05 May 2023

Solairus Aviation | EMB 500/505 Captain

Newport News, VA, United States



Solairus Aviation is currently searching for a full-time Phenom 300 Captain who also has responsibility covering Maintenance Supervisor roles to join an operation in the Newport News, VA area. The ideal candidate will be both a third Captain as well as a part time Maintenance Supervisor. Captain candidates should be a standout colleague while seeking excellence in every aspect of his/her performance. Additionally, an ideal Maintenance Supervisor candidate will also conduct or lead all aspects of maintenance performed on assigned aircraft and ensuring compliance to company policies and procedures regarding airworthiness standards. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, routine maintenance tracking, long term planning, scheduling and completion of maintenance events, and financial responsibility for costs incurred associated with maintenance operations. This position reports to the Client Aviation Manager (CAM).



o Responsible for safe operation of the Phenom 300 aircraft.

o Responsible for conducting flights in a safe and prudent manner in accordance with, but not limited to the following items:

§ Reviewing the maintenance status of the aircraft.

§ The conduct of a proper pre-flight inspection in accordance with the approved Aircraft Flight Manual.

§ A complete check of weather and facilities along the route to be flown and airports to be used, including alternate airports.

§ Ensure the flight is conducted in accordance with the policies and procedures of Solairus Aviation and applicable Federal Aviation Regulations.

§ Ensure the safety of all passengers, aircraft and crew.

§ Accurate completion of all trip paperwork in accordance with current procedures.


o Maintain a valid Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.

o Lead all maintenance activities of assigned aircraft, to include implementing the maintenance standards, methods, and procedures established by Solairus Aviation to ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and company policies.

o Coordinate maintenance training requirements with the DOM and/or CAM.

o Develop a budget outlining and projecting financial expenses related to aircraft maintenance, parts & labor, tooling, equipment and base facilities.

o Supervise and approve expenditures related to assigned aircraft.

o Participates in the Safety Management Systems; and Assumes any duties delegated by the DOM, Manager of Maintenance Operations, and CAM.

o Supervises aircraft maintenance personnel (both company employees and non-company personnel), including aircraft interior and exterior cleaning, and ensuring the quality and completeness of maintenance performed under the authority of the Director of Maintenance.

o Coordinates with all non-company personnel or Approved Maintenance Organizations (AMOs) performing maintenance on company aircraft with Manager of Maintenance Operation, DOM, and CAM, and conduct vendor evaluations for outside maintenance.

o Ensures that complete records of all inspections, repairs and component changes, airframe flight time, engine times, AD notes, Service letters from the airframe, engine and component manufacturers, and FAA maintenance instructions are accurately maintained.

o Ensures compliance with Airworthiness Directives (ADs) and Service Bulletins affecting company aircraft.

o Removes known unsafe aircraft and those that do not comply with the CFRs from service, and ensures the airworthiness of aircraft returned to service.

o Ensures operational readiness of the aircraft with as little schedule impact as practical.

o Serves as liaison between the company and the FAA regarding all maintenance policies.

o Maintains certification and technical recency requirements per 14 CFR 65.83.

o Performs internal audits of tool calibration and material control and ensure that adequate tools, parts, materials, support equipment, and facilities are available to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance



o Must hold a valid A&P Certificate.

o Minimum 10 years’ experience in Corporate Aircraft Maintenance Operations.

o Demonstrates knowledge of the CFRs and aircraft maintenance standards.

o Proficient with planning, implementation, and direction of the maintenance programs and control system for the aircraft operated.

o Recent experience in G200 (6 months within the past 24 mos.).

o Be a highly motivated individual committed to Safety, Regulatory Compliance, and Operational Excellence!

o Remains fit for duty and abstain from drug and alcohol abuse.

o Must be located or willing to relocate to within 1 hour of KMCO.


o Total time = 3000 hours

o PIC = 1500 hours

o MEL = 1500 hours

o MEL PIC = 500 hours

o Time in Turbo Jet = 500 hours

o Instrument = 250 hours


o Type rated on Phenom 300 or comparable aircraft

o First class medical required.

o Must be able to work on an on-call basis

o Must be able to complete ICAO International procedures training annually

o Primary residence within a 2 hour drive from KPHF or willing to relocate.


* Lift and move objects up to 50 pounds consistently with heavier weight at times, and the ability to sit, stand, and squat.


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