The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the centrepiece of the European Union’s strategy for aviation safety. Based in Cologne, EASA’s vision is to see citizens benefit from the safest and most environmentally-friendly civil aviation system worldwide.
The Flight Test Pilot – Rotary Wing (Category 1 Flight Test Rating) will be part of the Certification Directorate. The jobholder will provide technical expertise and advice to Project Certification Managers and Certification teams in dealing with the day-to-day regulatory activities for projects being conducted by the Agency.
· Verifying, also via direct flight test sampling, the demonstrations provided by applicants for compliance with airworthiness and operational requirements in the domain of rotary wing flight characteristics;
· Contributing to the approval of repairs, changes, operating instructions and Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) on products;
· Supporting the investigation of in-service defects and all necessary actions to maintain safety standards;
· Advising in the development of new airworthiness requirements and providing interpretation in the Flight and Human Factors disciplines;
· Providing expert advice both inside and outside the Agency.
· Either completed university studies and at least 12 years of professional experience or alternative education as detailed in the vacancy notice;
· At least 10 years flight experience of which 4 years acquired in flight test on rotorcraft;
· Flight Test Pilot certificate or diploma from a professional flight test training institution and/or extensive professional experience of flying as handling pilot during certification flight testing;
· Valid Commercial Pilot’s Licence (or higher) and valid Instrument rating and Category 1 Flight Test Rating;
· Experience with certification processes related to flight aspects;
· Extensive knowledge of airworthiness certification and technical and safety requirements.
Please consult the EASA website for the detailed vacancy notice:The closing date for applications is 25/09/2015, 23:55 CET