2 ICAO Annex 6 Proposed Changes New definition in Chapter 1 of flight operations officers / flight dispatchersNew standard in Chapter 3 that assigns operational control responsibility to a flight operations officer / flight dispatcherNew 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.
3 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 operator-specific training course that addresses all the components of the operator’s “method of control and supervision of flight operations.”
4 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.
5 Chapter 3 – GeneralAn 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
6 Chapter 4 – Flight Operations 4. 6 Chapter 4 – Flight Operations Duties of flight operations officers/flight dispatchersAssist 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.
7 Chapter 4 – Flight Operations 4. 6 Chapter 4 – Flight Operations Duties of flight operations officers/flight dispatchersIn 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.
8 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.
9 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.
10 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 inNote: Guidance on the composition of such training syllabi is provided in ICAO Doc 719-AN/857, Flight Operations Officers/Flight Dispatchers (Part D-3)
11 Chapter 10 Flight Operations Officer / Flight Dispatcher 10.3b) 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;
12 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; and3) 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
13 Operational Control14 CFR “Operational Control,” with respect to a flight, means the exercise of authority over initiating, conducting, or terminating a flight.
14 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 carrier’s systems.
15 ATOS Air Transportation Oversight System Element performance inspections (EPIs) assess the output of an air carrier’s 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.
16 SAI’s & EPI’s Associated with Dispatch Operational ControlAircraft Performance Operations LimitationsDispatch or Flight Release
17 SAI’s & EPI’s Associated with Dispatch Other Personnel With Operational ControlFlight/Load Manifest/Weight and Balance ControlUse of Approved Areas, Routes and Airports