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Islander Class Rating Instructor (CRI/E)

Northern Ireland

Job description

Draken Europe is recruiting for an Islander Class Rating Instructor (CRI/E)

The Islander Class Rating Instructor (CRI/E) is responsible for ensuring that all Islander pilots are trained to the highest standards set by the Company and the CAA under existing legislation. The role is dual-purpose, with responsibility to the Head of Training to run the Islander ATO and DFO for the AOC Training Department (through the Senior Base Pilot).

Key responsibilities

• Strive for continual improvement of Draken (Europe) operational delivery by ensuring that Islander crews are trained and standardised across the full range of necessary flying skills.

• Ensure that there is a professional development pathway affording new pilots with the right aptitude the opportunity to progress from initial Type Rating through to Multi-Pilot captain, LTC and TRI/E.

• Manage the training cadre, including TRI/Es, and LTCs, to ensure that training standards meet or exceed both Civil Aviation Authority and Company requirements.

• Liaise with the Authority to ensure that customer rear crew are appropriately trained.

• Demonstrate commitment to the highest standards of safety and compliance through the support of the internal and external audit programme.

• Maintain the FR Aviation Ltd ATO by ensuring regulatory compliance and through fostering open and trusted relationships with key Civil Aviation Authority staff.

• Facilitate, review and recommend updates to the Islander syllabus and materials to effectively deliver a world-class aircrew cadre.

• Maintain effective recurrent training programmes reflecting regulatory requirements and industry best practice. This will include liaison with the CRM manager to ensure effective delivery of CRM training.

• Maintain training records in accordance with regulation and Company Operations Manuals, to ensure that pilots are qualified and current when rostered to operate.


Essential Criteria

• Flight Instructor (Unrestricted)

• Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI) OR have completed at least 800 hours of flight time under IFR, of which at least 400 hours shall be in aeroplanes.

• Multi Crew Cooperation Instructor (MCCI) OR have completed at least 500 hours as pilots in multi-pilot operations on aeroplanes OR hold or have held a TRI certificate for multi-pilot aeroplanes.

Desirable Criteria



• Have completed at least 2,000 hours of flight time as a pilot of aeroplanes and 450 hours of flight time under IFR, of which 250 hours as an instructor

*Applicants will be required to achieve and maintain the highest level of UK national security clearance for this position.

Draken Europe

Draken combines advanced technology with a diverse range of aircraft platforms and highly skilled people to deliver mission-critical global aviation solutions for government customers worldwide.

It’s this diversity of perspective and talent that delivers our values and enables our success, as a diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions and outcomes for everyone.

We are also an Armed Forces friendly organisation, and as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, welcome applications from veterans and services spouses and partners who met the criteria in our job specifications.

In line with our Disability Confident Commitments, we provide reasonable adjustments to facilitate our interview process, please liaise with us if any reasonable adjustments are required.

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