• Pacific Aviation Safety Office

Flight Operations Technical Advisor (General, Small Aircraft)


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Exciting opportunity to support aviation safety and security across Pacific Member States

12-month contract working from your home location until international borders re-open

● Work with an experienced and diverse Pacific team based in Port Vila, Vanuatu


The Organisation

The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) is an international organisation providing quality aviation safety and security service for Member States in the Pacific. PASO is the sole Pacific regional organisation responsible for regulatory aviation safety oversight services for the 10 Pacific States - Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu - who are signatories to the Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty (PICASST).


The Position

The Flight Operations Technical Advisor (Part 135 FOI General Aviation / Small Aircraft Operations and can-do Part 125 Aircraft Operations) will provide advice to the General Manager and Operations Manager on all matters relating to the administration, support and implementation of the PASO Audits and Inspections Programme (AIP) and ensures these matters are managed in an effective and productive manner.


The selected candidate will ensure effective day to day communication and liaison with the PASO Operations staff on State work requests and matters requiring flight operations inputs, support and actions to ensure that PASO respond to and action States request in a timely manner while adhering to PASO policies and procedures.


PASO requires the selected candidate to commence in this role in early February 2021. Given border closures, the selected candidate would be expected to work remotely from their home location but would be prepared to relocate to Port Vila, Vanuatu once international borders open.


Essential Selection Criteria

► Commercial pilot licence, instructor rating A or B and instrument rating (multi-engine)

► Flight time 3000 hours minimum, 1000 hours Pilot in Command on CAR 135 operations

► Minimum 3 years operations management, training, or examiner

► Previously undertaken FOI inspector duties for aviation safety regulator or similar organisation

► Experience in conducting audits or inspections that involve quality management systems.

► Internationally recognised safety and quality management systems certificate or experience working in an integrated quality and safety management system.

► Extensive commercial experience in the aviation industry, including management experience and check and training experience within an airline.

► An understanding of the Pacific Regional (NZ) civil aviation legislative and regulatory framework and other statutory requirements.

► An understanding of the operational procedures and administrative requirements for airline operations covering flight safety, line operations, flight operations, training, standards, quality assurance and maintenance.

► Further suitability criteria and specifications can be found in the Position Description.


Should you be shortlisted for a panel interview you will be contacted and requested to send through verification of relevant licenses and certificates.


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