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2 months ago
Sovereign Business Jets
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Recruitment
Sector: Operations
Category: Pilot

Sovereign Business Jets Limited is inviting applications for the position of Chief Pilot for our aircraft management and charter operation based at London Biggin Hill Airport. Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Candidates must be rated on at least one of the following aircraft types Challenger 300, Challenger 601, Hawker 750/800 or Citation XLS.  This is a Form 4 Position and so experience within a similar role is preferred.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Deputising for the Accountable Manager as required.
  • Ensuring that the Company’s activities comply with current legislation and with the terms of the Air Operator’s Certificate granted to the Company.
  • Liaison with the Flight Operations Department of the Civil Aviation Authority on operational and flight safety issues.
  • The accuracy and content of the Company Operations Manuals and the production and distribution of amendments and ensuring that the Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) form is used to gain approval from the CAA Flight Operations Inspector prior to the issue of a new Operations Manual amendment.


  1. Preparation and monitoring the validity of : 

i)Loading Instructions and Aircraft Prepared for Service (APS) data. 

ii)Minimum Equipment Lists (MELs) and Allowable Deficiencies. 

iii)Aircraft checklists. 

  1. Promulgation, within the Company, of information which may be urgently required in the interests of flight safety, by means of Flying Staff Instructions (FSIs). This includes the production and distribution of FSIs and their cancellation within a period of 6 months. 

j)The monitoring of CAA Safety Directives, Safety Notices and Information Notices and the dissemination of any relevant information within the Company. 

k)Selection, employment and management, of Company aircrew. 

l)Categorisation of airfields for use by Company aircraft i.e. Cat A, B and C and the production of airfield briefs as required. 

m)Preparation and monitoring the validity of Aerodrome Operating Minima (AOM) and Performance Data. 

n)Monitoring the satisfactory performance of the Safety Manager 

o)Selection and appointment of additional flight training staff and selection of external trainers and testers as required. 

p)Assessing new training methods and incorporating them into the Company training system as appropriate. 

q)Acceptance on behalf of the Company of all flight crew training records 

Sovereign Business Jets Limited is a leading private jet operator based at London Biggin Hill Airport.  The company aim is to provide a seamless solution to bespoke air travel, delivered with expert and high personalised customer service.  This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing team as our service portfolio expands into wider markets under new corporate ownership.


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