Flight Safety Officer - Bell

Flight Safety Officer-311077.  Click HERE to apply.


We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and design the first functional jetpack. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we are defining the future of on-demand mobility. At Bell, we are proud to be an iconic company with superb talent, rapidly creating novel and coveted vertical lift experiences. 

The Flight Safety organization is seeking a Flight Safety Officer (FSO) located at the Flight Research Center in Arlington, TX. The FSO will oversee, review, and revise as necessary the comprehensive flight safety program for flight test operations including experimental test, demonstration, and corporate flights.


  • Work with the leaders of the Flight Operations and Flight Test departments to ensure their standard operating procedures (SOPs) support the company’s safety requirements.
  • Stay informed of the latest regulatory guidance and industry best practices pertaining to aviation safety.  Disseminate new information and ensure company policies and procedures remain in compliance. Proved direct input to pilots, flight test engineers and aircrew by hosting safety stand downs and recurrent safety training.  
  • Collaborate with Flight Test in developing, updating and approval of individual program’s Flight Test Risk Analyses Worksheets (FTRW). 
  • Be a leader in Flight Test Risk Management through coordination with the Lead Flight Test Engineer of each program and by participating in flight test plan reviews, test flights, pre and post test flight briefings and test readiness reviews.
  • Collaborate in the development of and, amendments to, company flight operations and flight test documentation including flight operations manuals, flight test SOPs, local flight procedures, etc.  This includes procedures involving ground handling of aircraft.
  • Collaborate with the Manager, Safety Management Systems (SMS) to ensure process and procedures support the overall working construct of the SMS and Just Culture.
  • Serve as a standing member of the Flight Test Management Committee.
  • Collaborate with Environmental Health and Safety to ensure each facility's inspectable areas are in compliance with the company's Flight Safety Audit Program and that the facility’s overall safety is enhanced.
  • Participate in Bell flight test support flights to provide safe oversight.


  • Graduate of a certified test pilot school OR military Aviation Safety Officer school.
  • 8 years aviation to include 4 years aviation safety.


  • Graduate of a certified test pilot school.
  • FAA Commercial Airplane license with Instrument rating.
  • FAA Rotorcraft CFI/CFII rating.
  • FAA ATP Rotorcraft-Helicopter.
  • NVG flight experience.
  • Maintenance, experimental, developmental or production flight test experience.
  • Current FAA Class II physical.
  • 1500 hours PIC, helicopter or powered lift.

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Recruiting CompanyBell Textron Inc.

Primary Location-US-Texas-Arlington

Job Field-Flight Operations


Job Level-Individual Contributor

Shift-First Shift


Job Posting

03/28/2023, 12:06:42 PM

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posted 5 April 2023