Part of a Dispatcher’s duties include

In addition to providing a flight following service and advising pilots if conditions change, dispatchers share legal responsibility with the aircraft commander in the Joint Responsibility Dispatch System. Part of a Dispatcher’s duties include:

Calculations of:

  • Fuel load
  • Loading of luggage on the airplane
  • Weight and passenger seating assignments
  • Weight and balance for take-off and landing
  • Alternate runways of the routes to be flown
  • Last minute changes

Coordination of:

  • Service and flight safety equipment
  • Airport positioning systems
  • Emergency services
  • De-icing and anti-icing service providers
  • Domestic and international crew transportation
  • Crew accommodations and overnight stays
  • Extra in-flight crews (Jump seats)

Analysis of:

  • Weather conditions.
  • Aircraft route and navigation.
  • Availability of crew assigned to the flight.
  • Aircraft airworthiness conditions.
  • Aircraft take-off performance conditions
  • Aircraft performance calculations according to departure and arrival airport

Verification of:

  • Aircraft cleanliness.
  • Aircraft position at any time during the flight.
  • Communication with flight crew at any time during the flight.
  • Filling out forms related to the operation.

In addition you must communicate to the aircraft captain during a pre-flight meeting the result of all these tasks performed.