3.1 ACD Nominee Qualifications

3.1.1 The ACD nominee must:

  1. Hold a valid flight dispatcher certificate issued by the air operator;

  2. Have a minimum of twelve (12) months experience as a flight dispatcher, at least six of which is with the current air operator;

  3. Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of the contents and interpretation of the following publications:

    1. CAR/CASS part VI & VII:

      1. 602 Operations and Flight Rules;

      2. 700 General (duty time limits, etc.);

      3. 604, 704 and/or 705, as applicable;

      4. 624, 724 and/or 725, as applicable.

    2. Approved Check Dispatcher Manual;

    3. Company Flight Dispatch Manual, including SOPs;

    4. Canada Air Pilot (CAP) and equivalent foreign publication, as applicable;

    5. Canada Flight Supplement and foreign national AIP, as applicable;

    6. Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) Canada; and

    7. Air operator’s COM, Operating Certificate and Operations Specifications, SOPs and AOM(s), as applicable.

  4. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the air operator’s Company Operations Manual, Operations Specifications, SOPs and applicable Aircraft Flight and Operations Manuals;

  5. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of applicable Company SMS policies and procedures, including:

    1. Company safety policy;

    2. Voluntary and non-punitive reporting program;

    3. Incident and accident reporting; and

    4. Emergency response.

  6. Be proficient on each area of the operational control system that the nominee seeks check authority (example: domestic, international or the combination of both);

  7. Have successfully completed all recurrent training within the preceding 12 months;

  8. Demonstrate a knowledge and ability to conduct, on a suitable candidate, a Dispatcher Competency Check on the sections of the dispatch system for which he has been nominated. The demonstration will be monitored and assessed by an Inspector.

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