08 July 2024

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited | CL415 Pilot

Calgary, AB, Canada

Production Pilot

Req #493

Calgary, AB, Canada

Job Description

Posted Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 11:00 PM

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. (‘DHC’) is a proudly Canadian aerospace company currently transitioning its corporate headquarters to Calgary, AB. DHC is undertaking a consolidation of its underlying subsidiary companies under a single brand currently offering engineering, aftermarket, new aircraft manufacturing, modifications, parts manufacturing, and flight training. DHC currently has approximately 1,200 employees based in BC, AB and ON as well as in markets and distribution hubs world-wide. Our strong entrepreneurial spirit, together with a culture of empowerment, quality and innovation create opportunities to grow and succeed in an organization with a proud heritage and bright future.


The Production Pilot is responsible for hangar, ground, and flight tests to certify new aircraft on behalf of De Havilland Aircraft of Canada. The Production Pilot also provides technical expertise in development of flight manuals and checklists and will be required to reposition aircraft to various bases or to customers.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Production test flights to test and certify new aircraft to ensure they are safe, free of snags, and are equivalent to type certificate
  • Acceptance flights with customer pilots on their new aircraft
  • Engineering test flights to certify modified or new equipment for existing aircraft types
  • International Sales and Marketing Demo Flights
  • International delivery flights
  • Entry into service pilot training to be delivered at the customers base (up to 30 days)
  • Producing detailed written reports for production and engineering to describe aircraft or system discrepancy
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of various technical manuals (SOP’s, FTP’s, QRH, etc.)
  • The accurate and timely Completion of all applicable pre and post flight documentation
  • Provide flight / trip planning as required
  • Completing all post flight duties, including notification to company of the location of the airplane when away from base, recording flight times and any defects as assigned
  • Conducting crew briefings
  • Additional duties as assigned

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science or Engineering
  • Extensive knowledge related to engineering flight testing of Transport Category aircraft
  • Have familiarity and experience with TC, FAA or EASA-approved engineering flight test processes and procedures for Transport Category aircraft
  • Hold a valid Airline Transport Pilot License with a rating on a large turbo-prop aircraft type (CL415 preferred)
  • Preferred 4,000 hours of total flying time and a minimum of 500 hours of command time on a related turboprop aircraft
  • Proven ability to execute the duties of an aircraft commander while maintaining a positive and cooperative relationship with the crew, management, and the customers
  • International experience, and / or a training captain background
  • Have the ability and willingness to work irregular hours and workdays and travel on short notice

At De Havilland Aircraft of Canada (DHC), we are committed to protecting our people, customers, shareholders and the public through Health & Safety Excellence.

As such, it is an expectation that all employees maintain strict adherence to Health & Safety Policies and to perform key physical tasks of the position described in the job description and interview process. This may include but is not limited to the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions including temperature extremes, confined spaces, working at heights and with or around chemicals.

Employees are expected to adhere to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) when at work which must include but is not limited to the ability to maintain a positive fit test when mask use is required.

At De Havilland Canada, we aim to be inclusive and diverse and provide equal opportunity for employment. All qualified applicants, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, are encouraged to apply. De Havilland will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities throughout all stages of the selection process. If you need accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise your Talent Acquisition representative. Information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Any offer of employment is conditional on the completion of positive and satisfactory background checks, which may include, proof that you are legally entitled to work in Canada, professional references, verification of employment history, verification of educational background and criminal background checks.

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