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Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, and TSI, University of Applied Sciences in Riga, Latvia, have teamed to develop a professional Flight Dispatch / Flight Operations Training program.
The program focuses on the unique aspects of airline operations on a global scale. The new program will also integrate airline dispatcher training as a component of the university’s academic curriculum.
Students who complete the training program will be eligible to earn professional dispatch licensing, with successful examination completion.
“Our flight dispatch training is one of the most advanced programs in this area. We use very innovative and modern solutions for learning in combination with strict-demanding aviation approach, which provides our students with an avenue to build a professional aviation career, backed by Jeppesen’s industry-leading program,” said Bogdan Furundzhi, TSI chairman of the Board.
“We are excited for our trainees to have real-world hands-on experience with the concepts, principles and programs used by airline dispatchers today, to prepare for professional opportunities.”
Training includes on-the-job training in operating airlines, along with Jeppesen’s e-Academy dispatch training program with courseware from Boeing Services Deutschland, creating a complete theory and practical learning environment that is ICAO and EASA-compliant.
Jeppesen and TSI worked with the Latvian Civil Aviation Agency to develop the regulatory approval needed to grant new dispatch licenses through the program.
“Teaming with TSI and the Latvian authorities to create this new dispatch training and licensing program is an exciting development for aviation-based university students in this region,” said Jason Tepool, senior manager, Jeppesen Aviation Training Solutions.
“The Latvian regulators were open to us introducing scenario-based practical training with the TSI curriculum to create a progressive and comprehensive program that combines professional and academic best practices.”