Manager Production Planning - Aircraft maintenance

Manager Production Planning - Aircraft maintenance


Abu Dhabi, AE



The Manager Production Planning reports to the Senior Manager Resource and Production Planning for all CAR M, CAR 145 and EASA Part-145 requirements related to the Production planning functions required for maintenance operation, ensuring Etihad Airway’s safety, airworthiness and economic objectives are met in an efficient manner.


  • Manage the development of New Aircraft Type Capability in liaison with QA Assurance and other key stakeholders.
  • Evaluates the need of resources required to crew the demand of the operator’s maintenance planning forecast.
  • Develop a plan to deliver efficient planning, reduction of TAT (turn-around time), high value of safety, and cost reduction.
  • Oversee the Technical assessment functions for all EY & Third-Party tasks & work packages to ensure compliance with EASA and GCAA regulations.
  • Collaborate with Supply chain to maximize efficiency in processes
  • Define optimum plans to maximize the output of resources to meet budgetary targets.
  • Determine the demand for facilities, tooling, and materials to ensure execution of the maintenance forecast in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Manage people to drive engagement, productivity, and innovation.
  • Introduce effective check management system focused on Production Control.
  • Coordinate with Cost Controller to periodically analyse post-check reports and identify areas for improvements
  • Collaborate with Production in production risk assessment and mitigation activities
  • Constantly review and revise TPM and MOE procedures and ensure active implementation of the procedures

Education & Experience

  • Valid aircraft maintenance license (UAE GCAA/EASA Part 66 or equivalent Degree / diploma in the field of Human Resource or Resource Management / Aeronautical, Mechanical or Electrical /Electronic Engineering.
  • A minimum of 10 years job-related experience / at least 5 years of Management experience in a similar role is essential

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.

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