The Chief Pilot (CP) is responsible for managing the day-to-day safe operation of the fleet with respect to pilot performance. The individual is expected to plan and implement processes and strategies that lead to continuous improvements in overall safety, efficiency, and profitability of the company.
The Candidate must meet all requirements under §119.71(c)(1) or (2) as listed below:
To serve as Chief Pilot under § 119.69(a) for a certificate holder conducting any operation for which the pilot in command is required to hold an airline transport pilot certificate a person must hold an airline transport pilot certificate with appropriate ratings and be qualified to serve as pilot in command in at least one aircraft used in the certificate holder’s operation and:
(1) In the case of a person becoming a Chief Pilot for the first time ever, have at least 3 years’ experience, within the past 6 years, as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under part 121 or part 135 of this chapter.
Other job duties will include:
- Expected to attend and participate in multiple weekly high-level Leadership Team meetings.
- Direct all training and standardization activities of flight crews.
- Prepares and maintains proficiency records, flight schedules, reports and correspondence pertaining to operational activities.
- Ensures all aircraft have the appropriate items onboard to ensure safe, compliant, effective, and efficient operations.
- Disseminates information to all crewmembers pertinent to routes flown, airports, NOTAMS, navaids and Company policies.
- Be highly knowledgeable of the Operations Manual, FAA Regulations, Operations Specifications, flight manuals, etc., and other instructions pertinent to his duties.
- Ability to exercise Operational Control when assigned
- Additional duties and responsibilities outlined by the company.
The successful candidate must satisfactorily complete an interview with an FAA Principal Inspector.