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Vandalia, Ohio
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Director of Flight Operations
Location: Dayton OH
Department: Operations
Reports to: Vice President of Operations
Summary/Objective: Directs and oversees the operations planning and development for the company.
Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Responsible for implementing and continually improving flight operations standardization with American Airlines.
  • Acts as a liaison and main point of contact with American Airlines Flight Training for development projects.
  • Responsible for aligning flight operations training with American Airlines to include AQP initial recurrent and upgrade pilot training.
  • Oversees quality improvement of the flight training program with completion of initial pilot and sim instructor training observing curriculum reviewing surveys and developing training recommendations for the DOT and senior leadership.
  • Advises senior leadership on sim requirements model as well as be a regulatory compliance resource for training and fleet management.
  • Serves as a formal member of the ERC FOQA and LOSA Committee.
  • Maintains a formal process with PSA Airlines Safety Department to integrate flight operation safety issues into AQP training program.
  • Monitor and audit crew records during AQP transition.
  • Evaluates training requirements and identifies specific training solutions to align our collegiate partners to company standard operating procedures by ensuring that they are provided up to date manuals.
  • Develops and implements a one week training course for Chief Pilots a two day Collegiate Instructor course and a one week advanced CRJ 200/700 training course.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department and company.
Competencies and Knowledge: The successful candidate should have demonstrated skills in the following: strategic thinking and planning abilities skills; coaching approachability; time and performance management; strong organizational skills; proactive and collaborative approach to problem-solving; excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written).
Supervisory Responsibility: This is a supervisory position
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers telephones photocopiers facsimile machines and filing cabinets.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb up and down stairs; lift weight up to 25 lbs.; use hands to finger handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: Full-time/40 hours a week with occasional extended periods of time as necessary to support airline operations. On-call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Travel: Travel is required of this position.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Business or Education. Five or more years of managerial experience at a high level in the airline industry. At least five years’ experience designing and developing management training programs.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications: Ability to speak/read/write in English.
Security Clearance: All employees are required to pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR1542.209 as well as a pre-employment drug screen.
AAP/EEO Statement: PSA Airlines is an equal opportunity employer; qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race color creed religion sex (including pregnancy gender identity and sexual orientation) national origin citizenship status age disability genetic information protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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PSA Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group and operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s more than 2,400 employees operate nearly 600 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and Charlotte, North Carolina. As of year-end 2015, PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft, 26 Bombardier CRJ 700 aircraft and 36 Bombardier CRJ 900 NextGen aircraft. The airline expects to add an additional 35 Bombardier CRJ 700 aircraft and 18 Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft to its fleet in the next two years, tripling its fleet size and employee base since the airline’s growth plan was announced in December 2013.

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