The primary responsibility is oversight of flight operations, ensuring compliance with international and federal, state, and local regulations, in accordance with the company values and financial targets. The director of operations ensures all company flight operations are carried out, in a responsible manner, with the highest regard for safety, compliance, and service standards. The Director of Flight Operations will implement best practices, efficient systems, and processes, while balancing the business needs and operational requirements. The Director of Flight Operations is responsible for, and has the authority to direct, all operational functions. The Chief Pilot and all operational personnel report to and are accountable to the Director of Operations in all matters pertaining to CFR Part 135 operations.
Operational Control of company CFR Part 135 flight operations.
Maintain a working relationship with the FAA Certificate Holding District Office (CHDO).
Responsible for all company flight operations procedures, standards, and regulatory compliance.
Responsibility for the company General Operations Manual.
Oversight of all company training programs, policies and procedures.
Coordinates with the Director of Maintenance concerning maintenance policies and procedures.
Responsible for ensuring that all crewmembers operating under CFR Part 135 are covered by a Federal Aviation Administration approved anti-drug program.
Establish and implement operating practices and procedures in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations to attain company objectives within the framework of established company policy, which will maintain the highest safety standards and quality of service.
Flight Operations department representative on the company Safety Committee.
Notifies the CHDO within 10 working days of any emergency operation that required deviation from the CFRs.
Additional responsibilities, such as NTSB and HAZMAT notification as outlined in the appropriate company manuals.
Participate in and promote utilization of the company Safety Management System
Directs execution of operational standards, drives a culture of continuous improvement in operations, leads highest standard of safety, and is a collaborative member of the executive team
Minimum Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform office or non-manual essential duties satisfactorily. The administrative requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Candidate must meet part 119 FAA criteria
Have at least 3 years supervisory or managerial experience within the last 6 years in a position that exercised operational control over any operations conducted under part 121 or part 135, or if the applicant has never held the position of Director of Operations, have at least 3 years’ experience, within the past 6 years, as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under part 121 or part 135 of this chapter
Demonstrate expertise and a full understanding of the following material with respect to:
Aviation safety standards and safe operating practices;
14 CFR Chapter I (Federal Aviation Regulations);
Company operations specifications;
Hold an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
3500 hours Total Fixed Wing
1500 hours Multi-Engine Land
1500 hours Pilot-in-Command
500 hours Turbojet
100 hours Night
75 hours Actual or Simulated Instrument