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Aircraft Routing Manager - 34571

Location: TORONTO, ON, Canada
Posting Start Date: Nov 24, 2023
Posting End Date: Dec 3, 2023


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.


Responsible for developing and implementing the daily fleet plan in a "real time" environment within the SOC (System Operations Control) operational window. Synchronize the fleet deployment plan with consideration given to maintenance and operational restrictions, as well as commercial and customer service priorities. The ARMs are expected to be the go-to resource in SOC for any operational issue relating to aircraft deployment outside day-of-flight. They must ensure coordinated and thorough information flow between the SOC Planning Unit with Maintenance Planning, Maintenance Operations Control (MOC), airports, and other impacted departments.

Key Functions & Accountabilities:

  • Plan and monitor fleet assignments on a daily basis to support the published schedule, as well as planned and unplanned maintenance. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that fleet deployment plans comply with all planned Maintenance activities.
  • Ensure routing of aircraft into scheduled airframe events. Monitor for changes to the schedule of airframe events based on current Heavy Maintenance Gantt chart requirements.
  • Assign fins to aircraft tracks in Netline Ops and ensure each aircraft is capable of completing the routing.
  • Monitor ‘return to service’ estimates, make needed schedule adjustments and communicate accordingly.
  • Ensure aircraft restrictions are monitored, communicated, and incorporated into the fleet plan.
  • Identify and secure back-up aircraft to support both regular and irregular operations. 
  • Initiate and provide ongoing support in the routing of chronically problematic aircraft to ensure known issues are addressed and fixed as soon as possible. 
  • Work closely within the SOC Planning Unit to prepare for and manage irregular operations. 
  • Monitor 3rd party MRO visits as well as repositioning flights in support of the Maintenance program and the corporate schedule.
  • Work with Maintenance Planning to ensure the overnight maintenance plan is viable and operational risks are identified and communicated.
  • Frequent communication with Corporate Scheduling in resolving problems that impact the fleet where there is potential impact to OTP or schedule feasibility. 
  • Participate in daily maintenance and various other conference calls representing SOC.


  • High School Diploma.
  • Fundamental working knowledge of Air Canada's fleet.
  • Comfortable making decisions in a subjective environment.
  • Strong sense of initiative and leadership.
  • Strong aptitude for problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive attitude under stress and when dealing with changing or conflicting priorities. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including 24-hour coverage, weekends and holidays.
  • Working knowledge of both Airports, and Maintenance operations an asset.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn computer applications, including NL Ops, TRAX, Communicator, and other scheduling tools.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.

Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.