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Synthetic Flight Examiner (SFE)- Sharjah

Date:  14-Nov-2022
Company:  Air Arabia PJSC (G9)

Sharjah, AE

Country:  AE

Job Purpose

To examine the training programs and checks of the Pilots; conducts Pilot Proficiency checks for the purpose of skill tests associated with the initial type rating and/or issuance of the ATPL. 

Qualifies “SFIs”, evaluates and examines the performance of Instructors and trainees in accordance with the detailed provisions of Air Arabia Operational Manual and in compliance with the GCAA/CAA related regulations. 

Key Result Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the design and implementation of pilots’ effective and timely training programs to meet business operational needs and defined standards of performance delivery prescribed in the Operational Manual Part (D).
  • Ensures all Instructors and Pilot trainees comply with quality requirements and GCAA/CAA regulations at all times and perform according to those standards taking into account safety, efficiency and customer comfort.
  • Partners with the Supervisor/Manager to ensure training programs cover both theoretical and practical/technical aspects to include but not limited to: Initial and Recurrent Trainings, Aircraft Systems and Layout, Simulator, Crew Resources Management.
  • Cooperates with different teams to identify training needs for the Flight Crew and plan training agenda and schedules; supervises the progress of trainings conducted versus the performance of trainees and generates reports to management accordingly.
  • As approved “SFE” provides continuous guidance and support to the Training Instructors, as well as “Leadership” courses and One-To-One coaching sessions to inspire them achieve best results in their area.  Observes the performance of the SFI line with their approved KPI.
  • Evaluates the Pilots, First Officers and Second Officers competency and readiness to operate and provides certificates accordingly; maintains records of all certificates and licenses with renewal due dates to ensure recertification before expiry and avoid any suspensions, disqualification or fines.

Key Result Responsibilities - Continued

  • Ensures the Flight Operations Manual is regularly updated, communicated to Pilots and included in the training courses to ensure abidance by regulations and procedures set by the GCAA/CAA, IOSA and other related regulatory bodies.
  • Partners with Chief Pilot, OCC Manager to ensure all necessary notices related to trainings, licensing and qualifying of Pilots are updated, communicated, and fully understood by the respective personnel.
  • Supports the training team through the internal/external audit requirements and checks, ensures availability, update, and compliance of related documents, reports, attendance sheets and records with the approved standards.
  • Contributes to the creation and updating of questions databank to be used in the Pilot selection and evaluation exams.  Ensures safety and readiness of facilities, equipment, tools as well as tests and results.
  • Supports the new joiners in the Induction Program on the (LMS) and Simulator trainings; provides guidance and replies to enquiries on content as necessary; attends briefing sessions to evaluate Pilots’ knowledge.
  • Supports other hubs in evaluating training programs and Training Instructors as and when required; conducts training courses to “Third Parties” as per approved SLAs and contracts when and as needed.

Qualifications (Academic, training, languages)

  • ATPL License (Aircraft Transportation License) is a must.
  • Should have authorization from CAA as SFE.
  • Appropriate corresponding aircraft type rating certificates are essential (Airbus 320, 321).
  • 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 certificates such as “Train the Trainer”, “NLP”, “Instructive Training”, are an advantage.
  • Crew Resources Management Training is an advantage for this role.
  • Expert in Aircraft systems, proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet and Web Search.
  • Expert in Aircraft systems, proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet and Web Search.
  • Excellent in written and verbal communication skills, Technical reports writing, presentations, etc.

Work Experience

  • 5+ years working as a pilot for a comparable Airline; experience with low cost airline is highly desirable.
  • Exposure on Civil Aviation Authorities and regulatory bodies, preferably GCAA; familiar with regulations of GCAA, IOSA pertaining to Flight Operations and pilots licensing.
  • Experienced in designing and catering training courses according to standards and business needs.
  • Exposure to QA/Safety/Security/Audit procedures and practices related to and affecting Flight Operations.
  • Capable of monitoring performance against procedures, manuals, standards and regulations.
  • Cost-oriented, possesses effective persuasive, negotiation, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Composed, self-confident and focused, capable of handling emergencies and threats with efficiency.
  • Committed to successful results, performs with high level of accuracy and attention to details.
  • Capable to perform in a changing environment with heavy work-load schedules and ad-hoc scenarios.

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