Our client is a Philippine low-cost airline based in Manila and currently operates a fleet of 53 Airbus (seven A321neo, seven A321ceo, five A320neo, 26 A320, seven A330, and one A330 freighter) and 21 ATR (six ATR 72-500, 13 ATR 72-600 and two ATR Freighters) aircraft, one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2021 and 2026, they will take delivery of 26 more Airbus A321neo, three more ATR 72-600, 16 A330neo, and 15 aircraft orders from the A320 family. It is one of the most profitable airlines in the world with a strong balance sheet and one of the most established low-cost airlines in Asia. Our client has control over the domestic (55% market share) The company is modern, dynamic, and technology-based giving it an edge over the traditional airlines.
The company has brought in-house its technical services and line maintenance operation recently building a local engineering team 190 strong (Indirect reports) and has a world-class engineering business vision. The Technical department is the second-largest spend behind fuel cost so the successful candidate will need to have a strong commercial acumen including that of Man hour unit costs and efficiencies.
Vice President of Engineering and Fleet Management (EFM) defines and implements the overall business plan, organization structure, and vision for Engineering and Fleet Management which suitably fits the requirements of a growing low-cost carrier. This includes the pursuit of digitalization strategies that will enable access to new and innovative maintenance opportunities through Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Virtual Reality (VR) and other big data programs. He drives unit cost reductions through identified project initiatives and performance reviews by business units in order to improve the cost-efficient delivery of EFM services and improve the competitiveness of the airline. He manages the delivery of all Engineering and Fleet Management obligations and services to the airline within a combined operating / capital budget of approx. USD $200-250M USD p.a. (depending on Maintenance profile)
Through a sound business unit methodology, lead the strategic direction and manage the performance of the following EFM sections:
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This is a full-time employed position based in Manila that will require relocation.
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