Operations Assistant

To contribute to the day to day running of the Operations department, playing a key role in the successful execution of the flying schedule.

Core duties will involve, but not be limited to:

  • Working with team members to deliver the daily flying schedule, which most effectively and efficiently coordinates aircraft, simulator, instructor and trainee resources
  • Daily communication with ATC and fuel operatives to ensure seamless service delivery
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date aircraft records such as technical logs, electronic records and maintenance documentation
  • Book, maintain and amend, where necessary, training slots with ATC, as required by instructors and trainees
  • Dynamic amendment to the daily flying schedule, with consideration of cadet prioritization, aircraft capabilities and core syllabus, to maximize utilization of resources
  • Real-time monitoring of aircraft schedule, responding to issues as they arise: coordinating refueling, maintenance and any other requirements for the aircraft, instructors and trainees
  • Liaising with the engineers for ad hoc and routine maintenance and communicating any related issues to other interested parties, including Duty FI, Scheduling team and Training Team
  • Airside driving - transport crew to and from maintenance organization
  • Ensuring all aircraft are suitably parked with covers and locks installed at the end of each day
  • Ensuring that all portable apron lighting are positioned to illuminate the aircraft parking areas at the commencement of night flying and returned to the hangar and put on charge after the last landing
  • At the end of the day prepare the de-icing fluid rigs for use the next day
  • Conduct regular inspections of aircraft to ensure FOD is removed and the aircraft remain tidy and clean
  • Arranging for the dissemination of current operational matters generated by the company, the CAA and Bournemouth Airport, to the Operation Manager, instructors and trainees
  • Maintenance of any databases associated with the aircraft or simulators
  • Continually recommending to the Operations Manager ways in which the operational function could be developed and enhanced

Qualification and educational requirements:

  • Educated to GCSE English and Maths Level A – C (or equivalent)

Essential skills and experience:

  • Ability to work in a high pressured and dynamic environment
  • Proven organizational and administrative skills with success in managing a variety of tasks and/or activities concurrently
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Proficient with MS Office (including Excel and Word)
  • Full UK Driving license
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Previous aviation training knowledge and experience would be an advantage, but is not essential as full training will be given
  • Comfortable working in a diverse cultural environment


Hours: This role is based on 37 hours per week.  Operational hours are between 0630 and 2200, Monday to Sunday.  Full details of the shift pattern will be discussed as part of selection process.

Additional information: Applications will only be accepted from individuals who possess the eligibility to live and work within the United Kingdom.

Note: This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive. It is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job title. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role. The employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organisation.

Advanced Technologies and Training Excellence: L3 Commercial Training Solutions is fully committed to supporting our customers’ ambitions and visions. Our totally scalable, innovative solutions to diverse training, resourcing and simulation challenges are underpinned by a commitment to the customer, quality and safety.

Uncompromising Customer Experience: The qualities that have enabled us to support our customers so successfully to date, thrive within our dedicated team: flexibility, a drive to innovate and desire to establish true partnerships with our customers.

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Application deadline: Aug 20 2019






Airline Academy
Job Type
Bournemouth, UK
Start date(s)
July, 07.01.2019
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