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A 'dispatcher' leads us through the one-hour turnaround of an aircraft as it prepares to fly back to Spain. Planes only make money when they are in the air, so it's vital to minimise the turnaround time on the ground. It's the dispatcher's job to make sure the plane is ready with fuel, bags, passengers and safety checks to take off in its designated slot.
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30 January 1995

Classroom Ideas

Can be used when working on times and timetables. Give students some of the times required and rules for the order things should be done in and ask them to design a timetable for the turnaround.

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