Division: Operations
Location: Bahrain - Head Quarter
Department: Navigation Services & Operations Engineering
Closing Date: 26-Feb-2024

To maintain and correctly update in a timely manner, the data necessary for the safe and economic dispatch of Gulf Air flights to ensure operations are conducted to the highest safety standards and in accordance with applicable national and international regulations and Gulf Air Company policy.


1) Continuous review and maintenance of all Flight Management System navigation including the downloading of aircraft nav databases in accordance with the 28-day AIRAC cycle, to ensure the highest safety standards are achieved, and both regulatory and Company requirements are met.

2) Continuous review and maintenance of the flight planning system navigation database to ensure the highest safety standards are achieved, and both regulatory and Company requirements are met.

3) Ensure or perform the continuous review and maintenance/updating of all electronic navigation and terrain databases to ensure the highest safety standards are achieved, and in doing so, meet both regulatory and Company requirements. In particular:

a) Download aircraft navigation databases in accordance with the 28-day AIRAC cycle, making same available to Engineering.

b) Validate Flight Planning Manager AIRAC navdata loads, and review applicable restrictions.

c) periodic validation of calculated flight plan outputs against aircraft manufacturer’s performance data to ensure the accuracy of computer flight plan calculation for normal and non-normal (e.g.: engine out, gear down, 5th pod, etc.) operations.

d) Periodic validation of overflight costs, as calculated by Flight Planning Manager Vendor, against IATA data to ensure the continued accuracy of calculations.

e) Periodic validation of Taxi-out Time for Gulf Air destination considering actual data.

f) Maintain Company databases in respect of airport characteristics and suitability for individual fleet operations, including use as alternate by fleet type.

g) Modify tables and databases in the flight planning systems to meet operational requirements.

h) Periodic validation of Company NOTAMs in liaison with Fleet Office, Performance Engineering Section and Operation Compliance.

4) To conduct initial evaluations, and ongoing reviews, of airports / runways not requiring complex analysis to determine the adequacy for use by Gulf Air fleets, having regard to aerodrome facilities, aircraft characteristics / capabilities and ICAO SARPs.

5) Prepare route studies not requiring complex analysis, and calculate block times, payloads and fuel burns for new (or existing) Sectors by aircraft type for use by Commercial Dept.

6) Maintain Company databases in respect of estimated and actual block times, payloads and fuel burns by aircraft type, and month (or schedule season as appropriate), and prepare reports as required.

7) Preparation of decompression escape route procedures over areas of significant terrain, having regard to aircraft performance characteristics in abnormal conditions, the limitations of the supplemental oxygen systems, regulatory and Company requirements.

8) Preparation of decompression escape route charts for use by Flight Crew, having regard for human factors issues. (Including, but not limited to, text fonts and sizes, use of colour, placement of objects etc.)

9) Provide first level “help desk” technical support to Flight Dispatch staff with regard to rejected flight plan calculations and other issues affecting the flywize flight planning systems, so as to ensure the calculation of computer flight plans in compliance with regulatory and Company requirements.

10) Research NOTAMs and AIP amendments (including the 'pulling' of data from websites) to ascertain their effect on Company operations, bringing same to the attention of Dispatchers and Fleet Management.

11) Review operational documentation and amendments received from Jeppesen.

12) Assist in the inventory control for Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs), AIP Supplements and amendments.

13) Under direction of senior Navigation Services Officer, investigate Commander’s ePVR, including taking independent action on less complex reports.

14) Prepare report from Fuel Monitoring system, monthly and/or as required.

15) Prepare Required Fuel Quantity reports by origin port, having regard for fuel tankering and aircraft performance limitations.

16) Assist Senior Navigation Services Officer with the evaluation of new aircraft fleet performance, and the preparation of reports. Updating the Flight Planning System in coordination with Senior Navigation Services Office, including but not limited to building backup route, updating fuel index, verify overfly charges.

17) Review Navigation Procedures Manual in liaison with Senior Navigation Services Office.


Higher education to a degree level in technical discipline and technical qualifications in the field of Navigation Services (Route planning and/or Flight Dispatch) and exposure in the field of automation is preferable.


Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in airlines, preferably in Navigation Department of an airline operating wide-body aircraft engaged in international operations.

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph