Date Posted
31 May 2019
Cobham Search and Rescue (SAR) Services, working under a long-term contract with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority is looking for expressions of interest from Direct Entry Captains for opportunities at our Perth and Essendon bases from applicants who are passionate about making a difference. Our pilots fly in a unique and challenging environment, with a key humanitarian focus aimed at assisting people in potentially traumatic and life-threatening situations.

As a Captain with the SAR team you will provide essential leadership and support to your entire crew working diligently, quickly and professionally to ensure each mission is a success. You will command a highly modified CL604 aircraft and will be part of a highly skilled team.  

This vital role attracts a generous remuneration package and can provide fantastic job satisfaction. 
Skills and Experience

  • Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident with passport from a country without travel restrictions
  • CASA Class 1 Aviation Medical
  • Hold an Australian Air Transport Pilot Licence
  • Be eligible for an Aviation Security Identity Card (ASIC)
  • 3000 hours total flying experience
  • 2000 hours pilot in command/ICUS
  • 100 hours night command
  • 1000 hours jet time and/or extensive multi-crew turbo prop experience in maritime surveillance or SAR operations and/or significant CL604 or similar experience
  • At least 300 hours logged flight time in last 12 months
  • Maritime surveillance and/or search and rescue experience
  • CL604/605 type rating 
In addition:
  • You must commit to being within 30 minutes of your assigned airport when on night standby
  • Type rating training will attract a Bond
About us

Cobham Aviation Services (CAvS) is Australia’s largest provider of contract aviation services, employing 1,300 people nationally. It forms part of Cobham Plc’s global operations across the US, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa.


Cobham Plc is a leading global technology and services innovator, known and respected for delivering solutions to the most challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean through advanced electronic solutions, outsourced aviation services, communications and connectivity and mission systems.


Cobham Special Mission provides aerial surveillance under contract to Australian Border Force and search and rescue services under contract to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in Australia.


Job ID
Job Category
Flight Operations
Primary Location
Cobham Aviation Services AUS
Joanna Taylor
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