15 June 2022

Draken | Captain

Ireland, United Kingdom

Draken Europe is recruiting for multiple Islander Captain (BN2T) positions to be based in Northern Ireland working on behalf of a new special mission customer.

The Captain is ultimately responsible for all aspects of safety and security whenever the aircraft is being operated under the sole supervision of the operating crew throughout the period of command. The operating co-pilot is his nominated deputy.

The Captain is also directly responsible for the conduct of flight operations in accordance with the Air Navigation Order, applicable European legislation and Company Operations Manuals.

The Company will nominate a Captain to be the aircraft commander for each flight or series of flights.

In addition, the Captain has the delegated authority and responsibility to impact positively upon Draken’s reputation, competitive position and commercial success. In exercise of command, the Captain is expected to exhibit qualities of leadership together with those skills and attributes which will positively influence all those involved in flight operations to maximise their contribution to the successful completion of each mission and to enhance the standing of the Company.

So that there can be no doubt as to which pilot is in command of any Company aircraft, the pilot designated as the Captain must sign the Aircraft Technical Log as the Commander of that aircraft. (Signing the Aircraft Technical Log confers overriding authority and responsibility in respect of the aircraft).

The designated Commander remains in sole command of the aircraft from the time he/she signs the Aircraft Technical Log until he/she relinquishes command to another Captain or, agent of the Company. While in command he/she must be seated at the aircraft controls for take-offs and landings.

As a Captain your key responsibilities will include:

Furthermore, the Commander shall:

Post Flight Responsibilities

After each sector the Captain must ensure that:

On return to base the Captain must ensure that:

As a Captain your Skills, Qualifications and Experience should include:

Personal Skills/Abilities



Draken Europe

Draken combines advanced technology with a diverse range of aircraft platforms and highly skilled people to deliver mission-critical global aviation solutions for government customers worldwide.

Our end-to-end capabilities include customised Operational Readiness Training, Aircraft MRO & Engineering, Specialised Helicopter Training as well as Search & Rescue and Surveillance services.

Our differences make us stronger. For example, we need people from both commercial and military backgrounds to keep our services reliable yet challenging. In the same way we need people of different ethnicity, backgrounds, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious and non-religious beliefs. For no other reason than it makes our organization perform better.

It’s this diversity of perspective and talent that delivers our values and enables our success, as a diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions and outcomes for everyone.

We believe that diversity is bringing your own unique perspective to the conversations, inclusion is having a voice and engagement is having that voice heard.

Intolerance, which we condemn in any form, has no place in our Company, and we all have a responsibility to ensure that we treat each other fairly and with respect.

We want a culture where everyone who joins feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow, and operate in an environment where they can be authentic.

We are also an Armed Forces friendly organisation, and as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, welcome applications from veterans and services spouses and partners who met the criteria in our job specifications.

In line with our Disability Confident Commitments, we provide reasonable adjustments to facilitate our interview process, please liaise with us if any reasonable adjustments are required.