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Director, Flight Standards & QA

Company: Spirit Airlines, Inc.
Location: Miramar
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:


At Spirit Airlines, our mission is to deliver the best value in the sky and be the most successful airline on Earth! We are leaders in providing customizable travel options and make it possible for our Guests to venture further and discover more than ever before by serving destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean! Imagine making your mark on an organization introducing 100's of new aircraft that will double our fleet!

  • Fly With A Winner: We are proud to be one of FORTUNE World's Most Admired-- Companies in 2021. Our constant growth and improvement mean boundless career opportunities. Team Members develop their careers rapidly while building key skills that drive long-term success.
  • The Giving Spirit :--We are committed to inspiring positive change in the cities where we work and live. That starts with giving back through Corporate Social Responsibility and The Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation.
  • Be Yourself : We want Team Members to feel empowered to bring their whole self to work and contribute to our success - that's why we're committed to building progress in the areas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. Our Spirit Family is strong, not despite our differences, but because of them.
  • Travel The World : We offer competitive base salaries with robust health & welfare benefits, including travel & flight benefits for you and your family. Job Summary -- The Director of Flight Standards and QA is responsible for providing leadership and management for the technical program, standards development and implementation while providing the highest degree of safety and efficiency for the airline.

    • Establishing standards and procedures to ensure compliance with required FAA training directives.
    • Researching potential industry changes associated with future Pilot Mentoring.
    • Representing the Company in industry and government associations in training and standards matters.
    • Developing and maintaining instructional performance standards.
    • Directing the development of needs assessment programs to ensure current training content is accurate and thorough in meeting the Company's Pilot performance standards.
    • Reporting to Flight Operations staff, the training and checking results with regard to the effectiveness of the Flight Operations policies and procedures.
    • Developing and implementing instructional programs to improve the effectiveness of the departments training staff.
    • Monitoring trends in Flight Crew Irregularity Reports, Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), Flight Operation Quality Assurance (FOQA), Advanced Qualification Program, and Line Operations Safety Audit with timely feedback and proper operating procedure changes and ensure corrective actions.
    • Monitoring Pilot manuals and the FOTM to ensure content accuracy and standardization.
    • Maintain proficiency by flying the A320 as necessary. Assist in aircraft deliveries.
    • Providing aircraft - type expertise on a regular basis.
    • Providing a forum for researching, evaluating, and implementing new or revised systems policies and procedures.
    • Interfacing with Manufacturer Representatives on technical and procedural issues.
    • Serving as the Company Representative on the Event Review Committee
    • Driving manual and Operations Specifications changes to meet the requirements of a growing and evolving airline.
    • Managing the Line Check Airmen group and ensuring a standardized approach to completion of line checks, simulator events, and operational experience.
    • Supporting improvements in the aircraft software, hardware, and fuel efficiencies.
    • Maintaining course currency for Training to comply with FAA mandates or changes.
    • Additional duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Flight Training and Standards.
    • May perform other responsibilities as assigned. Responsibilities and duties may change when circumstances dictate (e.g., emergencies change in workload, rush jobs or technical developments).

      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience--
      • 7-10 years' experience in Commercial Aviation Flight Ops Training in a Leadership capacity
      • Must hold an ATP certificate and complete Spirit Airlines Initial A320 Pilot training and be type-rated on the A320.
      • Effective leader with ability to manage a large staff.
      • Has a deep understanding of the intricacies and interplay of flight schedules, crew scheduling, labor contracts and crew behavior in the airline industry.
      • Knows CBA language and can interpret all provisions accurately. Have a full understanding of the following materials with respect to the certificate holder's operation
        • Aviation safety standards and safe operating practices
        • 14 CFR Chapter I (Federal Aviation Regulations
        • The certificate holder's operations specifications
        • The manual required by -- 121.133 of this chapter
        • Discharge their duties to meet applicable legal requirements and to maintain safe operations
        • Must be a team player, possess superior communication and conflict resolution skills with management, crews, labor representatives and team members.
        • Be capable of analyzing and getting to the root causes of operational issues and finding solutions.
        • Naturally curious and loves to drive change that improves results. Excellent leadership and management skills-creates accountability, capability, commitment, execution and results in sustainable ways.
        • Domestic and International travel up to 50% of the time-- *Please be advised that you will be asked to complete a required assessment to be considered for this position. This assessment will be emailed to you after you apply. Please be sure to check your Spam folder and/or junk mail if you do not receive it. * -- We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to our team members including medical, dental, STD, LTD, life insurance, 401(k), paid time off, travel benefits and much more. We strive to maintain a professional, yet friendly environment and promote professional and career development for our Team Members.
          EEOC Statement

          Spirit Airlines is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Spirit Airlines, Inc., Hollywood , Director, Flight Standards & QA, Executive , Miramar, Florida

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