• Pacific Aviation Safety Office

Flight Operations Technical Advisor (Large 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 Operation Technical Advisor (Part 121 FOI Large Aircraft Operations and can do Part 125 Aircraft Operations) provides 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 that 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

► Holds or has held a minimum of Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) with ratings on heavy jet glass cockpit aircraft or large turboprop aircraft

► Instructor Rating A, B or D, Type rating turbo prop or jet (applicable to type responsible for oversight)

► Flight time 5000 hours pilot in command minimum and minimum 5 years as pilot in command Part 121 operations

► Minimum 3 years’ management or in training or examiner role

► 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 have experience working in an integrated quality and safety management systems

► 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.

►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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Applications closed.

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