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Flight Operations Manager (Chief Pilot)

Adventist Aviation Services PNG
Mission Aviation using PAC 750 XL turbine aircraft

Position Summary:

Adventist Aviation Services PNG, are seeking applicants for the position of Flight Operations Manager. The ideal candidate would be an experienced pilot with experience in aviation management and 3 years experience as PIC.

Applicants who are active Seventh-day Adventists, mission oriented, professional, hard-working, and adventurous, with commercial aptitude for business management are encouraged to apply.


About Adventist Aviation Services:

Adventist Aviation Services is a Papua New Guinea (PNG) commercial flying operation using PAC 750 turbine aircraft, wholly owned and operated by the PNG Union Mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Our mission is to support the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in PNG by offering safe, low cost, reliable mission transport, provide medical evacuation service to surrounding communities, and provide access to remote areas of PNG that are inaccessible by road. We accomplish all of this by operating commercially at a profit which is used to subsidize our mission and humanitarian operations.  For further information please visit the AAS website:


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Manages the daily air operations carried out under Part 119 and 135. Responsible for crew training and competency assessments and operational ground crew and activities which directly support air operations, including dispatching.



Current Commercial Pilot License, with Instrument Rating, 750 hours PNG time or experience in the same or similar type air operations elsewhere that is acceptable to the CASA PNG Director,

Equivalent managerial experience in air operations as found acceptable by the CASA PNG Director.

At least 3 years of experience in ground operations, including traffic and ramp positions or equivalent, appropriate to the type of operation for which the person will be responsible.


Highly Desirable:

·         Check and Training experience and/or management experience.

·         Turbine experience.

(Appointment will be dependent on experience being acceptable to the Director of Civil Aviation, PNG).


To be successful in this role candidates will need: –

·         A strong commitment to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and its mission, vision and values.

·         A personal commitment to AAS’s mission, values and beliefs.

·         Demonstrable cross cultural and human interpersonal skills.

·         Competent management/administration and communication skills.

·         Demonstrable networking skills and ability to effectively represent AAS.

·         Commitment to maintaining the highest levels of operational safety and professionalism at all times.

·         Demonstrated commitment to sharing expertise and delegating responsibility to others.

·         Proficiency in the use of mainstream computer software. (MS Outlook and Office suite including Excel)



Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

May deal directly with CASA PNG regarding: Matters related to air operations


List of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Flight Operations Manager may delegate functions to suitably qualified people, but such delegation does not release him of overall responsibility. When the FOM delegates functions such as flight crew training and competency and supervision of operational ground handling and activities, such delegations will be put in writing.                 

a)    Exercising full operational control of air operations

b)    Ensuring that all air operations are carried out safely, and in accordance with CAR and the standards and procedures of this exposition

c)    Communicating company Fatigue Risk Management policy with flight personnel, and ensure their relation to FRMS procedures is understood as part of initial and recurrent staff training.

d)    Supervising pilot roster and flight scheduling

e)    Ensuring that all required data or publications are current, available, and accessible to flight crew needing it to carry out their tasks

f)     Ensuring that flight and duty time limitations are observed

g)    Ensuring that all required flight crew records are executed and maintained in accordance with the procedures of this exposition

h)    Developing and maintaining AAS Route and Strip Register

i)      Responsible for the function of crew training and assessment programs 

j)      Has authority to suspend from air operations, prescribe remedial training, otherwise discipline, or recommend for dismissal any pilot who is compromising safety standards or is contravening the directions of this exposition or CAR.

k)    Responsible to ensure that check and training pilots carry out their duties in accordance with the procedures and standards of this exposition

l)      Ensuring that any corrective action relating to air operations resulting from internal quality assurance activity is speedily and fully carried out

m)   Informing the Quality and Safety Manager of any occurrence which may require reporting under CAR Part 12

n)    Recommending sufficient numbers of suitably qualified flight crew to the Chief Executive for employment

o)    Initiating revisions to this exposition as may be necessary

p)    To provide initial and recurrent training for ground support staff, in coordination with the Quality and Safety Manager

q)    Responsible for the management of the emergency response procedure and is responsible to ensure all AAS employees are familiar with and competent to carry out their responsibilities as defined in the ERP.

r)     Responsible for exercising full control of operational ground activities and staff who directly support air operations.

s)    Responsible for flight dispatch functions and personnel.

t)     Responsible regarding participation in the Safety Committee and the oversight of safety and fatigue management issues and activities, and ensuring corrective actions taken.


Enquiries to:

Please contact AAS CEO, John Castleden [email protected] +61 0438 109 173 or AAS FOM Michael Osborn [email protected] +675 532 1264 or +675 7427 4355

Application Procedure:

Please send a letter of interest, your latest CV, and three references including a reference from your Adventist Church Pastor. All written expressions of interest must be sent to:

Human Resources

Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Pacific) Ltd

Locked Bag 2014

Wahroonga NSW 2076


Email: mailto: [email protected]

Fax: +612 9489 0943

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