Flight Dispatcher (Experienced)

Air Arabia

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 Result Responsibilities

  • Generates flight plans, pre-flight briefings, and amendments for scheduled, non-scheduled, training, and test flights, taking into consideration business requirements.
  • Monitors the performance and trends of the flights through the system based on different criteria and conditions.
  • Analyzes available data to identify cost, weather, curfew, and accordingly recommend to Operations Controller the most cost-effective routes and plan accordingly.
  • Well as the associated limitations on operational capabilities such as weather, NOTAMs, NAV Facilities, Air Traffic Control, Air Traffic Flow, MEL requirements, etc.
  • 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 management and Captains to manage irregular operations.
  • Employs all possible tools and channels, during emergencies, to convey necessary safety-related information to the Captains in Command to ensure the 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 correctly
  • Monitors the flight plans on a 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.

Qualifications (Academic, training, languages)

  • Valid Flight Dispatch License from an ICAO Contracting State
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science/Math/Aeronautical Engineering/ Industrial Engineering or equivalent.
  • Basic Airport, security procedures and regulations training is an advantage
  • Excellent in written and verbal communication skills, Technical reports writing, presentations, etc.
  • Fluent in the English Language.

Work Experience

  • At least 3+ years of experience as a licensed flight dispatcher in a commercial airline with a fleet of more than 5 aircraft.
  • Experience in a low-cost airline will be preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with Civil Aviation Authorities and regulatory bodies, preferably GCAA;
  • Familiarity with rules and regulations of CAR, FAR, JAR, and IOSA pertaining to Flight Operations and working procedures.

Working Conditions

  • Working Pattern: Rotating Shift Duties
  • Working Hours: 12 hours shift duties as per operational requirements

To apply for this job please visit careers.airarabia.com.

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