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Head of Flight Operations

Posted by Sunette Van Aarde on Oct 29, 2019 2:21:19 PM
Sunette Van Aarde
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VHR are recruiting on behalf of our Client, an expanding European helicopter operator for a Head of Flight Operations to join their team. 




  • Management of Client’s flight operations with AW139 and H145
  • Personal responsibility for more than 50 pilots
  • Responsible for the safe operation
  • Ensure compliance the relevant European and national aviation regulations
  • Development of standards and revision of manuals (OM-A, ...)
  • Ensure, together with NP-CT that all training standard are met
  • Consulting of Accountable Managers and CEO
  • Flight duties on AW139 oder H145, so EASA license with rating on either type is required
  • Flight operations. The nominated person should hold or have held a valid flight crew licence and the associated ratings appropriate to a type of operation conducted under the AOC. In case the nominated person’s licence and ratings are not current, his/her deputy should hold a valid flight crew licence and the associated ratings.

Required for Nominated person.

(1) practical experience and expertise in the application of aviation safety standards and safe operating practices;

(2) comprehensive knowledge of:

(i) the applicable EU safety regulations and any associated requirements and procedures;

(ii) the AOC holder's operations specifications; and

(iii) the need for, and content of, the relevant parts of the AOC holder's operations manual;

(3) familiarity with management systems preferably in the area of aviation;

(4) appropriate management experience, preferably in a comparable organisation; and

(5) 5 years of relevant work experience of which at least 2 years should be from the aeronautical industry in an appropriate position.


To apply or for further information, please contact Sunette on sunette@v-hr.com

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Topics: Aerospace & Aviation