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Chief Pilot - B747

Government / Defence / Aerospace United States



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Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies
  • Government / Defence / Aerospace

United States | N. America

Chief Pilot - B747

  • Non-Rated



Employment - Permanent

Minimum requirements

Total time1500 hours
PIC time1000 hours
Multi-engine1000 hours
Turbine1000 hours
Type ratingNot required (Training Provided)
Flight time notes
  • A minimum of 1,000 hours as Pilot-in-Command of multi-engine turbine powered aircraft
Lic. AuthorityFAA
MedicalClass 1
ICAO English Level4
Covid-19 VaccinationRequired where permitted by applicable law

Additional requirements

  • Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) certified
  • A thorough knowledge of all applicable Federal Aviation Regulations and standards
  • Initial physiological training with aircrew recurrent training as required
  • Formal training in the areas of basic safety concepts, SMS principles, accident prevention, risk management, emergency response planning, incident/accident investigation and management, Flight Safety Philosophy, and human factors and the decision-making process.
  • Capable of successfully completing 747 qualification training at Atlas Air (Miami, FL) or Air Training Support (Denver, CO) within 4 weeks of hire date
  • An undergraduate or higher degree in an engineering or scientific discipline


  • Fully qualified 747-200 / 400 pilot
  • Hold or have held a CFI or have been an Instructor Pilot in the Military
  • Graduate of a military test pilot school or 200 hours PIC time conducting engineering flight tests and/or experimental test flights
  • Previous proven responsibility for Letters of Authorization (LOA) B046/D095//D195 and B747 Minimum Equipment List (MEL)
  • An undergraduate or higher degree in aerospace engineering or related scientific discipline

Base location

  • United States | N. America
  • TUS - Tucson

Job description

Vertex is seeking a Chief Pilot (CP) for its Rolls Royce Flying Test Bed (FTB), a Boeing 747 experimental aircraft located in Tucson, AZ. Vertex operates and maintains the FTB under a contract with Rolls Royce, testing industry-leading advancements in jet engine technology for our Rolls Royce customer.

The Rolls Royce FTB Chief Pilot is responsible for the supervision and overall day to day management of RR FTB operations and, upon completion of required training, serves as Pilot in Command (PIC) for assigned flights. The Chief Pilot is also responsible for the program-specific Safety Management System. This includes responsibility for operational risk management that includes employee hazard reporting, risk analysis, incident investigation, internal evaluation, and safety education programs. Additionally, the position is responsible for maintaining pilot training programs to meet company and FAA requirements.

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Equal Opportunity employer

Raytheon Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Base Location

  • United States | N. America
  • TUS - Tucson

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