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VP Flight Operations at Swoop Aero

in Melbourne, VIC

Job description

Swoop Aero is an impact-driven startup using autonomous airborne transport technology to revolutionise the healthcare is delivered across Asia Pacific. We’ve seen considerable growth at Swoop Aero over the last 12 months, and now we need a VP Flight Operations to help guide us through the next stage of our growth.


Swoop Aero provides fast, on-demand, inbound and outbound logistics with autonomous aircraft. We are redefining healthcare with airborne mobility, and our goal is to take medical couriers off the road, everywhere in the world.


We have a growing team of aviation operations, mechatronics, and engineering professionals based in Melbourne, and we are looking to expand our operations across the Asia Pacific region.


About the Role

The primary focus of the VP Flight Operations will be to manage the safe execution of long range, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) unmanned aircraft operations, lead the development of a scalable aviation safety management system, and drive our aviation operations strategy. Some of the things you’ll be doing include:

  • Responsibility for the safe and effective execution of all flight related operations
  • Working closely with the executive leadership team to establish an aviation operations vision and shepherd that vision through development and delivery.
  • Develop aviation risk management plans, policies, and procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Managing a fast-growing team of Operations crew and pilots to deliver flight operations across Asia Pacific.
  • Building logistics operating policies and procedures.
  • Identifying and implementing technology solutions to improve current operational processes.

Working flexibly from our Port Melbourne Office, you can also expect opportunities to travel abroad to support operations across the Asia Pacific region.


About you

Strong leadership and operational vision are key in our work as we seek to redefine access to healthcare with airborne mobility for thousands of people with Across Asia pacific. We’re looking for a creative and lateral thinker with a strong organisational and analytical mindset. You’ll be drawn to working in an entrepreneurial environment, supporting the operations and engineering teams to achieve effective results and scale our autonomous airborne transport networks.


You probably have a strong aviation background with commercial experience in remotely piloted aircraft (RPAS | UAS ) operations, have worked in relevant roles before, with the ability motivate teams, build strong relationships, and influence strategic decision making.


Specific Requirements:

  • Remote Operators Certificate (Powered Lift up to 25kg a bonus)
  • Experience managing RPAS / UAS operations (flight operations manager or chief remote pilot in a commercial operations house / military preferred)
  • IREX, or willing to attain IREX within 6 weeks
  • Exposure to flight operations (CPL / ATPL or equivalent a bonus)

The Offer

  • Start-up sized company, where you can make an immediate impact
  • Responsible for autonomous transport operations that makes a positive impact to people’s’ lives
  • Amazing workshop / offices with a convenient location for shopping and restaurants
  • All early staff receive an equity share

About the process

To apply, please complete this short questionnaire.

If successful, you will be invited to a first round interview.

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