Find out what a flight operations officer’s job entails, what the entrance criteria are, and what you will do as a flight operations officer. The National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) certified Air Dream College’s Integrated Flight Operations Officer / Dispatch Officer course as the first course for students with or without aeronautical experience. This course is split into two parts. A theoretical process will be provided in person in Alfragide, Lisbon, in new classrooms that are completely equipped with the most up-to-date technology on the market, followed by a four-month internship in an airline. The total training program at Air Dream College is 1209 (one thousand two hundred and nine hours) of instruction/training spread out over 12 to 16 months, depending on the student’s success. Classes are limited to a maximum of 12 students in order to concentrate on each student’s individual needs and create a more engaging atmosphere between the instructors and students. This course would have an assessment approach based on a realistic and continuous schedule, with participation in at least 70% of the classes being required. Classes will last 3 to 4 hours a day, with breaks decided upon by teachers and students.
While the Flight Operations Officer integrated course curriculum is structured to include in-depth theoretical information on topics relevant to the role of flight dispatchers and operational control procedures, the realistic aspect goes well beyond the minimum criteria and provides a range of scenarios, drills, and problem-solving situations that are experienced on a daily basis. The student will be required to complete a 90-day realistic period after which he will be required to complete an 18-week technical internship in an airline. During these four months, the student must demonstrate his realistic ability to complete at least 120 flight dispatches as required by statute, as declared by an air operator or operational dispatch organization. This internship is offered by Air Dream College in accordance with existing collaborations or adaptable if you are currently employed by any airline or airport.
The Elementary Phase of the Operations Ofﬁcer / Dispatch Ofﬁcer course consists of the subjects of Mathematics and Physics, for Students who have not taken these subjects in the 12th year of schooling, as well as an Introduction to Aeronautics course where the subjects will be taught
Students will be taught Hazardous Matters, Dispatch Resource Management (DRM), Introduction to Aeronautical Management Systems, Safety Airport (Security), and Operational Security during this phase of the course to prepare them for the Practical Phase (Professional Internship) (Safety).
During the Flight Operations Officer / Dispatch Officer Course, the student will be expected to demonstrate theoretical knowledge on the following subjects before the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC): Airline Legislation, Mass and Centering, Aircraft and Helicopter Performance, Flight Planning and Monitoring, Meteorology, General Navigation and Radio, Operating Procedures, and Aircraft General Knowledge. As a result, these subjects will be taught during this phase of the course, preparing the students for their future career and the ANAC exams. As a result, these subjects will be taught during this phase of the course, preparing the students for their future career and the ANAC exams.
The applicant for an Aeronautical License as a Flight Operations Officer / Dispatch Officer (OOV / OD) must complete an internship of at least 90 (ninety) working days under the supervision of an OOV / OD qualified as a Monitor, during which he must complete at least 120 (one hundred and twenty) operational dispatches of air transport flights. Operational training in aeronautical management systems and related procedures applicable to the OOV / OD role is included in this process. Regulation 614/2018 requires that this entire process and preparation be focused on what is mandated by national and foreign legislation.
Via a practical test, the student must demonstrate sufficient proficiency to exercise the duties of Flight Operations Officer / Dispatch Officer after completing all phases of the Course. This test is conducted by an Examiner approved by the National Authority (ANAC), and ANAC will be asked to grant an Aeronautical License after it is completed successfully.