Skyplan Services is opening a new flight dispatchers training school this December, the Skyline Innovation Academy (SIA) at Dubai Airport Freezone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
President and CEO of Skyplan Services, Muhammad Sami, says they expect to receive their Flight Dispatch Training Organization approval from the UAE General Authority for Civil Aviation.
Costs for its three-day recurrent flight dispatcher course include tuition and competency checks, with the inaugural course to start on December 12th. The long-term goal for Skyline is twofold: train new entrants for a flight dispatch career and also maintain the skills of existing professionals, who are required to undergo retesting every 12 months and renew their license every two years.
SIA can set up Flight Dispatch initial courses, both study and OJT, as mandated by the GCAA to obtain the flight dispatch license. SIA will also undertake recurrent flight dispatch courses.
Skyplan was established in 1983 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada. Its core business is flight planning and contract flight dispatch. Dubai is its regional headquarters in the Middle East region with their OCC located in the Dubai Airport FZE, often referred to as the Dubai Aviation Hub!
In Canada, Skyplan has a complete operations control center and provides contract dispatch and trip support services to airlines and corporate operators, as well as the general aviation market.
SIA is initially gearing up its courses to be attractive to industry participants as far afield as the Commonwealth of Independent States, Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan. They are also considering the establishment of a sister academy in East Africa, possibly in Kenya.