Flight Dispatcher

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Etihad Airways PJSC


Job description


Let your career take off with the World’s Leading Airline, Etihad Airways. Work in the forefront of the aviation industry, with the airline that has reimagined the flying experience through its pioneering products and services. The sucessful candidate will provide flight plans using the TFR (Route Optimizer) function within the Lido flight planning system. Furthermore it is the Flight Dispatchers task to obtain a safe and most profitable route taking all weather forecast and overflight permissions into consideration. The Flight Dispatcher is also responsible to fully brief the crew on any aspects that may affect the safety of the flight. The Flight Dispatcher will monitor each to him/her assigned flight and assist or advise the flight crew where required until the aircraft has reached its destination.

  • Risk and Weather Management: Proactively circumnavigate severe weather phenomena such as Typhoons, Hurricanes, Cyclones, Volcanic Ash Clouds etc
  • Cost Control: Ensuring that TFR has been considered to reduce operational costs while increasing efficiency. Ensuring maximum benefit is obtained from TFR
  • Route Management: Proactively minimize delays by planning flights to arrive on schedule and prevent reactionary delays at outstations. Profile flights vertically and by variance of speed to achieve this
  • Slot Management: Minimize Slot delays on sectors from Europe through enhanced use of slot management tools and of optimized flight planning where necessary
  • Flight Planning: Computing the amount of fuel required for the safe completion of flight according to aircraft type, distance of flight, maintenance limitations, weather conditions, fuel tankering policy based on fuel cost and minimum fuel requirements prescribed in the Operations Manual Part A and by the G.C.A.A
  • M.E.L. Management: Liaising with maintenance for any M.E.L. items, which may affect the performance of the aircraft being planned. Obtaining payload data from the handling agents to produce the operational flight plan
  • Analysis: Analysing and evaluating usability of airports operating hours, fire coverage, landing facilities etc
  • Flight Watch: He/she must follow assigned flights from departure till arrival and ensure that all relevant information is transmitted to the crews via datalink including possible reroutes due to weather deterioration enroute
  • Training: He / She will have undergone extensive training to have earned a Flight Dispatchers licence and participates in frequent and detailed recurrent training courses covering aircraft systems, company operations policy, meteorology, G.C.A.A. regulations to maintain their licence as required by G.C.A.A
  • Safety Management System: The Flight Dispatcher must ensure that all by him/her calculated flight plans are safe and in accordance with GCAA and Etihad regulations. He/she is responsible and accountable for identifying safety risks in accordance with risk assessment process, and ensures that adequate risk mitigation steps are appropriately implemented in order to ascertain safety within the workplace
  • Educated to a minimum of high school certification, ideally degree qualified from a recognized university
  • Must speak and write English fluently
  • The candidate must hold a valid Flight Dispatch License
  • The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years airline operations experience, with 3 years spent in a dispatcher’s position. He/she must have sound knowledge of global flight planning procedures including ETOPS operation
  • The candidate must have the ability to interpret weather, NOTAM and other relevant flight preparation documentation. Good working knowledge of Jeppesen Airways Manual navigation documentation is essential. Experience of AIMS and / or Lido flight planning would be an advantage. He/she must have sound knowledge of airline operations and computerized flight planning


About Etihad Aviation Group

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the Etihad Aviation Group is a diversified global aviation and travel group with a business model driven by partnership and an innovative approach to growth. Etihad Aviation Group comprises five business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates; Etihad Airways Engineering; Etihad Airport Services; Hala Group; and Airline Equity Partners. etihad.com.

About Etihad Airways

From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to 100 international passenger and cargo destinations with its fleet of 115 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, was established by Royal (Emiri) Decree in July 2003, and in 2017 carried 18.6 million passengers. etihad.com, follow @EtihadAirways on Twitter and join Etihad Airways on Facebook.


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United Arab Emirates
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