Presidential Flight careers: Originally known as the ‘Royal Flight’, then later renamed ‘Private Flight Directorate’, Amiri Flight, was first established in 1975 under the Private Department of H.H. the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Presidential Flight as it stands today was established on 19th January 1993. Amiri Flight name was changed to Presidential Flight from 16 February 2009. PF is to operate safely and securely worldwide VVIP and VIP flights to the highest standards of flying, in-flight Services, and maintenance, in the most cost-effective manner.
Flight Dispatcher (FD)
•The FD is responsible for the operational control and safety of PF flights and for the adherence of PF and GCAA requirements.
•Conducts required trip validation checklist for each flight.
•Authorizes, regulates, controls and terminates aircraft flights in accordance with company and governmental regulations and policies to ensure safety.
•Prepares and revises OFP (to ensure validity of data ) and operationally brief (with flight crew and other Operations Division staff) with information including maximum allowable takeoff and landing weights, weather reports, field conditions, METARs, TAFs, NOTAMs, PIREPs, Navdata, EGPWS and other information required for the safe completion of the flight
•Computes the amount of fuel required, time of flight, maintenance limitations, weather conditions, and other factors affecting safety of flight using company guidelines
•Monitors weather conditions, aircraft position reports, aeronautical navigation charts and aircraft radio calls to evaluate the progress and safety of the flight
•Responsible for the ongoing monitoring of the status of the aircraft, with particular emphasis on meteorological conditions, airport conditions, aircraft MEL, fuel requirements, etc…
•Monitors PF movement during the Flight Watch phase of a flight; responsible to anticipate the requirements of flights and closely monitors their progress through AIRCOM & other systems.
•Advises the pilot in command of significant changes to weather or the flight plan and recommends changes as required for the continued safe operation of the flight
•Assists the pilot in command of an aircraft with an emergency situation by providing any assistance necessary to ensure safe completion of the flight.
•Alerts and advises the Flight Dispatch Manager of adverse or sever disruptions and records on the DFD handover file.
•Monitors Acars and answers Satcom and VHF.
•Liaises with all required parties within PF including Flight Crew, Performance Engineer, Maintenance and Engineering department to evaluate any items that may affect the performance of the aircraft.
•Maintains an operational flight watches over all PF aircrafts under duty, monitors other aircrafts involved in PF missions as required.
•Prepares and signs the dispatch OFP.
•Initiates and responds to all communications to ensure the success of every flight.
•Initiates appropriate action and response to a crisis situation. ERP activated when necessary.
•Handles projects as directed by the Flight support Director/Manager..
•Complies with local legal requirements by staying abreast with existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
Essential: High School and further education holding diplomas.
Dispatcher license ( for expatriates) to hold a current FAA Aeroplane Dispatcher license or a UAE dispatch license
Desirable: Bachelor in related field
Essential: Flight Dispatcher (FD) is a GCAA UAE licensed
Experience & Knowledge:
Essential: 2 years working experience in an operational department
•AOC or UAE GCAA AOC carrier.
•Trained on crisis management and emergency procedures
Desirable: •Crew control experience and a working knowledge
•Computer flight planning experience
•IT experience and qualifications, SITA, Aircom
•CRM certificate holder
•Performance and weight and balance course certificates
Essential: Fluent in written and spoken Arabic
Planning & Organizational abilities
Ability to deal with stressful situations
Written & Oral communication
Duty Operations Officer
The Duty Operations Officer provides support to the Operations Services Manager and the Operations Services Team in supervising the Operations control room to ensure adherence to VIP requests, safety to PF Flights with utmost optimization of PF resources in compliance to PF Standards, and GCAA regulations. The DOO’s responsibilities include providing required support, coordinating, communicating & liaising with source of requests, Flight Support, RLO, Security, Maintenance, Airport, etc.. for all pre-mission planning as required. Conducts basic flight following by monitoring Departure and Arrival times.
Essential: Higher Diploma
Desirable: Management / supervisory experience and / or courses.
Experience & Knowledge:
Essential: At least one year in a Operations Control as an DOO.
Career path for DOO is to become an SOO.
Desirable: VVIP / VIP Mission coordinator experience
Destination / Outstation coordinator experience
Essential: Computer Skills