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Zenon are proud to have been engaged to recruit a Chief Operations Officer for a new start-up airline specifically formed to meet both domestic and international markets based in Africa. With five regional jet aircraft and more scheduled for delivery in 2023, this ambitious growth plan needs an individual needs a strong leader with a track record in delivering ambitious growth plans.

The COO will be responsible for developing and implementing a company business plan and strategy for the senior management team. Through strong leadership skills manage the board to work cohesively, ensuring they have the necessary resources and facilities in place for each of the Post Holders to perform their required tasks in achieving their objectives and, put measures in place to ensure they are met whilst ensuring a safe and airworthy operation.


  • The successful candidate will have strong commercial acumen, be cost focused, meet and exceed targets and customer expectations without compromising safety.
  • Excellent strategic, critical thinking and decision making skills.
  • Excellent Communication: - Strong verbal and written communication skills and a good command of English.
  • Ability to motivate and delegate a multinational workforce.
  • Proactive, hands on leader with an innovative management style and adaptable to change. 
  • Strong leader with strong delegation skills who is focused, hardworking, driven and has the self-motivation to succeed in a difficult working environment.



  • A successful track record in Senior Management of at least 10 years.
  • Preferably have 5 years Senior Management experience within the Airline Industry.
  • Thorough understanding of balance sheets and P&L.
  • Experience in dealing with Government and Regulatory Authorities.
  • Living and working in a multi-cultural environment and leading a multicultural workforce.
  • Track record in managing change and delegating policies to achieve those changes

This position offers an excellent tax free salary commensurate with experience, furnished family accommodation and health insurance.

To apply please forward an up to date CV  If this is of interest to you please forward a copy of your CV to **************** in the strictest confidence.

Zenon Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in regards to this vacancy.

If you have not received a reply from us 10 days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Nº employees 1-10
Founding year 2006
Products / Services Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Pilot, Flight Operations, Aviation Training, Management
Mission Zenon Recruitment Ltd is one of Europe’s fastest-growing specialist suppliers of skilled personnel to the aviation industry. Our Directors and Consultants have in excess of 30 years of aerospace recruitment experience providing industry knowledge, recruitment support, and advice to their clients and candidates worldwide. We pride ourselves on our long term relationships that we have developed with our clients and candidates over the years offering tailor-made quality-orientated recruitment support. We currently support requirements for vacancies such as Post Holders and Senior Executives through to Qualified Engineers, Pilots, Sales staff, and Operations staff. As a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, our consultants adhere to the strictest recruitment ethics and codes of practice.
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