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B1.3 Licensed Engineer

Airbus Helicopters UK Limited
Wales, United Kingdom
Full time
17 days ago

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Airbus Helicopters is the world’s largest helicopter manufacturer and the company’s site at Oxford Airport is Britain’s civil helicopter hub.

AHUK offers considerable experience in helicopter sales, bespoke completions, maintenance and spares support.  Its in-house engineering capabilities include design, customisation, installation, flight-testing and certification, as well as technical support, maintenance, training and the supply of spares for civil and military applications.

AHUK is the MoD’s chosen provider of helicopters and maintenance for its Defence Helicopter Flying School (referred to as MFTS) located in RAF Shawbury (Shropshire) and RAF Valley (Anglesey).

PLEASE NOTE - It is AHUK policy to require all applicants to demonstrate they have the right to remain and to work in the UK.

Description/Overall purpose of the Job

UK Military Flying Training System (Rotary Wing) B1.3 Licensed Engineer,  Valley
Reports to UK MFTS (RW) Maintenance Operations Manager, Shawbury

  • The B1.3 Licensed Engineer is responsible for the certification of line, non-routine maintenance and repair on Airbus H135 rotorcraft.

  • Type training will be provided for a suitable candidate.

  • The main responsibilities of the post holder will be: 

  • Provide engineering operational support to Flight Operations.

  • Accomplishment of maintenance inspections and repairs as directed by nominated LAE Supervisor. 

  • Work as a team leader and to high standards to ensure continued safe operation of the aircraft. 

  • Completion of maintenance, including airframe structure, power plant, mechanical and electrical systems.  

  • Replacement of avionic line replaceable units, requiring simple tests to prove their serviceability.

  • Supervision of mechanical fitters and the certification of their work.

  • Conduct off-aircraft mechanical, power plant, component and composite technical work in workshops as required.

  • Also required to assist in day to day running of the aircraft hangar, including aircraft movement and general housekeeping responsibilities. 


The post holder would ideally have the following Knowledge and Skills:


  • Must have thorough knowledge of engine and airframe systems.

  • Knowledge of specialised test equipment relating to engine and airframe systems.

  • Must have up to date knowledge of:

  • CAA regulations, particularly Pt 145, Part M and UK ANOs;

  • Continued Airworthiness Management (CAM);

  • Flight/Airport Operations;

  • Aircraft Line Maintenance.


  • Knowledge of UK Military Aviation and UK MFTS.

  • Experience with SAP and ERP software.  

We require the post holder to have the following Education, Qualifications or special training:


  • CAA Part 66 B1.3 Licence (Turbine Rotorcraft). 


  • Type Rating and experience H135, H145.

The post holder should have the following experience:


  • 3 years’ experience in a certifying role.

  • Experience of Flight Operations and Line Maintenance.


  • Experience of Airbus Helicopters products.

  • Experience of Military Aviation.


 Other requirements:


  • Shift working as part of normal working pattern

  • Required travel between Shawbury, Valley and areas dictated by Operational requirements  

The Reward: 

In joining the Airbus family, you will play a critical part in delivering the most efficient helicopters for its customers, who serve, protect, save lives and carry passengers in demanding environments.  On top of your competitive base salary, you will have access to the following benefits below via our Airbus salary sacrifice schemes:

  • Private Medical Insurance (Bupa) – single cover for employees paid by the company

  • Pension: Employees are auto-enrolled into the Airbus Group UK Retirement Fund. Initially, AH contributes 6%, employee 4% basic

  • Share Incentive Plan and ESOP. Annual share schemes at company discretion.

  • Success Share, Discretionary Group bonus scheme (conditions apply)

  • Bikes to Work (up to £3,000) (employee purchase scheme)

  • Technology ( employee purchase scheme)

  • Mydrive (employee car purchase scheme)

  • Den-Plan (employee purchase scheme)

  • Health-care Cash Scheme

  • Personal Accident Insurance (employee purchase scheme)

  • Health Assessments

  • Travel Insurance

  • Financial/Legal Advice (eg, Will-writing; Lasting Power of Attorney)

Additional requirements:

Due to the nature of this position you will require DBS Security Clearance and eligible for SC clearance.

“Applicants must meet any/all requirements of Export Compliance Regulation’s.”


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