Commercial airlines and air cargo operators employ Flight dispatchers who are responsible for ensuring that flights take off as scheduled. They work closely with the airline’s operations control center, the maintenance department, inflight crew and catering as well as airport boarding controllers to obtain the final aircraft situation in terms of weight and balance prior to clearing the flights into the hands of air traffic controllers for take-off.
Sample Flight Dispatcher CV Template
Philip S. Dorsey
Guilford St., London, UK
To be a Flight Dispatcher in a large charter or scheduled international passenger airline
2004 – Present: Flight Dispatcher, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Luton
- Secure main and alternate flight plans for pilot’s acceptance for each flight schedule
- Ensure fulfillment of pre-flight checklist such as adequate fueling, take off weight and balance, and maintenance clearance
- Check weather information for visibility, cruising altitudes, alternate landing places, and fuel needs.
- Perform weight and balance calculations with the correct information
- Sign-off aircraft for flight release to air traffic controller
- Complete all relevant documentation required for each flight
- Excellent knowledge of airline operations
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
- Excellent social and interpersonal skills to coordinate with various organizations in dispatching each flight.
Cited by airline management for unblemished record in dispatching chartered flights over the last 3 years
2004: Obtained UK-CAA license as a Flight Dispatcher.
2005 – 2007: In-house airline operations training
2000 – 2004: BS Aerospace Engineering, City University of London
To be furnished upon request