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Questions about the dispatch process which is responsible for planning and supporting flights

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What is the procedure to fill/send/approve a flight plan to the ATS network from outside?

We are planning to develop an app that allows general pilots to fill/send a flight plan to the ATS. We're wondering to know if it is needed to have a regular access (register access or account) to the ...
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What is the reapplication process for a suspended dispatcher certificate?

I had my dispatcher certificate suspended for a year for leaving the testing site before I could provide an adequate urine sample. I did not realize this was a reportable event. I accept the ...
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Learn in-depth about airplane operations [closed]

Currently seeking a book or manual that teaches a civilian how a cargo aircraft operates and what it's pilots do, say a 787. Preferably a high-level overview at a per flight phase: Pre-flight: Flight ...
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Does an airline have to pay if fighters intercept one of its aircraft?

It sometimes happens that because loss of radio communication or because wrong frequency tuned in during ATC handover etc... a country has to send fighters to intercept an aircraft in its airspace. If ...
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Does FAR Part 121 require at least 45 minutes of fuel remaining upon landing?

Assuming the reported weather does not require an alternate airport, if an aircraft being operated under FAR Part 121 domestic IFR lands at its planned destination airport and does not have at least ...
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What is exemption 17347 in the context of dispatch for FAA domestic carriers?

What is exemption 17347 in the context of dispatch for FAA domestic carriers? The explanation can be rather complicated, so I’m looking for a simple and straight forward break down. Also, as a bonus,...
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What to do when pneumatic air cycle kit stops working mid-flight on Boeing 737-800?

If you are flying a B738 at FL390, and one PACK (pneumatic air cycle kit) becomes inoperable, do you have to descend to FL250? If so, do you need to divert for fuel?
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How does the FOVE system work with the Airbus FMS?

The Flight Operations Versatile Environment (FOVE) is a separate software system used with Airbus aircraft by dispatchers to determine performance data to enter into the FMS. There seems to be little ...
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What additional considerations do pilots have when deviating from the planned routing on flights dispatched under Method 2?

This article about Method 1 and Method 2 gives a brief explanation of Methods 1 and 2 in terms of dispatching flights under 14 CFR 121. Here's an excerpt. FAR 121.191 requires that we dispatch our ...
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Is altitude information included in filed flight plan?

When the dispatcher produces and files the flight plan for a scheduled flight with ATC, are the determined optimal cruise altitudes part of the flight plan, or does the flight plan only contain ...
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Does a flight briefer require a license in the US?

Flight briefers have to stay on top of a lot of different variables. In order to give a pilot the information they need for their flight they must be able to interpret weather forecasts, keep on top ...
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Does a flight dispatcher need to update the flight plan during GTB and ATB?

Does a flight dispatcher need to recalculate and resubmit the flight plan to the pilot during ground turn back (GTB) and air turn back (ATB) scenarios?
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Can a pilot take off at his own discretion?

[I'm referring to an ATC conversation during the military coup in Turkey with an MD83 EP-TAS (ATA TBZ5402). Can a pilot take off at his own discretion? To summarize the link: a pilot is begging the ...
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What level of damage to an aircraft is acceptable to let it depart?

Yesterday (28 June 2016), a Bombardier Q400 from EPGD to EPWA made an emergency landing because of a blown tire, spotted by a passenger. Everything went smoothly and the plane landed successfully ...
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What is the role of the flight dispatcher? How do the dispatcher and the flight crew interact?

The flight dispatcher is said to be the ground pilot and the best paid employee after the pilots, still the role is not really known by the public. Air Canada flight dispatcher (source: On the job: ...
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Why isn't the point you begin descent part of the flight plan?

In This question there is discussion about how to determine when to start the descent from cruise. There are several factors at play and it is usually calculated for maximum fuel performance. Would ...
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Does ATC handle non-regular widebody flights differently?

Six weeks ago, roughly, a Corsair charter flight landed at Lamezia Terme International Airport (SUF), in Southern Italy. It was a Boeing 747-422, registration F-HSEA. It carried 500 tourists from ...
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Are ETOPS rated planes denoted by a placard or other indicator?

A recent AA flight to Hawaii was not ETOPS rated. (alternate article) Apparently the failures that led to this mistake occurred on multiple levels, including the schedulers who scheduled this ...
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How far ahead does an airline know which aircraft you will be flying on?

My favorite features of the United Airlines app are: you are able to see what specific aircraft will be operating your flight you are able to trace that aircraft back indefinitely via the "Where is ...
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Can airline pilots communicate with dispatchers?

Is it possible for airline pilots to communicate with dispatchers? If so, what methods do they use? A special radio channel?
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Can someone explain Exemption 3585?

Exemption 3585 allows 121 carriers (and perhaps others) to dispatch to destinations in certain cases with weather below minimums. What are the forecast weather minimums to be dispatched under ...