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Flight Dispatch Officers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Flight Dispatch Officers make out flight plans and brief aircraft captains on their journey. They are also responsible for dealing with fuel requirement, taking-off and landing weight restrictions. Moreover, they work with air traffic control personnel.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time



Using relevant  system for flight plan analyses and fuel calculations.

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time



Good presentation skills and communcations skills are required in flight captain briefing.

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required



Good planning, organisaing, judgement and ecision making skills are required in making fligh plan and dealing with fuel requirement.

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Trade Specific Competencies

Technology Skills

Flight Dispatch Officers use particular airline systems for flight planning.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Secondary 5/ HKDSE or above


  • 1 to 2 years' airline working experience is preferable

Other specific requirements

  •  Good English speaking ability

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $13,000 - $16,000

Monthly Salary $19,000-$23,000

Monthly Salary >$30,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Flight Dispatch Officers generally work in airlines back offices at the Airport. They usually work full time on shift duties.


  • Relevant Systems

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