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Maintenance Test Pilot & Instructor

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    Tim Smith

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    24 days ago

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Lupos Global is a technical recruitment consultancy that provides candidates with opportunities across the Engineering/Defence and Aerospace & Aviation sectors worldwide. We guarantee staffing solutions through our excellent candidate relationships that have been nurtured by our team of experts whose credibility and expertise have developed over many years of sector specific experience.

Lupos Global has a requirement for a Maintenance Test Pilot & Instructor to be based in Oxford, England. Starting ASAP.

This a for a Permanent position.

Our client is the largest Helicopter Manufacturer and offers bespoke completions, maintenance and spares support for both Civil and Military sectors.

Description of Position:

As Maintenance Test Pilot & Instructor you will be responsible for conducting helicopter
maintenance flight tests and ferries between operator and customer bases. You will assist the Chief Test Pilot in day-to-day maintenance flight operations scheduling in conjunction with business demands under UK CAA regulation. In addition you will be required to assist the Head of Training
through delivery of helicopter type rating instruction under UK ATO. Whilst also supporting the Sales team with flight topics to promote the sale of products and features. As post holder
you will also be expected to represent our client with both commercial and military customers at
meetings, symposiums or industry events.

Main responsibilities:
  • Assist the CTP to provide all pilots with aeronautical data to enable them to plan for the flight tasks to which they have been allocated.
  • Before a flight, brief the flight crew and other pertinent personnel.
  • Conduct flight operations in accordance with Group ED008 & Company Flight Operations manual and CFAOS manual where relevant.
  • Conduct Maintenance Test flights in accordance with technical procedures.
  • Conduct Demonstration flights to customers.
  • Participate in the acceptance and delivery of new aircraft from the Factory.
  • Deliver flying instruction towards Type Rating qualification on multiple types to the standard required by Helicopters Training.
  • Comply with annual training and development requirements.
Skills and Experience Required:
  • Be capable of holding numerous complex and non-complex helicopter type ratings as required by the role.
  • Capable of holding a Class One UK CAA Medical.
  • Good communicator capable of representing AH UK to private, commercial and military customers.
  • A good aviation background with an understanding of aircraft systems and engineering.
  • Awareness and understanding of applicable aviation authority regulations for the role.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft office/G-Suite applications and operating flight related software applications.
  • 2000 hours Multi-Engine Helicopter engine flying time; varied flying experience.
  • Experience of maintenance test flying.
  • Extensive Helicopter instructional experience.
Education, Qualifications or Training:
  • Hold a current UK CAA CPL(H) or higher.
  • Hold a current Multi-Engine Helicopter Type Rating.
  • Hold or have held a Helicopter Instrument Rating
  • Be capable of holding Instructor/Examiner ratings to support ATO.
Additional Requirements:
Due to the nature of this position you will require DBS Security Clearance and be eligible for SC clearance.
Applicants must meet any/all requirements of Export Compliance Regulations.
Right to live and work in the UK.
Capable of holding a UK MOD CFAOS pilot approval.
Able to travel within the UK & Europe.
UK driving licence.

Full time position: 
Monday to Friday -Flexible working
Very Competitive Salary and Benefits (Pension, Private Medical Insurance (Bupa), Share Incentive Plan and ESOP, Heath assessments and Travel insurance).

For consideration, please provide us with the following:
Up to date CV
UK CAA Licence

If this position is of interest to you and you feel you meet the criteria, please send your CV and Licence directly to Tim Smith.

Due to the number of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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