The applicant shall complete under the supervision of the training organisation at least 160 hours of Flight Dispatcher Licencing Simulated OJT training consisting of 4 weeks of training using the Jeppesen Line Orientated Intensive Dispatch Training (LOIDT). Following LOIDT students must then complete a 2 week airline OJT internship.
The Jeppesen Line Orientated Intensive Dispatch Training (LOIDT) program is a combination of dispatch tools, scenarios, and techniques for student practice and learning. LOIDT provides trainees with practical experience in aircraft dispatch and the associated duties and responsibilities of the Flight Operations Officer. Practical experience is intended to improve dispatcher performance standards and better prepare dispatchers for operator specific initial training and line training.
The LOIDT controlled OJT simulation program provides significant benefits over line training by including a wider range of non-standard and complicated situations which dispatchers may not be exposed to during the course of normal line operations. Simulated OJT also provides a mechanism for regulators and employers to standardize OJT training competencies to ensure a high quality and repeatable training process.