O1

Covers crew flying duty periods and aircraft minimum equipment lists, landing minima, low visibility operations and crosswinds. Communication systems and AFTN/SITA formats. NOTAMs, CA48 flight plan. Freedoms of the air and diplomatic clearances. Roles of ICAO, IATA, CAA and DOT. Emergencies and Security.


Meteorology - Unit O2

Covers in greater depth some of the subjects addressed in foundation Meteorology. Includes stability, clouds and frontal systems, world weather patterns, severe weather and thunderstorms, ITCZ and tropical revolving storms.


Route Planning and Navigation - Unit O3

Includes projections and chart legends, Aerad charts, Jeppesen charts, SIDs and STARs. Covering wind drift and component tables, planning a simple route and the organised track system. ETOPs planning, calculations of flight plans and computer flight plans.


Fuel Planning - Unit O4

Factors affecting fuel consumption, point of no return and critical point. ETOPs. Calculation of fuel required using fuel flows, integrated range tables and specific air range. Computer flight plans and block time and fuel charts.


Scheduled Performance - Unit O5

 Factors affecting take-off, declared distances and wind component charts. RTOW calculations from basic information. Obstacles. Quick calculation based on balanced fields. Graduated thrust take-off. Interpretation of take-off weight data.


Weight and Balance - Unit O6

Limiting design weights and construction of aircraft weight. How to complete loadsheets, balance calculations and charts. Index tables, adjusted weight system, computer loadsheets, load planning, spreading and restraint.


Ramp Handling - Unit O7

Covers turnround functions, critical path analysis, ATC slot allocation, refuelling and aircraft de-icing. Cleaning, catering and push back procedure. Customs, immigration, security and control and flow procedures. Apron Health and Safety, Dangerous Goods Awareness and Human Factors.


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