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What is an aircraft dispatcher?
Aircraft dispatchers are a critical part of the operation of an airline. The dispatcher, along with the captain, share joint responsibility and operational control of the flight ensuring safety and legality of flight in accordance with applicable federal and international regulations. The dispatcher, as part of these duties, will plan and monitor each flight in their control, as well as working together with flight crews. In addition to the crews, the dispatcher will communicate with air traffic control, airport personnel, maintenance, aircraft routers, weight & balance planners, and crew schedulers.