When flying to a new destination there are many factors to consider when choosing an FBO. “I want to check fuel costs, make sure the FBO has the amenities the pilots need, check their hours of operation and things like that,” said NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee member Lori Montgomery. For Benjamin Fuller, with International Trip Planning Services, it all comes down to trust. “Our first thought is who can we trust on the ground in any certain location that can get everything done from A to Z,” he said.
Scheduling and dispatch is a detail-oriented, fast-moving and often stressful function. Therefore, it's important that schedulers and dispatchers not only help meet daily challenges, but also keep up with changes in the industry. Learn more in Business Aviation Insider.
International operators face a persistent challenge in effectively monitoring company aircraft, which may be operating several time zones and thousands of miles from a scheduler's workstation, while also ensuring their own staffers remain alert and attentive. Balancing these obligations often requires creative solutions so aviation employees are sufficiently rested while also meeting their needs of their flight crews and passengers.
Read about how NBAA Air Traffic Services supports FAA’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center to ensure access to the national air space in the January/ February 2019 issue of Business Aviation Insider magazine.