Flight Operations Specialists will be trained at IGU

Flight Operations Management Program of Istanbul Gelisim University Vocational School was authorized by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (SHGM) for the “Flight Operations Specialist Training”. In this way, the graduates of the related department will be entitled to take the SHGM exams by getting a certificate from the university without going to any flight training course.

Flight Operations Specialists will be trained at IGU

Istanbul Gelisim University which holds the title of being the university with the most accredited programs in Turkey due to its 53 accredited programs from Europe, was awarded the certificate authority for "Flight Operations Specialist (Dispatcher) Training". IGU became the second institution of higher education in Turkey have this certificate authority. In this way, graduates will have the right to take exams at the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (SHGM)  without going to any expensive dispatcher course for 3 months.


Flight Operations Specialist; makes all the necessary flight plans for the realization of the flights firstly and follows the flight throughout the flight. He is the person who is licensed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and at any stage of the flight, in order to ensure the safe and effective flight of the pilot in the light of the request of the responsible pilot or the information received, informs the flight team, follows the flight to transfer the information about the flight to the required units, ensures that the information about the emergency situation (sabotage, accident, hijacking, etc.) is transmitted to the required units. Flight Operations Specialists ensure that aircraft are prepared to take off as quickly and safely as possible. They assist in bringing together all of the different operations and services associated with the preparation of any aircraft in flight at the right time and in the right order, allowing the aircraft to take off at the allocated time.

Flight Operations Specialists; by following the activities covering cleaning, refueling, and baggage and cargo loading operations, they are closely engaged and acted with cabin crew and aircraft technicians to ensure they are ready to take off. They use a wide range of technologies from operational planning tools to electronic systems to maintain contact with all different service providers. Flights are required at all hours of the day and require a shift working system. Flight operations experts find jobs in the passenger/cargo companies' representation/supervision positions.


The students in the Flight Operations Management program will complete their training by 4 hours flight with Airbus A320-200 or Boeing B737-800 Aircraft Simulators at IFTC Company, which is contracted by Istanbul Gelisim University. The students will be given a certificate by the company after the flight trainings.

Created Date:13.12.2018
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