Designated Aircraft Dispatch Examiners (DADE)

A Designated Aircraft Dispatcher Examiner (DADE) is an individual designated by the Administrator to conduct aircraft dispatcher practical tests. DADEs may issue temporary dispatcher certificates to applicants who have been tested and found qualified for the certificate in accordance with their Letter of Authorization.

  • DADEs are issued authority to conduct various evaluations based on the FAA"s need for and ability to manage the DADE. The regulatory basis for the designation of a DADE may be found in 14 CFR part 183. The FAA considers DADEs to be examiners as the term is used in 14 CFR part 183.

DADE Eligibility

A DADE candidate must first:

  • Have held an aircraft dispatcher certificate for at least the past 3 years.
  • Be current and qualified as an aircraft dispatcher at a 14 CFR part 121 Flag/Domestic or Supplemental carrier, or have part 121 aircraft dispatcher experience for 2 out of the last 3 years.
  • Be a retired or former aviation safety inspectors (ASI) who holds an aircraft dispatcher certificate and had oversight of a part 121 aircraft dispatcher office.

Individuals that meet the eligibility criteria listed above will be evaluated on the following criteria before proceeding with formal training:

  • An interview conducted by an FAA specialist with knowledge of the candidate"s resume and background, with special consideration of the applicant’s past performance in the aviation industry as a DADE or as an FAA employee.

Information for DADEs

Become a DADE

Last updated: Thursday, January 31, 2019