One of the Largest Flight Schools in Australia is Looking for a Head of Operations

06th Oct 2022

Basair Aviation College, one of Australia’s largest Flight Schools with a fleet of over 80 aircraft, is looking to hire a Head of Operations to be based at its Brisbane, Queensland, Australia base. Please see an extract of the job post below.

“The Head of Operations is responsible for the safety, quality and productivity of the flight training operations.

The role has responsibility for two sites (Bankstown Airport and Archerfield Airport), over 50 instructors and over 50 aircraft.

Basair Aviation College conducts both Part 142 and Part 141 training.


  • Manage direct reports, including the Head of Training and Checking and the Head of College Operations.
  • Work closely with the Head of Safety, and provide input and guidance on the safety of current operations and improvements on safety.
  • Continuously improve the safety, quality and productivity of the operation through improved curriculum design, staff training and operations management.
  • Manage key customer relations, including Griffith University, TAFE NSW and Box Hill Victoria.
  • Oversee compliance with aviation and education regulations.
  • Develop and maintain a three-year plan for the operation, spanning fleet strategy, education design, human capital development, regulatory changes and geographical footprint.
  • Working with other members of the Senior Leadership Team, contribute to strategy development, risk management and corporate culture.

Required Qualifications

The qualifications listed below are required by CASA under regulation CASR 142.185.

  • Hold, and be able to exercise the privileges of, a flight examiner rating,
  • Hold, and be able to exercise the privileges of, a commercial pilot licence
  • Hold a Class 1 Medical

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the CASA requirements above, the following qualifications are preferred

  • A Bachelor degree or above
  • Prior experience in a role responsible for Safety Management
  • Prior experience in a role responsible for Operations Management
  • Prior experience as an Airline Pilot in a multi-crew environment.”

To learn more about the job and to apply, click here.

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