AAR CORP INL Flight Operations Manager - Afghanistan in Afghanistan

Title: INL Flight Operations Manager - Afghanistan

Location: Afghanistan

Job Number: 9063


Responsible for the Aviation Support Service Program to the U.S. Embassy Country Team and the DOS INL-A Customers in support of their aviation program requirements within the assigned country by FW and/or RW aircraft.

Provides management and administrative functions necessary for the safe, efficient, effective operation of Aviation Support Services and Embassy Air Operations Program at the Main Operating Base (MOB), Forward Operating Base (FOB) and other locations as directed.


  • Manage the operations of a fleet of fixed-wing and/or rotary-wing aircraft conducting domestic and international air movements at the country site location.

  • Ensure operational requirements are safely accomplished in accordance with customers established standards and operating procedures.

  • Serve as the in country operations subject matter expert. Responsible for the tactical leadership of the operations team and direction of all operational activities and resources in an assigned country or area.

  • On behalf of the Country Site Manager, manage aircrew, force protection, security, weapons, life support equipment and intelligence functions and personnel assigned to the program within the country

  • Ensure Air Tasking Requests and missions are consistent with and in support of contract requirements

  • Coordinate with the Site functional leaders to ensure personnel, aircraft and equipment are properly prepared and configured for scheduled flight operations and available when and where required.

  • Ensure required operational reports are submitted to the functional managers in a timely manner to meet company and customer requirements

  • Manage the operational components of the contract phase-in plan to replace the incumbent contractor with no degradation of capability. - Represent and perform the duties of the Country Site Manager when directed and in his absence.

  • Maintain strong relationships with key operations customers, teammates and vendors.

  • Maintain qualification and actively fly as a pilot in one of the Site Aircraft as follows: -- Afghanistan: UH-H II IP

  • Position requires a U.S. Department of State Secret Clearance

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


B.A./B.S. degree from a four-year college or university in a related field and/or combination of education and related experience.


  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in management and operations of a mixture Rotary Wing and Fixed Wing aircraft fleet.

  • Prior experience as a US military aviator

  • 2,000 hours of flight time as the PIC in Fixed and/or Rotary Wing Aircraft

  • NVG qualified pilot

  • Strong English speaking and written communication skill.


Previous qualification in one or more of the Site aircraft



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Focus on Results - Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions.

  2. Communications - Possess excellent verbal & written communications skills; Provides timely, well organized verbal & written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains/processes information.

  3. Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships & collaboration with others including those different from him/her; deals tactfully with others; assumes helps with a variety of team roles.

  4. Strategic Planning & Decision-Making - Develops strategic short & long term plans; arranges priorities, distinguishing urgent, important and unimportant in order to meet goals & deadlines; consults & collaborates with appropriate people.

  5. Initiative & Innovation - Generates new ideas personally & encourage team to do the same; stays up-to-date on technology & approaches to work; provides creative solutions & input when faced with challenges.

  6. Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal & external customers; ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.

  7. Quality & Safety - Adheres to all safety & security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate, thorough & efficient.

  8. Continuous Improvement - Examines personal & organizational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement; analyzes successes & failures to learn and improve.

  9. Training & Development - Completes required & suggested training; shows eagerness and capacity to learn; receptive to coaching & feedback.

  10. Integrity - Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest, socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.

  11. Performance Management - Sets clear expectations & direction for staff; achieves team results consistently; coaches staff to improve; is a positive role model.

  12. Expense Management - Plans budget appropriately, uses sound judgment; analyzes operation for improving expense efficiency; demonstrates knowledge of financial process & results.

  13. Leadership - Builds commitment to team, company, mission & customer through effective & frequent communications; promotes an environment of trust; fosters a respectful, energetic & positive work culture.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran