After "9/11", Transport Canada refined
many of its requirements related to the safety of airplanes
and passengers, and mandated that all airline industry
personnel complete a series of courses and write
corresponding Transport Canada examinations in the areas of
safety and human performance on the job. In response to these
changes, the Division of Continuing Education, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), York University,
in collaboration with Canadian Flyers International Inc.,
have expanded their Aviation Program to provide opportunities
for individuals and organizations to fulfil these
requirements and to prepare to write specific Transport
Canada examinations. The following are available:
"In-House" Courses -
Available on Contract
Human Factors Performance in Aviation Maintenance
Safety Management Systems (SMS) Preparation Course
Airline Transport Pilot License Examination Preparation
Course: International Civil Aviation Organization
Instrument Rating - Airplane & Helicopter Course.
Please note that these dates are
subject to change.
Flight Dispatcher Program
Detailed Program Description
A flight dispatcher plays a pivotal role in the aviation industry in Canada. As
an employee of an airline, the flight dispatcher has overall responsibility for
flight planning and air safety. With few and very limited exceptions, aircraft belonging
to an airline, carrying passengers and operating from a Canadian airport may not
depart without the consent of the flight dispatcher. All flight dispatchers must
have passed the generic Transport Canada Flight Dispatcher Examination before being
permitted to work in flight dispatch.
This intensive, non-degree credit course was designed to assist
flight dispatch candidates to prepare for the Transport Canada Certificate Examination.
The Flight Dispatch Program will assist Exam candidates to:
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- gain knowledge of airline general operations and flight operations;
- understand meteorological, logistical and other elements of flight planning; and
- prepare for writing the Transport Canada (TC) Flight
Dispatcher Certificate Examination, a necessary requisite for employment as a flight
dispatcher in Canada.
To become a TC Flight Dispatcher
- be interested in a challenging and rewarding
- pass the generic Transport
Canada Flight Dispatcher Certificate Exam.
A background in aviation is considered an asset, by the industry
(but not required).
Who Should Attend
If you are interested in pursuing a career in Flight Dispatch,
this intensive course will assist you to prepare for the Transport Canada Flight
Dispatcher Certificate Examination.
The Flight Dispatch Program is divided into two, one-week sections.
Students who have access to a company flight dispatch manual will be able to use
that manual during the course sessions provided that permission is granted by the
Week 1 Meteorology:
- Introduction to Meteorology (including: atmosphere, temperature and
moisture, pressure, clouds, precipitation; fog, wind, stability and instability);
- Pre-Exam Exercises and Discussion.
- Meteorology (including: air masses, fronts, frontal weather, jet
streams, mountain waves, thunderstorms, turbulence, aircraft icing, and tropical
and desert weather); and
- Meteorological Information (including: sources of weather information,
meteorological instruments and weather observations).
- Weather Reports (including: METARS and TAFS, GFAs, PIREP, SIGMET,
- Weather Charts (including analysis and prognostic); and
- Workbook covers material of past three days.
- York University Flight Dispatcher Meteorology Practice Exam.