Dispatcher Career Guide


Responsible to Manager of Dispatch for operational control of airline flight operations

  • Must monitor flight operations, record departure and arrival times of all flights and keep the computer systems up to date
  • In coordination with the Maintenance Manager(s), must establish and publish to all stations the aircraft routing planned for the day (and any changes thereto)
  • Must provide required weather information for flight crews
  • When safe flight operations are assured, must release flight crews to operate flights on their scheduled block
  • Must coordinate with Ground Operations on any crew or aircraft changes
  • Must coordinate diversions with Customer Service personnel for the best possible passenger convenience
  • Must become familiar with the use and intent of the Minimum Equipment List (MEL) and Configuration Deviation List (CDL) as per assigned aircraft type
  • Must record all non-routine incidents in the station log, and complete appropriate forms, Irregularity Reports, etc.
  • When necessary, must initiate Emergency procedures and notification
  • Must exercise operational control
  • Must coordinate any unscheduled operation of Republic Airways subsidiaries' aircraft with all appropriate parties
  • Must perform additional duties as assigned by the Company



  • Must be at least 23 years of age
    Must have Aircraft Dispatcher’s License


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