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First Officer


Dubai, UAE

Ref: RP980-210

Job description / Role

First Officer (Dubai Assessment Centre)

The First officer acts as second in command of the aircraft supporting the Captain of the aircraft during all normal and abnormal situations so that safety is maintained at the highest possible level. The First officer will also set, maintain, demonstrate high standards in all aspects of their position and act as the brand ambassador for flydubai, so that the corporate image is upheld at all times.


Key Activities

- Maintain the safe day to day operation of the aircraft as the second in command.
- Set an example to be followed by all flydubai crew to preserve the corporate image of flydubai.
- Ensure all policies and procedures are adhered to by all members of crew.
- Notify the company or GCAA of any breaches in SOP or safety through the appropriate reporting medium so that lessons can be learnt by the company to enhance flight safety.
- Ensure he/she is fit to fly at all times and notify the company if not.
- Operate the aircraft according to the approved policies and procedures as determined by flydubai and the GCAA.



Minimum Qualifications

- Hold an ICAO ATPL certificate with a valid type rating
- Hold a 1st Class Medical certificate from ICAO
- Hold English to ICAO level 4 or above
- Eligible for a UAE residency visa
- Demonstrate excellent problem solving, CRM and team working skills
- Demonstrate command potential
- Must have good knowledge of ATPL subjects
- Ability to perform to a high standard when under stress
- Must have flown desired aircraft within the last 24 months


Type rated pilots must meet the below requirements

- B737-300 to 900 (NG/EFIS) endorsed within the last 24 months
- At least 1,500 hours total flying time
- At least 500 hours on B737-300 to 900 (NG/EFIS) type aircraft

Non Type rated pilots must meet the below requirements

- At least 2,500 hours total flying time
- At least 1,000 hours on modern (EFIS), multi-crew, multi-engine aircraft over 10 tonnes operating weight (preference will be given to those with PIC time

Education and Experience

- University degree is preferable
- High school diploma is essential
- International aviation experience is preferable

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the First Officer will be operating in the cockpit environment for extended periods of time. They are required to have an airside pass and it is a requirement to have a good knowledge of the hazards the airside environment presents. He/she will also be operating the aircraft in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius and as high as 50 degree Celsius and will be required to fly at anytime during a 24 hour period subject to GCAA flight time limitations. There are multiple hazards when operating aircraft and the employee will be required to take all steps necessary to mitigate those hazards as far as possible. The employee may be required to operate in environments and countries designated at war zones

About the Company

Dubai-based flydubai strives to remove barriers to travel and enhance connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network. Since launching its operations in 2009, flydubai has:

  • Created a network of more than 90 destinations in 44 countries.
  • Opened up 62 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
  • Operates a single fleet type of 58 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft and will take delivery of more than 100 aircraft by the end of 2023.

In addition, flydubai's agility and flexibility as a young airline has enhanced Dubai's economic development, in line with the Government of Dubai's vision, by creating trade and tourism flows in previously underserved markets.

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