Wing is reshaping the future of delivery. We are an on-demand drone delivery service that can deliver food, medicine or other items within minutes. We’ve also developed an uncrewed traffic management platform to safely route drones through the sky. Our service is faster, safer and produces far less pollution than traditional delivery. Originally created in 2012 within X, the Moonshot Factory, Wing is now an Alphabet company.

About The Role

Wing is looking for a Chief Pilot for Europe to join our Flight Operations team based in Helsinki, Finland with an option to work remotely . The Chief Pilot for Europe ensures Wing maintains compliance with national and regional regulatory requirements. The Chief Pilot for Europe reports to the Head of Flight Operations and works closely with other regional Chief Pilots, manages the European-based flight operations teams, and pursues new operational approvals with Wing’s aviation regulatory team. The ideal candidate has a passion for aviation, demonstrated knowledge of aviation best practices, and the ability to deliver results as part of a dynamic, cross-functional team.

What You’ll Do

  • Oversee the safe and legal daily operation of Wing’s delivery business in Europe, including ongoing and high volume commercial delivery operations and demonstrations/tests for regulators and other external stakeholders
  • Manage the European-based flight operations organization structure to ensure high efficiency and productivity
  • Verify and manage compliance with European regulations and standards
  • Act as the primary representative for Wing flight operations to national aviation regulators in Europe
  • Provide strategic input to Wing leadership on future operations in Europe and beyond
  • Work closely with policy, regulatory, operations and other teams to help develop our European flight operations
  • Set numbers and location of aircraft required and work with fleet support to ensure sufficient quantity of aircraft are available for commercial delivery operations
  • Participate in new site evaluation, setup, and approval for commercial operations
  • Help to develop reports and systems in line with company and regulatory requirements
  • Work closely with the broader Wing Flight Operations team to provide feedback on system performance and improvements for future capabilities
  • Communicate with other company personnel to safely and effectively operate the system
  • Conduct system, site safety and risk assessments as required
  • Ensure staff are trained and qualified in line with company and regulator expectations
  • Serve on the Wing Flight Operations Board (FOB) as the representative for European flight operations

What You’ll Need

  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with an aviation regulatory framework
  • At least three years experience at a senior level with commercial or public UAS/RPAS operations, ideally operating BVLOS or other complex operations
  • Able and willing to qualify as a Wing pilot-in-command in country of residence
  • Experience with monitoring and control interfaces such as UA/RPA ground control stations, or experience in the design, certification or approval of such solutions
  • Experience with technical or engineering record keeping methods and tools and an understanding of the regulatory record keeping requirements as they apply in Europe
  • Experience with scheduling or coordinating field operations in commercial or public UAS/RPAS operations or other industries
  • Ability to communicate clearly in spoken and written English
  • Willingness to work some weekends and public holidays
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record
  • No medical condition which would prevent obtaining an aviation medical if required
  • A determination to recruit and foster the development of diverse teams
  • This position is subject to Wing’s Drug and Alcohol testing policy in accordance with Wing’s operating procedures

Bonus

  • Hold a commercial pilot’s license
  • Willingness to travel occasionally to complete initial and periodic training

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