02 January 2023

Airbus Operations GmbH | Test Pilot

Hamburg, Germany

Test Pilot (d/f/m)


Hamburg Area

Toulouse Area

Tianjin Area

Mobile Area, AL

time type Full time

job requisition id JR10160823

Job Description:

Are you passionate about aircraft development and flight testing? Then we have the right new job challenge for you! An immediate vacancy for a Test Pilot (d/f/m) has arisen within Airbus (Commercial Aircraft) at our test centre in Hamburg Finkenwerder.

You will operate in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment, working closely with experts from many teams across Airbus Commercial Aircraft. As a test pilot, you will be responsible for preparing and executing production test and customer acceptance flights. You can also expect to conduct technical flight tests on in-service aircraft such as maintenance check flights and tests of corporate jet conversions.

Sounds interesting for you? Then apply and take off with us!

What can you expect?

  • To conduct production test activities (ground and flight), and to conduct acceptance flights with customers, as Captain or First Officer.
  • Occasionally, and according to the privileges of your qualifications, conduct development and research test flights; certification flights; demonstration flights and training flights.
  • You will be required to perform flight test manoeuvres safely and accurately, whilst recognising and recovering from dangerous flight conditions in time-critical situations.
  • To take responsibility for the safety and efficiency of each flight, as Pilot in Command or First Officer.
  • To conduct and/or participate in detailed briefings and debriefings for flight and ground testing activities.
  • To prepare and/or review the required test reports after each assigned test flight or ground activity.
  • To be proactive in identifying and reporting product safety, certification and in-service efficiency issues.
  • To act as internal ‘first customer’ to ensure product safety and quality before entry into service or aircraft delivery.
  • To occasionally support marketing and sales campaigns and other customer support activities as designated.
  • To use effective communication skills to present the results of your testing.
  • To conduct specific additional duties in the Flight and Integration Test Centre as allocated. Examples are planning, scheduling of crews, safety management and flight crew representation.
  • A generous remuneration and benefits package.

Please note that this position is based in Hamburg but that missions to Toulouse or other Airbus Flight Test bases are required.

Essential requirements

  • Flight Medical Class 1
  • ATPL (A)
  • Previous experience in the Flight Test environment
  • English language (negotiation level)
  • Significant experience on multi crew transport category aircraft

Desirable requirements

  • Graduate of a recognised flight test training school
  • EASA ATPL (A) with Flight Test Rating
  • Type Rating on an Airbus Type
  • Previous experience in production flight testing of heavy aircraft
  • Knowledge of the Airbus production flight test environment
  • Operational experience in the airline environment
  • German language (beginner/intermediate)
  • French language (beginner/intermediate)

As future member of a highly-skilled, collaborative and dynamic diverse team, you will be able to demonstrate some or all of the following personal skills

  • You have excellent communication skills and feel confident to speak up in front of a larger group of people.
  • Thinking in a sustainable long-term perspective is part of your professional DNA.
  • You are able to listen actively and understand the needs of various stakeholders.
  • Nevertheless, you can also assert yourself and convince others of your viewpoints.
  • You demonstrate a positive and collaborative approach and a passion for creating a good team spirit.
  • Critical thinking and questioning of existing processes is self-evident for you.

Contact Data

Please apply online for this vacancy at our careers site (www.jobs.airbus.com). Please upload your CV and relevant certificates. Regarding your motivation please add an individual cover letter in the free text field while applying including your earliest possible start date and your salary expectations. By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.

Disabled applicants with equal qualification are favored.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


Airbus Operations GmbH

Contract Type:

Permanent Contract / CDI / Unbefristet / Contrato indefinido

Experience Level:

Professional / Expérimenté(e) / Professionell / Profesional

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