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12 months ago
Hawaiian Airlines
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Assistants & Executives

The Manager, Flight Division Safety Programs has primary responsibility for overseeing the Flight Division SMS program as well as Flight Division’s Emergency Preparedness and Response, in compliance with FAA mandated SMS functions within Flight Division, and interfaces across departmental boundaries with other related operational functions (i.e.; maintenance, in flight, etc.) as necessary to ensure an effective and coordinated safety management program.


  • Reports to Operations Chief Pilot with responsibility for development and sustainment of Flight Division safety programs and compliance.
  • Oversee Flight Division’s SMS Program.
  • Oversee Flight Division’s Emergency Preparedness and Response.
  • Provides comprehensive safety direction and support to Flight Division personnel, including guidance and direction on implementing Safety Programs and promoting continuous safety improvement.
  • Oversee the collection and analysis of safety data obtained through the Web Based Analytical Tool (WBAT) System, to include Electronic Pilot Report of Incidents (ePRI) and Fatigue Reports, and other data sources such as Event Review Committee Recommendations and Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) data.
  • Continuously analyze data for safety risks in the operational environment
  • Formally document and analyze risk utilizing the Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) process, and in conjunction with the appropriate functional managers, identify and develop appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
  • Monitor implemented risk mitigation strategies for continuing effectiveness.
  • Advise the Operations Chief Pilot and VP of Flight Division of any risks that approach the moderate risk level.  
  • Prepare reports, to include the WBAT Executive Summary Report, Flight Event Classifications Report, Review and Analysis of Reported Event report, Flight Division SMS Action Log, and SRB agenda, or other reports as may be required by the Operations Chief Pilot and VP of Flight Division.
  • Prepare for and facilitate the monthly Flight Operations Safety Review Board; present findings, analysis, and recommendations.
  • Ensure the proper application of the principals of Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance, and Safety Promotion within the Flight Division SMS program by providing and documenting all required training to Flight Operations managers, Fleet Captains, and other safety sensitive positions with Flight Division.
  • Serve as a Liaison with the FAA principal operations inspector (POI) in matters regarding the Flight Division SMS program.
  • Participate in the Integrated Safety Review Board process as a representative of the Flight Operations area.
  • Offer possible solutions to ongoing operational issues to improve safety levels.
  • Interface with the pilot group to promote an understanding of SMS principles while encouraging effective participation in the reporting process and relaying changes and enhancements that result from the SMS program.
  • Act as the liaison with the safety managers of other departments to ensure consistent application of safety initiatives and best practices company-wide.
  • Associate’s degree
  • 5+ years of flight operations experience.
  • Working knowledge of FAA Part 5 Safety Management System principles and requirements.
  • Working knowledge of airline flight operations, maintenance operations, airport and ATC environments.
  • Working knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations for Part 121 air carriers, Operations Specifications, and Extended Twin Engine Operations (ETOPS).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively focus discussions on safety risks and potential mitigations while avoiding an environment of fault finding.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously .
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving and listening skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work with sensitive or confidential information without inappropriate disclosure.
  • Strong computer skills, working familiarity with MS Word, EXEL, PDF.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Part 121 Flight Operations crewmember experience
  • Airline Experience
  • Jet Transport pilot experience
  • 2+ years of operations management experience

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