05 July 2024

2Excel Aviation | Captain

Shannon Airport, County Clare, Ireland

Captain, Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue

Shannon, Ireland

2Excel Aviation Ltd, an industry leader renowned for delivering innovative solutions to complex aviation challenges, seeks experienced Captains to join its growing Special Missions division. This division provides specialist aviation services to government and industry clients.

This is an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the launch of a new Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (SAR) service operating 24/7/365 from Shannon Airport, Ireland. Commencing in late 2024, this critical service will be delivered on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard.

The Role:

The Captain will play a pivotal role in executing specialist surveillance tasks for the Irish Coast Guard. This dynamic position offers varied and challenging flying experiences far beyond standard aviation operations.

Pilots will operate the King Air 200 in a multi-crew environment (Captain and First Officer) alongside a dedicated Sensor Operator managing mission equipment. The role involves day and night shifts, requiring flexibility and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of safety and professionalism.

Exceptional Candidates:

2Excel seeks highly motivated individuals with a proven track record in demanding aviation environments.

Essential Requirements:

Highly Desirable Experience:

Leadership Opportunities:

In addition to flight duties, 2Excel offers qualified individuals the opportunity to take on nominated postholder positions, such as Director of Flight Operations, Crew Training, Safety, and Compliance. These positions provide further career development and attractive remuneration packages.

Rewards and Benefits:

2Excel provides a stable roster with four on, four off shifts, including nights. A competitive base salary, shift allowance, generous holiday entitlement, private health care, and a company pension are just some of the benefits offered.

Training and Start Dates:

To accommodate training requirements, start dates for successful candidates may be staggered throughout 2024. Training may occur at locations other than Shannon during the initial phase.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Please submit an updated CV detailing total flying hours and a compelling cover letter outlining salary expectations and current notice period/availability.

2Excel is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are proud to be recognized as a Disability Confident Employer.

Training Bond:

Successful applicants without a current King Air 200 type rating will receive training (estimated cost: €20,000) subject to a two-year bond. This bond is repayable upon leaving 2Excel before the two-year period concludes, with the value decreasing by 25% every six months.


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