Welcome to PAFCA-NKS
SAFETY - PROFESSIONALISM - OPERATIONAL CONTROL
Executive Board Members
Pete Slautterback Ross Updike
SECRETARY / TREASURER
PAFCA-NKS represents the over 60 FAA-certificated Aircraft Dispatchers at Spirit Airlines. This specialized group ultimately shares equal responsibility with the Pilot-in-Command for the safe, legal operation of each of the airline's roughly 660 daily flights.
The dispatch workgroup is located within the airline Operations Control Center (OCC) in Miramar, Florida; the workgroup consists of Flight Dispatch Officers (FDO), Dispatch Shift Coordinators (DSC), Air Traffic Control Coordinators, Aircraft Routers, and Flight Dispatch Trainers.
On February 20, 2018, following over 18 years represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) - Local 540, the Aircraft Dispatchers of Spirit Airlines voted to switch representation to the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA), with an overwhelming result of 45-0 out of 53 eligible voters.