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Aviation News: Jeppesen Helps Design New University Flight Dispatch Program to License Airline Dispatchers

Englewood, Colo. | 02 Nov 2016 | By Jeppesen

Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, and TSI, University of Applied Sciences in Riga, Latvia, have teamed to develop a professional Flight Dispatch / Flight Operations Training program. The program focuses on the unique aspects of airline operations on a global scale. The new program will also integrate airline dispatcher training as a component of the university’s academic curriculum. Students who complete the training program will be eligible to earn professional dispatch licensing, with successful examination completion.   

“Our flight dispatch training is one of the most advanced programs in this area. We use very innovative and modern solutions for learning in combination with strict-demanding aviation approach, which provides our students with an avenue to build a professional aviation career, backed by Jeppesen’s industry-leading program,” said Bogdan Furundzhi, TSI chairman of the Board. “We are excited for our trainees to have real-world hands-on experience with the concepts, principles and programs used by airline dispatchers today, to prepare for professional opportunities.” 

Training includes on-the-job training in operating airlines, along with Jeppesen’s e-Academy dispatch training program with courseware from Boeing Services Deutschland, creating a complete theory and practical learning environment that is ICAO and EASA-compliant. Jeppesen and TSI worked with the Latvian Civil Aviation Agency to develop the regulatory approval needed to grant new dispatch licenses through the program.

“Teaming with TSI and the Latvian authorities to create this new dispatch training and licensing program is an exciting development for aviation-based university students in this region,” said Jason Tepool, senior manager, Jeppesen Aviation Training Solutions. “The Latvian regulators were open to us introducing scenario-based practical training with the TSI curriculum to create a progressive and comprehensive program that combines professional and academic best practices.”  

More detail on the complete Jeppesen training solution, including flight training, navigation services and business management functions, is available at www.jeppesen.com/academy.        About Jeppesen For more than 80 years, Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today, this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. Boeing offers the industry’s largest portfolio of support and services solutions, providing customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance – intelligent information solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.

About TSI TSI, University of Applied Sciences – is an up-to-date university with the almost centennial history. TSI – is the university-successor of the legendary RKIIGA (Riga Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers) and RAU (Riga Aviation University). Today, TSI is the only one private technical university in Latvia offering academic programs in aviation transport, logistics, computer sciences, electronics and telecommunication, economics and management to support students in building their professional careers.

Media Contact: Brian Rantala +1-303-328-4370 brian.rantala@jeppesen.com

Inese Romaneca +371-291-555-17 romaneca.i@tsi.lv

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