Cheif Pilot

Audrey Fitzpatrick Aviation Recruitment are currently sourcing for Chief Pilot with experience on Bell412 and/or AW139; AW169; AW189 in the following position: Chief Pilot The Chief Pilot oversees Bell412 and AW169 EMS helicopter operations. This position is for possible future work in Saudi Arabia as a resident position based in Riyadh.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee EMS Flight Operations in Saudi Arabia on behalf of the MFO 
  • Liaison and compliance with all customer and regulatory requirements in support of flight program in country 
  • Conducts scheduled and unscheduled evaluations on company pilots 
  • Ensures availability of Pilots and Crew based on vacation/rotation and qualifications for flight requirements 
  • Maintains aircraft proficiency of all flight crew in country 
  • Manage staff deployed to multiple bases in country 
  • Ensure Corrective/Preventive Actions (CPA) originating from internal and/or external audits are incorporated in the Operating Manual systems in a correct and timely manner 
  • Responsible to develop SOP#8217;s for the region and ensure the operational suitability and requirement of all aerodromes and routes served by the Company 
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Audrey Fitzpatrick Aviation Recruitment
Job Type: 
Middle East


  • Current ICAO ATPL(H) with IR 
  • Knowledgeable of ICAO aviation legislation and standards 
  • Must meet the OTAR requirements for Chief Pilot 
  • Knowledge of developing country AOC#8217;s and use of foreign AOC#8217;s preferred 
  • Min 3 years Management experience 
  • Must have ability to travel internationally and at times with short notice 

Required Experience

  • Previous experience as an EMS pilot preferred 
  • Currently qualified as an IFR Captain in medium or heavy helicopters 
  • B412 and/or AW169 type rating 
  • Experience with brown-out conditions preferred 
  • NVG certification preferred 
  • Current class 1 medical 
  • Proven leadership experience with previous Base Manager or Chief Pilot experience preferred 
  • Strong working knowledge and experience of financial and budget planning process and the provision of the regulations and the standards necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities to ensure safety. 
  • Ability and previous experience managing staff deployed to multiple locations 

Candidate Attributes:

  • Willingness to work in Saudi Arabia for extended periods of time 
  • Cooperative team players capable of dealing with changing deadlines and priorities 
  • Ability to work cooperatively in culturally diverse environments 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills recognizing cultural, legal and regional diversity 
  • Demonstrated strong decision making skills and attention to detail 
  • Previous experience in a Middle Eastern Country or similar theatre preferred 
  • There are areas within Saudi Arabia that are accessible only by Muslim personnel. Please indicate if you are Muslim on your application 
  • Ability to work with National crews 
  • Ability to work in culturally diverse locations while maintaining awareness of local laws and customs

For more info contact Audrey Fitzpatrick 07834380434