10 March 2023

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited | Pilot

Calgary, AB, Canada

Production Pilot – Twin Otter

Calgary, AB, Canada

Full Time


Mid Level

The Organization

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 Engineering/Production Pilot is responsible for ground and flight test activities for DHC aircraft. They also provide technical expertise in development of manuals, documents, checklists, test plans and test cards. The Engineering/Production pilot will be required to reposition and deliver aircraft to various locations around the world.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Production acceptance flight testing on 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/systems or procedures 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
  • Flight / trip planning as required
  • Completing all post flight duties, recording flight times and any defects as assigned
  • Conducting crew/team briefings
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Education & Professional Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education is an asset
  • Knowledge related to flight testing is an asset
  • Hold a valid TCCA Commercial Pilot License and Float Rating (SMELS) with a Group 1 Instrument Rating and eligible to attain an Airline Transport Pilot License
  • Preferred 4,000 hours of total flying time and a minimum of 500 hrs of command time on a turboprop aircraft
  • Preferred 500 hours PIC float experience on DHC type aircraft
  • Able to execute the duties of an aircraft commander while maintaining a positive and cooperative relationship with the crew, management, and the customers
  • Preferred international experience, and / or a training captain background
  • Have the ability/willingness to work irregular hours and workdays
  • Available to travel on short notice
  • Proficient with MS Office products

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.


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