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CHARTER MANAGER

FLYINGGROUP, one of Europe's leading business jet operators, is looking for a Charter Manager at the main office in Antwerp.

Purpose of the job:

The Charter Manager leads the B2B Charter Team and supervises its work and takes responsibility for its overall results. He/She is an active member of the Charter Sales Team (currently consisting of 4 Commercial Executives) and keeps a close eye on its functioning and adapts or assist where necessary. He/She reports to the Commercial Director.

Main duties and responsibilities:

– The responsibility to maximize the overall financial charter sales turnover

– To boost the sales channels both via traditional B2B networks (Broker relation) and by establishing a “digital agenda”

– Keeping an eye on the aircraft’s planning to make it as efficient as possible

– Develops a clear, result-driven structure via coaching within the team

– Identify new opportunities for growth, develop new sales strategies

– Maintain excellent relationships with existing clients

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

– 4+ years of previous commercial experience in a business aviation setting

– College degree in a commercial program

– Excellent English language skills are required, mastery of other languages are an asset (French, Dutch and/or German)

– Being stress-resilient and able to work under time pressure

– Easily keeping a helicopter view of ongoing situations

– A bridge-builder and a relationship creator

– A passion for aviation is essential

To apply to this vacancy, we invite you to send your application form and resume online.

Only candidates meeting all of the above requirements will be considered and contacted.

FLYINGGROUP’s team of specialists and qualified technicians tend to our own fleet as well as third party jets, meeting the highest safety and quality standards. 

FLYINGSERVICE – Anytime, anywhere. DESTINED TO DELIGHT

We were recently contacted by an Austrian private jet operator. While in approach to Liege Airport, their Cessna CJ3 displayed the fault messages “Power Brake Low” and “Antiskid Inop”, meaning that normal brakes were not available.

The crew used the emergency brake system for landing and taxi, and the aircraft was declared AOG. This power brake system fail can be caused by several malfunctioning items: the overpressure switch, the hydraulic pump, the landing gear selector switch, and a relay. The operator was keen to know the exact cause, so we sent a team on site the next day to perform troubleshooting. All intervening components were checked and measured, and eventually they identified the landing gear selector switch as the culprit. The switch was rigged, and the system worked again.

The next day, the team went back on site to reinstall all the removed equipment, perform a bleeding of the hydraulic system, and do the necessary functional tests. No more issues were found, and the aircraft was subsequently released to service. The operator had anticipated a downtime of about a week, but they were back in the air after only two days on ground.

Another successful intervention by our maintenance team!

Contact our team of experts: maintenance@flyinggroup.aero

DESTINED TO DELIGHT

Civil Aviation is a highly regulated and respected industry controlled by national aviation authorities. To maintain the enviable safety standards that have been established, people working within the industry must be licensed. In other words, just as Pilots are trained and then licensed to fly aircraft, Aircraft Technicians must be trained and licensed to maintain aircraft and then release those aircraft to service.

By ensuring that all maintenance work is properly executed and all Aircraft Technicians are fully trained and regulated, the Aviation Industry (and its governing bodies) aims to maintain the safety of the aircraft and all passengers by keeping the airplanes in airworthy condition.

This aim is not simple to achieve. Aircraft are a complex mixture of systems maintained by an equally complex workforce. For this reason, it is worth your while taking time to understand the licensing process for certifying Aircraft Technicians and the training that you will undertake if you choose Aircraft Engineering as your career.

To ensure safety within the industry, Aircraft Technicians are licensed in the same way as pilots and air traffic controllers. If suitably licensed an Aircraft Technicians can certify the work that has been carried out on an aircraft and return it to service.

This license is known as the Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance License or AML and is valid for 5 years after which it needs to be renewed by the competent authority.

Let’s have a look at the different categories of licenses:

  1. A Line Maintenance Certifying Mechanic is a person who is qualified to work on operational aircraft performing relatively minor maintenance tasks and replacement of parts that are required between major service overhauls and to subsequently certify these tasks; this work is generally done while the aircraft is in service, during turnarounds or overnight. A Category A License is required for this which is issued after passing all the appropriate modules and obtaining the appropriate experience (up to 3 years of appropriate experience and including basic knowledge).

 

  1. A Base Maintenance Certifying Technician is a person who is qualified to work on aircraft that require more complex maintenance tasks or have been withdrawn from service for routine periodic servicing or major overhauls and re-fits and who can then subsequently certify his/her own and other work. A Category B License is required for this, which is issued after passing all the appropriate modules and obtaining the appropriate experience (up to 5years of appropriate experience and including basic knowledge). The Category B License is further divided into specializing categories such as mechanical (B1) and avionics (B2).

Typically the amount of training hours required to complete the license program are:

  • 800hrs for Category A
  • 2400hrs for category B

Now, what disciplines do the Licenses cover?

Category A

A1 – Turbine Engined Aeroplanes

A2 – Piston Engined Aeroplanes

A3 – Turbine Engined Helicopters

A4 – Piston Engined Helicopter

For example: to certify the replacement of a main wheel on a CJ3 (during line maintenance), a Category A1 license is required.

Category B

B1.1 – Turbine Engined Aeroplanes

B1.2 – Piston Engined Aeroplanes

B1.3 – Turbine Engined Helicopters

B1.4 – Piston Engined Helicopters

B2 – Avionic

B3 – Piston engine non-pressurized aircraft below 2,000kg mass

For example: to certify the replacement of the landing gear on a Falcon 7X, a category B1.1 license is required.

How do you get an aircraft type on your AML?

In order to add a category to an AML, a theoretical part and a practical part must be completed.

The theoretical part consists of passing exams of the different modules of basic knowledge in a Part 147 organization. Which modules you need to take exams for depends on the category you apply for.

The practical part consists of demonstrating experience. The required content and duration of your practical experience depends on the category requested and on your previous education. This experience must also be representative and recent.

When both sections are evaluated positively, you can obtain an AML with the requested category endorsed, issued by the competent authority.

If I have my Part-66 AML, can I start working on airplanes?

No. To start working on aircraft and certifying your work, an internal certification authorization within the Part 145 Maintenance Organization is required. This internal certification authorization is based on the procedures described in the Maintenance Organization Exposition (MOE) of the organization.

The Maintenance Organization is responsible to perform a qualification assessment of the individual holding an AML. Typically this assessment will be performed by the Compliance Department of the Maintenance Organization.

Once satisfied you will be granted a document typically called a “Company Authorization” which will identify the privileges.

Wesley Vaerewijck

Compliance Monitoring & Safety Manager

FLYINGGROUP’s Hangar at Paris-Le Bourget Airport LFPB available for leasing

FLYINGGROUP owns and manages a portfolio of hangars and terminals in Antwerp, Brussels, Kortrijk, Luxemburg and Paris-Le Bourget airports. Here we aim to provide a dedicated and turnkey solution for our clients. FLYINGGROUP is pleased to announce our hangar at Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LFPB) is available for leasing. The hangar consists of:

 

  • 5,200m2 apron area
  • 3,200m2 heated hangarage able to accomodate A320/B737 aircraft size
  • 2,000m2 workshop, paint shop, avionic & battery shop and storage area
  • 900m² office space
  • 50 parking spaces available

 

The hangar is located within the central zone of the Paris-Le Bourget Airport and the apron is accessible through two taxiways.

Hangar 409 has ground heating, LED lights and is equipped with a lifting system. Electricity  and compressed air and water are deployed through the whole hangar and workshops. Offices are air-conditioned and are located on the 1st floor of the building.

 

The hangar is perfect for aircraft and components maintenance and aircraft storage.

If you are interested to lease a part or the whole hangar to install your maintenance organization and/or to protect your aircraft from the weather elements, do not hesitate to contact lebourget@flyinggroup.aero

 

Also coming soon Aircraft hangar rental in Lelystad and Strasbourg airports.

Luxury Meets Sustainability

FLYINGGROUP is well known for exceeding our customer’s expectations and we welcome you to admire our new lounges for passengers and crew at our headquarters in Antwerp.

The zero energy building with the staggering 694m2 of solar panels on the exterior is filled with luxury and beauty on the inside. The attention to detail in the design by Evolution21 is brought to you in this photoshoot by Jente Willems.

“The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail” Karine Bonjean, owner Evolution21

FBO services and VIP lounge

When you visit FLYINGGROUP you will be welcomed by our friendly team in the most beautiful surroundings. Unwind in passenger and business lounges or connect with your associates in one of our corporate meeting rooms. With five-star amenities for crew, we offer comfort and assistance to your needs.

 

Partners:

Evolution21 is a Belgium based luxury furniture company  known for its high-end textiles, leathers and furniture with warm and harmonious colours, to bring out a radiant and hospitable design for their customers. Instagram Evolution21

Jente Willems is a Commercial and Fine Art Photographer based in Antwerp Belgium, specialized in Advertising, Interior, Architecture, Automotive and Portrait Photography. He devotes his time working for marketing and advertising agencies, interior designers, architects, commercial brands, campanies and magazines around the world. Instagram Jente Willems