Republic launches training program for aircraft dispatchers – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana weather

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) – Indianapolis-based Republic Airways has announced plans to launch what it says is the state’s first aircraft dispatch training program. The airline says the paid training program will begin in January with a class that can accommodate up to 20 students.

The program is expected to last six to eight weeks and participants will receive a weekly stipend. Once they complete the course and receive their FAA aircraft dispatcher certification, Republic said participants will join the company as an aircraft dispatcher intern in its systems operations control center at Indianapolis.

Republic says that once attendees complete training for new employees at the company, they will receive a job offer with the company.

“As the airline industry recovers from the pandemic, we are seeing rapid growth and opportunities for airline careers across the industry, including dispatch,” said Paul Kinstedt, COO of Republic, in a press release. “This program will provide more skilled employment opportunities for people in and around Indianapolis while helping our airline retain talent by hiring more people locally and training them locally.”

According to the company, aircraft dispatchers make an effort to plan flight routes, file flight plans with the Federal Aviation Administration, and communicate safety information to pilots during flight to help them navigate the routes. weather conditions or other challenges. Republic says the program will offer classes on a quarterly basis.

You can find out more about the program by clicking here.

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