PSA Airlines

Dispatch Pathways Program

Job Locations US-OH-Vandalia
Operations Planning & Performance
Position Type


Dispatch Pathways Program 


Let your career take off with PSA Airlines

About Us

Company Summary: As a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines and the fastest growing regional airline in the country, PSA offers a stable career path in aviation with unparalleled opportunities for growth and professional development. Teamwork and drive are at the heart of PSA. We are committed to growing our company where passion is shared, professional excellence is expected, and all people are valued and respected.


Our employees are committed to ensuring safe and reliable operations for the thousands of customers American trusts us with each and every day. We have an incredible team of more than 4,000 employees who do a tremendous job of operating more than 800 daily flights to nearly 100 destinations on behalf of American Airlines. Our immense growth provides a number of opportunities to join our team.


Culture: Not only is PSA an EEO and AAP employer, but also we seek to create an inclusive work environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are embraced and respected. We work hard to build and sustain a culture where people – team members and customers alike – feel safe, secure and happy. It is The PSA Way, which focuses on our goals, safety, respect, preparedness, professional excellence, and passion. This foundation reflects how we think, act, and communicate with one another and our customers.

Benefits Summary

PSA offers the benefits you expect from a company focused on excellence. All eligible employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including:
• Travel privileges on the American Airlines global network
• A generous vacation plan designed to let you enjoy your travel perks
• Medical, Dental & Vision
• 401k with company match
• American Airlines Group (AAG) profit-sharing and bonus opportunities
• Company-paid Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short and Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan (FSA), and supplementary options


Program Overview


As a selected member of the Dispatch Pathways Program, our goal is to assist you in your efforts to obtain your FAA Certified Dispatch Certification by fully-funding the cost of your first time taking all FAA-required testing certifications. This is an extremely competitive program for which we are seeking individuals that are willing to take the extra step to secure their future and their career in aviation.




The Dispatch Pathways Program will provide candidates:

• Six weeks of paid training and licensing in which PSA will cover the full cost of training, testing and accommodations (Valued at over $10,000). Participants will earn a stipended through the six-week training program.
• Additional training and academic support from Dispatchers currently in the field
Path to career progression with industry competitive pay and benefits. After successful completion of the Dispatch Pathways Program, Dispatchers can expect to make $41,600 in year one ($20/hour) and be eligible for internal growth opportunities once they meet PSA internal application requirements. PSA Airlines Dispatchers are represented by Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO

Position Summary
As an Aircraft Dispatcher, you will collaborate with our Pilots to ensure safe and reliable flight operations. You will directly impact PSA’s on-time departures and flight completion, making sure our customers are delivered to their destination safely and on time.


Job Responsibilities


Weather Forecasting
• Preparation of the Dispatch Release considering weather planning, fuel planning, aircraft airworthiness, and routing strategy for all aircraft under his/her operational control.
• Maintain flight and weather records in accordance with Federal Air regulations to include other data deemed necessary by the Company.


Flight Following
• Monitor the progress of, and issue the necessary information for, the safety of each flight under their operational control.
• Provide adequate assistance to crews and outstations in planning and expediting each flight under his/her control and consistently monitor factors (i.e., weather, air traffic control, maintenance, etc.), which may affect the outcome of the flight.


Compliance Monitoring
• Remain acutely aware of passenger loads and overall passenger service when flight planning, taking into consideration Federal Air Regulations and prudent safety practices.
• Coordination of Flight activities (routine and non-routine) with various agencies and Company personnel involved in the operation of a flight under his/her control.
• Respond to accidents/incidents by initiating notification and properly documenting all information.
• Assist the Operations Control Manager and Manager of Operations Control Center in maintaining the Operations Control Center with regard to equipment, procedures, and other operations and duties deemed necessary.


Dispatch Program Requirements and Qualifications
• Dispatch Trainees must be at least 23 years of age
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Dispatch Trainees must be able to relocate to Dayton, OH without assistance from PSA for the training program and position with PSA Airlines.
• All participants will be required to complete the full six-week training program without disruption or absences. If you are unable to meet this requirement you could be disqualified from the program and require repayment of the cost of training
• Participants must agree to commit to PSA Airlines as a Dispatch Trainee and complete two (2) years upon successful completion of the certification and on-boarding or be subject to repayment of the cost of training
• If hired, must be able to demonstrate that you are authorized to work in the US.
• Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language


Application Process

• Submit application with resume, conduct initial screening with Recruiter
• Interview with Recruiter/Program Administrator/Dispatch Manager




To be successful at PSA, you should be:

• Driven

• Reliable

• Caring

• Engaging Communicator

• Decisive

• Results Driven

Additional Information

Work Environment: This job operates inside a climate controlled building. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, facsimile machines and filing cabinets.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb up and down stairs; bend/stoop occasionally; lift weight up to 25 lbs; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Security Clearance: All employees are required to pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR1542.209.
AAP/EEO Statement: PSA Airlines is an equal opportunity employer; qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



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