Saudi Arabia has introduced 50% to 100% Saudization in licensed aviation professions including pilots, co-pilots, and air hostesses.
A- 100% Saudization in the following licensed aviation professions starting from March 15, 2023.
- Copilot – 315305.
- Air controller – 315301.
- Dispatcher – 315402.
- Meteorologist – 315401.
- List of Professions reserved for Saudis
B- 60% Saudization in Aviation Transport Pilot profession starting from March 15, 2023.
- It will further increase to 70% from March 4, 2024.
- Profession Code: 315304.
C- 50% Saudization in Air Host profession starting from March 15, 2023.
- It will further increase to 60% from March 4, 2024.
- Profession code: 511101.
D- Saudization in licensed aviation professions would create 4,000 jobs for Saudis.
E- All workers in the target professions should obtain professional accreditation from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).
F- Iqama transfer or the change of Iqama professions for the occupations stated above would also halt.
Source: HRSD Ministry