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NATA Offers Online Training for Flight Coordinators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Shannon Chambers
Director, Marketing & Communications



Alexandria, VA, January 23, 2013 – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce the addition of Aircraft Flight Coordinator Training (AFCT) to its comprehensive online training programs.

The AFCT is a certificate program that provides core flight coordinator knowledge with an emphasis on safety and technical expertise to assist crews with in-depth flight planning.

"The AFCT program sets a new standard in training for schedulers, dispatchers and all of those within organizations that participate in flight planning and release processes," stated NATA President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks. "AFCT is designed to make your flight coordinator an invaluable part of the flight planning team - before, during and after every flight."

The Aircraft Flight Coordinator Training program covers the following topics in six detailed modules:

  • Introduction and flight coordinator overview
  • Operating in the national airspace
  • Regulations and requirements including Ops Specs and Parts 91, 91K and 135
  • Weather reports and charts
  • Airports, runways and performance
  • Flight coordinator resource management

"The most crucial aspects of the AFCT are its emphasis on safety and the in-depth technical expertise," added NATA Vice President, Operations Amy B. Koranda. "As with all of the NATA training programs, the association subjects each module to a rigorous review by panels of industry leaders and experts in the field. NATA is confident that the AFCT will make new and seasoned flight coordinators alike proficient with the latest information and procedures."

NATA will provide demos of the AFCT starting today and running through January 24 at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in San Antonio, Texas. More information on this invaluable training can be found by clicking here.

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