Manager Aircraft Performance Engineering – Flight Ops

Airlines & Aviation Engineering & Maintenance Full Time
  • Airlines & Aviation
  • Engineering & Maintenance
  • Full Time
  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • Minimum 8-10 years’ overall experience and at least 5 years in Aircraft Performance Engineering and Flight Operations.

Website Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates. The airline was set up by a Royal Decree in July 2003, with Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, as its hub. Etihad started commercial operations in November 2003.

Manager Aircraft Performance Engineering – Flight Ops


As Manager Performance Engineering, you will be Company expert on aircraft performance engineering support for the entire Etihad fleet. Responsible for compliance with international rules and regulations, achieving the highest level of safety and cost efficiency


  • Establish support guidelines to flight operations to ensure safe and most cost effective operation in a timely manner.
  • Ensure compliance with all rules and regulations and interpret & reflect manufacturer’s data and regulatory material in company documentation.
  • To lead a team of professional engineers and ensure up to date and most recent technological advancements are being utilized.
  • Direct the development of operational technical data in the event of abnormal situations and find solutions and create procedures on new complex problems to ensure Flight Crews use best practices for Takeoff, Enroute and Landing.
  • Develop, establish and maintain policy and procedures manual for the department to be used when being audited by both internal and external auditors.
  • Conduct performance engineering analysis related to route studies for budgeting, scheduling and sales purposes and assist corresponding departments in Etihad.
  • Identify safety risks in accordance with risk assessment process, and ensure that adequate risk mitigation steps are appropriately implemented in order to ascertain safety within the workplace.

Education & Experience

  • University graduate, preferably of any aviation related Engineering degree OR equivalent aviation qualification/license
  • Minimum 8-10 years’ overall experience and at least 5 years in Aircraft Performance Engineering and Flight Operations.
  • Excellent communication and people management skills.
  • Hands-on with flysmart, OPT, PET/PEP and experience in lidoflight planning system is a plus

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, was formed in 2003 and quickly went on to become one of the world’s leading airlines. From its home in Abu Dhabi, Etihad flies to passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Together with Etihad’s codeshare partners, Etihad’s network offers access to hundreds of international destinations. In recent years, Etihad has received numerous awards for its superior service and products, cargo offering, loyalty programme and more. Etihad is recognised as one of the world’s leading airlines in response to COVID-19 and was the first airline in the world to fully vaccinate its crew on board.

Etihad sees tackling the climate crisis as the most important issue of our time, and through strategic partnerships with major global aviation brands and OEMs, Etihad is relentless in its pursuit of industry decarbonisation.

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