Airline Dispatchers Federation.
Representing the professional interests of the Aircraft Dispatcher.

The cost of an annual membership is a small fraction of the registration fee and is open to anyone!

If you are a Dispatcher at Southwest, American, Alaska, United, Expressjet, Delta, Horizon, UPS, Sun Country, Envoy, Air Wisconsin, or Hawaiian, then you are already a member!

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Dallas, Texas: October 2-4, 2017

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The annual Safety Summit (formerly ADF conference) is set for October. 2-4.  

Southwest Airlines will host the event, as well as NOC Tour and Deck Reception!

This year boasts an amazing agenda, including a 5 Vice-Presidents Panel, a presentation on the future of dispatching and unmanned vehicles, a video documentary about dispatchers on 9/11, and showcasing partnerships through a new organization, Aviation Works 4U!

The event hotel is the Doubletree by Hilton, Dallas Love Field. This year's summit promises to be the best yet!  The speaker line-up will not dissapoint.  For the first time, vice presidents from major airlines will participate in a panel-type discussion.

The agenda will be posted soon.

We have negotiated a special room rate for our upcoming Summit.

The rate is $129 per night.

Booking Link:

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas - Love Field
Group Name: Airline Dispatchers Federation
Arrival Date Window: 30-Sep-2017
Departure Date Window: 06-Oct-2017

For vendor, speaking, or sponsor information on the Summit, contact Catherine Jackson:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Spring Newsletter now published!

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ADF partners with Aviation Works 4U

ADF has recently teamed up with Aviation Works 4U in an effort to be an invaluable dispatch resource to the aviation community.
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ADF gets involved in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

While ADF is a professional organization promoting the interests of Dispatchers, the Board felt as though it is imperative to get involved with UAS operations.  As the UAS community evolves, the aircraft dispatcher must not be left out as beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) regulations are formulated.  The Board appointed Jake Zelman to represent ADF in the UAS community.

Jake Zelman:


Check out the ATC project from the NASA Ames Research Center on reducing delays in the NAS.
This demonstartion is part of the Metroplex study that the ADF has been assisting with.
Included on their website is a video explaining the project. 
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