Business Aviation Dispatcher - Flight Planning Specialist
Location: Corporate Headquarters located in Clear Lake
Schedule: Full-time, shift work in 24/7 environment
In everything we do, we are building and growing the most comprehensive global community of professional business aviation resources to deliver on our shared purpose – the success of our clients’ trips. By equipping our employees to succeed, we will innovate, problem solve, and achieve excellence in all aspects of trip management to help our clients reduce their operating risks. By helping our clients achieve successful missions, we move organizations that then move the world.
Business Aviation Dispatcher - Flight Planning Specialist is primarily responsible for providing computerized flight plans to Universal clients under supervision of experienced flight planner. Specialists assist in the preparation and guidance of the flight and provide the crew with the essential information required for safety of flight. Ensure services are professionally arranged in a timely manner in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, regulations and client preferences by collaborating closely with external providers, internal team members and other departments.
Build flight routes and computerized flight plans.
File computer flight plans with appropriate authorities.
Brief pilots on optimum flight routes.
Communicate recommendations on best locations for refueling.
Collaborate with weather forecasters to determine safest route and most suitable alternate airports.
Assist Portfolio Teams with flight planning questions and determining best route for permit requests.
Confirm aircraft are on file with the appropriate agencies in order to receive clearance for takeoff.
Monitor proprietary system to ensure details are completed and all services are acknowledged and confirmed for assigned missions.
Some college courses or equivalent military experience required
Minimum of 5+ years’ of aviation experience required
Proficient and capable of working in a computerized office environment
FAA Dispatcher License or Air Traffic Control certification required
Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to apply military time using 24-hour clock
Universal offers an outstanding compensation and benefit package.