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Exceptional people make exceptional pilots

We’re building the team that sets the new standards in the aviation training industry.

On the one hand, that’s about recognising that flying is a serious business. The foundation of our business is built on a relentless focus on safety and technical excellence. We demand the very highest standards from every member of our team.

But we also know that flying is about teamwork. It takes an entire industry to make an aircraft fly—and it takes a huge team to produce the pilots that fly them. We’ve created a supportive, fun environment, where people actually enjoy coming to work every day. Critical to the way we work, is making sure that everybody is valued. It’s the little touches that help each member of our team know they’re respected and valued. These are just as important to us as the big picture stuff, like modern offices and flexible working options.

We’re always on the lookout for inspirational innovators to join our team. If you think you could step up to the challenge and have the skills and drive to join our leading edge team, then please get in touch.

Flexible options

We know the demands of a career in the skies can often tip the work-life balance, especially when you have a family or other caring responsibilities. So flexibility is critical to the way we work together. If you need to take time out of the cockpit for any reason, we can support you to figure out the different options. It might be taking a few years out to be an instructor with us, or a secondment on the ground with one of the airlines. We’ll help you to keep pursuing your career in a way that’s best for you and your family, until you’re ready to get back in the skies. We already live these principles at Leading Edge Aviation and want to do all we can to offer that to our cadets too.

Current job openings

Operations Manager

We are currently looking for an experienced Operations Manager to join our expanding team based at London Oxford Airport and be a part of this exciting journey into delivering world class flight training.

The role of the Operations Manager is to manage and co-ordinate Leading Edge Aviation operations to ensure aircraft, simulator and instructor resources are used as safe, efficiently and effectively as possible andin accordance with Leading Edge Aviation and EASA training requirements.  Working closely with the management team you will support student pilots who will require experienced guidance as they look to undertake their flying training. In addition to day to day departmental management, the role will include; 

  • Planning and co-ordinating the daily flying and simulator programmes to ensure maximum aircraft, simulator and instructor utilisation is achieved
  • To ensure adherence to relevant regulations and procedures, including flight time limitations, in coordination with Head of Training
  • Liaising with Airport Operations to ensure the efficient delivery of the planned Flying Programme including:
    • Organising refuelling of the aircraft and file fuel receipts
    • Managing the aircraft movements at the home airport, ensuring the required aircraft are out and ready to fly for the first daily sortie and Hangered at the end of the day
  • Initiate the emergency procedure in case of accidents or incidents involving our aircraft or personnel.
  • In conjunction with the management team, manage and track student progress throughout training, including monitoring student course hours to ensure compliance

Successful candidates will have Flight Planning and Operational experience, with sound knowledge of national and international aviation regulations and the effect on day to day operational requirements

In addition to a Competitive Salary, we are able to offer:

  • 25 days Annual Leave, plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Family Friendly working options
  • A positive, warm and friendly working environment

If this sounds like a role that you may be interested in, please contact our Katie Broadhurst, our Chief Talent Officer at [email protected]

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