NBAA PDP Course: The Scheduling Function

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Presented by: John Robbins, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Held in conjunction with the 2014 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference.

This course is designed for those flight department employees who will be scheduling and dispatching corporate aircraft or will be establishing scheduling and dispatch procedures using industry resources in order to conduct safe and efficient flight. This is a critical function within the flight department and it requires proper planning, procedures and staffing based on sound dispatch procedures for mission success. Course participants will also discuss pertinent regulations, crew and aircraft certification, weather forecasting and fueling issues.

Course Agenda Items

  • The Scheduler/Dispatcher Role
  • Aircraft Scheduling
  • Flight Crew Scheduling
  • Scheduling and Coordinating Events
  • Industry Resources for Schedulers / Dispatchers
  • Regulations Pertaining to Dispatch
  • Crew and Aircraft Certification Issues
  • Weather Forecasting Issues
  • Fueling Issues
  • The Transient Facilities & Services File

The course will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2014, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Continental breakfast will be provided, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

This course fulfills NBAA PDP Operations Objective 2 (O2).

For More Information

For more information, contact NBAA's Sarah Wolf at (202) 783-9251 or

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