Responsible for managing and supervising all maintenance activities performed on aircraft and/or components, within the company’s regulatory approved capability. Responsible to ensure all maintenance is performed in accordance with OEM approved data and in compliance with the Regulatory Authority and Metrojet safety and performance standards. Oversee the scheduling and timely completion of maintenance projects and utilize approved licenses and company approvals to run maintenance projects and return aircraft to service. He will, in association with other personnel, provide customers with daily information on aircraft maintenance-related schedules and status.
Liaise with General Manager to establish and monitor the strategies and objectives to be followed to ensure that the Departmental goals are effectively achieved;
Direct, motivate, develop and control the Maintenance team, ensuring that the staff is provided with the essential training and knowledge, in order to maximize their performance;
Plan and monitor the yearly Maintenance operating budget to ensure both necessary resources are available and expense costs are reduced and improve maintenance capital;
Working with the General Manager to design and control a Maintenance Program for each company aircraft, approved by the National Aviation Authorities, in order to ensure that all scheduled maintenance is carried out on time by maintenance contractors according with the program, standards pre-defined and mandatory maintenance directives and requirements;
Reviewing aircraft status on a daily basis with the General Manager and relevant operations personnel to ensure that all scheduled maintenance is carried out efficiently with minimum down time;
Develop efficient relations with contracted maintenance organizations and aircraft manufactures, negotiate the maintenance contracts the quality of the service and approve the charges in order to select the best providers at the best price and a high level of service;
Ensure that pre-flight inspections are carried out in accordance with company procedures and Quality requirements to guarantee a high level of safety in all flights;
Supervise, motivate and direct the Maintenance and supporting team, in liaison with the General Manager, to ensure the team performs efficiently and guarantee that sufficient personnel are available for normal daily business and shift roster patterns are introduced as applicable;
Assist in the preparation and monitoring of fixed costs and capital expense budget;
Oversee all daily maintenance and planning activities to ensure that all maintenance actions are performed in maintenance services centers approved by Metrojet, efficiently and in a timely manner with minimum downtime;
Monitor and coordinate all unscheduled maintenance actions, providing recommendations to the maintenance personnel, in order to utilize allocated downtime in a safe and efficient manner;
Ensure that crew members are provided with all the required support concerning maintenance related issues, to guarantee the safety and reliability of the aircraft;
Liaise with Maintenance Control Personnel to provide additional solutions for associated systems discrepancies and improve maintenance actions effectiveness;
Review Availability and Reliability reports with Maintenance and Engineering to implement solutions for increasing aircraft availability and reliability enhance and MEL functionality where applicable;
Ensure that relevant departments from Flight Operations are informed of all maintenance related issues that could affect operations;
Directing the Certificate of Airworthiness for each aircraft operated by the Company remains valid in respect of the airworthiness of the aircraft, the calendar expiry date specified on the Certificate, and / or any other condition specified in the Certificate;
Ensure Inspection Work Orders are scheduled in accordance with approved Maintenance Program, Approved Maintenance Organizations are timely informed and changes are promptly communicated, in order to meet targets;
Ensure Work Orders are released to service in accordance with applicable regulations and company procedures to maintain aircraft safety, effective record keeping and minimum downtime;
Propose and develop internal procedures to meet regulations, monitor their compliance and communicate effectively any deviation to maintain department compliance with regulations;
Ensure that new FAA, CAAP, EASA, HKCAD and any other Metrojet approved authority’s regulations are promptly analyzed, possible company impact is effectively communicated, and applicable company procedures are updated accordingly;
Ensure that the company’s facilities, resources and procedures meet its business needs and comply with the necessary regulatory standards and controls as follows, to maintain:
Facilities appropriate to the planned work;
Office accommodation appropriate to the management of the planned work;
Working environment appropriate to the tasks being undertaken;
Storage facilities appropriate for parts, tools, equipment and materials
Sufficient competent personnel to plan, perform, supervise, inspect and certify the work being performed;
Sufficient tools, equipment and materials to perform the planned tasks;
All necessary maintenance data are filed and organized;
Procedures to achieve and exceed satisfactory maintenance practices and compliance with regulatory requirements and Company polices.
Responsible to ensure that the companies 6S policy if strictly adhered to and that the maintenance staff are properly trained on 6S requirements;
Manage departmental structure, employee development, training and planning;
10 years or above of working experience in aviation industry and min. 5 years of experience in leading a sizable team, preferable on business aviation experience in Asia market.
Holder of FAA A&P maintenance license or equivalent and type rated on Global Express, CL604/605, G450, G550 or G650 is highly preferred.
Degree or above in Engineering or relevant disciplines
Proven knowledge and track record in delivering productivity improvement initiatives.
Liaison experience with the FAA, CAAP, EASA and/or other aviation industry agents.
Firm understanding of international travel, international customs and practices.
Working knowledge of inspection procedures, methods, equipment and accepted industry standards.
Detailed minded, excellent management skills, strong business acumen with reasonable level of financial literacy.
Good command in both written and spoken English.