To generate timely, effective and safe operational flight plans and pre-flight briefings for scheduled and non-scheduled flights throughout the Company’s network in compliance with Air Arabia policies and procedures, and GCAA / CAA regulations.
Supports the Company’s’ operational control and dispatch reliability by efficiently responding to irregular and emergency requirements taking into account safety, efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Key Accountabilities :
Generates flight plans, pre-flight briefings, and amendments for scheduled, non-scheduled, training, and test flights, taking into consideration business requirements and regulatory conditions in the respective destinations, safety, efficiency as well as customer satisfaction.
Monitors the performance and trends of the flights through the system based on different criteria and
Analyses available data to identify cost, weather, curfew, and accordingly recommend to Operations Controller the most cost effective routes and plan accordingly.
Conducts regular analysis on operational and meteorological conditions to recommend the safest and most efficient minimum fuel requirement for the assigned flights, as well as the associated limitations on operational capabilities such as weather, NOTAMs, NAV Facilities, Air Traffic Control, Air Traffic Flow, MEL requirements, etc.
Provides to management detailed summary on fuel consumption, flight plans, flight watch, test and training flights for the ETOPs.
When requested, provides the Captain-in-command with a thorough flight crew briefing, covering all significant information, which may affect his / her flight.
Transmits to ICAO all Flight Plan requirements directly or through Air Arabia approved handling agent in the country of operation.
Coordinates with Operations Controller / Chief Pilot / Head of Flight Operations and Captains in Command to manage irregular operations and disruptions, delays, cancellations, and rotations in an effective manner whilst initiating alternative plans in line with business interests and needs.
Employs all possible tools and channels, during emergencies, to convey necessary safety related information to the Captains in Command to ensure safe conduct of the flights, and initiates procedures prescribed in the Operations Manual whilst ensuring abidance by GCAA / CAA and Air Traffic Procedures.
Deputizes the Operations Controller in assessing accidents / incidents and in initiating the Emergency Response Accident / Incident Notification Procedures as well as the corporate notification process.
Ensures all LIDO Flight Planning data maintenance related functions are carried out so that all OFP’s are produced in consideration to all applicable regulatory, AIP requirements.
Monitors the flight plans on daily basis ensuring necessary data maintenance is properly carried and Flight Plans are produced in line with applicable regulations.
Liaises with LIDO on any flight plans related issues, to implement remedial actions immediately.
Ensures smooth workflow between shifts by carrying proper handover / takeover pre and post flights.
Stays updated with changes to Company’s manuals, Aircraft Manufacturer’s publications, State’s or other regulatory bodies’ publications
Qualifications, Experience and Skills :
Bachelor’s degree in Science / Math / Aeronautical Engineering / Industrial Engineering / Management or equivalent from a recognized university is highly desirable for this role.
A higher diploma in a related field (aviation, aeronautical engineering) is acceptable if combined with necessary working experience and a track of record.
Possess a valid Certificate of License issued form an approved institute or organization preferably GCAA; alternately, successful completion of Flight Dispatch initial course or equivalent.
Basic Airport, security procedures and regulations training is an advantage.
Microsoft Office (Advanced Excel), Internet, Web Search
Excellent in written and verbal communication skills, Technical reports writing, presentations, etc.
Fluent in English Language.
3+ years of experience in a comparable airlines company in the operations department as an approved or licensed Flight Dispatcher ;
experience with low cost airline is preferred.
Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with Civil Aviation Authorities and regulatory bodies, preferably GCAA;
familiar with rules and regulations of CAR, FAR, JAR, and IOSA pertaining to Flight Operations and working procedures.
Exposure to Quality Assurance / Safety / Security / Audit procedures and practices related to and affecting Flight Operations