Person Responsible For Aircraft

O.R. Tambo International Airport, Jones Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
negotiable Expired 3 years ago
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We are looking to fill the vacancy of Person responsible for Aircraft.

Preference will be given to internal candidates.

The successful candidate is to commence responsibilities at a mutually agreed date and will report to the Head of Compliance. The position is based at our Head office in Bonaero Park.




The PRA is responsible for safe aeroplane operations, in particular:
  • Is responsible for all maintenance and inspection personnel and signing of Part D of the operations specifications;
  • Ensures that company aircraft are maintained in an airworthy condition;
  • Ensures that all inspections, repairs and component changes are accomplished in accordance with the manufacturer’s approved procedures;
  • Ensures compliance with maintenance procedures, airworthiness directives, service bulletins, service letters and the regulations;
  • Ensures all maintenance technicians are trained and current on the types of aircraft for which approved;
  • Ensures that all maintenance technicians are certified and supervised according to the requirements specified in the regulations;
  • Is responsible for the production and amendment of the policy and procedures manual;
  • co-ordinates with maintenance contracting agencies when maintenance activities are being performed on company aircraft;
  • Provides the operations manager with the current airworthiness status of the aircraft and the forecast down times to facilitate maintenance scheduling and ensure timely deferral or correction of aircraft discrepancies;
  • Maintains a close liaison with manufacturer’s representatives, parts supply houses, repair facilities and the SACAA;
  • Makes available to maintenance personnel the necessary overhaul manuals, service bulletins, service letters, airworthiness directives, applicable sections of the MCM/MPM and any other required technical data;
  • Maintains all necessary work records and logbooks, including certification in the aircraft permanent maintenance records that the aircraft is approved for return to service;
  • Maintains the mass and balance records for all aircraft; and
  • Completes all required reports and submits them to the operations manager for forwarding to the SACAA.



  • The PRA shall, as a minimum –
    • Have or have held an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence, issued in terms of Part 66, or –
    • At least have training and experience that may qualify the individual to obtain an AME licence;
    • Hold or have held a pilot licence and ratings appropriate to the aeroplanes being operated or demonstrate adequate knowledge of the maintenance of such aeroplanes; or
    • Hold an engineering degree in aeronautics, electrical, mechanical or avionics or other studies relevant to aircraft maintenance with 5 years’ experience in the aviation domain after obtaining that qualification;
  • Have at least two years’ experience in an executive position within aviation, or at least as a Quality Assurance Manager within the aviation domain;
  • Have worked directly with the SACAA for at least one year and have not been the Quality Manager of the assigned maintenance organisation; and
  • Within the preceding 5 years, have not held a similar position at any different aviation-related organisation where the approval issued by the Director has been suspended or cancelled by the Director or the Minister as a result of the organisation failing to comply with the requirements of the Act.



  • Should no feedback be provided within two (2) weeks from the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.
East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa


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