21 January 2023

American Express | GVII Captain

Newburgh, NY, United States

Job Description

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Fixed Wing Captain Role

The Fixed Wing Captain, as pilot in command (PIC), is responsible for the safe, efficient, and professional operation of assigned flight duties. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate leadership behaviors and abilities to coordinate crew functions and complete the mission in accordance with all applicable local, federal, and international regulations, as well as company policies and standard operating procedures.

The primary role of the Fixed Wing Captain is to deliver safe and professional, world-wide air transportation to the clients of the American Express Aviation business unit. The Captain will collaborate with all crew members, maintenance technicians, dispatch personnel, and aviation leadership to execute on the assigned mission.

This position will be based in Newburgh, New York at Stewart International Airport.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Fixed Wing Captain with American Express Aviation

  • Ensures that the aircraft is airworthy, registered and that the required documentation is onboard the aircraft.
  • Checks weather and all applicable NOTAMs, where available, and determines fuel, oil and oxygen requirements.
  • Determines the aircraft weight and balance.
  • Ensures that all flight planning requirements have been met.
  • Ensures that aircraft crewmembers have valid licenses, medical certificates, passports, and visas (when required).
  • Completes an aircraft preflight inspection before each departure.
  • Ensures the passenger safety brief is completed.
  • Coordinates with Dispatch, Maintenance, other crew members, and external agencies in the planning and execution of flight duties.
  • Operates the aircraft per standard operating procedures, aircraft limitations, and in accordance with applicable FAA/ICAO rules and regulations.
  • Maintains currency requirements by type and ensures the currency of aircraft crewmembers prior to flight.
  • Ensures compliance with customs, immigration and cabotage laws.
  • Leads the crew utilizing appropriate crew resource management in the accomplishment of all trip requirements.
  • Completes all postflight duties, including notifying the company of deviations to any planned itinerary or overnight location.
  • Records flight times and aircraft maintenance items.


Required Skills:

  • Prior large turbine aircraft operating experience as PIC
  • Exhibits enthusiasm, passion, and curiosity for Aviation
  • Inclusive mindset and behaviors
  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn new skills and adapt to a dynamic work environment
  • Functional computer application skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Prior work experience in corporate/business aviation


  • FAA-issued Air Transport Pilot certificate with multi-engine rating (GVI or GVII type rating preferred)
  • English proficiency pilot certificate endorsement
  • Current FAA first-class medical, and ability to maintain

Salary Range: $170,000.00 to $255,000.00 annually + bonus + equity (if applicable) + benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

Due to the global nature of this role, Covid Vaccination is required. You will be required to demonstrate that you have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (i.e., 2 doses for Moderna/Pfizer and 1 dose for J&J) prior to your start date in role. This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That's why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

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