Date Posted
04 Jul 2019

Cobham Helicopter Services  has a requirement for a Flight  Operations  and Engineering Assistant to provide effective and efficient Flight Operations assistance to Cobham Helicopter Academy.  In addition, to act as an administrator of a Flight Information Management System as procured by the Academy for ATO/Academy purposes.

To participate fully with the CHA safety process and culture to promote air safety and maintain compliance with MAA regulations.


The prime location is the Cobham site in Newquay


As a Flight operations Assistant and Engineering Assistant your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Essential Skills:

Understanding of and previous experience in flight operations

Ability to operate effectively in an environment that will demand a high level of flexibility and the ability to prioritise between various tasks

Good written and verbal communication skills

Be competent and proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Xcel

Desirable Skills:

Hold a full driving licence

Wider understanding of IT beyond basic software programmes



As a Flight Operations Assistant and Engineering Assistant your main responsibilities will involve:

Act as the Operations/Engineering interface for Day of Operations tasking

Assist Engineering in achieving the requirements of flying programmes

Ensure that the programmes and changes to the programmes are efficiently communicated to the Flight Line Engineering focal points with particular attention to

Role Changes, Fuel Loads,Flight Times

Assist Operations in managing aircraft selection based on:

Mission Requirement Maintenance Forecast

Manage short term maintenance forecasting and planning of due list items

Assist in setting daily workloads iaw Ops tasking / Due list requirements, deferred defects

Raise relevant paperwork to document tasks, managing completion, copying and disposal as required to centralised Technical Services

Liaise with engineering to ensure the completion of such tasks whilst minimising impact to the flying programme


Flight Operations

Manage the Flight Operations Room liaising with Cornwall Airport Newquay ATC and Operations to facilitate the effective passage of information, best working practices and promote Air Safety

Manage Flight operations documentation to ensure the provision of up to date information in CHA Operations and Flight Planning – including military FLIPs, maps, charts and documents (from AIDU in either paper of electronic format)

Conduct CALF and CHAD amendments for items displayed in CHA Operations and Flight Planning as well as any items carried on CHA aircraft

Monitor and order Flight Operations supplies

Ensure CHA Operations is manned and a log is kept during all flying operations

Record CHA flight data including sorties completed, lost sorties and reasons

Conduct a quarterly review of Operations Room procedures including the ERP (specifically crash and overdue actions liaising with the Newquay Airport Operations Manager)

Provide direct support to the CHA Chief Pilot in the event of a CHA helicopter emergency

Provide the CHA Chief Pilot with weekly statistics as dictated

Assist the Chief Pilot by monitoring and updating the CHA currency database

Assist the Chief Pilot by conducting a quarterly review of the CHA Fields and Clearings Handbook


Cobham Special Mission

Protecting borders, saving lives and enhancing the effectiveness of defence personnel.

We combine state-of-the-art technology with complex air platforms to deliver customised airborne surveillance, operational readiness training and search and rescue services.

Our end-to-end capabilities benefit government and military customers with responsive and cost-effective turn-key solutions for optimal mission performance.


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Job ID
Job Category
Flight Operations
Primary Location
Cobham Aviation Services UK
Paul Marsden
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