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Head of Airworthiness & Certification

  • 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 fastest, 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 Flygplats 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 experienced and skilled professionals 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

The Head of Airworthiness & Certification reports to the Head of the Design Organization, and has broad responsibility as focal point for coordinating airworthiness, operational suitability and environmental protection matters with EASA and other regulatory agencies. You will be responsible for executing the functions of the Office of Airworthiness as defined in EASA GM No 1 to 21,A.239(a), section 3.1.4.

The Head of Airworthiness is responsible for ensuring that the Design Organization Handbook (DOH) handbook is prepared and updated as required, including co-operation with the regulatory agencies in developing procedures to be used for the type certification process, and issuing of guidelines for documenting compliance.

You will also be responsible for preparation of the certification programme and co-ordination of all tasks related to Type Investigation in concurrence with the regulatory agencies. This will include regular reporting to the Agency about Type Investigation progress including co-operation in preparing inspection and test programmes needed for demonstration of compliance.

You will prepare and maintain the master compliance checklist, and be responsible for ensuring that all compliance documents are prepared as necessary to demonstrate compliance with all CS and environmental protection requirements as well as for completeness, and signing for release of the documents.

Work with great people

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Skills & Requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • Graduate degree in Aerospace or similar discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 15 years experience in airworthiness and certification within an aerospace OEM company environment.
  • Experience with aircraft certification programs through the entire design, development & certification lifecycle (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25)
  • Experience working in an EASA Part 21J Design Organization, or international equivalent.
  • Direct experience with the role of the airworthiness and certification office within an approved design organization.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills in English.
  • Eagerness to work with others.
  • Passion for aircraft and Heart’s mission.

The ideal candidate would have

  • Experience working in an aerospace start-up environment.

Great Place to Work

  • Growth Opportunities

  • Inclusive atmosphere

  • Relocation support

  • Amazing colleagues

  • Be part of the electric aviation revolution!

  • International environment

About the company

At Heart Aerospace, we believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose. We are growing and there will be plenty of opportunities for development and taking on other responsibilities.

Heart is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Working at Heart Aerospace is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world more accessible and sustainable.


HEARTHEART

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

Gothenburg
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