Aircraft Accident Experts & Flight 8501

Aircraft accident experts investigate aviation engineering, commercial aviation operational issues and maintenance.  A top U.S. safety expert was quoted this week as saying the investigation of AirAsia flight 8501″will zero in on dispatch.” Flight dispatchers share the decision making and responsibility with the captain for the safety of each flight.

AvJobs.com describes the responsibilities of the flight dispatcher:

FAR 121.533 states that both the airline captain and the dispatcher are held jointly responsible for the safety of the flight. In cooperation with the pilot, the flight dispatcher furnishes a flight plan that enables the aircraft to arrive at its destination on schedule with the maximum payload and the least operating cost. The flight dispatcher considers en route and destination weather, winds aloft, alternate destinations, fuel required, altitudes, and traffic flow.

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