This course has been designed to achieve the requirements of the ICAO Annex 6 – Operation of Aircraft, Part 1 – International Commercial air Transport and the Kenya Civil Aviation Regulations.
The Flight Operations Officer/Flight Dispatcher (FOO/FD) shall be employed to provide supervision of flight and to act as a close link between aircraft in Flight and the ground services, and also between the air crew and the (airline) operations ground staff.
The duties of the Flight Operations Officer/Flight Dispatchers as specified in ICAO Annex 6 Part 1 are:
At the end of this training successful FOO/FD shall be able to:-
Age, Education, Medical & Language Requirements
Who should attend?
1 year (theory 3 terms and 1 term or 3 months industrial attachment for Diploma and 6 months for Certificate i.e.(theory 2 terms and 1 term or 3 months industrial attachment.
Teaching, learning methods and Instructional media
This course is conducted through:-
These teaching methods endeavor to ensure that the student acquires knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate for their professional work in airport and flight operations
POLICY ON EXAMINATION
Throughout the course, students are exposed to work based assignments, continuous and end of semester/progress examinations (CATS) which constitute 30% of the final score. Final examinations are taken at the end of every course and accounts for 70% of the final score.
The programme is continuously assessed with the institute‟s final examinational, and externally by the IATA/CAA. These exams are done in March, July, September and November of every year upon early booking.
NB: Assessment is also done through:-
Open Career opportunities exist for successful graduates of this course in Airlines, Aircraft Ground Handling Companies, Route Planning and briefing agencies where they may work as Flight Despatch Officers, Ramp Operations Officers, Loading Agents, Briefing Officers, Public Relations Managers Station Managers. Load Controllers, Customer Agent Staff, birds strike marshals, Airport safety managers amongst others.
Attachment placements are available and limited to students who uphold exemplary performance, high level of discipline and are forward looking. This will provide them with the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge, and skills learnt in class and give them the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the same time exposing them to the world of work and responsibility.