Major US Airline is Looking for a General Manager Flight Training, Courseware Development & Implementation

03rd Sep 2022

US based Alaska Airlines is looking for a General Manager Flight Training, Courseware Development & Implementation
– please see an extract from the job post below.

“Role Summary

The General Manager Flight Training/Courseware Dev & Implementation is responsible for balancing the strategic priorities while ensuring tactical execution for the Flight Training programs at Alaska Airlines (AS). As a people leader, this role leads and establishes priorities for the training team to produce qualified pilots at the desired quantity to allow the Company’s flight schedule to be safely executed throughout the airline’s wide range of operational environments.

Key Duties

  • Lead team and establish priorities relating to aircraft, simulator and ground training programs, assuring standardization and compliance with all FARs related to pilot training and ensuring advisory circular guidance is considered in the development of such programs.
  • Directs the development and implementation of all training courseware material systems and processes for 737and Airbus ground and flight training programs.
  • Oversees the hiring and supervision of all Flight Operations Instructors (FOI), Flight Instructor Simulator) (FIS), and Instructor Pilots (IP) assigned to the Training Department.
  • Ensures compliance with company policies and the pilot CBA.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of the FAA approved Flight Operations Training Manual.
  • Establishes and maintain metrics for the success and quality of the training program.
  • Works with the FAA to receive approval for new and revised training curriculum segments.
  • Fosters a culture of engagement, holds self and others accountable through trust and authentic relationships.
  • Promotes a high-performance culture by cultivating and motivating direct/indirect reports through coaching, mentoring, and by providing regular and meaningful feedback.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 7 years of experience in a related field required including but not limited to, Check Airman, Simulator Instructor, Ground Instructor, Flight Operations management, and Part 121 PIC experience.
  • 4 years leadership experience, with 2 years directly leading people.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.
  • Experience in 14 CFR 121 aviation training and/or training management.
  • Knowledge of 14 CFR 60, 61, 91, 121, including Subpart Y (Advanced Qualification Program) and Subpart N & O.
  • Knowledge of appropriate FAA Advisory Circulars, Orders, and FAA Inspector Guidance, specifically those related to AQP, pilot certification, Line Oriented Scenarios, CRM and specialized flight procedures (e.g., LWMP, RNP SAAAR, etc.).
  • Strong communication (e.g., verbal, written, presentation) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to create collaborative relationships that drive outcomes in the best interest of the company, with others in the organization, and with key external business partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand complex systems and processes.
  • Ability to apply advanced critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to facilitate a cooperative relationship both within the division, with other divisions of the company, and with pilot union representatives.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), with demonstrated effectiveness in the design and analytical use of Excel spreadsheets.
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • 3 years of union contract management and administration experience.
  • Experience with automated AQP Program Audit DA4Abase management systems preferred.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.
  • Ability to develop new ideas to improve safety, compliance, efficiency, and cost.
  • Exceptional integrity, with impeccable ethics in safety and compliance.
  • Innovative, apolitical, resilient, fact-based, and creative solutions-focused mindset, with ability to thrive in a rapidly-changing, collaborative environment and to manage conflict.”

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