Test Pilot III - Airbus

Test pilot III - Airbus


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Job Description:

Airbus Commercial Aircraft is looking for a Test Pilot III to join our department based in Mobile, AL

The Test Pilot, as a Captain or F/O, is responsible for the conduct of all test flights associated with the production and acceptance of the aircraft. The Test Pilot works closely with the Lead Flight Test Engineers and Ground Test Engineers (L-FTE and GTE) to accomplish, safely and efficiently, the necessary flight and ground tests associated with the production and delivery of aircraft.

Meet the team

Our Engineers at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing facility take our aircraft from concept to customer delivery – working with production teams on every aspect of assembly from managing technical information, quality control, maintenance tasks and health & safety along flowlines and flightlines. Join our team and watch our aircraft come to life.

Your working environment

Nearby on ‘Airbus Way’ you will find the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility for commercial aircraft. Opened at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley in 2015, the facility produces A320 Family aircraft and added a second product line for the A220 in 2019. The facility, which strengthens the U.S. aerospace industry, is part of Airbus’ strategy to enhance its global competitiveness by meeting the growing needs of its customers in the United States and beyond.

How we care for you:

  • Financial Rewards: Competitive base salary, incentive compensation which may include profit sharing schemes, retirement savings plan and the ability to participate in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”)

  • Work/Life Balance: Paid time off including personal time, holidays and a generous paid parental leave program.

  • Health & Welfare: Comprehensive insurance coverage including medical (traditional and high-deductible health plans), prescription, dental, vision, life, disability, Employee Assistance Plan (“EAP”) and other supplemental benefit coverages.

  • Individual Development: Upskilling and development opportunities through our global Leadership University, including unlimited access to 10,000+ e-learning courses focusing on ways to develop your employability, certifications, career path as well as the opportunity to participate in accelerated development programmes and both national and international mobility.

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and accessibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

Your Challenges

  • The Test Pilot is responsible for the conduct of the entire flight.

  • Signing of the flight order, prepared and co-signed by the L-FTE, the Captain approves under DOA privilege, by delegation of the HO Flight Test, the flight conditions according to Airbus procedure.

  • The Captain is responsible for ensuring that all arrangements on the ground and in-flight have been made to conduct the flight safely and efficiently including all briefings in coordination with the l-FTE and dispatch.

  • Closely adhering to the authorized flight test plan and based on real-time flight analysis, Instrumentation issues, changing weather or aircraft serviceability, the flight test plan may be modified in flight by the responsible L-FTE with concurrence by the Captain provided it follows the authorized flight envelope and aircraft limitations.

  • Attending any post -flight technical debriefs and liaising with Engineering staff to expedite the resolution of any faults or observations found during approved test flights.

  • The Test Pilot will be required to carry out other tasks within the wider perimeter of Flight Test. This could include assistance to training Departments, external flights (such as lease-recovery, Developmental flights, and commercial events), short-term assistance to other Flight Test centers (e.g. Toulouse, Hamburg, Tianjin, Mirabel), and attending and speaking publicly at conferences.

  • Engagement with the customer during both the delivery process and dedicated customer focused activities to optimally communicate the Airbus approved positions on major industry issues and flight test matters, is a continuous job requirement.

Your Boarding Pass

  • Previous experience in production flight testing of heavy aircraft (Desired)

  • Knowledge of the Airbus production flight test environment (Desired)

  • Operational experience in the airline environment (Desired)

  • Graduate of a recognized Flight Test school (ETPS.EPNER, USNTPS, USAFTPS, NTPS and ITPS) or holder of an EASA Class 1 or 2 Flight Test Rating

  • Bachelor of Science or Engineering in a relevant discipline (Desired)






Citizenship: Eligible for employment in the US. Visa sponsorship may be considered

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Job Posting End Date: 04.05.2024


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posted 2 April 2024