Manager Fleet Operations Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways

Etihad airways is actively hiring suitably qualified candidate for the role of a Senior Manager Fleet Operations in Abu Dhabi. The selected candidate will be accountable to lead several company wide activities to ensure seamless service entry project management for new fleet types or new header versions & provide technical fleet planning expertise to the Department. The remit of this function spans from conclusion of the initial Design Phase until Aircraft Delivery and requires managing the implementation of time sensitive, commercially critical, fleet related initiatives which effectively control costs whilst improving performance and profitability.

Responsibilities of A Senior Manager Fleet Operations

  • Lead cross departmental project groups to identify new aircraft requirements (including LOPA, Head of Version) ensuring optimization of profitability and satisfaction of multiple complex requirements (e.g. passenger and cargo capacity, network requirements, aircraft performance, operations, finance, marketing & technical).
  • Analyse fleet, technical, operational, product, IT and financial requirements along with divisional stakeholders to define an agreed EIS roadmap to ensure a smooth entry into service of new aircraft deliveries, and manage implementation of this whilst providing full advanced transparency over Programme deadlines and risks.
  • Align external third party deliverables with internal expectations of what is reasonable, and ensure items requiring escalation are handled accordingly.
  • Integrate global industry best practises utilising experience from recent airline new fleet EIS projects.
  • Ensure business plan objectives set or  established upon commencement of project & committed to relevant Executives, are achieved.
  • Develop and deliver a robust transition plan to transfer aircraft arrival EIS tasks to Flight Operations as relevant.
  • Ensure that projects are managed in line with Standard Operating Policy and Procedures which have been created in line with Etihad’s Corporate Governance, Mandate of Authority and Internal Audit requirements.
  • Develop relationships and attend meetings with aircraft manufacturers to keep abreast of aircraft developments that impact aircraft performance and operating costs.
  • Lead the implementation of Cabin Reconfiguration including extra legroom and densification project.
  •  Provide Fleet Planning input into Strategic Lifecycle projects including economic life studies and cabin refresh considerations
  • Gather relevant data from a Fleet Planning perspective required to perform Business Cases for Major Cabin Work projects including Premium Economy and A380 Optimization.
  • Monitor and evaluate technical inputs and motivate change where required to deliver the project objectives.
  • Review all proposals made to the Change Management Board and provide input from a Fleet Planning perspective.

Qualification Requirements of Senior Manager Fleet Operations

  • Educated to a minimum of degree level, preferably with a technical focus .
  • Professional post qualification technical certification desirable.
  • 10 years experience with airline or aviation body, of which 5 years in fleet planning, project management or technical capacity.
  • Proven experience in managing large and complex programmes spanning entire organisations.

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