First Officer – Air Arabia UAE- (Limited Period Contract)

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Job Description

First Officers will be contracted on 12 months limited period contract.

Important Info

  • This job opening is for a Limited Term Contract that is initially valid for a minimum of one year. However, upon mutual agreement, the contract may be extended.
  • The selection for a long-term position within the Air Arabia group of companies may be granted to the First Officer based on their operational requirements, training, and line flying performance.
  • The location of employment could be in any of the Air Arabia group companies.

Job Purpose

To monitor the progress of assigned flights in accordance with the detailed provisions of Air Arabia Operational Manual and in compliance with the GCAA/CAA related regulations. Assists the Captain in achieving ultimate safety, security and efficiency throughout the flight; records and documents all necessary data; supports the flight/cabin crew, and effectively applies emergency procedures when instructed; takes control over the flight from the Captain when instructed or required as per the adopted procedures.

Key Result Responsibilities

  • Performs as the ‘Pilot Flying’ or the ‘Pilot Monitoring’, assists the Captain in managing flight deck work by monitoring the flight progress, efficiency of operating systems, and performance of other cockpit crew members. Demonstrates high level of cooperation whilst ensuring a well-balanced task distribution, and a systematic approach for exchanging information.
  • When required or instructed by the Captain, flies the Air Arabia aircrafts from one destination to another; taking into account the following key factors, in order of priority:
    • a. Safety
    • b. Efficiency
    • c. Passenger comfort
  • Conducts flights in accordance with the detailed provisions of the Air Arabia Operations Manual and regulations. 
  • Coordinates with Captain and Dispatch Team prior to each flight to ensure flight/cabin crew members are well prepared.
  • Carries out necessary checks, records, and documentation tasks assigned to him/her for conducted flights such as take-off data and fuel requirements, ATS flight plan, etc.
  • At stations without qualified personnel, checks the fuel type and supervises the fueling of the aircraft, ensuring proper distribution of fuel.
  • Keeps himself/herself up-to-date with the legal requirements of the different regulatory bodies such as Civil Aviation, GCAA/CAA, etc.
  • Assists the Captain in completing the necessary records and reports.

Qualifications (Academic, training, languages)

  • Minimum of frozen ATPL is a must.
  • Valid A320 Type Rating, and Class 1 medical.
  • Last flight on A320 should not be later than 1 year.
  • He/she must pass the technical/psychometric assessment for the Pilots as per Air Arabia/GCAA/CAA standards.
  • He/she must pass the Medical Fitness check-up carried for the Pilots as per Air Arabia/GCAA/CAA standards.
  • Training in safety and emergency response is essential – a formal qualification is an advantage.
  • Basic Airport, security procedures and regulations training is an advantage.
  • Crew Resources Management Training is considered as an advantage.
  • IATA principles & standards relating to security is an advantage.
  • Proficient in using Aircraft systems, proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet and Web Search.
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills, Technical reports writing, presentations, etc.

Work Experience

  • He/she must have completed a minimum of 1500 hours of flying on Airbus 320.
  • Experience with low cost airline is highly desirable.
  • Possesses acceptable industry knowledge in aircraft systems and operating procedures.
  • He/she must possess needed knowledge and exposure to handle any other role delegated to him/her such as security or safety related roles as required by the Air Arabia and GCAA/CAA regulations.
  • Exposure to QA/Safety/Security/Audit procedures and practices related to and affecting Flight Operations.
  • Capable of applying policies, procedures and manuals as per approved standards and regulations.
  • Capable to perform in a changing environment with heavy work-load schedules and ad-hoc scenarios.
  • Composed, self-confident and focused, capable of handling emergencies and threats with efficiency.
  • Proven skills in analysing data, identifying irregularities and recommending solutions.
Sharjah, AE