Director of Flight Operations at Air Excel Tanzania

Kibondo, District, Tanzania

Role Title: Director of Flight Operations
Role level: Senior Management
Reporting to: Accountable Manager
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Remuneration: To be determined by experience.

Role Overview
We are seeking an experienced Director of Flight Operations to join our Senior Management team and flight crew; ensure the safe and efficient operation of the flying section of the Company; and represent the Company to the regulatory authorities.
Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that safe and efficient operations are maintained throughout the Company and that there is optimum communication flow between management and staff.
  • Manage all operational staff and give directives concerning daily flight operations, aircraft operations, staff requirements and scheduling.
  • Drive key business initiatives and solutions as it relates to flight operations.
  • Provide the Accountable Manager with timely and accurate reports on Operations performance, status and personnel.
  • Be the primary interface between the Company and all regulatory authorities and any external agencies which may affect the Company’s operations.
  • Represent the company in a polite, professional and respectful manner at all times.
  • Maintain a valid Airline Transport Pilot Licence at all times.
  • Ensure any amendments or revisions to the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority’s Regulations are implemented to the Operation in a timely manner.
  • Identify, amend, and revise Company manuals under the DFO’s responsibility in accordance with changes to the Authorities Regulations.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the Accountable Manager.
  • Fly the company aircraft as per the companies’ Standard Operating Procedures and as operations departments’ instructions – ensuring all rules and regulations are followed.
  • Ensure to complete and keep track of all necessary paperwork in relation to flights and duties in a prompt and accurate manner.

You will have:

  • Current ICAO Airline Transport Pilot Licence
  • Minimum three years experience as a Pilot-In-Command in commercial air transport operations of large aircraft
  • Minimum total time = 5,000 hours
  • Minimum time on C208B = 1,000 hours
  • Minimum time on twin-engine = 2,500 hours
  • No accident/incident history in the last 5 years
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication, presentation & administrative skills
  • Excellent team leadership skills
  • A strong background in aviation management, operations and ICAO regulatory implementation
  • Ability to work independently and in a proactive manner
  • Ability to cope in and manage high-pressure situations
  • Ability to relocate to Arusha

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Exceptional candidates will have:

  • Ability to start work immediately
  • Proficiency in additional languages
  • Strong knowledge and experience using Google Workspace
  • Familiarity with Tanzanian flight operations, including Northern Tanzania (Manyara, Tarangire, Serengeti)
  • Experience operating scenic flights
  • A degree in any of the following: aviation management, operations, resource management, dangerous goods, and/or regulatory implementation

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How to apply:
If you are interested in being considered for this role, please email your application to as soon as possible and include the following:

  • Add Director of Flight Operations as the email subject
  • Cover letter
  • CV

Please also include at least two letters of recommendation
Deadline for applications: 31st August, 2023.