189-5 Continuing Airworthiness Inspector (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  Must possess a valid airframe and powerplant or equivalent license.

2.  Minimum of five (5) years experience with national/multinational regulations such as FARs and JARs and must be familiar with appropriate ICAO rules and regulations.

3.  Knowledgeable of certification methods of aircraft, maintenance facilities, and airmen; aircraft maintenance reliability programmes; composites; structure repairs; basic and advanced aircraft accident investigation; experience in general aviation, agricultural and preferable with the helicopter experience and background.

4.  Minimum of two years recent experience in the field in a position of authority; over five years recent experience on various air carrier aircraft; airworthiness programmes of a large air carrier.  Experience with an international air carrier operation is desirable.

5.  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.  Ensure that assigned companies meet the government's flight safety regulations with respect to maintenance, preventive maintenance and alteration programmes; ensure that the work programme is accomplished in an expeditious manner.

2.  Make recommendations to his counterpart concerning approval or disapproval of operations specifications and amendments thereto; determines if operator has maintenance facilities and procedures which meet all regulatory requirements.

3,  Review and determine adequacy of manuals associated with the carriers’ technical services programmes and revisions thereto.

4.  Evaluate new technical services facilities and review contract arrangements entered into by air carriers.

5.  Perform inspection and surveillance of the operators’ continuous airworthiness maintenance programmes; evaluate trends which indicate deterioration of maintenance programmes and suggest changes required to correct such trends.

6.  Participate in the investigation of accidents, incidents or violations and recommend to the counterpart appropriate action to be taken.

7.  Determine whether or not overhaul and inspection time limitations may be extended and suggest special conditions and limitations necessary for approval of such extensions; make recommendations to the counterpart concerning final approval.

8.  Perform other related duties as may be required.


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