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Puma Pilot – Afghanistan

Position Type: Permanent
Company: AAR Airlift Group, Inc.
Fax Number: (321) 837-2600
Address: 2301 Commerce Park Drive
Palm Bay
Web Address: http://employment.aarcorp.com/
Company Info: AAR is a diversified provider of products and support services to the worldwide aviation and aerospace industry. AAR Airlift Group Inc.is a business unit of AAR which support both commercial and government clients. AAR Airlift provides both fixed and rotary-wing flight support, training, aviation maintenance, and aviation refurbishment services. Our commercial aviation operations are operated under AAR Airlift Part 135 certificate, and we conduct aviation maintenance support operations as a Part 145 FAA Repair Station (ST9R677W). AAR offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, a tuition reimbursement program, 401-K program with a company match, retirement contributions, flexible spending accounts, and a solid reputation.
Supported Manufacturers: CASA, MD Helicopters Inc, M7 Aerospace LP, Eurocopter France, Cessna Aircraft Company, Bell Helicopter Textron, Bombardier
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Job Title: Puma Pilot
Location: OCONUS International International
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
Job Desc: SUMMARY;

Responsible for the safe and efficient conduct of each international flight assignment.



Prepare and review to include but not limited to; flight plans, considering such factors as altitude, terrain, weather, range, weight, airport facilities, navigational aids, and more as required by Pilot-In-Command (PIC).

Ensure that proper flight kits are aboard aircraft.

Ensure required airworthiness inspections are complete and previous discrepancies have been corrected or properly deferred in accordance with the MEL for that aircraft (as applicable).

Assist PIC with completing aircraft preflight inspections and perform preparation requirements.

Responsible for ensuring proper loading, distributing, security of cargo and passengers.

Ensures provisions for passenger comfort and any special emergency equipment is readily available on aircraft such as; life vests, prior to flight (as applicable).

Operate aircraft at favorable altitudes taking into account turbulence and oxygen requirements while in-flight.

Prepares Aircraft Flight Log, Load Manifest and Discrepancy Record Form, reporting of mechanical irregularities, discrepancies and proper recording of maintenance by maintenance personnel, when maintenance is performed away from the principle operations base.

Ensure ramp security is maintained while passengers are boarding or disembarking for passenger safety and compliance.

Accountable for communicating with the Director of Operations to ensure that copies of all reports submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the authority of FAR 135.19 are submitted in a timely manner.

Ensure that a crew member or passenger will always be available, prior to takeoff to assist any individual who may need the assistance during an emergency evacuation of the aircraft.

Must be highly knowledgeable of the Company General Operations Manual (GOM), General Maintenance Manual (GMM), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulations, National Transportation & Safety Bureau (NTSB) Procedures, HRM 175, Operations Specifications, Aircraft Flight Manuals, and all other material pertinent to duties.

The Second-in-Command (SIC) shall perform those duties stipulated throughout the General Operations Manual and specific responsibilities designated to the SIC by the company and the PIC.

In the event of an accident or incident whereby the PIC becomes incapacitated or deceased, the SIC shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the PIC and conduct the remainder of the flight to a safe landing. Must be familiar with the duties and responsibilities of the PIC.

Assists in the safe and efficient operation of the flight.

Must be proficient in duties such as:

      - System monitoring
- Fuel management
- Weight and balance
- Aircraft performance
- Record keeping

Will advise the PIC of any abnormality during ground or flight operations.

The SIC may delegate duties to other personnel or passengers only when acting under instructions from the PIC or in the event the PIC becomes incapacitated.

Position requires a United States (U.S.) Security Clearance.

Perform other duties as assigned.




  • High School diploma or GED.
  • FAA Commercial and Instrument Airman’s Certificates
  • Rotorcraft Helicopter is required for rotary wing pilots.
  • Carries a current medical certificate in accordance with 14 CFR 61.23.
  • Has completed the required and applicable curriculums required by the company’s FAA Approved Part 135 Training Program.
  • Must be highly knowledgeable of the company General Operations Manual, General Maintenance Manual, FAA Regulations, NTSB Procedures, HMR 175, Operations Specifications. Aircraft Flight Manuals, and all other material pertinent to duties.



  • A mimimum of 50 flight hours in ACFT, PUMA.
  • Must have external load operations experience. Ship board overwater operations, and/or oil & gas offshore experience.
  • 1,500 total rotor wing aircraft time.
  • Meets the qualification requirements of 14 CFR 135.245.
  • Must report or have no accidents, incidents, or FAA sanctions within last five years.
  • Must be current and qualified as a pilot in the last 12 months.


  • 2,500 total aircraft flight hours.
  • Is current and qualified per CFR 135.293, 135.297, and 135.299.
  • Meets recency of experience requirements of 14 CFR 135.247.
  • Have at least one year of experience as a FAR part 135 pilot of an aircraft.
  • Have International Flight Ops experience.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  1. Focus on Results - Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions
  2. Communications - Possess excellent verbal & written communications skills; Provides timely, well organized verbal & written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains/processes information.
  3. Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships & collaboration with others including those different from him/her; deals tactfully with others; assumes helps with a variety of team roles.
  4. Strategic Planning & Decision-Making - Develops strategic short & long term plans; arranges priorities, distinguishing urgent, important and unimportant in order to meet goals & deadlines; consults & collaborates with appropriate people.
  5. Initiative & Innovation - Generates new ideas personally & encourage team to do the same; stays up-to-date on technology & approaches to work; provides creative solutions & input when faced with challenges.
  6. Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal & external customers; ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.
  7. Quality & Safety - Adheres to all safety & security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate, thorough & efficient.
  8. Continuous Improvement - Examines personal & organizational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement; analyzes successes & failures to learn and improve.
  9. Training & Development - Completes required & suggested training; shows eagerness and capacity to learn; receptive to coaching & feedback.
  10. Integrity - Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest, socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.
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Benefits: We offer a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and 401K.

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