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HK Express
Location: Asia, Hong Kong
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: Recruitment
Sector: Operations
Category: Instructors & Trainers Jobs, Office Jobs, Senior Manager Jobs

If you are looking for a unique challenge, would like to work in a high performance environment, and are an energetic person with creativity and a love of life, come join us and be part of our fantastic team. We are always on the look-out for Talent. Apply now for your chance to create history and be a part of the team building Hong Kong’s only low-fare airline.

HK Express will continue to grow, so check back often as positions may become available at any time.

Role and Responsibilities:


  • Maintain the Training Manual (OM-D) such that it reflects the latest company training instructions, syllabi and lists of training personnel;
  • Prepare Training Manual (OM-D) amendments;
  • Liaise with the HKCAD on pilot training matters;
  • Implement systems, procedures, and documentation for all pilot training and review their effectiveness;
  • Ensure that initial, recurrent, command and TC training and periodic checks are carried out to HKCAD and Hong Kong Express requirements;
  • Ensure that training records and Certificates of Test are correctly signed and maintained;
  • Organize refresher training as required;
  • Arrange for the use and approval of flight simulators and other training devices as required and within approved budget limits;
  • Ensure that training staff are adequately trained and qualified for their assigned task and monitor their subsequent performance in the role;
  • Counsel pilots as required ensuring that they are aware of any shortcomings in flying standards or SOPs, and recommend corrective action;
  • Prepare agenda, chair and produce minutes of FOP Training Meetings;
  • Assist the Deputy Director Operations (Air) in preparing training budgets;
  • Review training rosters to ensure the most effective training within approved budget limits;
  • Liaise with outside agencies and organisations on the development of training methods and equipment and make a case for capital expenditure for proposed improvements;
  • Monitor technical standards of flight simulators;
  • Maintain own competence in the role of line Captain;
  • Maintain own competence in the role of Training Captain and Authorized Examiner;
  • Maintain close liaison with Cabin Service Department of all training activities;
  • Maintain close liaison with General Manager Operations Control on matters concerning planning, rostering and scheduling of all training activities;
  • Maintain close liaison with Manager Regulatory Training and Development on matters concerning CRM development and emergency procedures requirement;
  • Maintain close liaison with General Manager Quality, Safety and Security on matters concerning Flight Safety and Quality matters related to Training;
  • Maintain close liaison with Manager Flight Standards on matters concerning development, publicize and monitor adherence to company SOPs.

Instructor Staffing

  • Overall lead on instructor planning, recruitment, and selection of candidates;
  • Supervision of efficient instructor planning and scheduling to insure that rosters are planned and executed as safely and efficiently as possible;
  • Chair Upgrade Committee and make recommendations to the Deputy Director Operations (Air) for the appointment of new training staff taking into consideration their professional competence on line, and personal qualities;
  • Chairs Promotion Committee.


  • Lead FOP Administration team to ensure all administration issues related to instructors and training are handled according to HKCAD regulations and HKSAR requirements;
  • Manage instructor annual leave balance and approve all types of instructor leave;
  • Together with Manager, Crews Operations, administer an efficient and fair roster swap process for all instructors;
  • Together with T&I ensure all instructors work visa issues are compliant with HKCAD and HKSAR law and ensure instructor visas are compliant for all network jurisdictions.

Additional Ad Hoc

  • Attend Safety Action Group meetings. Member of Flight Operations Management Meetings, at which Flight Operations policy, Voyage Report responses, Crew Confidential Reports, Air Safety Reports and Mandatory Occurrence Reports are reviewed relevant to Training;
  • Deputize for Deputy Director Operations (Air) on a rotational basis with GMF;
  • May be required to fly line flights as a Captain on a limited basis;
  • Work with QSS team to ensure Just Culture process is fairly and efficiently employed as the Company discipline process as it relates to cockpit crews.


  • At least 8 years' relevant work experience including 5 years in managerial level;
  • Experience on A320/1 is required;
  • TRI/TRE authorisation on A320/1 is required; 
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English. Appropriate management and flying training experience in the Company or a comparable organization. The number of years of management experience required will be dependent on the combined management experience levels of other senior flight operations management team members;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of regulatory requirements and familiar with aviation safety management system and quality systems. A valid flight crew license is preferable. Relevant to operations to be conducted under the AOC, preferably be a Type Rating / Instrument Rating Examiner on a type operated under the AOC;
  • Qualification and experience acceptable to the HKCAD.

Desirable Qualities:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Computer literate;
  • Degree or recognised equivalent;
  • Graduate in Learning, Training & Development, Organisational Development or Leadership is preferred;
  • Experience in high volume, dynamic, multi-cultural training delivery environment.

**Generous remuneration package on offer**

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