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Recruitment at DAC Aviation (EA) Limited

DAC Aviation (EA) Limited provides contract air service, including aircraft, aircraft maintenance, aircraft parts, flight training, flight personnel and related aviation support systems. 

DAC Aviation (EA) Limited is heavily involved in humanitarian projects through the logistical support of commercial, governmental and nongovernmental projects in Afghanistan, Sudan, the democratic republic of Congo, cote devoir, Chad and neighboring countries.

We have the following vacancies which we would like to fill with qualified individuals who wish to be part of a professional team.
Director of Flight Operations
  • An airline transport pilot license
  • Three year experience as pilot-in-command in commercial air transport operations of large aircraft
  • Must possess the ability to manage complex tasks associated with airline operations
  • A self motivated individual with very good communication skills
  • Extensive experience in an airline flight operations management role
  • A university degree in management or any other related field.
Key tasks:
The director of flight operations is responsible for safe and efficient overall operations of DAC Aviation (EA) Limited aircraft operating under the Air Operator’s Certificate issued by the authority and to promote safely awareness and to actively encourage open reporting and feedback.
He/she will be responsible for the following main functions:
  1. Overall policy relating to the commercial direction, safety and efficiency of the company’s operation, relative to the requirements of the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and the relevant legislation currently in force.
  2. Defining and maintaining the highest standards of safety of company’s aircraft operations and maintaining the standard of operational efficiency for operations staff.
  3. Ensuring that the company’s operational policies and safety standards, as decided, are implemented and administered and that these policies are kept under review.
  4. Ensuring that the organization and administration of the company enable the operation to function efficiently.
  5. Liaising with the director general on all matters affecting the company’s AOC and flight operations.
  6. Setting safety standards for all flight and cabin crew and operations staff through their respective managers and ensuring that the operations of the company are subject to periodic audits by the director of safety to ensure compliance with stated company policy, Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) requirements and legal requirements in sates which the airline operates or overflies.
  7. The formulation of operating policies and strategies in support of the airline goals.
  8. Responsible for the coordination of maintenance compliance as per contract with DAC Aviation (EA) Limited.
  9. Responsible for operations control management.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Qualifications and experience
  • KCAA AMEL Categories A and C.
  • Type ratings:
- Piper, Cessna, Britten Norman, Socata/ Rallye singles and twins
- Lycoming and T.C.M. engines
- Cessna 208 series and Pratt and Whitney PT6- A series Engines
  • Have experience as a licensed engineer of not less than 5 years.
  • T.C.A.A. and U.C.A.A. licenses will be a distinct advantage.
  • Have previous supervisory experience in a general aviation Approved Maintenance Organisation.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Avionics
Qualifications and experience
  • Have category “R” (comm./nav) and “X” (electr/compass) Engineers license minimally
  • Recent (within 2 years) appropriate training on Bombardier Dash 98 series 100 to 300
  • At least 5 years practical experience
  • Be able and willing to obtain category “R” (pulse equipment) rating
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Mechanical
Qualifications and experience
  • Have category “A” and “C” (gas turbine) Engineers license
  • Have a minimum of five years experience on Bombardier Dash 8 series 100 to 300, and /or Cessna C208 Caravan, of which at least one year must be as certifying engineer
  • Have received initial or recurrent type training within the last two (2) years
  • Other aircraft type experience would be an added advantage
Captains CRJ
Qualifications and experience
The successful candidate must have:
  • Must have a valid ATPL
  • Must have current instrument rating
  • Must have minimum 4000 hours total time
  • Must have 750 hours on type (CRJ)
  • Must be current on type (CRJ)
  • 1500 hours minimum on high performance aircraft ( Turbo prop)
First Officers CRJ
Qualifications and experience
  • Must have CPL/IR (Commercial Pilots License/Instrument Rating)
  • Must have 2000 hrs total time
  • Must have 750 hrs total time as PIC
  • Must have 300 hrs time on type and in similar type of operations
Captains (DHC-8)
Qualifications and experience
  • Must have a valid ATPL
  • Must have current instrument rating
  • Must have gas turbine engines experience
  • Must have 4000 hours total time
  • Must have 500 hours on type
  • Must have a valid type rating on the above aircraft type
  • Total PIC 1500 , PIC On type 350
Cabin Crew
Qualifications and experience
  • Level academic achievements with a mean grade of C+ and above
  • Must be at least 21 years of age but not above 27 years
  • Minimum height of 5.5 ft and maximum weight of 62 Kgs (ladies), minimum height of 5.7 and maximum weight of 70 Kgs (gentlemen)
  • Experience in customer care service is desirable
  • Must have a high standard of English and fluency in French ; (verbal, written and comprehension)
  • Ability to swim and basic knowledge of first aid care are an added advantage
  • Medically fit to meet regulatory requirements
  • All applicants must attach one passport size and one full photograph
  • Possession of a valid Kenyan passport
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications enclosing a CV, an application letter, copies of academic testimonials, names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact. 

The application should reach us by 9th May 2013 addressed to the address provided below. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please ensure that you indicate the position you are applying for on the envelope.
The Human Resources Manager,
DAC Aviation (EA) Limited,
P.O Box 44580 – 00100,
All applicants MUST send a copy of their application to: 

The Director General,
P.O Box 30163, 00100 
DAC Aviation (EA) Limited is an equal opportunity employer

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