HEAD OF AIRWORTHINESS

By Andrea Lapere | 30 April 2019

Would you like to join the team of a rapidly growing company in the Aerospace industry in the role of Head of Airworthiness? As HOA you will advise all departments of the design organisation in all questions regarding airworthiness, environmental protection approvals and certification. You are the liaison between the design organisation and the Agency about Type Investigation and the type certification process. 

Your main tasks:

  • Preparation of the Certification Programme and co-ordination of all tasks related to Type Investigation in concurrence with the Agency;
  • Approving the classification of changes;
  • Ensuring that all test programmes and compliance documents are prepared as necessary to show compliance with all CS, OSD and environmental protection requirements, as well as for completeness, and signing for release of the documents;
  • Monitoring of significant events on other aeronautical products as far as relevant to determine their effect on airworthiness of products being designed by the design organisation;
  • Ensuring cooperation in preparing Engineering Bulletins with special attention for airworthiness, environmental protection and granting the approval on behalf of the Agency;
  • Ensuring the initiation of activities as a response to failure (accident/ incident/in-service experience) evaluation and complaints from the operation and providing of information to the Agency in case of airworthiness impairment (continuing airworthiness);
  • Ensuring that the manuals approved by the Agency, including any subsequent revisions are checked to determine that they meet the respective requirements, and that they are provided to the Agency for approval.

 Your background:

  • A Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience as Head of Office of Airworthiness Office.
  • Minimum of 5 years' continuous experience within an aircraft design organisation preferably in an Airworthiness role
  • Demonstrated experience in a Maintenance or Airworthiness management role for at least the last 3 years.
  • Proficiency in the use of technical records, planning & maintenance related software applications, and Microsoft Office.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Part 21, Part M & Part 145 and corresponding EASA regulations.
  • Well-developed analytical and assessment skills to judge probable airworthiness risks;
  • Thorough knowledge of the relevant Part 21 requirements and company procedures is expected;
  • Thorough knowledge of the Design Procedures, especially the procedures relevant to the classification, compliance demonstration, certification and continued airworthiness process;
  • Thorough knowledge of the relevant certification specification;
  • Management skills. 

Interested?
Are you eager to apply, please do so using the below form.
For questions, please contact Farida Vinck: +31 (0)85-105 4705.

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