aircraft dispatcher

A person, usually ground based, who exercises with the pilot-in-command the operational control of a flight. The duties of a flight dispatcher include providing meteorological information for the flight, flight planning, arranging the loading and unloading of aircraft, stocking aircraft with consumables, apron servicing, and other turnaround tasks. An aircraft dispatcher must have in his or her possession a current aircraft dispatcher certificate.

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