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FAA ICAO ANNEX 6 PROPOSAL &

OVERSIGHT ISSUES IN DISPATCH

Leo Hollis
FAA Aviation Safety Inspector
Aircraft Dispatch
Phoenix Certificate Management Office

ICAO Annex 6 Proposed Changes


New definition in Chapter 1 of flight operations
officers / flight dispatchers
New standard in Chapter 3 that assigns operational
control responsibility to a flight operations officer /
flight dispatcher
New standard in Chapter 10 that specifies
minimum requirements to be met by those who are
engaged in supervision of flight operations but who
are not holders of licenses issued in accordance
with Annex 1.

ICAO Annex 6 Proposed Changes


A significant revision to another Chapter 10
Standard that requires flight operations
officer / flight dispatchers, licensed or not,
to successfully complete an operatorspecific training course that addresses all
the components of the operators method
of control and supervision of flight
operations.

Flight Operations Officer


/ Flight Dispatcher
Chapter 1 - Definitions
Any person designated by the operator to
engage in the control and supervision of
flight operations, whether licensed or not in
accordance with Annex 1, who supports,
briefs, or assist the pilot-in-command in the
safe conduct of the flight.

Chapter 3 General
An operator or designated representative
shall have responsibility for operational
control.
Responsibility for operational control shall
be delegated to a flight operations
officer/flight dispatcher.
Emergency situations

Chapter 4 Flight Operations


4.6.1 Duties of flight operations officers/flight dispatchers

Assist pilot-in-command in flight preparation and


provide relevant information.
Assist pilot-in-command in preparing/filing
operational and ATS flight plans.
Furnish pilot-in-command while in flight with
information necessary for the safe conduct of
flight.

Chapter 4 Flight Operations


4.6.2 Duties of flight operations officers/flight dispatchers
In the event of an emergency, a flight operations officer /
flight dispatcher shall:
Initiate such procedures as outlined in the operations manual
while avoiding taking any action that would conflict with
ATC management procedures.
Convey any safety-related information to the pilot in
command that may be necessary in the conduct of flight,
including information related to any amendments to the
flight plan that become necessary in the course of the flight.
Note: - It is equally important that the pilot-in-command also convey similar information to the flight
operations officer/flight dispatcher during the course of the flight, particularly in the context of
emergency situations.

Chapter 10
Flight Operations Officer / Flight Dispatcher
10.1 A flight operations officer/flight dispatcher,
when employed in conjunction with an approved
method of flight supervision requiring the services
of licensed flight operations officers/flight
dispatchers, shall be licensed in accordance with
the provisions of Annex 1.
Note: The above provisions do not necessarily require a flight
operations officer/flight dispatcher to hold the license specified in
Annex 1.

Chapter 10
Flight Operations Officer / Flight Dispatcher
10.2 In accepting proof of qualifications
other than the option of holding of a flight
operations officer/flight dispatcher license,
the State of the Operator, in accordance
with the approved method of flight
supervision, shall require that, as a
minimum, such persons meet the
requirements in Annex 1 for age and
experience.

Chapter 10
Flight Operations Officer / Flight Dispatcher
10.3 A flight operations officer/flight dispatcher
shall not be assigned to duty unless that person
has:
a) satisfactorily completed an operator-specific
training course that addresses all the specific
components of its approved method of control and
supervision of flight operations specified in
4.2.1.3.

Note: Guidance on the composition of such training syllabi is provided in ICAO


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Chapter 10
Flight Operations Officer / Flight Dispatcher
10.3
b) made within the preceding 12 months, at least
a one-way qualification light on the flight deck of
an aeroplane over any area in which that
individual is authorized to exercise flight
supervision. The flight should include landings at
as many aerodromes as practicable;

Chapter 10
Flight Operations Officer / Flight Dispatcher
c) demonstrated to the operator a knowledge of:
1) the contents of the operations manual described in
Appendix 2;
2) the radio equipment in aeroplanes used; and
3) the navigation equipment in the aeroplanes used;
d) Demonstrated to the operator a knowledge of the
following details concerning operations for which the
officer is responsible and areas in which that individual
is authorized to exercise flight supervision

Operational Control
14 CFR 1 Operational Control, with
respect to a flight, means the
exercise of authority over
initiating, conducting, or
terminating a flight.

ATOS
Air Transportation Oversight System
Safety attribute inspections (SAIs), which are
based on specific regulatory requirements, assess
the air carriers systems using safety attributes
(responsibility, authority, procedures, controls,
process measures and interfaces). Inspectors use
SAIs during initial certifications, as a reference
tool for evaluating air carrier program changes,
and to conduct periodic audits of the air carriers
systems.

ATOS
Air Transportation Oversight System

Element performance inspections (EPIs) assess the


output of an air carriers system against
established performance measures that are based
on specific regulatory requirements and safety
attributes. Inspectors use EPIs to determine if an
air carrier follows their written procedures and
controls and perform to the standards described in
their manuals.

SAIs & EPIs


Associated with Dispatch
3.1.4 - Operational Control
3.1.9 - Aircraft Performance
Operations Limitations
3.2.1 - Dispatch or Flight Release

SAIs & EPIs


Associated with Dispatch
3.1.13 - Other Personnel With
Operational Control
3.2.2 - Flight/Load Manifest/Weight
and Balance Control
5.1.6 - Use of Approved Areas,
Routes and Airports

ATOS WEB INFORMATION


ATOS WEB SITE
http://www.faa.gov/avr/afs/atos/index.htm
http://www.faa.gov/avr/afs/atos/documentation.htm
ATOS DATA COLLECTION TOOL WEB SITE
http://www.faa.gov/avr/afs/atos/p_p/jobaids.htm