Dec 09, 2017

Synthetic Flight Instructor

  • Etihad Airways
  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Full time Aviation, Transportation & Logistics

Job Description

Job Title:   Synthetic Flight Instructor

Company Name: Etihad Airways   

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Reports to: Manager of Pilot Training


Job Summary: The Synthetic Flight Instructor will be responsible for conducting pilot simulator and ground training


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delivering Initial, Conversion and Recurrent Ground Training for all pilot simulator courses.
  • Delivering Initial and Conversion flight training for pilots on Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs).
  • Acting as Subject Matter Experts for the development and maintenance of Courseware to support all pilot training. This is significant to ensure we maintain relevant and compliant training material.
  • Administer company and regulatory ground examinations for Initial, Conversion and Recurrent Ground Training for all pilot courses.
  • Evaluating and documenting pilots performance during training. Ensure accurate progress reports are filed on trainee progress.
  • In coordination with the Manager Fleet Training, ensure suitable remedial training is administered, and tailored to the individuals needs.
  • Conduct and then document the results of the required “Quality Test Flights” on the simulators and flight training devices as described in the relevant Etihad quality processes.
  • Develop and maintain the “Differences Lists” between the simulators and the latest fleet modification status.
  • Develop and maintain the “Differences Lists” between the Type Rating CBT courseware and the latest fleet modification status.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The Synthetic Flight Instructor must satisfy the requirements specified in the GCAA regulations for the issue of an SFI authorization.


  • Each SFI candidate must have 3000 hours of total flight time experience, including 1500 hours as a pilot on multi-pilot aircraft
  • At least three years of previous Instructional experience

Desirable requirements:

  • The Full Time SFI Candidate should have delivered instruction on the B787, B747-400, B737-NG or B777, in the last 24 months.
  • Relevant experience demonstrating the ability to prepare a lesson plan, interpret and present technical material


  • Each SFI candidate must satisfactorily complete a conversion training program for the type aircraft in which he will serve as an SFI.
  • Each SFI candidate must be line familiar. This requirement may be fulfilled by completing jump seat observations on two line segments in the applicable aircraft type every 6 months


  • Exceptional communication and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate technical and functional skills
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work unsupervised


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