Significant logistical planning is necessary for the safe and efficient operation of business aircraft. There are complex and shifting schedules that need to be accommodated and multiple requests that need to be met, not to mention regulatory requirements, weather considerations, and even air traffic control variables. With all of these issues demanding attention, many companies have chosen to employ a scheduler or dispatcher.
Schedulers and dispatchers are often referred to by a number of other titles – flight coordinators and trip specialists, among others. Regardless of the title – or whether or not there is a designated, full-time employee for scheduling duties – those who do coordinate business aircraft travel schedules must have a unique knowledge and skill set that allows them to sift through the details and help companies manage travel effectively.
For additional guidance on whether your flight department should employ an aircraft scheduler or dispatcher, review Reasons to Use a Scheduler/Dispatcher.
NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee works to further the professional growth and opportunities for business aviation professionals involved in the coordinated scheduling and dispatch of aircraft.
NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference is an annual event offering workshops, breakout sessions, networking venues and other opportunities to help schedulers and dispatchers enhance their professionalism.