Flight Dispatch Coordinator

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 8 Years
Employment type Full Time
Benefits 5-day week, Dental plan, Insurance plan, Medical plan, Travel allowance
Industry Airlines / Mass Transportation
Job function Logistics / Transportation > Aviation Services
Logistics / Transportation > Planning & Analysis
Published On 20/11/2019

Reports to: Assistant Manager Flight Dispatch (Operations) / Flight Dispatch Manager

Department: Flight Operations (FOP)


The job holder will supervise flight planning and Dispatch duties in accordance with Company procedures and work closely with Integrated Operations Centre (IOC) to provide flight watch coverage for day of operation.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure flight planning and crew briefing duties are delivered in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Provide general flight watch coverage to minimize flight disruptions caused by Air Traffic Control (ATC) restrictions, weather, and Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) related advisories by evaluating, recommending, and implementing alternative flight planning and Dispatch solutions.
  • Monitor, in particular, Extended Diversion Time Operation (EDTO) and TRANSPAC operations to ensure flights operate within legal requirements and payload is optimized through cost-effective route planning.
  • Work closely with Integrated Operations Centre (IOC), Engineering, Airports, Cargo, and Flight Operations Management to implement cost effective solutions to day-of-operation problems and contribute to the IOC decision making process.
  • Liaise closely with ATC and Meteorological centres around the network for flight plan filing and weather updates for routine and ad hoc situations.
  • Apply overflight clearance with ATC authorities on “day of operations plus 1” for ad hoc flight rerouting and extra sectors.
  • Handle flight crew queries and feedback in a positive, timely and helpful manner. Ensure feedback is channelled through management and corrective action where required implemented.
  • Ensure relevant navigational databases are kept up-to-date with the most current aeronautical and weather information necessary for accurate flight planning purposes.
  • Supervise, mentor, and motivate, Flight Dispatchers and Briefing Officers in the conduct of their duties to ensure a cohesive and positive work environment.
  • Assess Senior Flight Dispatchers, Flight Dispatchers Flight Dispatch Officers and Flight Dispatch Assistants’ proficiency and competency, in accordance with IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) requirements in carrying out their duties and to keep Flight Dispatch Manager (FDM) updated as required
  • To monitor Flight Dispatch workload in times of disruptions and proactively assist and/or redirect resources as necessary.
  • To keep an accurate account of all significant incidents that occur during the shift watch to facilitate a smooth hand over between shifts and for subsequent evaluation by senior management.
  • To support Flight Dispatch management in the daily administration of the section, meetings, conferences, or in ad hoc projects as directed by management.
  • Supervise NOTAM Deck in shift and stand in duty when NOTAM Data Controller absent of duty.
  • Keep abreast of knowledge and latest developments in the areas of flight planning and Dispatch methodology, the regulatory environment, and technology.
  • Look for way to implement continuous improvements to work processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Develop a professional and positive attitude towards work and encourage the same from staff through personal action.
  • Arbitrate in a fair and timely manner to ensure timely intervention to prevent staff conflicts from escalating.
  • Conduct Flight Dispatchers on-job training.


  • Full Flight Dispatch training included EDTO, POLAR, NAT and PACIFIC Flight Operations.
  • ICAO/FAA Aircraft Dispatcher License is desired but not essential.
  • Good knowledge of Flight Planning system operation, database administration and policy setting.
  • Good knowledge of airline and flight operations.
  • Computer literacy with a knowledge of Microsoft Office (WORDS, EXCEL, VISIO, ACCESS, POWERPOINT).
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills.
  • Good time management skill, organized methodical and systematic approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent command of English (Written and spoken).
  • 8 years' Flight Dispatch Experience or minimum 2 years' working experience in Senior Flight Dispatchers position.
  • Good experience in project, change management, establishment of operational policies and procedure.


  • Developing Professional Expertise
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Planning and Organising
  • Communication
  • Leading and Engaging Teams
  • Developing and Recognising Others


Application deadline: 27 November 2019

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