Lead Fleet Engineer - Cabin

Etihad Airways

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: KP902-480

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time


The Lead Fleet Engineer - Cabin reports to the Technical Fleet Manager-Boeing and is responsible for the compliance on all CAR AIR OPS and CAR M requirements in order to ensure the continuing airworthiness and to maintain the aircraft safety standard.


- Review, incorporation and follow up on all Cabin systems and components related Airworthiness Directives and mandatory Service Bulletins on Etihad Airways Fleet to ensure that all mandatory modifications are properly assessed, decided, all the related documents are issued and complied in a timely manner to maintain aircraft airworthiness and safety standard.
- Evaluation of reliability data and alert notification to perform root cause analysis to develop or identify corrective actions. Contact OEM as required to respond to the reliability department with the specified timelines. Prioritize and implement a plan with internal and external stakeholders to improve fleet reliability and on-time performance.
- The Lead Engineer shall design, compile and issue Engineering Orders, Special Checks and Additional Engineering Requirements based on approved maintenance data for the purpose of modification, aircraft status assessment for reliability and safety issues and to ensure accomplishment of additional work to provide solutions to on-going technical problems.
- Incorporation of company requested Cabin modifications. Additional modifications which are requested by the internal customers (e.g. Flight Operations, Guest Experience) shall be technically and commercially assessed and presented in a meaningful format for management decision and approval.
- Carry out any technical projects as directed by the Etihad Fleet Engineering management such as end of aircraft lease, new aircraft induction, cabin re-config, aircraft parking and storage, etc.
- He/She ensures that all Non-Mandatory Modifications for the related fleet are properly assessed, decided and timely incorporated. Significant reliability improvement, cost and maintenance reduction are achieved, ensuring return-on-investment. Evaluate and verify engineering order issues in order to provide correct, adequate and approved maintenance data in line with the applicable regulations.
- The Lead Engineer Cabin works towards identification of any deterioration in the technical performance of Cabin and recommends an efficient and economic resolution in a timely manner in order to maintain aircraft at an optimum balance of safety, utilization, technical performance and maintenance cost.
- He/She shall also recommend where maintenance programs and procedures should be amended to reduce maintenance and other costs by avoiding delays, technical incidents, unscheduled maintenance, AOGs, etc.
- The Lead Engineer shall be required to liaise and provide technical assistance to departments responsible for negotiating contracts for the repair/overhaul of components. He/she will also provide technical assistance to departments responsible for pursuing warranty claims and support programs with the manufacturers and vendors.
- He/She will be responsible to liaise with internal and external stakeholders to maintain and improve the Fleet airframe system / /Cabin & IFE within the design specifications in order to optimize on-time performance and maintenance cost to meet management and customer satisfaction.
- Familiar with, enforces and follows the procedures stipulated in the Etihad Airways Safety & Quality Management Manual (SQMM) and becomes an active participant in the workplace safety program.
- Encourages colleagues and is actively involved in the promotion of a positive reporting culture, by reporting any unsafe acts, unsafe conditions or safety risks.


Education & Experience

- Tertiary qualifications that meet the eligibility requirements for membership as a charted engineer (e.g. Bachelor degree in the field of Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering).
- 5 years CAMO experience as Fleet Management Engineer / Technical Services engineer in the field of Technical Commercial Aviation or Airline Engineering is required.
- Training on Boeing fleet and preferably with B777 or B787 aircraft, and experience in AMOS MIS will be added advantage

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.

About the Company

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.

With Etihad, everyone who flies with us is welcomed as our guest.

This simple credo illuminates everything we do, from big things like making sure that our fleet is one of the most advanced in the sky, to small touches like letting you choose the films you watch.

Were proud to be the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates. At the crossroads between Europe and Asia, our home reflects our commitment to bringing the world closer together - as does our highly cosmopolitan staff.

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