189-3 Flight Operations Inspector (from CAA/DGCA) (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  Management or supervisory experience in a substantial airline or with a government department of civil aviation, directly associated with the preparation and responsibility for implementation of rules, regulations, operating manuals and flight and ground procedures deemed necessary for flight safety, inspection and certification.

2.  Knowledge of legal responsibilities and administrative procedures for the issuance of documents under state of registry approval relating to supervision of flight operations.

3.  Holds or have held an airline transport pilot license with one or more type ratings, preferably on Airbus A-300 or higher categories, B-737 or higher categories, MD different categories or business aviation and helicopter aircraft.

4.  Extensive experience as a government flight operations inspector dealing with flight operations inspection, accident investigation and prevention and safe transportation of goods by air.

5.  Knowledge of the requirements for personnel licensing, training, and maintenance of competency of flight crews concerned with flight operations.

6.  Experience in the preparation, approval and use of flight operations manuals and other flight documentation.

 7.  Experience in the preparation and approval of flight training and checking programmes, and development of training plans for inspectors and managers in the field of flight operations.

8.  Sound knowledge of related ICAO annexes, recommended practices and related documentation.

9.  A good command of oral and written English, French or Spanish is essential. 


1.  Judgment/decision–making: Proven ability to take ownership of all responsibilities and to honour commitments, to exercise mature judgment, to recognize key issues and analyze relevant information, to make feasible recommendations and to take sound decisions.

2.  Communication: Ability to write clearly and concisely and to present articulate verbal reports.

3.  Teamwork: Ability to work with colleagues to achieve the project goals and maintain harmonious working relationships in a multinational environment.

4.  Leadership, vision and management of performance: Demonstrated ability to plan and guide the work of a technical team in a multinational environment, to identified priorities and adjust them as required.

5.  Client Orientation: Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with external collaborators, to work and advocate effectively in a consensus-based system and to successfully manage and resolve conflict.

6.  Commitment to continuous learning: Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in professional field.

7.  Technological awareness: Ability to use contemporary office automation equipment, software, databases.


1.  Review existing civil aviation legislation and flight operations regulations and revise them to conform to ICAO annexes, to be applied to all operations.

2.  Assist with conducting workshops and providing on-the-job training to flight operations inspectors to qualify them in the full range of tasks related to airline flight operations inspection.

3.  Advise on and assist national inspectors with performing flight operations certification functions, including certification of airmen and approval of operations manuals, crew training and checking programmes, minimum equipment lists and the issuance of operating certificates and/or specifications.

4.  Assist with the development and execution of an annual flight operations surveillance programme.

5.  During certification and inspection missions, provide guidance and on-the-job training to national flight operations inspectors. 

6.  Advise on and assist with supervising the review, revision and approval of operations manuals, aircraft operating manuals, minimum equipment lists, flight crew and cabin attendant training programmes, etc.

7.  Perform other related duties as may be required.


In accordance with the ICAO Technical Co-operation Bureau (TCB) grading system.