Questions tagged [dispatch]

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

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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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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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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 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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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 ...