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Aeronautical Officer (Flight Operations Inspector) -Fixed and Rotary Wing

Closing Date for Applications
03 Mar 2017
Enquiry Contact Details



Safety Regulation Directorate (SRD)

Reports To (Job Title)

Assistant Director Flight Operations

Job Purpose

Monitoring and Surveillance of Operator Standards

Direct Reports

Support Staff

Main Duties and Responsibilities

a. Monitor training standards of assigned operators.
b. Oversight of operators’ flight crew training and testing programmes and standards, as necessary.
c. Oversight of the operating and safety standards of approved training organisations.
d. Assess applications for air operator certification as required.
e. Safety oversight of operating and safety standards of assigned operators.
f. Oversight of flight crew, examinations, flight testing and licensing tasks
g. Oversight of General Aviation activities including flight training, aerial work/specialised operations and sport aviation.
h. The application of EU Regulations related to Flight Standards, including development of  supporting IAA publications and associated guidance material.
i. Preparation of technical reports and the presentation of same.
j. Investigation of incidents and occurrences in relation to air safety
k. Attendance on behalf of the authority at international meetings as required
l. Other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Skills Required

Candidates should hold or have held a valid type rating on a multi-engine aircraft. Operational experience in air transport operations is also desirable. Experience in either operational management in air transport operations, or as an examiner, or as an instructor; a good working knowledge of EASA Regulations and an understanding of the international regulatory framework and rule making activities and operational experience in air transport operations is also required. He/she will also demonstrate excellent written, oral and inter-personal communication skills while having a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Candidates should also:

  •  Hold or have held a type rating on a multi-engine aircraft,
  •  Substantial experience in air operations with considerable command experience and/or substantial experience dealing with operator training requirements and training organisations;
  •  Excellent written, oral and inter-personal communication skills;
  •  A good knowledge of general aviation operations and pilot training;
  •  A good knowledge of Irish, EU and international regulatory laws and standards;
  •  A good understanding of the international and European regulatory framework and rulemaking activities such as those of ICAO, EU, EASA etc;
  •  Additional qualifications and experience such as instructor and examiner ratings is desirable.


Internal : ADFO, AOs
External :
Aircraft Operators



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