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Professional Education Flight Dispatcher Initial Course (FDIC)


Emirates Aviation University offers the Flight Dispatcher Initial Course (Theory) at the University in Dubai. The course is approved and has been developed in close cooperation with the United Arab Emirates - General Civil Aviation Authority (UAE-GCAA) and it complies with CAR PART II Chapter 6.

The course provides trainees with in-depth knowledge of the duties of a flight dispatcher. In cooperation with the pilot, flight dispatchers furnish a flight plan that enables the aircraft to arrive at its destination on schedule and at the lowest operating cost. Flight dispatchers study a variety of theoretical of subjects including traffic flow, meteorology, weight and balance, fuel, alternate destinations and operation procedure including flight planning, navigation and communications.

As per with CAR PART II Chapter 6, the FDIC programme is required for candidates who do not have previous flight dispatch experience for the issuance of a flight dispatcher's licence. Also, the FDIC programme is required for candidates who have expired licence and could not exercise their skills over longer period of time.

Upon successful completion of the course, passing written and oral/practical exam, candidate will be issued a Certificate of Course Completion.  Candidates who do not require a GCAA licence, EAU would issue a Certificate of Course Attendance (CoCA), for those candidates who pass the EAU FDIC final exam and attend the full 10 weeks course.

Course Name Course Commence Course Finish Days Duration Status
Flight Dispatcher Initial Course (FDIC) 07-Feb-2021 15-Apr-2021 Sun-Thu 10 weeks Confirmed
FD O+P Exam/Comp Check 16-Apr-2021 18-Apr-2021 Fri-Sun 3 Days   Confirmed
Flight Dispatcher Initial Course (FDIC) 06-Jun-2021 12-Aug-2021 Sun-Thu 10 weeks Confirmed
FD O+P Exam/Comp Check 13-Aug-2021 15-Aug-2021 Fri-Sun 3 Days  Confirmed
Flight Dispatcher Initial Course (FDIC) 19-Sept-2021 25-Nov-2021 Sun-Thu 10 Weeks Confirmed
FD O+P Exam/Comp Check 26-Nov-2021 28-Nov-2021 Fri-Sun 3 Days Confirmed


The below subjects cover the entire syllabus:

  • Civil Air Law and Regulations & Dangerous Goods
  • Aviation Indoctrination
  • Aircraft performance
  • Weigh & Balance
  • Navigation
  • Communications
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Meteorology
  • Flight Planning and Monitoring                     
  • Human Factors
  • Security (emergencies and abnormal situations)   
  • Minimum age 21
  • Very good command of English. As this is a technical course, we recommend a minimum IELTS 6.0.
  • Have a good understanding of basic Mathematics and Physics
  • High school grade 11 or higher
  • No previous experience required but prior knowledge about the course is an advantage
Tuition Fees
Inclusive of registration fee, course materials, books, and flight kit AED 43,500 + 5% VAT (AED 45,675 payable or USD 12,695)*

Inclusive of registration fee, course materials and/or books


*Tuition Fees inclusive of VAT 5%

Additional Examination Fees

  • Oral/ Practical Exam Fee: AED 1,220 + 5% VAT
  • Retake-Oral/ Practical Exam Fee: AED 1,220 + 5% VAT
  • EAU Admin processing fee: AED 360 + 5% VAT
  • GCAA Licence fee: AED 900 – to be paid on-line in GCAA website after e-licensing application is done. Link will be sent to applicants.

All of the above fees are to be paid to the EAU Cashier. For the oral/ practical exams, the receipt must be presented to the FDIC Administrator who will generate the list of names to the FDIC examiner. Candidates are advised to submit a copy of the receipt to the administrator.

How to Apply?

For  information  on  how  to  apply  for  a  course  at  Emirates  Aviation University, see our Admissions Guide