Flight Dispatcher (UAE)

Air Arabica

Job Purpose

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 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 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 a 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 English Language.

Work Experience

  • At least 3+ years of experience as a licensed flight dispatcher in a commercial airlines with a fleet of more than 5 aircraft.
  • Experience in a low cost airlines 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 FlightOperations and working procedures.

Working Conditions

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

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