Emirates Recruiting Airbus And Boeing Engineers in Singapore

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Emirates Recruiting Airbus And Boeing Engineers in Singapore


  • Emirates is in need of 600 engineers to maintain its fleet of over 260 aircraft globally.
  • The airline is investing $950 million to build an advanced engineering facility in Dubai, which will be one of the largest MRO centers in the world.
  • Engineers recruited in Singapore will play a vital role in the facility’s success, performing a range of maintenance tasks on Emirates’ aircraft and potentially on aircraft from other global airlines.

As one of the world’s leading and largest airlines with a fleet of more than 260 aircraft, Emirates needs extensive maintenance facilities to keep all those jets in the air. Finding maintenance engineers and personnel is becoming more challenging by the day, so Emirates is headed for Singapore next week to launch its first engineering recruitment roadshow in the island state for 2024.

Emirates needs 600 engineers

When Dubai-based Emirates launches something new it is usually done on a large scale, befitting the world’s largest operator of the mega jumbo Airbus A380. The airline needs to find 600 aircraft engineers globally to keep its fleet operating reliably and next week will be looking for new talent in Singapore, coinciding with the Singapore Airshow 2024 at the Changi Exhibition Centre.

Photo: Boeing

Yesterday, Emirates announced the recruitment exhibition is on Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21, and interested engineers can register online for an invitation to the roadshow. Emirates is looking to recruit aircraft technicians, licensed aircraft engineers and engineering support with all positions based in Dubai.

An Emirates Airbus A380 taking off while an Emirates Boeing 777 sits on a taxiway.

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The carrier is investing $950 million to build a new ultra-modern engineering facility at Dubai World Central, which will be one of the largest and most advanced maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centers in the world. The new center will be a Center of Excellence for commercial aviation engineering services in the Middle East, potentially offering spare capacity to other airline operators.

A rewarding career awaits

Emirates’ Country Manager for Singapore and Brunei, Rashed Alfajeer, said engineers can enjoy a rewarding career working on the world’s largest of widebody aircraft, which “includes the Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, and we will soon start taking delivery of the A350s and 777Xs as well.”

“Our engineering teams will have the opportunity to work, learn, and push the boundaries with tech and innovations at this new facility, which will be one of the largest and most advanced in commercial aviation. It will also be equipped to handle the full gamut of specialist aircraft engineering services.”

The new Emirates Engineering facility is expected to be completed in 2027 and spreads over one million square meters to support the Emirates fleet and operational requirements into the 2040s. Those engineers recruited next week in Singapore will be central to the facility’s success as they perform routine aircraft checks, bespoke paint jobs, light to heavy maintenance programs, engine repair and testing, cabin interior fit-outs and aircraft conversions.

An Emirates Boeing 777 on the Dubai International Airport apron, in front of several parked Emirates aircraft.

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Adding more detail, Emirates said that potential Licensed Aircraft Engineers will have experience and skills in base maintenance, line maintenance and overhaul workshops. The available roles entail routine servicing and detailed heavy maintenance of Emirates’ fleet of A380s and Boeing 777s, as well as aircraft from other global airlines, with Emirates Engineering holding third-party maintenance contracts with 30 other carriers.

Aircraft technicians perform maintenance work on both Emirates and third-party aircraft under the guidance of licensed aircraft engineers. To succeed in this role, candidates must have completed an approved apprenticeship in commercial aircraft maintenance or equivalent and at least five years of experience in this role. Emirates is looking for people to fill engineering support roles in Dubai, and those positions handle tasks from production planning and materials management to quality assurance.

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    IATA/ICAO Code:

    Airline Type:
    Full Service Carrier

    Dubai International Airport

    Year Founded:

    Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

    United Arab Emirates