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Experimental Test Pilot (Fixed Wing)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Gothenburg
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Gothenburg

About Heart Aerospace

Heart’s mission is to create the most affordable and sustainable mode of transport for regional travel. Our goal is to serve the market in every corner of the world.

Our first aircraft is the ES-19, a nineteen-passenger airliner with an operating range of 400 km. The ES-19 is a fully electric aircraft, and our goal is to have the aircraft certified for commercial operation by 2026.

Your place of work will be at our main office and hangar facility. This is located at Säve Airport in Gothenburg, Sweden. Relocation assistance can be provided. At Heart you’ll be working at the cutting edge of technology while contributing towards a sustainable future. We offer stock options to all our employees and a challenging and inspiring work environment.

We seek an experienced and motivated test pilot to join our small, fast moving team developing a new electric aircraft in Sweden. We’re in a very expansive phase and now is the time to join our team.

Come help us write a new chapter in the history of aviation together.

Role Overview

You will report to the Head of Flight Test Operations and will be responsible for the safe and effective execution of flight operations, ensuring that flight test aircrew are suitably trained, qualified and licenced to operate aircraft owned by the company.

You will have the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct developmental and certification flight testing as PIC on experimental aircraft

  • Approve, assign and authorise all aircrew for flight test operations

  • Monitor and maintain satisfactory flying standards and discipline of all aircrew

  • Participate in all aspects of flight test activity, positively contributing to the overall product development, including operational process & procedures, aircraft systems & rig assessments, cockpit design and alerting philosophy

  • Work closely with Flight Test Engineers to plan, execute and report flight test activities to meet programme objectives

  • Participate in Test Readiness Reviews and Flight Test Safety Reviews

  • Review supporting safety assessments, flight test documentation, operating procedures and limitations

  • Participate in the development of Aircraft Flight Manuals, check lists and related publications

  • Represent the company before regulatory/aviation authorities and support corporate business development as required

  • Ensure customer demonstration flights are safely and professionally flown

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • Graduate Fixed Wing Test Pilot

  • EASA CAT 1 Flight Test Rating (or equivalent)

  • EASA ATPL(A) with minimum 1000Hrs PIC

  • Completed at least 500Hrs of Cat 1 or Cat 2 flight testing

  • A sound knowledge of aircraft performance, airborne systems, human factors, stability/control & handling qualities

  • Experienced manager with first rate organisational and administrative skills

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills in English

  • Eagerness to work with others

  • Passion for aircraft and Heart's mission

Highly Desirable Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years experience on developmental or experimental flight test programmes with at least 5 years in a test leadership position

  • In current flying practice (at least 50Hrs in the last 12 months) with recency in a test flying role

  • Experience with aircraft certification programs through the entire design, development & certification lifecycle (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25)

  • Direct experience with early-stage formation of a Flight Test Organisation

Great Place to Work

  • Growth Opportunities

  • Inclusive atmosphere

  • Relocation support

  • Amazing colleagues

  • Be part of the electric aviation revolution!

  • International environment

About the company

Heart Aerospace is a Swedish startup making electric regional airplanes. Heart's mission is to create the fastest, most affordable and sustainable transportation for regional travel to every corner of the world. Our first aircraft is the ES-19, a nineteen-passenger airliner with an operating range of 400 km. Our goal is to have the aircraft certified for commercial operation by 2026.


GREENAir travel accounts for 2% of global CO2 emissions, and that share is expected to rise to 12-27% by 2050. 40% of worldwide emissions are from short-haul flights. Electric aircraft are the solution. These planes have zero operational emissions, and the lowest infrastructural footprint of all modes of regional transport.

ACCESSIBLEWe believe air travel should be integrated into–not seperated from–our towns and communities. Our zero-emissions, low-noise aircraft can operate on 750m runways, making new use of the vast network of small airports close to city centres.

COST-EFFICIENTElectrification changes the equation for regional air travel. Electric aircraft are affordable to buy, operate and maintain. Simple, reliable electric motors reduce maintenance costs by 90% compared to turboprops, and intelligent electronic monitoring reduces inspection needs. Most importantly, fuel costs go down by 50-75%.

Heart Aerospace

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