Airbus Looking to Hire an Individual to Lead the Growth of its Flight School Network

25th Jun 2022

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is looking to hire an individual to grow its global Flight School network – Airbus already has two flight schools in France and Mexico. For more information on the job role and how to apply please see below;

“Job Description

More than 500,000 new pilots will be required in the next 20 years, Airbus Global Services Forecast predicts, with an impending shortage of pilots as the post-covid recovery starts.

Launched in 2019, the Airbus Flight Academy aims to create a network of flight schools around the world with the objective of growing the future generation of captains and airline leaders. In these schools, aspiring pilots with no previous flight experience are trained to obtain their Air Transport Pilot License.

With 2 flight schools in France and Mexico, the Airbus Flight Academy network is already operational and the first cadets are starting their pilot careers.

To support the ramp-up of the Airbus Flight Academy Network, we are looking for talents with an appetite for airline training services and prior knowledge on pilot ab-initio training, capable of working in a worldwide & culturally widespread market.

Role

In this role, the selected candidate is expected to develop the Airbus Flight Academy business by

A position is open for a Network Development manager.

  • Supporting the opening of new flight schools worldwide
    • participate in the creation of strategic roadmap
    • Support local business development team in flight school opening projects (owned or franchises)
    • Coordinate intervention of technical teams as required
    • Leading B2B sales campaigns in collaboration with commercial teams:
      • Identify prospects
      • Collect needs, build technical and commercial proposal
      • Supervise specific technical development if required (e.g. MPL)
      • Coordinate intervention of technical teams in customer discussions as relevant
      • Get customer approval and handover to business operations team for contract execution
      • Support the team on various topics by providing relevant expertise and experience

We Expect The Candidate To Have The Following Profile

 

      • Proven experience in ab initio pilot training commercial and/or business development
      • An experience as instructor (FI / IRI / CRI) is a plus
      • A prior airline experience is a plus
      • Enjoy working in a multi-functional and multi-cultural environment, collaborating with different entities
      • Innovative and “start-up” mindset
      • Excellent English level required. Any other language is a plus.
      • Candidate would hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in business/commercial and/or proven experience in sales,business developmentor franchise development
      • Holding a private or professional pilot license is a plus

This role will involve travel.”

If interested – please apply directly with Airbus through this link.

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