GACA to Saudize 28 air transport professions to create 10,000 jobs

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced on Tuesday the launch of an initiative to Saudize jobs in the air transport sector. GACA targets creation of 10,000 jobs for Saudis with localization of 28 professions over the coming three years.

The professions include pilot, flight attendant, air traffic controller, supervisor, flight yard coordinator, ground handling services, handling of cargo, luggage and passengers, flight catering and other professions related to the air transport sector.

This is part of strengthening the civil aviation sector as one of the goals of achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The initiative included Saudization of 28 professions specialized in the field of air transport and approval of the distribution of targets according to the advanced operational plan for the three years of 2021,2022 and 2023.

In this regard, GACA has directed all airlines, maintenance and operation contractors and service providers working at all airports to start implementing the initiative.

“Working teams have been assigned to monitor and follow up the implementation of the initiative on a monthly basis as well as to prepare reports and submit them to the authorities,” the authority said in a statement.

The authority said that the initiative is the result of the cooperation with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in the public and private sectors, which aims to Saudize several jobs.

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