SkyWest Airlines

Manager Aircraft Operations

Job Locations US-UT-ST. GEORGE
Posted Date 3 days ago(4/7/2021 8:44 PM)
Requisition ID
Flight Operations
Close Date

About SkyWest

With over 13,000 aviation professionals operating thousands of daily flights, SkyWest Airlines connects millions of passengers each month to hundreds of destinations across North America. SkyWest operates in partnership with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines and has a fleet of nearly 450 aircraft. Headquartered in St. George, Utah, SkyWest's industry-leading workforce and excellent leadership team have consistently generated solid operational and economic performance, setting the standard for excellence in the regional industry.


SkyWest employees enjoy a distinctive and unmatched culture of teamwork, respect, quality and professionalism, along with world-class benefits like 401(k) match, Performance Rewards, health care, retirement and discounted travel worldwide.


Primary Job Duties


  • Reports to Director Aircraft Operations.
  • Basic Function: Provide support to Director Aircraft Operations.
  • Responsible for the application of Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance, and Safety Promotion/Communication during the implementation and revision of new systems and development of operational procedures. Maintains Safety Management System competencies and training and attends safety meetings. References Flight Operations Safety Management System (SMS) Manual SP 3000, Safety Management System (SMS) Manual SP 5000, and consults the Flight Operations Safety Department, as needed.
  • Aircraft Operations Concerns
    • Acquisition and Delivery
      • Oversee and coordinate new aircraft acceptance flight and deliveries.
      • Responsible to ensure integrity of new aircraft Flight Test Profile. Ensure it adequately tests all applicable systems necessary to ensure SkyWest operational reliability remains intact.
    • Lease returns
      • Ensure any flight demonstrations required during lease returns adhere to existing SkyWest policy and manufacturer guidelines.
    • Airworthiness Directive Compliance
      • Monitor and implement all airworthiness directives as they pertain to flight operations.
      • Interface with Manager Flight Standards, as necessary, should an airworthiness directive require changes to standard operating procedures.
    • Non-Routine Flight Operations (NRFO)
      • Create and maintain NRFO procedures contained within the Flight Operations Manual SP 3100.
      • Ensure all aspects of these procedures adheres to industry safety guidelines and best practices.
    • Equipage
      • Monitor current fleet equipage and make recommendations to aircraft acquisition group to remain abreast of industry changes.
      • Interface with Manager Flight Standards as new equipage is introduced, as applicable, should changes to crew procedures be required.
      • NextGen – Interface with Manager Aircraft Operations Technology
    • Aircraft Manuals
      • Aircraft Flight Manuals
      • Flight Crew Operating Manuals
      • Quick Reference Handbooks
      • Master Equipment Lists (MEL)
      • Nonessential Equipment and Furnishings (NEF)
  • Company Manuals
    • Weight and Balance Operations Manual SP 4100

Changes require interface with:

      • Director InFlight Standards for InFlight Operating Manual
    • Director(s) Airport Operations
    • Ground Deicing Program Manual SP 2800

Changes require interface with:

      • Manager Flight Standards
      • Director(s) Airport Operations
      • Manager Operational Control Center Standards
      • Director Flight Operations Training
  • Industry Working Groups
    • Flight Operations Steering Committee
      • Represent Company concerns regarding fleet reliability and current or ongoing reliability issues.
    • Regional Airline Association Flight Technical Committee
      • Represent Company and remain abreast of industry equipage changes potentially affecting current fleet.
    • Various Safety Symposiums
    • Runway Safety Action Team
    • Participate in runway safety meetings, as necessary, to ensure SkyWest interest and safety concerns are met during runway construction projects.
  • Operations Communications
    • Flight Operations Information Bulletin (FOIB)
      • Issue an FOIB, as necessary, to inform crews of changes to policy, procedures, fleet campaigns, airport concerns, etc.
    • Flight Operations Alert Bulletin (FOAB)
      • Issue an FOAB, as necessary, to inform crews of changes to policy, procedures, fleet campaigns, airport operational concerns, etc.
    • Quarterly Tech Brief
      • Issued to provide additional focus and information on critical safety and operational items.
  • Maintenance Liaison
  • New and existing service
    • Refer to duties outlined in:
      • New Service Planning Manual SP 2940
      • New Service Implementation Manual SP 2930
    • Evaluation
    • Procedural development
    • Operational feasibility
      • Interface with Manager Aircraft Operations Performance.

Minimum Requirements


  • Subject matter expert on flight-related publications
  • Strong investigative skills
  • Technical writing skills
  • Familiarity with international flight operations customs/immigration
  • Good computer skills essential, to include
      • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Word
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Analysis and data management programs

Physical and Other Requirements


  • Pilot or Flight Dispatch backgrounds
  • Self-motivated
  • Takes initiative
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Job is located at Headquarters in St. George, Utah. Selected candidate must be willing to relocate, if needed.


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